Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis Training Course

Conducted by The Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd

The Clinical Hypnosis Course consists of five face-to-face training days, plus online Training Modules; homework exercises completed between training days; a (voluntary) Follow-Up Day and assessments leading to the award of the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis.


The Society’s Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis consists of fully integrated online and Face-to-Face [F2F] training components that together give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to effectively utilise clinical hypnosis in your professional setting. You will learn all you need to know about hypnosis and trance, to enable you to hypnotise; de-hypnotise; become familiar with the phenomena of trance; contraindications to the use of hypnosis; learn to assess hypnotic capacity; how to utilise hypnosis with CBT; and script-writing for anxiety disorders treatment in trance and hypnosis techniques useful in the treatment of the full range of disorders you encounter in your clinical setting.

This innovative course is an interesting and effective way to discover how to use clinical hypnosis with your clients. You complete each online component within a scheduled structure, coupled with homework exercises and face-to-face training days with other students and supervisors. There are set topics for presentation on each F2F Day, but they are also structured to enable you to focus on the specialist applications in your clinical setting. You are not lectured to about clinical hypnosis, but learn specific techniques for trance utilisation with your clients.

Upon completion of the online, F2F and homework exercises components, you then proceed to complete the final assessments for the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis awarded by the Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd.

Each stage of the process is described in detail below.


Component I:

The Basics of Hypnosis

In their own time and prior to the first Face-to-Face [F2F 1] Day, students complete three online Training Modules:

Face-to-Face Training Day I– 10am to 4pm

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

Following F2F Training Day 1

Students undertake the following homework assignment:

  1. Students complete the online Training Module: “Assessment of Hypnotic Capacity.” This Module should be viewed several times, focusing on: (a) overall procedure; (b) subject’s behavioural responses; (c) subject’s subjective report of trance experiences; & (d) scoring procedure.
  2. Students practise the assessment protocol, to develop competency and familiarity with the standard test.
  3. Students carry out three (3) assessments, using professional colleagues or friends as subjects. They advise subjects that they are learning clinical hypnosis and that no therapy accompanies the standard test.
  4. Students submit three written reports detailing their assessments of hypnotic capacity, using the pro forma issued by ASH Ltd.
  5. These are rated as being “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” Those marked “Unsatisfactory” must be re-submitted or new assessments done, at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.
  6. These reports MUST be submitted and assessed as “Satisfactory” prior to the F2F 2 Training Day.

Face-to-Face Training Day 2 – 10am-4pm

Morning session:

Afternoon Session:

Following F2F Day 2, students complete the following online Training Module: “Induction, Deepening and Re-alerting Procedures”

Each student then completes the following homework assignment:

  1. The aim of this exercise is to design induction scripts for two subjects from the SHCS assessment. (It is not necessary to actually use the scripts with subjects.)
  2. Students select or create an induction script for each, using imagery or other induction strategy based upon subjects’ preferred style, as assessed in the SHCS score. You can use the text of sample scripts provided in the Diploma Course – but you must use scripts appropriate to your subjects’ preferred style.
  3. Scripts are submitted for assessment, including (a) brief subject presentation on the SHCS; (b) rationale for the script; and (c) actual script. More important than the actual script is the student’s rationale for the script with each subject.
  4. These must be completed prior to F2F Day 3.

Component II:

Scripts for Trance Induction and Guided Imagery

Face-to-Face Training Day 3 – 10am-4pm

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

Following F2F Day 3, students complete the following online Training Modules:

Homework Exercise – having completed these online Training Modules, each student:

  1.  Selects two (2) of their clients* (*as long as this does not compromise relationship with clients) and prepares a written script for each. Each script must contain: (a) induction script; (b) at least two CBT techniques; (c) at least two ego-strengthening techniques; & (d) de-induction.
  2. Students submit a brief client history and script (from 1. above) for assessment.
  3. If appropriate, scripts may be utilized with clients and a report given back to the Course Coordinator.
  4. These must be submitted prior to F2F Training Day 4
  5. Students complete the following online Training Module: “Hypnosis and the Anxiety Disorders” prior to F2F day 4.

Face-to-Face Training Day 4 – 10am-4pm

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:


Component III:

Indirect Techniques. Applications of Hypnosis with Habit Disorders.

Students complete the online modules: “Indirect and Ericksonian Techniques” and “Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation”

Homework Exercise – each student:

  1. Selects two (2) of their clients* (1) experiencing any of the anxiety disorders or any problem with anxiety as a clinical feature and (2)a habit disorder (*as long as this does not compromise relationship with clients) and prepares a written script for each. Each script must contain: (a) induction script; (b) at least two CBT techniques; (c) at least two ego-strengthening techniques; & (d) de-induction. Where possible, students are encouraged to use indirect techniques in scripts.
  2. Students submit a brief client history and script for assessment.
  3. If appropriate, scripts may be utilized with clients and a report given back to the Course Coordinator.
  4. These must be submitted prior to F2F Training Day 5

Face-to-Face Training Day 5 – 10am-4pm

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:


Component IV:

Applications of Hypnosis 

As needed, students have ongoing access to the following online modules:


Component V:

Follow-Up Day

On this voluntary training day, students learn how to prepare for their viva examination.


Important Note

Completion of homework exercises and attendance at the five F2F days are mandatory. Course completion and award of the Diploma are dependent upon full completion of these hurdle assignments.


Preparation for the Diploma

Each student must complete:

  1. Twenty (20) hours of supervised individual and/or small group supervision (you can commence this supervision prior to course completion – speak with F2F supervisors);
  2. Supervision and brief reports of ten clinical cases;
  3. Submit two (2) Case Studies detailing trancework with clients by 16 November 2019 (3000 words limit)(a sample report is provided to guide students); and
  4. Complete a viva with two Members of the ASH Ltd Board of Education.

Candidates then receive the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (ASH Ltd).


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

APS: Activities do not need endorsement by APS. Members can accrue Active CPD hours

The course is designed to meet the criteria for CPD (approx 120 hours, comprising online Training Modules; face-to-face supervision; homework exercises; and follow-up presentation).


Face-to-Face Days by State

F2F Day 1 2 3 5 6 Viva Prep Day (if needed)
VIC 23-Mar 4-May 15-Jun 10-Aug 12-Oct 16-Nov
NSW 6-Apr 25-May 3-Aug 7-Sep 26-Oct 16-Nov
ACT 23-Mar 25-May 20-Jul 14-Sep 19-Oct 16-Nov
QLD 30-Mar 18-May 22-Jun 17-Aug 19-Oct 23-Nov
WA 27-Apr 1-Jun 27-Jul 14-Sep 2-Nov 16-Nov

Further Information and How to Register

Call Dr Di McGreal di@doctordi.com.au or 0433 381 531.

To register for NSW, QLD and WA: Complete the EFT/Cheque Registration Form

To register for VIC: Go to www.ashvictoria.com.au

To register for the South Australian Branch SASH Face-to-Face Diploma: Go to www.sash.asn.au


Webinars

For the Professional Development of its members, the Society will be conducting regular webinars throughout 2019. These will be free to members in all states and available for a fee to qualified non-members. The Victorian Branch is hosting them so details will appear on their website.


Course Cost

The Course cost is $3,740 (incl $340 GST).

You may pay in full or pay $740 to guarantee your place and make three subsequent payments of $1,000 due the first business day of April, May and June 2019.

This includes:

Note: the course cost may rise after 1 March 2019


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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