This certification requirement can be met in one of two ways: through Individualized Consultation (IC), or through participation in an Individualized Consultation Workshop (ICW). Both options are available to health and mental health care practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and expertise in the use of hypnosis. This 20-hour intensive program is designed to fulfill the requirements for ASCH Certification or to obtain the hours of consultation necessary to become an Approved Consultant.
To be eligible for participation, individuals must have completed an ASCH-ERF-approved Level 1 and Level 2 Clinical Workshop and should be using hypnosis in their professional practice.
ICW is unique among ASCH’-ERF's educational offerings. Participants meet and consult in a small group setting with fellow practitioners and Faculty who are ASCH Approved Consultants. This model encourages participants to
- learn from one another,
- have their own expertise affirmed and expanded,
- and to network with other professionals in the clinical hypnosis community.
The twenty hours of consultation focuses on issues unique to each practitioner’s clinical practice. Consultation occurs in full group and small group sessions that are comprised of no more than four people. The groups are heterogeneous as to discipline (medicine, psychology, dentistry, social work, etc.). This diversity encourages participants to focus their attention on refining techniques and skills in the context of interdisciplinary learning in the application of clinical hypnosis using a multiplicity of intervention strategies.
These consultations are not a test of competence, but rather an opportunity to receive constructive feedback, input, and creative suggestions from facilitators and professional peers. Many participants have described the Individualized Consultation experience as the best training they had received in hypnosis.
Both options are explained in greater details; Individual Consultation Options
For more information about the IC or ICW contact ASCH at firstname.lastname@example.org.