Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

To promote excellence and progress in hypnosis research, education, and clinical practice.

Vision

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) is an international society whose mission is to promote excellence and progress in hypnosis research, education, and clinical practice.  SCEH has assumed a leadership role among professional hypnosis societies, while collaborating freely and enthusiastically with ASCH, ISH and Division 30 of the American Psychological Association. A distinquishing feature of the Society is its emphasis on empirical inquiry and the evidence-base of hypnosis.

The Society's hypnosis training programs are scientifically based and recognized by professional schools (medical, dental, psychology, social work). SCEH also offers hypnosis certification programs for clinicians and researchers. These are Certification in Clinical Hypnosis (CCH) for clinicians, Certification in Academic and Research Applications of Hypnosis (CARH) for researchers and educators.  Among other SCEH member benefits are the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the Society's quarterly scholarly journal, a mentorship program, newsletter and book discounts.  

Society members include leaders in the hypnosis field, and include 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.  Student membership is open to those pursuing advanced training in these areas.

Values

  • Professionalism
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Competence in Clinical Practice
  • Developing Techniques with Enhanced Utility and Applicability to Clinical Care
  • Using Hypnosis to Enhance Our Own Growth and that of Our Patients
  • Strengthening the Evidence Base of  Practice by Incorporating Research Findings into Clinical Practice
  • Teaching and Life-Long Learning