Future developments in professional hypnosis training: A review and critique of available training with consideration for development of a nationally coordinated program

Joseph R. Dane, Rodger Kessler

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This article seeks to review current training models of hypnosis within a framework of basic distinctions between 2 primary goals of professional training programs and 3 primary aspects of professional training models. We focus on a description and critique of available training programs in the context of progress which has been achieved in the teaching of professional hypnosis. Programs within and the United States, Australia, and the Netherlands are reviewed, along with efforts to implement an “Americanized” version of training which incorporates desirable aspects of these latter programs. Suggestions are also made for what might be gained from adoption of a nationally coordinated program of training in professional hypnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-54
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998


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  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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