Dr. Pamela Kaiser

Dr. Kaiser is a child/adolescent psychologist, pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric clinical nurse specialist, and developmental specialist.  She is Co-Founder of NPHTI, a founding member of NPHTI’s Board of Directors, and NPHTI Co-director of Education (2010 – 2021). Incorporating hypnosis for more than 30 years with CBT and multi-modal pediatric integrative health approaches, she is recognized internationally for her expertise in pediatric self-regulation and resilience, with emphasis on clinical anxiety, stress, and mind-body and medical conditions. 

While on the Behavioral-Developmental faculty at University of California Medical School (San Francisco), she was a co-investigator on a 3-year NICHD grant examining individual differences in children’s stress reactivity, self-regulation, and mental and physical health. Awarded an Academic Senate grant, she produced and directed a documentary film of an innovative program to teach residents in vivo how to assess the range of normal development and behavior.

Dr. Kaiser founded/directed the Anxiety, Stress, and Health Clinic at the Children’s Health Council, affiliated with Stanford Medical School. While there, she received a grant to develop/teach a behavioral-developmental training rotation for Stanford’s pediatric residents. She is an Approved Consultant, faculty member, and former Executive Committee member with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. An invited international speaker/teacher, Dr. Kaiser has served as faculty for the International Society of Hypnosis, the European Society of Hypnosis, and the Erickson Foundation’s Brief Psychotherapy Conference. 

Over a 45-year career Dr. Kaiser has provided leadership and clinical services in various health settings, including several pediatric inpatient units, as well as underserved community, developmental, and child mental health clinics. For over 25 years, her subspecialty private practice has focused solely on children/teens/young adults with self-regulation issues (anxiety-spectrum disorders, stress-reactivity problems, mind-body and medical conditions), combining her advanced training in mental, behavioral and integrative health interventions (hypnosis, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, stress management techniques, and breath retraining) to foster resilience. 

She is a co-recipient (with Drs. Dan Kohen and Karen Olness) of ASCH’s Josephine Hilgard Award for the Best Pediatric Paper on Pediatric Uses of Hypnosis for their 2016 paper: “State-of-the-Art Pediatric Hypnosis Training: Remodeling Curriculum and Refining Faculty Development”. She was a co-recipient of the Annual Teaching Award given by the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Her peer-reviewed publications and book chapters address pediatric self-regulation, anxiety, stress reactivity, resilience, hypnosis and other integrative approaches. She is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. She is currently writing a book on pediatric self-regulation and resilience.


Dr. Daniel Kohen
Daniel P. Kohen, MD, FAAP, ABMH is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Education of NPHTI and founding member of the Board of Directors of NPHTI, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization. He is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician with Kohen Therapy Associates, Minnetonka, MN, and a retired Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Community Health in the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota. Dr. Kohen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Hypnosis and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; and an approved Consultant by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 

He has been honored with multiple awards for scientific writing in clinical hypnosis and for clinical excellence and education in Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis by local, national, and international hypnosis organizations. Dr. Kohen has published over 100 scientific publications including manuscripts in peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters, and Abstracts. With Dr. Karen Olness he wrote the textbook, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy with Children, now in its fourth edition. He has also created dozens of educational video recordings of clinical encounters illustrating and elucidating therapeutic encounters in pediatric clinical hypnosis. Dr. Kohen is past-President of and examiner for the American Board of Medical Hypnosis, past-President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and in 2016 completed 30 years as Director of Education and Training for the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

He has been teaching Pediatric Hypnosis internationally as an invited Faculty since 1980, having taught in more than 20 different cities in over 10 different countries, as well as throughout the U.S.   

He is the former Director of Fellowship Training in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota and previously was the Associate Director of Medical Education, Minneapolis Children’s Medical Center (1978-1986) and Director of the Emergency Room, Minneapolis Children’s Medical Center (1978-1981). Dr. Kohen graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI) and completed Pediatric Residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and the Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City, where he also served as Chief Pediatric Resident. Dr. Kohen served as a Commissioned Officer in the Division of Indian Health of the U.S. Public Health Service (1971-1978) on the Navajo Reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He is especially proud of his wife, Harriet, their two sons and their wives, and their two grandchildren.