To be eligible for Full Membership in ASCH, applicants must hold a masters degree or better in a health care discipline deemed appropriate by the Society. The degree must be awarded from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body. In addition, applicants must be licensed or certified in the state in which they practice. The applicant must also be eligible for, or a member of, a professional society consistent with their degree, such as the AMA, APA or ADA, have a stated interest in the clinical use of hypnosis, and have completed twenty hours of ASCH approved clinical hypnosis training. As a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and as a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and someone who has completed 20 hours of training thus far in hypnosis, I meet the qualifications.
I am in the process of learning more about hypnosis. I still consider myself a beginner, but I am learning quickly. In June, I will be going to another 20 hour training where I will learn more about hypnosis and be able to do more. In a year or two, I anticipate being able to apply for the Certification in Cliinical Hypnosis credential, which will mean that I have had sufficient training and experience to be recognized by ASCH as a certified provider of hypnotherapy.
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