Clinical & Applied Hypnosis

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Become a leader in the field of medical hypnosis with a certificate in Clinical & Applied Hypnosis. Extraordinary advances have been made in the medical applications of hypnosis, but the key skills are not yet widely taught. Gain direct access to leaders in medical hypnosis while preparing yourself for certification from the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. The certificate includes three academic courses, two residential conferences, one graduate colloquium, and a capstone integrative essay. For more information, please fill out the request form on the right.

Curriculum

Basic Training and Education in Hypnosis: This course provides students with a basic skill-set to conduct simple hypnotic interventions, along with knowledge about hypnotic concepts and approaches, and a familiarity with research-based applications of hypnosis to common medical and behavioral disorders. This course provides students with an introductory level of understanding helpful for engaging in hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. This course introduces simple trance induction protocols, trance deepening techniques, the use of post-hypnotic suggestion, and techniques to re-alert the subject and close the trance phase. Students complete a two-day residential training, and continue with eight weeks of online learning, reading and research on hypnosis, and supervised practice with volunteers.

Intermediate Training and Education in Hypnosis: This course provides students with a skill-set to conduct more advanced hypnotic techniques and interventions. The student develops an ability to learn and assess new applications of hypnosis for common medical and behavioral disorders. This course provides an intermediate level of understanding for hypnosis-based clinical practice and hypnosis-oriented research in integrative health. The student learns approaches and techniques for a number of advanced application areas. Students complete a two-day training, and continue with eight weeks of online learning, reading classic books and articles in the field, a research paper, and supervised practice with volunteers.

Advanced Hypnosis: Practicum: This course includes online contact with faculty and fellow students, directed readings and research in a specialty area, as well as applied practice of hypnosis and related techniques with regular group-based supervision.  Students will complete a capstone Integrative Essay during their Advanced Practicum class, summarizing their learning in this course sequence. Students will complete a capstone integrative essay during their Advanced Practicum class, summarizing their learning in this course sequence.

The tenth credit is a one-credit Graduate Colloquium, continuing through the entire time the student is in the Certificate program. The student is assigned a mentor, who conducts the Graduate Colloquium and provides academic guidance and support. To enroll in this program, go to Apply Online and select your desired Non-Degree choice.

School of Mind-Body Medicine students already take a two-credit Graduate Colloquium and have an assigned mentor. They will not need to take this additional one-credit Graduate Colloquium. If you are a current student in the School of Mind-Body Medicine or in another Saybrook degree program, talk with your faculty mentor about enrolling for this certificate.

The Certificate Program in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis provides an alternative for the individual who wishes to obtain a comprehensive introduction to clinical and applied hypnosis, without undertaking an academic degree program. All training and didactic education is designed to follow the clinical training guidelines of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. The certificate is a 10-credit program, including three academic courses, two residential conferences, one graduate colloquium, and an integrative capstone essay.

Requirements:

Course # Course Name Credits
MBM 5506 Certificate Colloquium 1
MBM 5594 Advanced Hypnosis Practicum and Integrative Capstone Essay 3
MBM 5620 Basic Training and Education in Hypnosis 3
MBM 5625 Intermediate Training and Education in Hypnosis 3

TOTAL CREDITS:  10

Certificate Requirements for 2013-2014 Academic Year approved by MBM Degree Program Committee, September 5, 2013.

 

Example program plan course sequence:

Fall Semester 2013 start (PDF)