Applications have been made to several funds to apply for Private Health Fund Benefits for Hypnotherapy Services provided by graduates of the College of Medical Hypnosis Clinical Course CBT - FPS and the Advanced Clinical CBT - FPS Courses.

We are making enquiries as to whether we should advise postgraduates to ring or write to your health fund to request that you acquire provider status for the provision of hypnotherapy services, not to be regarded as a hypnotherapist but to be an AHPRA registered health professional or social worker (registered with the AASW) who provides hypnotherapy services. The health funds respond to the needs of their members and one very large fund is looking to cancel hypnotherapy services because of the lack of claims for hypnotherapy by it's members.

This is applicable for nurses and dentists who do not have Medicare funding for the psychological services which they provide including hypnotherapy and for psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists when the 10 item numbers for the Focussed psychological Strategies sessions have been concluded. 

The Australian Psychological Society has approved the listing of the Clinical Course for April in Sydney to be placed onto the APS website in the Events Section. The link is as follows:

The Australian Association of Social Workers has approved the Clinical Course for Social Worker members for another year until the end of March 2015.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has approved the Clinical Course for the 2014 to 2016 triennium for vocationally registered general practitioners (VRGPs) for:

  • 6 Active Learning Modules (ALM's) each worth 40 category 1 points. VR GPs need a minimum of 2 ALM's (80 CPD points) out of a total 130 CPD points required per triennium. The remainder of the points can be acquired from either category 1 or category 2 activities *.
  • This course covers the complete educational requirement for VR GPs for the triennium, except for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and clinical audit.

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has approved the Clinical Course for both: Mental Health Skills Training (MH-ST) formerly termed level 1 and Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) Skills Training (FPS-ST), formerly termed level 2 mental health training, for GPs to apply to Medicare Australia to utilise FPS related mental health item numbers.

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has approved the Clinical Course for 48 CPD credit hours. 

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) has approved the Clinical Course for 48 CPE points. 

The Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) has approved the Clinical Course for 48 CPD hours.

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

The Autralian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) CPD criteria are met for the Clinical Course.

Psychiatrists are able to allocate 48 PD credit hours for the Clinical Course.

Physicians can allocate CPD credit hours under 'Structured Learning Projects' for the Clinical Course.

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has approved the Clinical Course for GPs for FPS Continuing Professional Development (FPS-CPD) to re-register with Medicare for FPS skills related Medicare item numbers. Re-applications are also being  made for the Advanced Clinical Courses and the One Day Mental Health Module to likewise be re-approved for FPS-CPD.

All College of Medical Hypnosisi training has Early Bird Discounts in 2014.

The first Sydney Clinical Course in April has 3 and 6 week Early Bird discounts to give participants the opportunity to book for this course.

All other training has 4 and 8 week Early Bird rates.


The timetable for 2014 is now available on this website. It was posted on the 20/01/14.
Click here to view the 2014 training timetable.

You can now complete an application form for any of the College of Medical Hypnosis - CMH Training Activities. 

Send your application to us with evidence of your national health practitioner registration or AASW membership in order to reserve a training position and to secure the early bird rates.

Please check training course availability with the CMH before making an application.

The first Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT-FPS) course will be held in Sydney from the 7 to the 12 of April 2014 with multiple professional CPD approvals. Practical and cost effective, it is designed to benefit you in your personal life as well as in your professional life.

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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