Maureen Finnerty Turner, MEd, LCMHC, RNBC, LCSW, ASCH-Approved Consultant who pioneered in developing new techniques in psychotherapy since 1972, when she founded C.O.P.E. (Coping with the Overall Pregnancy/Parenting Experience) – which became the first ever Licensed Mental Health Clinic to specialize in Pregnancy and Parenting Issues. Turner was the CEO for 20 years and brought programming to over 60 communities in the Boston area including hospitals, high schools and youth programs.
She has used her extensive background in nursing, psychotherapy, child development and in parenting issues of the past 50 years to develop innovative hypno-analytic techniques, such as the Turner Somatic-Affect Bridge Technique and the “Turner Rescue Mission,” a protocol to help facilitate the re-integration of traumatic experiences. The Elman-Turner Induction Technique is an adaptation of the well-known David Elman Rapid Induction that adds on - both a Self-Hypnosis and Trance Depth Anchoring technique. Turner has been specializing in Hypnotherapy for the past 25 years, and has taught hypnosis to thousands of individuals and has facilitated many thousands of Rescue Missions. She is also a specialist in diagnosing and treating ADHD and PTSD.
In 2006, Maureen moved to Burlington, Vermont and has established a full-time practice with offices in Downtown Burlington and in rural Isle La Motte, VT.
In the Fall of 2008, Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH and Maureen Turner Co-Founded and Co-Directed Hypnovations: Clinical Hypnosis Education and Training Programs. Between 2008-2018 Thomson and Turner facilitated 13 workshops and trained over 400 clinicians in hypnosis.
In 2010, Maureen Turner began the Age Regression Seminar Series. In addition to her seminar series, she has presented to numerous professional organizations and local clinical hypnosis chapters. Most recently she presented two workshops at the World Congress of Clinical Hypnosis in Montreal, Canada.
PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS
2016 Turner, M., What Changed? A Data Analysis/Integration of Four Instruments Measuring Results of the Longitudinal Observational Study: Applying Clinical Hypnosis Techniques to ADD Traits & Symptom,Scientific Session, SCEH 67th Annual Conference, Boston-Dedham, MA.
2014 Turner, M., A Longitudinal Observational Study of the Efficacy of Clinical Hypnosis Applications to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Trait and Symptom Management: A Preliminary Report on 14 Cases. SCEH Scientific Presentations, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas
2014 Turner, M., Developed Weight! Weight! Shed Unwanted Pounds for Good with Clinical Hypnosis! Programs
2014 Turner, M. and Thomson, L., Clinical Hypnosis Applications for Behavioral Health: Theory & Treatment, 6 hr. Seminar, Brattleboro Retreat, Spring Lecture Series, Brattleboro, VT.
2011-14 Turner, M., Workshops for Licensed Clinicians on Clinical Hypnosis Applications for management of ADD
2012 Turner, M., “Age Regression (in this Life): Applications and Case Studies Utilizing Clinical Hypnosis,” Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis, Annual Conference (SCEH).
2010-15 Seminars and Workshops for Licensed Clinicians on Clinical Hypnosis Age Regression, Levels I and II
2007 Turner, M., “Self-Hypnosis for Stress Reduction and Exercise Motivation,” Partners in Health International, Wellness Workshop Series at the American Heart Association, Vermont.
2004 Turner, M., Using Ego Therapy and Solomon Asch’s Social Decision-Making Theory to Treat Cognitive Errors (Opinions, Beliefs, and Judgments) in Trauma Patients, Crasilneck Session Presentation, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), 58th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program.
2004 Turner, M., “Using Hypnosis to Play Better Golf,” Wellesley Chamber Newsletter, Spring 2004
2003 Turner, M., NLP Money Clinic Seminar Series and Golf Hypnosis Seminars
2002 Turner, Maureen, “The Power of Hypnosis”, Wellesley Chamber Newsletter, Spring 2002.
2001 Turner, M., “The Role of Case Management,” Key Note Speaker, N.E. Black Nurses Association
1998 Turner, M., “Holistic Home Care,” Healthcare Review, November, 1998.
1995 Turner, M., Psychiatric Home Care Manual, 1st Edition. (Third Ed.,1998).
1994-98 Turner, M., Seminars in Psychiatric Home Care (Nursing CEU Approved). Presented to community mental health centers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and professional organizations.
1994 Turner, The Role of the Community Mental HealthCenter, 1994, Harcourt-General Foundation.
1986 Turner, M. and Izzi, M., “The C.O.P.E. Story,” The Woman Patient, Ed., Nadelson, C.& Notman, M., 1986
1974 Turner, Maureen, The Perinatal Mental Health Manual, 1st Edition. (5th Edition Update, 1991).
1972 Turner, M., Contributor, Post-Partum Chapter, Our Bodies Our Selves, First Edition.
1972 Fathers in Childbirth – Photos & Interview of Selby and Maureen Turner, Life Magazine, Sept 29, 1972.
PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA, AND SPECIAL EVENTS
2014 Motivation Hypnosis featured in Seven Days (9/29/14)
2007 Motivation Hypnosis featured in Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT (12/29/07)
2006 Boston Herald and Brockton Tribune Feature articles on Motivation Hypnosis
2004 Chamber of Commerce featured in Wellesley Tribune (2004), featured in article, Hypnosis for Golf , Wellesley
2003 Tribune (2003). Motivation Hypnosis for Golf featured on Channel 5 News & NE Cable News, August, 2003.
2001 Motivation Hypnosis, Recognition of Most Distinguished New Business by Wellesley
2001 Motivation Hypnosis for Weight Loss featured in “ Living Better”(ABC),national syndication, May, 2001.
1992-1972 COPE: Initiated or was the respondent to interviews, and features in international (Voice of America) national, local trade & public print- (including Women’s Day Magazine, International, “What One Woman Can Do” Feature, Parenting Magazine- Expert Opinion, and electronic media – (local and international).
Fundraising Special Events: Have initiated or planned over 60 special events including fundraisers honoring Women Leaders, Chair of the Boston School Committee, Business Leaders; Receptions for International Conferences, Award Ceremonies, a Benefit Square Dance, and a Native American Indian Pow Wow. Honorary Committee Members have included: Internationally, nationally, regionally recognized media, public, business, and community leaders.
2004 Motivation Hypnosis, Most Distinguished New Business Award, Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, MA.
1992 Distinguished Leadership Award, COPE Board of Directors
1992 Leadership Recognition, United Way of Mass. Bay
1990 Certificate of Recognition, Board of Directors, Mass. Child Abuse Prevention Commission
1989 Distinguished Woman Award, Women in Philanthropy
1986 Distinguished Service Award, Comprehensive School-Age Parent Program, Boston School Dept.
1986 Community Service Award, Childbirth Ed. Association
ACCREDITATION AND EDUCATION
2013 Certificate, National Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Psychological First Aid Training
2010 Certificate, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress, Trauma Center, Boston (2010)
2008 Certificate, Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
2008 Certificate, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, DID Psychotherapy Training
2008 Certificate, Individualized Consultation Program, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
2006 Master Practitioner, NLP, National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Programming
2006 Licensed Certified Mental Health Counselor, Vermont
2005 Intermediate Clinical Hypnotherapy Certificate, Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis
2003 Certificate, Hypnosis in Clinical Practice, NE Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy
2003 Neuro - Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification with Distinction, Mindbridge Associates
2002 Certificate, Sports Hypnosis, Robert Reese, Sports Psychologist for the New York Jets, NFL
1998 American Nurses Board Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (Current – 2019) 1998 Level I and II Certificates, EMDR Institute, Inc.
1997 Certification in Advanced Hypnosis, South Shore Hypnosis Center, National Guild of Hypnosis 1995 Certification in Hypnosis, South Shore Hypnosis Center, National Guild of Hypnosis 1994 1994 Certificate, The Networking Institute TeamNet Training: Newton, Mass.
1994 Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Massachusetts
1986 Licensed Certified Social Worker, Massachusetts