Dr. Bruce Eimer

Bruce Eimer, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and certified hypnotherapist residing in Lake Worth, Florida. He is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Eimer is internationally recognized for his work in developing pain management psychotherapy, advanced clinical applications of hypnosis, and active, short-term psychological treatments of anxiety and depression. He routinely teaches to professional audiences across the United States and is approved by the American Psychological Association as a provider of continuing education to psychologists. Dr. Eimer was the Director of Pain Psychology at a major teaching hospital for seven years and has held multiple clinical appointments at numerous hospitals.

Dr. Eimer is the author or co-author of 9 books, as well as the author of dozens of book chapters and journal articles. These include his two newest books, Taming Chronic Pain and The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy, as well as his popular self-help book, Hypnotize Yourself Out Of Pain Now, and the award winning Brief Cognitive Hypnosis.

Dr. Eimer is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. He has been in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1986 and opened his private practice in Lake Worth, Florida in March of 2020. He is licensed to practice psychology in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dr. Eimer has been a passionate advocate for redefining how we think about and treat chronic pain and for promoting a multi-disciplinary understanding of this complex problem. He questions the over-specialization of “pain physicians” which promotes a one-size-fits-all approach to pain treatment and frequently deprives patients of both breadth and continuity of care. He emphasizes the medical necessity of providing pain sufferers with appropriate and safe access to opioid and other medications when they are indicated, as well as access to quality psychological and mental health care.

On the personal side, Dr. Eimer is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention education, research and funding. Dr. Eimer enjoys spending time with his family and with his German Shepherd Dog. He enjoys the outdoors and working out.

Education

  • PhD in Educational Psychology, State University of New York-Albany, 1981.
  • APA-approved Post-Doctoral Internship and Residency in Clinical Psychology, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, APA-approved Psy.D. program, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, 1983 through 1986.

Licensure

  • Psychologist, Florida – PY10748, 2020
  • Psychologist, New Jersey – 35S100460700, 2008
  • Psychologist, Pennsylvania – PS004665L, 1986

Certifications

  • Certified Hypnotherapist: International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, 2017.
  • Certified Clinical Hypnosis Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 1997.
  • Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Psychologists, American Psychological Association, 2016.
  • Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Florida Psychologists with the Florida Board of Psychology.
  • Approved Hypnotherapy School Director, International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, 2017.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA fellow)
  • International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA fellow)

Services

  • Clinical Hypnosis Consultations
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Intensives & Retreats
  • Continuing Education Courses for Therapists
  • Consultations and Supervision with Therapists

Books

Authored or Co-authored Books

  • Eimer, B.N. & Hunter, C. R. (2020). Taming Chronic Pain: A mindful approach to pain relief. CreateSpace.
  • Eimer, B.N. (2008). Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! (2nd Ed.). Bethel, CT: Crown House.
  • Eimer, B.N. (2002). Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger.
  • Eimer, B.N. & Allen, L.M. (1996). Psychological Assessment of Chronic Pain Patients. Durham, NC: CogniSyst.
  • Eimer, B.N. & Freeman, A. (1998).  Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide. New York: John Wiley.
  • Eimer, B.N., & Torem, M.S. (2002).  Coping With Uncertainty: 10 Simple Solutions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
  • Ewin, D.M., & Eimer, B.N. (2006).  Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis: A How-To Manual. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas.
  • Hunter, C.R. & Eimer, B.N. (2012). The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy: A Clinical Guide. Bethel, CT: Crown House Publishing Company.
  • Zarren, J.I. & Eimer, B.N. (2002).  Brief Cognitive Hypnosis: Facilitating the Change of dysfunctional behavior. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
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