The International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy
The International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy is a worldwide hypnosis association organization that provides education to the public and professionals via live training classes and homestudy courses about the benefits of clinical hypnosis, and recognizes hypnosis certification programs and hypnotherapy certification courses.
It was created to set international standards of excellence, and to promote clinical hypnotherapy and related fields of social science. Our broadest goals are to insure quality hypnosis training opportunities and help enhance the standing of clinical hypnotherapy. Our narrower focus is to assist individuals and organizations in being recognized for achieving a level of quality within the field of hypnotherapy.
ICBCH Hypnosis School Code of Ethical Principles:
a.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists promote client autonomy.
b.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists respect clients and promote what is healthy for clients.
c.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists do not engage in behaviors that cause harm to clients or that exploit clients.
d.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists value continuing education and seek opportunities to continue to grow in knowledge.
e.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists recognize both the benefits and the limitations of clinical hypnosis.
f.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists promote hypnotherapy with demonstrated efficacy rather than pseudoscience or modalities of hypnosis that are merely speculative.
g.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists accurately represent their educational experiences to clients.
h.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists recognize the need for psychological and medical referrals to other professionals and build relationships with other disciplines of helping.
I.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists provide clients with informed consent at the outset of hypnotherapy.
j.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists keep client information confidential, except when required by law, or with the client’s written consent prior to release of confidential information.
k.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists avoid dual-relationships and sexual contact with clients.
l.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists provide services in the context of professional business arrangements, and establish fees and payment arrangements clearly understood by clients.
m.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists recognize the need to adhere to the principles of respecting others and publicly demonstrating hypnosis in non-clinical settings.
n.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists accurately represent credentials.
o.) ICBCH Certified Hypnotherapists promote public awareness of hypnotherapy.
p.) ICBCH Members do not solicit other members or clients about joining multi-level marketing programs
We are proud to be a part of this orgination and hold to it’s high standards of Hypnosis and training standards.
Certified Hypnotist (C.Ht.)
This title is reserved for associate members of the ICBCH and is the most basic level of recognition.
The requirements for associate membership and certification include completion of an ICBCH live or homestudy 20-hour clinical hypnosis certification program.
This level of certification is designed for those who are not licensed as mental health professionals, but have learned the 5-stages of the hypnotic process and use hypnosis primarily to enhance personal life goals and to help people achieve the physical and mental benefits of hypnosis.
To earn this certification, you must successfully complete a 20-hour ICBCH approved training course.
Certified Professional Hypnotist (C.P.H.)
This title is for those who intend to or are practicing hypnosis professionally but are otherwise unlicensed.
Requirements for this level of certification include completion of an approved basic 20-hour certification program, plus an additional 30 hours of ICBCH approved training (50-hours total).
Current Members of the ICBCH who are certified by another professional organization with substantially similar training requirements may apply for CPH status through reciprocity.
To earn this certification, you must successfully complete a minimum of 50-hours of ICBCH approved training coursework.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.C.H.)
and Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCH/AC)
In most states the practice of “therapy” or use of the word “therapy” is legally reserved for those with licensure or certification in a mental health, medical or healing arts-related discipline.
The ICBCH will award status as a ‘Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist’ only to those who are certified or licensed by a state or recognized national board in healthcare, medical, mental health professions, or another healing arts license or certification.
ICBCH members who complete an approved 20-hour homestudy or live certification and are licensed or certified by an acceptable organization or state licensing board will be designated as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.C.H.).
ICBCH members who complete 50-hours homestudy or live certification and are licensed or certified by an acceptable organization or state licensing board will be designated as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist / Advanced Certification (CCH/AC).
Diplomate of the ICBCH
Diplomate status is reserved for those who are ICBCH certified as Clinical Hypnotherapists (CHT) or Professional Hypnotists (CPH) and complete 100 hours of hypnosis instruction through the ICBCH or another recognized provider.
ICBCH Members with 200 clock hours of documented training in the science of clinical hypnosis AND 3 years of practical experience.