Professional hypnosis organization dedicated to supporting hypnotists and hypnotherapists and issuing hypnotist, hypnotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist certifications.
Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnotherapy
P. O. Box 18409, Golden, Colorado 80402 USA
ATPH.org • info@ATPH.org
ATPH is a professional association dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the profession of Transpersonal Psychology & Hypnotherapy. It was founded by Anne Salisbury, PhD, MBA, NLP, CCHt in 1995.
ATPH Functions in Two Capacities
- ATPH issues certifications of Hypnotist (25 hours), Hypnotherapist (150 hours) and Clinical Hypnotherapist (300 hours) after certifying hours of completion. These certifications are issued to THI graduates. They can last a lifetime.
- ATPH offers memberships to support hypnotists and hypnotherapists.
Membership is Available in Two Categories
Professional Member: If you have trained for 150 hours or more you may apply for Professional Membership. Continuing education hours are not required to renew your membership. Professional Liability Insurance is available to you.
Associate Member: If you have trained for less than 150 hours you may join as an Associate Member.
Membership is valid from June 1 – May 31 of the next year. As a member of ATPH, you receive the following benefits for your annual fee:
- A Professional or Associate Certificate of Membership suitable for framing.
- Eligibility to apply for Professional Liability Insurance as a Professional Member.
- The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each client shall always be of utmost consideration.
- Any conduct which could be construed as moral impropriety or sexual misconduct with a client shall be avoided.
- Hypnosis shall be used within the limits of a member¹s training and competence.
- Members shall be honest and ethical in all of their business dealings and promotional activities.
- Members shall not communicate false or exaggerated claims regarding hypnosis but shall inform and educate the public of the true potentials of hypnosis.
- Hypnosis shall be utilized in accordance with established laws and regulations.
- The desires and rights of the clients shall be respected at all times.
- Members shall conduct themselves in a professional, ethical and respectful manner toward clients, colleagues, other professionals and society.
II. Practice of Hypnosis
- Only induction methods and suggestions that are respectful to the client shall be used.
- Hypnosis shall be used to motivate clients to eliminate negative or unwanted habits and to facilitate the learning process to achieve vocational, avocational, legal and ethical goals.
- Positive post-hypnotic suggestions shall be employed to meet the needs of the client.
- When bringing a client out of trance, all unnecessary suggestions shall be removed prior to bringing a client out of trance. Positive suggestions of well-being shall be given prior to re-alerting. Sudden re-alerting methods shall be avoided.
- Proper professional practice records shall be maintained.
- Members agree to withdraw voluntarily from the practice of hypnosis or hypnotherapy if they are no longer competent to perform the functions of their practice due to physical or mental impairment, or alcohol or drug abuse.
III. Rights of the Clients
- Audio or visual recording or third party observation shall be conducted only with the consent of the client.
- Identifiable, confidential client information shall not be used in teaching, writing or public presentations without prior written consent of the client.
IV. Dual Relationships
- Dual relationship occurs when the professional engages in a separate and distinct relationship either at the same time as the therapeutic relationship or during a reasonable period of time following termination of the therapeutic relationship.
- Members shall seek to avoid dual relationships with their clients, for example, those involving money, bartering, or sex.
- Sexual contact or intimacy with a client or the immediate relative of a client is considered unethical.
- Personal, financial, social, and emotional needs of the member shall never be placed above clients’ therapeutic interests.