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

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REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

 

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 will be available to physicians; dentists; doctoral level speech pathologists; doctoral level practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine); those with a masters or higher degree in psychology, marital/family therapy (or couples/family therapy), counseling, nursing, physicians assistants, social work (accredited by the Council on Social Work Education), health coaching, or physical and occupational therapy.

All members: 1) shall be licensed or certified for practice in the state/province in which they practice, 2) shall have a faculty or research position at a university or other research facility, or shall be conducting research on hypnosis which has the potential to make a bona fide contribution to the literature, or 3) shall be retired in good standing. All shall agree to the code of ethics of the SCEH. Failure to abide by the code of ethics can result in suspension or expulsion from membership in SCEH and other actions. They shall have received their degree from a University or College accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body. Membership status is awarded to individuals by the Credentials and Membership Committee based on the information provided in the application form. Full members shall have the right to vote, hold office, and chair a standing committee. If a person does not qualify for membership in SCEH but has made exceptional contributions to the field of hypnosis, s/he may be nominated by a fellow of the society for full membership. The Executive Council must then accept or reject the application by majority vote.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATE Membership : will be available to those with a bachelors or higher degree and licensure in nursing, dental hygiene, or mental health counsellors/associates. Professional Affiliates shall agree to abide by the code of ethics of the SCEH. Failure to abide by the code of ethics can result in suspension or expulsion from membership in SCEH and other actions. They shall have received their degree from a University or College accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body. Membership status is awarded to individuals by the Credentials and Membership Committee based on the information provided in the application form. Professional affiliate members shall receive all the privileges of membership with the exception of the right to vote or hold office.


STUDENT AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

STUDENT AFFILIATE membership will be made available to candidates (students, interns or residents) to those degrees implicit to Article I, Section 2 of the Bylaws of this Constitution. A document verifying their candidacy or student status shall accompany their application. Verifying documents can be letters from the chairs of their respective department or an academic mentor or faculty of their university, etc. They shall also agree to the code of ethics of the SCEH. Student affiliate status shall be limited to the period during which the affiliate is officially an intern, a resident, or a student working for the appropriate degree, as described above. A student affiliate shall receive all the privileges of membership with the exception of the right to vote or hold office.

 

Annual Dues:

Full Membership - $165   (former Clinical and Experimental categories)

Professional Affiliate - $165
Student Affiliate Membership  $49

 

MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL

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.

DON'T MISS IMPORTANT COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SOCIETY

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