This course is designed specifically for students who want to enter professional practice as clinical hypnotherapists. It builds on the knowledge of hypnosis you gain on the Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) course in Clinical Hypnosis.
You will continue developing your case-management skills, including the ability to assess, evaluate, and solve problems – identifying ethical issues within a therapeutic setting and applying these to clinical studies to include medical applications of hypnotherapy. You will develop a sound knowledge of how key psychotherapeutic disciplines inform hypnotherapeutic practice, and the ability to apply a more eclectic approach to therapy based on sound rationalised treatment strategies for clinical practice. You will learn to incorporate cognitive, behavioural, analytical and individual psychology approaches, as appropriate, to each setting.
Throughout the course, theory and practice interweave significantly. For example, content at Level 7 is a blend of theory and explanation, combined with practical application, and is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the theory and principles of clinical hypnotherapy.
The curriculum is designed to develop reflective and critical therapists who can provide excellence in managing and treating a wide range of symptoms, while integrating it fully into conventional medical environments.
Clinical Studies and Hypnotic Techniques
This module helps you apply clinical hypnosis to the therapeutic setting and develop skills that will inform professional clinical practice. We introduce the application of powerful hypnotic techniques that enhance the psychotherapeutic change process to the treatment of clinical and non-clinical symptoms.
You will develop your knowledge of hypnosis and learn how to apply it in a clinical setting. You will gain expertise in hypnotic techniques and the ability to communicate them in an effective and persuasive manner.
This module runs alongside Clinical Studies and Hypnotic Techniques, and considers all the major schools of psychotherapy, incorporating cognitive, behavioural, analytical and individual psychology approaches. We focus on identifying, refining and applying the psychological theories behind the major schools of psychotherapy to the hypnotic model. We explore and consider each approach with reference to clinical studies, and you learn and develop clinical expertise in psychotherapeutic interventions within Clinical Hypnotherapy.
You will have a CPPD in Clinical Hypnosis Level 6 and must undergo a current Advanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
We may accept applications from students with equivalent non-University of West London hypnotherapy qualifications that meet the learning requirements for CPPD Clinical Hypnosis – and who can show an ability to study at Level 6 by sitting the relevant CPPD assessments. Note: this does not give applicants a qualification.
LCCH will provide appropriate bridging courses for students who hold previous LCCH qualifications and wish to apply through bridging assessments into the postgraduate suite of Awards.
International entry criteriaInternational students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above (including at least 6.5 in the written paper), TOEFL paper based test score at 575 or above, TOEFL computer based test score at 232 or above, TOEFL internet base test score at 90 or above. Contact our International Office to find out what international qualifications you need to get onto a course www.uwl.ac.uk/international
During the course
Teaching methodsYour learning builds throughout the course as we introduce increasingly complex topics and clinical issues. This helps you develop an integrated and structured approach to treatment.
Through class discussion, study groups and supervision, we encourage you to analyse and reflect critically on your learning, and develop the level of critical thinking appropriate for professional practice.
The learning experience is very practical, and encourages you to develop a much deeper understanding of the theories behind hypnotic techniques and therapeutic processes. We encourage analysis and reflection on your own learning, which is key to your success with this course and beyond.
The course includes lectures, tutor-led group discussions, student-led learning groups, tutorials and independent study.
Student supportWest London Online (Blackboard) keeps you informed of upcoming assignments and essential or useful class materials.
On course completion
Career progressionOn completing this course, you will be qualified and equipped to enter professional practice in Clinical Hypnotherapy. The course can also be hugely beneficial to practicing qualified therapists who want to enrich and enhance their knowledge, approaches and techniques.
Study progressionThere are also teaching and training opportunities available in this field, or you can go on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, or an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy.