SCEh apply for membership

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) is an international organization of psychologists, psychiatrists and other physicians, 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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How to Join
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Printable PDF -  - Updated May 2022
Please keep a copy of your application for your records. Please type, or print legibly. Only updated copies of our application form can be accepted.
Please mail hard copy application forms -- with your payment -- to:

Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis
P.O. Box 6027
Chelsea, MA 02150

* For your security, DO NOT email or fax this form if including credit card information. Please mail it.


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 Member. Full membership will be available to physicians; dentists; doctoral level speech pathologists and pharmacists; 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. Membership will also be available to those with a bachelors or higher degree and licensure as nurses, dental hygienists, paramedics, midwives, or mental health counsellors/associates.
All members: 1) shall be currently licensed or certified for practice in the state/province in which they practice, 2) or 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 from their professional work in good standing.  All members shall agree to the code of ethics of SCEH. Failure to abide by the code of ethics can result in suspension or expulsion from membership in SCEH, and other actions. The members 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.



Student Affiliate Membership will be made available to candidates (students, interns or residents) to those degrees noted above. A document verifying their 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 SCEH. Student affiliate status shall be limited to the period during which the affiliate is officially an intern, a resident, or a student working toward 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not send copies of transcripts or invoices since these do not fulfill the verification requirement outlines in our bylaws. 

Annual Dues (calendar basis, January 1 through December 31):

Full Membership - $165  

Student Affiliate Membership  $49

Member Directory

Members are listed in the Member Directory, and include multiple specialty areas.  Login is required.  Members may opt not to be displayed


Your application will be reviewed by the SCEH Membership Committee upon receipt of a complete membership application and payment. Note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

On average, this process takes about two to three weeks. 

You will be notified by email, so please be sure to add the addresses below to your address book (see section below). 

If you are found ineligible for membership, we will refund your application fee.


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