Jane A. Parsons-Fein is a licensed psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, author, video producer, and teacher based in New York City. For the last forty-eight years she has worked with individuals, couples, and families, integrating the teachings of Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson, and Mosche Feldenkrais, all of whom she trained with. She is a graduate of Smith College (1947), and Columbia School of Social Work (1969).
Jane A. Parsons-Fein is currently president of the Parsons-Fein Training Institute for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, which she founded in 1981. She is a co-founder of NYSEPH (The New York Milton H. Erikson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis), where she served as vice-president for two years, president for three years, and Director of Training for twelve years.
She started her own training program in Stockholm in 1998, which continued until 2008. Graduates from that program subsequently launched the Center for Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (CHP) in Stockholm, Sweden. Parsons-Fein remains a sponsor and consultant for that program to this day.
In addition to her own training programs, she co-directed with Kay Thompson, DDS, a 112-hour training program in October 1994 to May 1995. Parsons-Fein has taught and presented on Ericksonian approaches to psychotherapy and the Virginia Satir Model for family therapy in the United States and Europe for over thirty years.
Parsons-Fein is a member, Fellow, and consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, where she served on the Board of Governors from March 2006 to March 2015 and on its Executive Committee in March 2015. She is a member of The International Society of Hypnosis (ISH), former member of The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnoses (SCEH), and the Swedish Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Diplomate of The American Hypnosis Board for Clinical Social Work and president emerita of that organization.
She was president emerita of The Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MANCH), the Manhattan component of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), for ten years.
Member and Diplomate of Social Work, National Association of Social Workers.
Member of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.
Diplomate of American Board of Examiners of Clinical Social Work.