Many International Organizations Support Hypnosis!
There are several accredited organizations that promote the use and study of clinical hypnosis. Registration for memberships within these organizations demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct. These organizations exist so that you can choose a therapist with confidence.
The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH)
The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists(NBCCH) was organized in 1991 as an educational, scientific, and professional organization dedicated to professionalizing the mental health specialty of hypnotherapy. The Board is committed to reflecting the diversity of its constituents and providing information to the public.
NBCCH certified professionals include: State licensed addictions and substance abuse counselors, chiropractors, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, school counselors, clinical social workers, and pastoral counselors who are full clinical members of the American Pastoral Counselors Association.
American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association
American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association (APMHA) was formed in 1992 by a group of licensed therapists as an alternative for professionals to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the ethical use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. While there were several national hypnosis associations in existence, there was a gap remaining for a particular professional population, most frequently Master’s level practitioners, but also Ph.D.s who didn’t receive their training from the specific organizations who sought their memberships.
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is the largest U.S. organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis. Founded by Milton H. Erickson, MD in 1957, ASCH promotes greater acceptance of hypnosis as a clinical tool with broad applications. Today, ASCH offers professional hypnosis training workshops, certification, and networking opportunities that can enhance both professional and personal lives.
The Council of Professional Hypnosis Organizations
The Council of Professional Hypnosis Organizations (COPHO) was founded on September 23, 1989. It is comprised of hypnosis organizations throughout the United States, which represent in excess of 12,000 practicing hypnotists. The purpose of COPHO is to unify the profession of hypnosis by providing leadership and the promotion of standards for its practice.
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
For over 60 years, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH) has been the leading voice in hypnosis for researchers, scholars, and clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, social work, dentistry , and medical specialties. In fact, the IJCEH has been consistently ranked as one of the most influential publications in these respective fields, according to citation impact statistics (Source: SSCI Journal Citation Report). Whether you are involved in clinical work, counseling, research, or teaching, the IJCEH is your single essential resource to stay informed on the latest developments in hypnosis.
National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc
The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc.is a not-for-profit, educational corporation in the State of New Hampshire. Officially founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950 the Guild is a professional organization composed of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism. This unique organization continues to encourage an eclectic exchange of ideas, fellowship, mutual trust and cooperation among members – while promoting and protecting the art, science and philosophy of hypnotism.
Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc.
The AACHP is a recognized professional association with strict membership criteria and practicing members of the AACHP are eligible to join the Australian National Hypnotherapy Register (ANHR). Professional Clinical Members of the AACHP are recognized Hypnotherapy providers with Medibank Private; CBHS; Australian Unity; Phoenix Health Fund; RT Health Fund; Westfund Ltd; Teachers Health; Healthcare Insurance Ltd and Grand United Health and the AACHP is currently awaiting confirmation of provider recognition from additional major health insurance companies. This recognition by the health industry means that members of the public seeking the help of a professional clinical hypnotherapist can feel confident about approaching any of the practicing members, all of whom have successfully completed approved training courses, are bound by a strict code of ethics and are required to complete on-going supervision and professional development on an annual basis to continually refresh and enhance their skills and knowledge.
Australian Hypnotherapists Association / Australian Hypnotherapists Association
The AHA is the National Registration Body for hypnotherapists and has been the premier association for hypnotherapy and hypnotherapists since 1949, it is the oldest and largest hypnotherapy organization in Australia. Registration with such a professional body reflects a hypnotherapist’s willingness to demonstrate to the public a strong desire to be accountable. Registration is the only formal process that members of the public can rely on in relation to standards and accountability.
Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada)
The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy, Inc. has been formed as a voluntary membership organization and association to provide the service of networking, education, promotion, and marketing for our member therapists.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.