NPHTI Faculty in the News


"Comfort Kits for Children" mentioned in APA Hot List

July 6, 2022
Comfort Kits for Children, an initiative led by Dr. Lisa Lombard (NPHTI faculty member and Board President) with assistance from Dr. Bob Deutsch (advisor to NPHTI project and emeritus faculty member), was mentioned on the APA's "Hot List" -- a list of resources, opportunities, and news for psychologists published monthly by the APA on their website and in their publication Monitor on Psychology

Dr. Jody Thomas shares strategies to help kids who are nervous about getting vaccinated

November 2, 2021
NPHTI faculty member Jody Thomas, PhD, was featured on CBS News to share strategies for easing kids' vaccine fears. "Pain is not just about the needle going in, it's about the anxiety," she says. Giving children choices, such as which arm the shot will go into, can make them feel more comfortable with the vaccine. Watch the full segment here



Dr. Cheryl Bemel Talks Socializing Post Pandemic

June 12, 2021
NPHTI faculty member Cheryl Bemel, PhD, was interviewed on CBSN Minnesota on easing into post-pandemic life. Dr. Bemel gives advice on how to make yourself more comfortable with in the changing world after COVID-19, and shares easy ways to enjoy public outings again. Watch the interview here


Dr. Lisa Lombard on Hypnotherapy: What it Is, How it Works, and its Use in Dermatology

April 30, 2020
Dr. Lisa Lombard, NPHTI faculty member and Board of Directors President (2020- ), was recently interviewed on the Learn Skin podcast, which focuses on dermatology. In this podcast episode, Dr. Lombard describes the medical applications of hypnotherapy for managing stress, minimizing burnout, and mitigating stress-related skin conditions.


Psychology Talk Podcast with Dr. Lisa Lombard

July 2, 2019
NPHTI faculty and Board of Directors President (2020- ) Lisa Lombard, PhD, was interviewed for episode 17 of the Chicago Psychology Podcast. In the interview, Dr. Lombard discusses her career path and her intensive knowledge and use of hypnosis with children and adolescents. She also discusses her work as a researching outcomes of allergy and asthma at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. 


Hypnosis for Pain Relief with Dr. Lisa Lombard

August 22, 2018
Our own Lisa Lombard, PhD, NPHTI faculty member and Board of Directors President (2020- ) was featured on a recent story from NBC Chicago on how hypnosis can help with pain relief and therefore, help people avoid the use of opioid drugs. 



"Why hypnotherapy works" with Dr. Cheryl Bemel

August 15, 2016
Dr. Cheryl Bemel was recently interviewed on Fox 9 News about how hypnotherapy is used in a clinical setting. Watch the interview here!