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Stage 3

Stage Three Course Details

Stage 3 Diploma in Hypo-PsychotherapyEntry to Stage Three of the National College training programme is confined to those students who hold the Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy. Stage Three is the Diploma stage, at the completion of which students are required to submit a theoretical essay and a dissertation leading to the award of the Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, with the designating letters DHP(NC), and requires practitioners to apply for Full membership of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness in order for them to continue towards registration with UKCP.  The aim of this Stage Three course is to further the students’ knowledge and ethical practice of hypno-psychotherapy.

In accordance with UKCP requirements and consistent with National College practice over many years, such topics as Ethics, Human Development and Sexuality are integral to the course.

Students are required to attend the five modules of the course (70 hours’ attendance), usually at monthly intervals, and undertake a comprehensive programme of home study.

Theoretical Essay

From Stage Two students have been introduced to various psychotherapeutic theories and philosophies. The National College believes that one of the core differences in being a hypno-psychotherapist as opposed to being a hypnotherapist is that the former has a psychotherapeutic philosophy which informs their clinical practice and use of hypnosis. In this essay, students will be given the chance to explore and discuss the psychotherapeutic philosophy(s) which will inform their clinical practice.
Dissertation

With regard to the dissertation submission, within the context of hypno-psychotherapy, there are various ways of conducting research. Many dissertations submitted by National College students involve secondary research, i.e., a review, or meta-analysis, of the literature and pre-existing research reports. As secondary research does not involve working directly with human participants it is not necessary for such research to be considered in the planning stages by an ethics committee. However, students undertaking secondary research might wish to consider the social and moral implications of their work and whether the outcome of the research is likely to bring positive benefits.

Primary research, where first hand data or information are being collected directly from human participants, must be considered in the planning stages by an ethics committee. Such research may be either experimentally or clinically based. For hypno-psychotherapists research will usually be clinically based with case studies forming the data/information base.

Ethics Committee

The National College Committee on Ethical Research considers primary research proposals put forward by National College students. The aim of the committee is to ensure that students and members are aware of the ethical implications of any primary research they undertake and that any such research conforms with generally accepted ethical and moral principles.

Stage Three students will be given copies of the ethical guidelines upon which their research proposals will be assessed. They reflect current thinking on the ethics of social science/psychological research and incorporate extracts from the British Psychological Society’s ethical guidelines.

Once the research proposal has been approved by the Ethics Committee the research for the dissertation can go ahead, with the work being submitted in due course for academic assessment in the usual way by the National College’s independent external markers.

Also, the student will be required (i) to warrant that the subject matter of the dissertation is his/ her original work and that he/she holds the copyright therein and (ii) to grant the National College an irrevocable free licence under the copyright to publish the document if it so wishes, provided that the National Collegeundertakes to identify the author and his/her copyright.

Stage Three Course Outline

(45 Open University-specific points at Post Graduate Level)

Stage Three of the National College training builds upon the previous two stages and aims to further students’ knowledge and ethical practice of hypno-psychotherapy.
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Module Thirteen: Further Humanistic and Integrative Approaches

Maslow

Gestalt

Humanistic Hypno-Psychotherapy

Module Fourteen: Psychodynamic

Freud

Jung

Adler

  • Journey to the self technique
  • Structured dream analysis

Module Fifteen: Other Psychodynamic plus

Bowlby

Fromm

Sullivan

Horney

Ancient Standing Stone Technique

Bandura

Kelly

Module Sixteen: Behavioual/Cognitive Behavioural

Watson

Skinner

Ellis

Beck

CBT

Module Seventeen: TA and Consolidation

Theories from Transactional Analysis

Consolidation: The Sunday of this is weekend is conducted with an “open frame”; ie students will determine in conjunction with their lecturer the focus of this weekend.
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(In accordance with UKCP requirements and consistent with National College practice over many years, such topics as Ethics, Human Development and Sexuality are covered throughout the training.)