Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D., is the president of the Society for Psychological Hypnosis (APA Division 30) and a past-president of both the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has used hypnosis in clinical practice for over 40 years, including over 30 years in a chronic pain management setting.
Dr. Willmarth is the chair of the department of applied psychophysiology department in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University. He oversees the hypnosis certificate program at Saybrook, which involves basic, intermediate and advance hypnosis courses and he is a frequent presenter and Keynote speaker at national and international hypnosis conferences and workshops. He is the winner of the Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis Award from the American Psychological Association and the Ericka Fromm Excellence in Teaching Award from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
In addition to his teaching, Eric has recorded hundreds of interviews with prominent hypnosis clinicians and researchers from around the world. Many of these video clips can be viewed at
Financial: Eric Willmarth has employment relationships with Saybrook University, Michigan Behavioral Consultants, and Michigan Pain Consultants. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Eric Willmarth is a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He is on the council of representatives for the American Psychological Association and a member of the Michigan Psychological Association, the AAPB Counsel of Chapters, and the International Society of Hypnosis.