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The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) is an international organization of psychologists, physicians, psychiatrists, dentists, social workers and master's level nurses and certain other professionals who are dedicated to the highest level of scientific inquiry and the conscientious application of hypnosis in two settings; clinical and experimental.  Please refer to detailed member requirements below.

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (Printable PDF - Revised November 2016)
Please keep a copy of your application for your records. Please type, or print legibly. 
Please mail printed forms -- with your payment -- to:

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
305 Commandants Way – Commoncove Suite 100
Chelsea, MA 02150-4057

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Full members shall have the right to vote, hold office, and chair a standing committee.  Members are listed in the Member Directory, and may be listed under multiple specialty areas.

Membership Categories

Membership status is awarded to individuals by the Credentials and Membership Committee based on the information provided in your application. Individual memberships are not transferable. Membership does not certify competence in hypnotherapy and cannot be used as an indication of competence in any representation to the public.

Full Membership:
Full Membership is available to physicians, dentists, doctoral level psychologists, social workers who have been awarded a Master's or doctoral degree in social work by a university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, licensed professional Counselors, doctoral level speech pathologists qualified for membership in the American Psychological Association, chiropractors and those with a Master's degree in nursing, psychology or marital/family therapy, doctoral level practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine who are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), or other fields recommended by the Credentials and Membership Chair and approved by the Executive Committee.

All full members shall have received their degree from a University or College accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body; shall be licensed or certified at the independent practice level in the state/province in which they practice OR shall have a faculty or senior level research position at a university or other research facility, or shall be conducting research on hypnosis which has the potential to make a bone fide contribution to the literature; have an interest in hypnosis; and agree to the code of ethics of the SCEH. Full Members shall have the right to vote, hold office, and chair a standing committee.

Student Membership:
Student Membership is available to candidates for one of the degrees required for full membership. For example, student membership is available to students in pursuit of doctorates or who are serving an internship or residency, students in programs approved by the Council of Social Work Education leading to a masters degree in social work, or students in programs leading to a masters degree in nursing. An appropriate letter from the chair of the department or an executive officer of the institution shall accompany this application verifying current student status. Additionally, Student Members shall have an interest in hypnosis and agree to the code of ethics of the SCEH. A Student Member shall receive all the privileges of Membership with the exception of the right to vote or hold office.


Annual Dues:

Full Membership - $165 per year   (former Clinical and Experimental categories)
Student Affiliate Membership  $49 per year



Your application will be reviewed by the SCEH Membership Committee upon receipt of a complete membership application and payment.  At a time when managed care companies and the general public seek ways to establish those who are truly competent to deliver specialized clinical services, this process alone is a way to demonstrate that your training and credentials have been found to be acceptable by a committee of experts in the field.  If you are found ineligible for membership, we will refund your application fee.



Print a short membership brochure here.  Click here for more details on SCEH member benefits.


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