Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques - AdvProfDip / BSc / GradCert

Attendance:
AdvProfDip - Part Time
BSc - Part Time
GradCert - Part Time
Starting:
September 2018
Campus:
Fees:
£2,400 (see below) for UK/EU Part Time 2018 entry (view all fees)

If you're a health professional who wants to improve your clinical skills by learning the theory and application of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, this course is for you. You will also learn how to develop communication and personal stress management skills working in a busy clinical setting.

You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of hypnosis and related techniques, will improve and enhance your consultation skills and widen your approaches to common mental health problems. Graduates will use your newly acquired skills in both NHS and private health care settings.

What's covered in the course?

You will learn through lead lectures, group discussion, practical demonstrations and guided student-to- student practice.

On successful completion of the course you will have the opportunity to go on to acquire accreditation with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).

You will be taught by experienced practising clinicians and academics from medicine, dentistry, psychology and nursing who are accredited by BSCAH.

The course will include four two-day attendance over a 10 month period at City South Campus where full access to library, student support and simulation facilities will be available.

“I’ve enjoyed the weekends and it’s fired my enthusiasm. The prospect of doing the academic bit was a bit scary but… the teaching/admin team/academic team/tutorial support are superb, a brilliant skill/experience mix’ Previous student

Why Choose Us?

  • BSCAH is a non-profit making registered charity.
  • The team delivering the course are members of the Midlands branch of BSCAH, practising clinicians, and form part of a development programme that has been running for 20 years.
  • You will be learning with clinicians who are medically qualified and understand your day to day pressures of clinical work.
  • You will have plenty of time to complete your written assignments to help you balance alongside your work commitments.
  • The qualification you receive can be included on your professional plate/correspondence.
  • You will have full NUS membership.
  • You will learn how to reduce your own professional/personal stress levels.

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Open Days

Our next Open Day for this course will take place in 2018. Register your interest and we'll let you know details as soon as they are available.

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This course is not open to International students

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Entry Requirements

UK students
Essential

Applicants must be a registrant with a professional regulatory body for example the GMC; GDC; NMC, HCPC, BaDn, BPS, BABCP (Accredited) and BABCP (Accredited.) If you are not registered with these please send your CV to Hilary Walker at bscahmidlandsbranch@outlook.com.

You must have GCSE English or equivalent

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
AdvProfDip Sep 2018 PT 12 months £2,400 (see below)
BSc Sep 2018 PT 12 months £2,400 (see below)
GradCert Sep 2018 PT 12 months £2,400 (see below)

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

How to apply

Apply through British Society Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, by emailing Hilary Walker to request an application form: bscahmidlandsbranch@outlook.com.

Fee payment

Fees should be paid directly to British Society Clinical and Academic Hypnosis.

Additional costs

We offer a wide range of professionally accredited and vocational courses that require the purchase of, among other things, uniforms, equipment, subscriptions, professional body memberships and DBS checks, and may require you to pay to attend conferences or participate in placements.

The link below provides our estimate of the possible costs associated with key activities on specific courses. Please bear in mind that these are only estimates of costs based on past student experience and feedback. The actual costs to you could vary considerably (either greater or lower than these estimates) depending on your choices as you progress through the course. We set out where we can, based on experience, where these indicative costs are for activities that are optional or compulsory.

All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

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This course is available part-time

Modules

Each module on the course consists of 200 hours of contact time and independent learning.

Modules one and two consist of:

  • Two 7.5 hour sessions of contact time (10 hours interactive lectures and 5 hours group/ individual activities and reflection)
  • 185 hours guided independent and online learning.

The final module will be delivered over a three month period consisting of:

  • Four 7.5 hour sessions of contact time (16 hours interactive lectures and 14 hours group/ individual activities and reflection)
  • 170 hours guided independent and online learning.
Module 1: Introduction to Hypnosis and related techniques: Underpinning Theory and Principles
20 credits

During this module, you will:

  1. Critique the literature and offer an informed opinion on the theoretical background, history, usage and contraindications of hypnosis in the clinical setting.
  2. Evaluate, critique and demonstrate the basic techniques of clinical hypnosis including assessing suitability and performing a simple induction using a recognised technique, utilising guided imagery and mindfulness.
  3. Critically analyse the major hypnotic techniques applicable to a range of conditions within own area of professional practice and within the major models of therapy including CBT, Mindfulness and Counselling.
  4. Critically evaluate and apply the professional, legal and ethical values that underpin your development as a competent practitioner of clinical hypnosis.

This module is assessed via a 3,000-word discursive essay.

Module 2: Hypnosis: Communication Skills, Personality and Effect on Treatment
20 credits

During this module, you will:

  1. Appraise the relevance of personality types and the history taking process for building rapport and effect on the application of hypnosis.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of and critically analyse the measurement of susceptibility to hypnosis and the connection to personality.
  3. Critically reflect on and evaluate the general principles of reframing in a given consultation with two patients or clients making comparisons with alternative theoretical approaches.
  4. Identify and appraise a range of listening and communication skills with specific reference to their use in hypnosis.

This module is assessed via a 3,000-word critical reflective essay.

Module 3: Hypnosis: Advanced Techniques
20 credits

During this module, you will:

  1. Appraise a range of language patterns and models of communication with specific reference to their use in hypnosis.
  2. Make critical judgements based on a comprehensive understanding of the use of dissociation in hypnosis and its distinction from the associated state.
  3. Articulate critical awareness and application of the major techniques and exercises used for developing personal and interpersonal excellence.
  4. Evaluate the principles of goal setting and timeline therapy within a hypnotherapeutic approach, evaluating their use in practice.
  5. Critically reflect on the strengths and limitations of their own professional practice of hypnosis and demonstrate depth of understanding, knowledge and skills for safe competent practice.

This module is assessed via:

  • Reflective essay 2,500 words (50 per cent)
  • Viva Voce 20 minutes (50 per cent).

How you learn

You will study part time, attending the University on a Friday and Saturday for the first two modules and a further two Fridays and Saturdays for the final module.

Tutorial support and supervision is available throughout the course and Moodle online resources supplement the face to face teaching.

Students enrolling on the course will have full access to the student support and our library and resources.

You will need to attend the University on the following dates:

  • Module 1 - 14-15 September 2018
  • Module 2 – 23-24 Nov 2018
  • Module 3A – 8-9 Feb 2019
  • Module 3B – 8-9 March 2019

Teaching description

This course will involve group work. You will be invited to work in pairs/threes/ small groups to practice techniques that have been demonstrated. Supervision and advice will be to hand for help and guidance.

You will be invited to discuss cases with the class. These can be from your professional or personal experiences. All cases will be dealt with confidentially. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss any work related problems you may have with implementation of your new skills with the other students/staff.

Past students have reported favourably on the feedback from their fellow clinicians when dealing with professional or personal matters.

Accreditation

After graduating from this course, you will have the opportunity to and achieve professional accreditation with BSCAH.

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British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis

Enhancing your employability skills

This course will give you enhanced communication skills with patients and clients.

You will also be able to support patients with relaxation and stress reduction strategies.

Previous students who have successfully integrated Clinical Hypnosis into their practice include:

  • A consultant psychiatrist
  • Dentists
  • A hospital based clinical psychologist
  • A consultant anaesthetist
  • A GP
  • Nurses
  • A physiotherapist
  • A paediatric nurse.

They have gone on to educate their respective teams about the benefits of communication techniques within clinical practice.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

We boast up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across.

These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Virtual Case Creator

For pre-registration midwives, Virtual Case Creator software contains a range of scenarios to let you experience birthing situations and decide on appropriate interventions in a safe environment.

Hospital Ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Biomedical Laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

You will have access to all of the University’s libraries, including the main Kenrick Library on the City North Campus, which is open for almost 90 hours a week and holds more than 320,000 books, 2,000 print journals and carries more than 4,000 electronic journals online.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Meet our staff

The staff teaching on this course are all healthcare professionals who continue to practise and teach Clinical Hypnosis to individuals and organisations outside of Birmingham City University.

Dr Trevor Hadfield MBBS DipOBST DCH MFFP NLPAdvPract AdvDipCH

Retired GP and Family Planning Trainer. He has pioneered training courses for nurses and other medical staff in hypnosis. A master practitioner in NLP and continues to study the teaching of hypnotic principles in the medical profession.

Jean Rogerson RGN AdvDipCH

Former Outpatient and Theatre Manager and regularly uses hypnosis in a hospital OPD. Jean teaches Clinical Hypnosis to medical professionals around the UK and is a member of the BSCAH Academic and accreditation Committee and is an accreditation assessor for the society.

Simon Barnett BDS LDSRCS AdvDipCH

Former Dental surgeon having worked in NHS and private dental practice for 20 years. After a spell as a lecturer and clinical tutor at Birmingham Dental Hospital he now devotes his time to teaching/practising Clinical Hypnosis and therapeutic counselling.

UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5595

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

Already applied?

Email the applications team

+44 (0)121 331 6295