Advanced Clinical Course in Hypnosis, Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Cognitive (CBT), Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS), Guided Imagery, Relaxation and Stress Management.

Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT/FPS)

Download the 2016 Course Application Form

This year's Advanced Clinical Course is one of three advanced courses which are rotated, one each year. There is a special component of regression and hypnoanalytical therapy contained in this course.
You will learn skills which are complimentary to those in the Clinical Course.

The core skills are:

  • Rapid Inductions & Somnambulism
  • Life Scripts and Injunctions
  • Regression to positive past experience
  • CBT & CBT in trance
  • Focussed Psychological Strategies
  • Guided Imagery
  • Hypnoanalysis and approaches to handle an abreaction
  • Psychoeducation
  • Self instructional training
  • Relaxation
  • Skills training
  • How to avoid "false memory syndrome"

These skills will be used for:

  • Mixed anxiety depression
  • Overcoming mental blocks
  • Ego strengthening
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Performance enhancement

This course is designed to expand your range of clinical skills with hypnotherapy, psychotherpy & counselling.

The Advanced Clinical Course will be held in Sydney & Melbourne in 2016. The skills which you will learn in this course can help you to tailor your therapy specifically to the person requiring therapy. This course is clinically orientated, to help you to be able to apply these skills with appropriate patients when you return to your practice immediately after the course. Each technique will be practised in groups of 2 or 3 and will include ego strengthening.

You will develop confidence in using a wide range of practical skills

Once again we will have sessions of group relaxation for ego strengthening designed to:

  • boost your concentration
  • enhance your memory
  • fortify your self-esteem
  • refresh your coping ability

As with the Clinical Course, participation is restricted to nationally registered tertiary trained health professionals such as psychologists, medical practitioners, nurses & midwives, dentists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths & chiropractors plus social workers who have completed an initial clinical hypnosis course.

COURSE ACCREDITATIONS

Approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for vocationally registered (VR) general medical practitioners (GPs) for 6 Active Learning Modules (ALM's) each worth 40 Category 1 points = 240 CPD points. Vocationally registered (VR) GP's require a minimum of 80 Category 1 points per triennium, i.e. 2 ALM's out of a total of 130 CPD points. The remainder of the points can be derived from either category 1 or 2 points. This course represents all of a VR GPs triennial requirements for re-registration as a VR GP except for the clinial audit activity and cardiopulmonary resuscitation requirements.

Approved by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) training Continuing Professional Development (FPS-CPD) and Mental Health Continuing Professional Development (MH-CPD). This enables GPs to contiue to remain registered with Medicare to use the FPS related mental health Medicare item numbers. Hence the Advanced Clinical Courses also count towards ongoing mental health accreditation for doctors already credentialed to use the FPS.

Approved by the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for 30 PRPD points.

Approved by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) for 48 CPE points.

Social workers can calculate their own CPD hours for APHRA.

Approved by the College of Nursing ACN for 68 CPD hours.

Accredited by The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) CPD Program, approval no. 1419 under Category 2/Level 2 – 2 Credits per hour as 96 credit points. (Accreditation does not represent endorsement or approval by the ANZCA of the activity.)

Approved by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) for 45 PD credit points under the midPLUS programme.

Approved by The Australian Practice Nurses Association (APHCN) aka Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APHCNA) for 48 CPD hours.

Physicians can allocate CPD points for this course.

Psychiatrists can allocate 48 credit hours for CPD..

This training is conducted in accordance with the guidelines set by The Australian Dental Association (ADA) for continuing professional development.

Previously approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for 45 generalist PD hours or for 45 specialist PD points by the Clinical, Community, Health & Counselling Colleges. The Advanced (and Clinical) Courses were first endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for its members in 1995. The APS no longer approves non-APS conducted training held by any non-APS providers since 2012 but the previous approvals can guide a psychologist for their AHPRA requirements in 2015. Psychologists can calculate their own CPD hours for AHPRA.

In 1995, the New South Wales Psychologists Board approved the Courses for conditionally registered psychologists, for 20 credit hours. The Psychology Board has turned the function of course credit hour allocation over to individual supervisors since 1996. Supervisors now decide on the number of credit hours to be allocated for any particular course. The 20 credit hours previously allocated by the Board gives a guide for supervisors in making their credit hour allocation.

Previously approved by OT Australia (The Australian Association of Occupational Therapists-AAOT) for 12 CPD points. The AAOT no longer approves any training by any training providers. 

Each Course is held over six days. The Course times are from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm with a 1 hour lunch break and a 15 minute break during the middle of the morning and the middle of the afternoon. The Course content includes the course handbook, a text book and meals during the course hours from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm daily.

Course fee and discounts

  1. 8 week early bird fee (EB) for fees paid in full, 8 weeks in advance is $ 2,199 which includes GST.
  2. 4 week early bird fully paid fee $ 2,299, including GST.
    Full fee is $2,399, including GST.
    8 week early bird discount $200 and the 4 week discount is $100.

Any professional who has previously attended and completed this specific Advanced Clinical Course in the past can attend for the reduced fee of 50%.

Additional Skills contained in this course

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Focussed psychological Strategies (FPS)

An overview of the principles of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy is followed by the reinforcing use of CBT in trance, to strengthen positive realistic attitudes and healthy behaviours. Principles will include:

  • Theoretical models of cognitive and behavior modification
  • Modelling & rehearsal as patterns for behaviour
  • Stimulus control, contingency management
  • Dysfunctional thoughts or expectations,
  • Schemas or schemata
  • Irrational beliefs
  • Self instructional training
  • Structured problem solving
  • Attention regulation
  • Relaxation

Pyscho Education

Discusses the importance of demystifying the patient's illness to help the person improve their self efficacy and reduce anxiety:

  • Disorder prevalence
  • Related problems and symptoms
  • Aetiology and prognosis
  • Treatment options

**The RACGP only guarantees point allocation when both the participants and the convener comply with RACGP requirements.

 

Somnambulism & Rapid Inductions

Using Somnambulism

Reinforce your skills with rapid trance induction and deepening. Gain confidence having the hypnotised person talking whilst hypnotised. Learn to recognise the signs of somnambulism.

Includes:
Rapid induction techniques
Rapid deepening techniques
Directing conversations with the person in trance
Directing ideomotor signalling with the hypnotised person - more extensive use.

Time and Age Regression

Use the trance state to recall moments of pleasure or success from the past.
Use these positive experiences to achieve present day mood improvement and future successes.

Includes:

  • Time regression and revivification
  • Use of verbal tense to direct regression
  • Trance induction via utilization of a memory
  • Establishing positive memory "sanctuaries"
  • Hypermnesia and amnesia
  • Guidelines and cautions to enable accurate recall and avoid confabulation
  • How to avoid "false memory syndrome"
  • Ideomotor signalling
  • Emotional 'leap frog' technique Imagery regression
  • Time progression. Fantasy versus positive imaging
  • Re-orientation

Hypnoanalysis

Positive realistic reinterpretation is used to replace negative cognitive distortions.

Includes:

  • Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cognitive therapy in trance
  • Power of permission and restrictions in trance

Hypnoanalyisis Formula Includes:

  • History taking
  • Freeze framing the "video"
  • Uncovering negative self injunctions
  • Ventilation and guilt assessment
  • Positive reinterpretation
  • Positive counter suggestion formulation
  • Future auto suggestion

Catharsis - Abreaction

Reinforce your confidence in how to handle an abreaction. How to reduce, stop, delay or facilitate the release of pent up emotion.

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

An overview of the principles of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy is followed by the use of CBT in trance, to reinforce positive, realistic attitudes and healthy behaviours.

  • Theoretical models
  • Modelling & rehearsal as patterns for behaviour
  • Stimulus control, contingency management
  • Dysfunctional thoughts, schemas, expectations
  • Irrational beliefs
  • Self instructional training
  • Attention regulation

Pyscho Education

Discuss the importance of demystifying the patient's illness to help the person improve their self efficacy and reduce anxiety:

  • Disorder prevalence
  • Related problems and symptoms
  • Aetiology and prognosis
  • Treatment options

Skills Training

This is a combination of cognitive and behavioural strategies tailored to the individual. This is a solution based approach for a patient's particular problem including:

Structured Problem Solving
Motivational Interviewing
Social Skills Training
Stress Management

Specific topics will include:

  • Life Scripting
  • Mixed Anxiety - Depression
  • Phobias
  • Acute and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

  • *The RACGP only guarantees point allocation, when both the participants and the convener comply with RACGP requirements.

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 MidwivesGPMHSC Accredited ActivityThe College of Nursing CPD hoursapna endorsed 2016