TRAINING to be a HYPNO-PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Training with the National College may be undertaken on a part-time basis by combining weekend attendance for practical tuition and lectures at one of the tuition venues, together with a programme of home study, the ideal method for students with domestic and/or work commitments.
Each weekend consists of someÂ fourteen hours of practical instruction in the application of therapeutic techniques, combined with lectures on the various theories involved. Starting at 9:30am each day and finishing at 5:15pm, allowing for breaks, gives approximatelyÂ 258 hours of class contact for the first three stages of the training up to Diploma level.
The total number of study hours required to complete the course varies depending on what prior knowledge a student brings to the course. However, monitoring of past students’ study patterns suggests that for a student with little prior knowledge of hypnosis, psychotherapy or psychology, total study hours up to UKCP registration level may amount to 1,800 hours over a four year period.
Stage One – Foundation Course ( click to expand )
Open University-specific credits: 30 points at Level 3
Outline of syllabus: fundamentals of hypnosis, basic hypnotherapeutic techniques, contra-indications, simple relaxation/suggestion therapy
Assessment by: continuous tutorial assessment, a development journal and essay work.
Successful students are eligible to apply for Stage Two training.
For more detailed information on stage one, clickÂ here
Stage Two – Certificate Course ( click to expand )
Open University-specific credits: 45 points at Level 3
Outline of syllabus: comprehensive training in hypnotherapy based on humanistic principles, mind-body, solution-focussed and Ericksonian hypno-psychotherapy
Assessment by: continuous tutorial assessment, two x 3,500 word essays, an ethics assignment and a 7 session case history with appropriate recordings to assess practical competence.
Award: Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy – CHP(NC)
Successful students are eligible to apply for Membership of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. For more detailed information on stage two, clickÂ here
Stage Three – Diploma Course ( click to expand )
Open University-specific credits: 45 points at Post Graduate Level
Outline of syllabus: psychotherapeutic approaches from various schools including psycho-dynamic, humanistic, integrative, cognitive-behavioual and transactional analysis.
Assessment by: continuous tutorial assessment, one essay, 10-12,000 word dissertation
Award: Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy – DHP(NC)
Successful trainees are eligible to apply for Membership of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. For more detailed information on stage three, clickÂ here
Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy – ADHP (NC)
Awarded to those National College graduates who fulfil the requirements for recommendation to membership of the UKCP’s National Register of Psychotherapists.
For details of gaining UKCP Registration clickÂ here
The National College courses are structured in accordance with the needs of two groups of people. These are:-
People who wish to embark on a new career in hypno-psychotherapy, and require a
recognised training to assist them to achieve their goal.
People who, although not wishing to enter practice, may wish to pursue their serious interest in
the subject within the context of a recognised training programme.
Two further considerations have influenced the structure of the training.
The Academic Board is aware that many applicants, although having an interest in hypno-
psychotherapy, have little experience in its use.
Many applicants, although being able to meet the educational standards required to gain
enrolment, may not have had the opportunity for many years to engage in serious study, and
they will require a gradual reintroduction to a learning environment.
With these points in mind, the National College courses commence with practical instruction, the academic content of the course being introduced gradually. Therefore, once having gained enrolment, if a student is prepared to follow the training and instruction provided, then he or she will experience little or no difficulty.
In addition, students and/or prospective students may be referred to an appropriate course in Psychology to preface, supplement or complement their regular National College training.
Personal development is not central to National College training, though it forms an important corollary, with self therapy being a compulsory component for UKCP Registration.
The National College’s course tutors act as trainers, rather than as therapists (whilst all are, of course, qualified as such). The training schedule does not allow for course time to be taken up with individual therapy. In the event that personal issues arise during training (including reluctance to participate in course practical work) which require therapeutic intervention, the course tutor will refer the individual concerned to the National College so that a competent therapist can be recommended. Where necessary, and as advised by the course tutor, training may be interrupted until such time as the therapist selected recommends resumption.
- 1. NCHP Personnel
- 2. Aims of the NCHP
- 3. Foreword and General Philosophy of the NCHP
- 4. Course Structure
- 5. Course Overview
- 6. Stage 1
- 7. Stage 2
- 8. Stage 3
- 9. Stage 4 & Further Training
- 10. Entry Requirements
- 11. College - Student Relations
- 12. NCHP Structure and External Accreditation
- 13. Professional Recognition
- 14. Teaching Staff
- 15. Code of Ethics and Practice
- 16. Questions about Study Answered
- 17. Course Schedule and Fees
- 18. Guide to Enrolling
- 19. Student Application Form
- 20. Course Enrolment Form
- 21. Equality and Diversity Policy
- 22. Appeals Policy
- 23. Learning and Teaching Policy
- 24. Code of ethics for trainers
- 25. Complaints procedure