The College of Medical Hypnosis (CMH) is a training organisation which is conducted by Nationally Registered Health Professionals for Nationally Registered Health Professionals and for social workers who are members of the AASW. Training Courses have been conducted in all states of Australia and the ACT and the NT in previous years but are most regularly conducted in New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), Victoria (Vic) and the Northern Territory (NT) and will only be held in NSW in 2021 due to coronavirus related issues.

The 2021 timetable is available NOW on this website.

The principal presenter at CMH training is Dr Alan Fahey who is a medical practitioner with expertise in psychiatry, psychological medicine, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - CBT and the Focussed Psychological Strategies - FPS, Gestalt Therapy and Ericksonian principles plus general medicine. Other Nationally Registered Health Professionals also present at training activities. Consumers and Carers also present their perspectives.

Eligible professionals include: medical practitioners both general practitioners (GPs) and other specialists, psychologists and clinical psychologists, nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, social workers, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths 

Training is approved or endorsed or accredited or has recently been approved by the: GPMHSC ( includes the APS and the ANZCPsychiatrists and the Mental health Council of Australia), RACGP, ACRRM, ACMHN, ACN, ACM, APHCNA (APNA), AASW, ANZCA. Training also meets ADB criteria for CPD training for dentists. Psychiatrists and physicians can record this training for CPD.

Training is being conducted in Sydney only in 2021 and it is planned to conduct courses again in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2022. A Single Mental Health Module can be attended by any eligible health professional if it the first day of a clinical course or by any past graduate of the CMH courses provided that the post graduate has attended that module previously, provided that there is space due to coronavirus restrictions. The One Day Mental Health Module will also be conducted in Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane and in Darwin in the future.

The courses are amongst the highest accredited or endorsed training activities in Australia and are Nationally Accredited for eligible professionals. The CMH has trained thousands of health professionals from Australia and hundreds of eligible professionals from overseas, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, OTs and GPs.

An application is being prepared for the CMH training to enable Australian GPs  to become eligible to register with the Australian Federal Govenment for MEDICARE registration to use the extra mental health item numbers which include the Focussed Psychological Strategies FPS (level 2) related mental health item numbers and the item numbers for the preparation and review of a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) (level 1) for patients who require FPS mental health treatment provision.

CMH training has also been approved for GPs for FPS continuing professional development (FPS-CPD) to maintain Medicare registration to continue to use the FPS item numbers. These approvals include modules of the Clinical Course and an application will also be made for the Advanced Clinical Course as well for the 202-2022 triennium. The RACGP has approved modules of the Clinical Course for CPD.

These accreditations can be used by both GPs and other health profesionals including clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who require evidence of FPS ongoing professional development aquisition for their annual registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

College of Medical Hypnosis Clinical Courses are accredited by:

Australian Association of Social WorkersAustralian College of Mental Health NursesRACGP QI&CPD PointsANZCA - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetistsacrrm Australian College of Rural and Remote MedicineAustralian College of MidwivesThe College of Nursing CPD hours