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David Wark

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Name
David
Last name
Wark
Degree
PhD, ABPH
Language
English
Biography

Prof. emeritus of psychology, University of Minnesota.

Private practice as a Minnesota Licensed Psychologist

David Wark was born in Los Angeles, California, and earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology at Pomona College, 1956. He received a Ford Foundation Behavioral Science Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, where he completed his PhD in 1961. After two years in the United States Army Medical Service Corps, during which time he helped found the National Society of Programmed Instruction, he returned to the University of Minnesota and worked in the Student Counseling Service and the Department of Psychology, developing, validating, and publishing strategies for enhancing attention, self-control, and efficient learning. In 1980 he began training in hypnosis which he integrated into his practice. Over the years he has taught at scientific and professional meetings  both in the USA and internationally. He is a Past President  of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis,, and received the Pierre Janet Award from the International Society of Hypnosis in 2018.  He has published 2 books and 80 articles, and is a leader in the use of alert eyes open and active hypnosis. Dr. Wark is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology, and maintains a retirement practice in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Wark is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He served on the Board of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the National Society for Pediatric Hypnosis. He was the President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis for 1995-97, and of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis for 2008-09. He has chaired and co-chaired the Introductory Workshop for both organizations, and proudly holds the Erika Fromm award for Excellence in Teaching Hypnosis. He is a life member of Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the International Society of Performance Improvement. Dr. Wark is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology. He maintains an active practice in clinical hypnosis in Minneapolis, MN. He is married to Mary Ann Barrows Wark, a lawyer, educator, and artist. They have 3 children and 6 adorable grandchildren.

 

Member of ISH

Publications
Publications

 

1. Wark, D. M. (1989). Alert self-hypnosis techniques to improve reading comprehension. HYPNOS, 16, No. 3. 112-121.

2. Wark, D.M. (1990). Alert self-hypnosis techniques to improve reading comprehension, and Advanced comprehension suggestions for an alert trance. In Hammond, C. D. (Ed) Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors. New York W.W. Norton & Co.

3. Wark, D. M. & Flippo, R. F. (1991). Test preparation and test taking. Chapter 8 of R. Flippo and D. Claverly (Eds.) Teaching Reading and Study Skills at the College Level. International Reading Association.

4. Wark, D.M., LaPlante, Patricia. (1991). Reading in alert trance: Effects on comprehension. HYPNOS, 18, No.2. 90-97

5. Wark, D.M. (1996). Teaching college students better learning skills using self-hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 38 , No 4, 277-287.

6. Watanabe, Y., Halberg, F., Cornelissen, G., Kikuchi, T., Saito, Y., Fukuda, K., Revilla, M. Sr, Revilla, M. Jr, Rodriguez, C., Wark, D. M., & Otsuka, K. (1996). Self-hypnosis lowers blood pressure swinging and overswinging in circadian hyperamplitudetension, CHAT. EUROREHAB, (2), 83-94.

7. Wark, D.M. & Kohen, D. P. (1998). Facilitating facilitator’s facilitation: Experience with a model for teaching leaders of hypnosis practice groups. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 41 (1), 75-83.

8. Wark, D. M. (1998). Alert Hypnosis: History and Applications. William J. Matthews and John H. Edgette (Eds.), Creative Thinking and Research in Brief Therapy: Solutions, Strategies, Narratives, Volume 2 (pp. 287-306). Philadelphia, PA.: Brunner/Mazel.

9. Flippo, R., Becker, M.J. & Wark, D.M. (1999) Preparing for and taking tests. In R. Flippo and D. Caverly, (Ed.s) Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research. Mahwah, New Jersey. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  221-260

10. Wark, D. M. (1999). Review of Kirsch, I., Capafons, A., Cardeña-Buelna, E. and Amigó, S. Clinical hypnosis and self regulation. In American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 42, (1), 62-64

11. Wark, D. M., & Kohen, D. P. (2002). A spiral curriculum for hypnosis training. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 45(2), 119-128.

12. Wark, D.M. (2006). Alert Hypnosis:  A Review and Case Report. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 48(4), 291-300

13. Wark, D. M. (2007). Commentary: The ghosts of research past. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 49(3). 203-204.

14 Wark, D. M. (2008). What we can do with hypnosis: A brief note. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 51(1). 29-36.

15 Wark, D.M., & Bloom, P.B. (2010).  Training issues in hypnosis. In Steven J. Lynn, Judith Rhue, & Iving Kirsch (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis. (pp. 691-708).  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

16. Wark, D. M. (2011). Traditional and alert hypnosis for education: A literature review. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 54(2), 96-106. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2011.605481   [ NOTE: This paper received the Ernest R. Hilgard Award for the Best Paper on a Historical Topic on Hypnosis]

17. Wark, D. M. (2015). Traditional and alert hypnotic phenomena: Development through anteriorization. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 57(3),254-266.

18. Eads, B. & Wark, D. M. (2016).  Alert hypnotic induction: Use in treating combat PTSD. American Journal of clinical hypnosis. 58, 159-170.

19. Wark, D. M. (2017). The induction of eyes-open alert waking hypnosis. In M. P. Jensen (Ed.), The art and science of hypnotic induction: Favorite methods of master clinicians. (pp. 90-113). Kirkland, WA: Denny Creek Press

20. Flippo, R., Apptova, V., & Wark, D.M. (2018). Preparing for and taking tests. In R. Flippo and T. W. Bean, (Ed.s) Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research. 3rd Edition. Taylor and Francis. 241-278

21. Wark, D. M. (2018). L’ipnosi da svegli con induzione ad occhi aperit. In M. P. Jensen (Ed.), Arte e pratica dell’induzione ipnotica (pp. 65-79). Milano, Italy: FrancoAngeli.

22. Eads, B. & Wark, D. M. (2018). Alert Hypnosis with Tai Chi Movement for Trauma Resolution. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 61 (2) 173-184 [ NOTE: This paper received the William S. Kroger Award for the Best Paper on Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine)

23, Wark, D. & Reid, D. (2018). Guest Editorial. Looking at Alert “Eye Open” Conversational Hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 61(2) 85-87

24. Wark, D. (In Press). Hypnosis and End Stage Renal Disease: Review and Suggestions. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.

 

Electronic Publications

INTRODUCTION TO HYPNOSIS FOR MEDICAL DOCTORS, NURSES, MEDICAL STUDENTS, AND SELECTED HEALTH CARE WORKERS, VOLUME 2, HEALTH CARE APPLICATIONS OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS.  David M Wark, (ED). (2008), American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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Television Publications

Telstar Productions, St. Paul Minnesota, 1975

     1.  How to Study Better   30 minutes.

     2.  How to Build the Concentration Habit.   30 minutes.

     3.  How to Listen and Take Notes.  30 minutes.

     4.  Study Schedules that Really Work.   30 minutes.

     5.  How to Take a Test.   30 minutes.

 

ASCH.Net Demonstration

Alert Hypnosis Induction

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