Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Black Gay Men

 Muria Nisbett, LCSW

1.5 CEs Available



Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Black Gay Men


Cognitive hypnotherapy is an innovative, evidence-based multimodal treatment that can be used to address a myriad of mental health issues. This modality incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, and mindfulness. Black* gay men have long faced discrimination, rejection, fear, violence and revictimization, religious intolerance, economic and criminal injustice. They deal not only with systemic racism, but also homophobia. As a result, Black gay men are more likely to experience mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. While many therapeutic models can be effective in working with this population, cognitive hypnotherapy is increasingly becoming known as a particularly salient treatment. Utilizing a vignette of a Black gay man dealing with severe depression, the training will detail a step-by-step 16-week process of providing cognitive hypnotherapy to illustrate how this modality can be adapted for working with this population.

*Although the the terms may have different implications for different people, "African-American" and "Black" are used here interchangeably.

After participating in this training, learners will be able to:

Describe two positive effects of cognitive hypnotherapy as a treatment modality for African-American gay men.
Briefly describe the early, middle, and late stages of the 16-week process of providing cognitive hypnotherapy.


 Muria Nisbett, LCSW is a social worker at the Beaumont Vet Center and works primarily with combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. She also has a private practice where she provides hypnotherapy for anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.


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Additional Information

Additional Information

Instruction Level

This course is meant for an intermediate to advanced audience.

Who should Attend

Psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists and social workers.


Recorded webinar recorded in January 2022.

Completion Requirements

To get CE credit, you will need to take the post-test with at least 80% score to receive your certificate for the homestudy course.

Financial Support

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Conflict of Interest

There is no reported conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

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Unit 1 Part 1 - Introduction  - Preview  
Unit 2 Part 2  
Unit 3 Part 3  
Unit 4 Part 4  
Unit 5 Part 5  
Unit 6 Part 6  
Unit 7 Course Quiz  
Unit 8 Survey