Professional Doctorate in AdvProfDip | GradCert | PgCert - Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques

    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    Do you want to learn the theory and application of clinical hypnotherapy? This course will help you gain theoretical and practical knowledge of hypnosis and related techniques. You will improve and enhance your consultation skills and widen your approaches to common mental health problems.

    This programme can be studied part-time at a variety of levels and is run in partnership with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). 

    What's covered in the course?

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

    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.

    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.

    How you learn

    You will study part time, 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.

    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.


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


    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.

    Visit the AdvProfDip | GradCert | PgCert - Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

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    “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’

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    Entry Requirements

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

    You must have GCSE English or equivalent

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