A member of our Board of Directors, Dr. Joseph Tramontana, a Clinical Psychologist, has been nominated and is running un-opposed for the position of President-elect of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). His term will begin March 2021 and will transition to President in March 2022. ASCH is one of the oldest and most prestigious hypnosis societies in the world, originally founded by Milton Erickson, its first President. Annual conferences include international attendees, as well as international speakers.
Dr. Tramontana previously served as President of the New Orleans Society of Clinical Hypnosis (NOSCH), which is a component society to ASCH, for 5 years (2012-2017) and was Secretary of ASCH in 2017-18. He was also President of the Louisiana Psychological Association in 2014 and served on their Board for several years. He has published two books on hypnosis. The first was titled Hypnotically Enhanced Treatment for Addictions: Alcohol abuse, drug abuse, gambling, weight control and smoking cessation published by Crown House in 2009. The second titled Sports Hypnosis in Practice: Strategies, Scripts, and Case Examples was also published by Crown House (2011). A third book, titled Golf Peak Performance through Self-Hypnosis Training is currently in editing. This latter book is written for the golfer, not the treatment provider as were the first two. In addition, he teaches a “Hypnotherapy” course to Advance Psychology graduate students at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Xavier University of LA campus.
Dr. Tramontana also belongs to the American Association of Pain Psychologists. He works collaboratively part-time with clinicians at a pain clinic in Metairie, LA. Although not an employee of that group, they often refer to him as their “Pain Psychologist” because he sees many patients who experience pain while working there.