Graduates of the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute and other schools can become Associate or Professional Members of ATPH (previously http://ATPH.org)
Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnotherapy (ATPH) Professional and Associate Memberships are available below.
ATPH is a professional hypnosis organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the profession of Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnotherapy through supporting hypnotists and hypnotherapists. It was founded in 1995 by Anne Salisbury, PhD, MBA, NLP, CCHt.
- Associate Membership has no certification requirements.
- Professional Membership requires 150 hours of more of documented hypnosis training (list your training hours, school name, location and year completed on your order form).
- Membership is valid upon date of issue and has no expiration date.
- Upon reviewing & approving your application we will send you your Professional or Associate certificate and how to apply for Professional Liability Insurance (for Professionals). You need the certificate number when applying for insurance
ATPH Guidelines for Professional Practice
- The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each client shall always be of utmost consideration.
- Any conduct which could be construed as moral impropriety or sexual misconduct with a client shall be avoided.
- Hypnosis shall be used within the limits of a member¹s training and competence.
- Members shall be honest and ethical in all of their business dealings and promotional activities.
- Members shall not communicate false or exaggerated claims regarding hypnosis but shall inform and educate the public of the true potentials of hypnosis.
- Hypnosis shall be utilized in accordance with established laws and regulations.
- The desires and rights of the clients shall be respected at all times.
- Members shall conduct themselves in a professional, ethical and respectful manner toward clients, colleagues, other professionals and society.
II. Practice of Hypnosis
- Only induction methods and suggestions that are respectful to the client shall be used.
- Hypnosis shall be used to motivate clients to eliminate negative or unwanted habits and to facilitate the learning process to achieve vocational, avocational, legal and ethical goals.
- Positive post-hypnotic suggestions shall be employed to meet the needs of the client.
- When bringing a client out of trance, all unnecessary suggestions shall be removed prior to bringing a client out of trance. Positive suggestions of well-being shall be given prior to re-alerting. Sudden re-alerting methods shall be avoided.
- Proper professional practice records shall be maintained.
- Members agree to withdraw voluntarily from the practice of hypnosis or hypnotherapy if they are no longer competent to perform the functions of their practice due to physical or mental impairment, or alcohol or drug abuse.
III. Rights of the Clients
- Audio or visual recording or third party observation shall be conducted only with the consent of the client.
- Identifiable, confidential client information shall not be used in teaching, writing or public presentations without prior written consent of the client.
IV. Dual Relationships
- Dual relationship occurs when the professional engages in a separate and distinct relationship either at the same time as the therapeutic relationship or during a reasonable period of time following termination of the therapeutic relationship.
- Members shall seek to avoid dual relationships with their clients, for example, those involving money, bartering, or sex.
- Sexual contact or intimacy with a client or the immediate relative of a client is considered unethical.
- Personal, financial, social, and emotional needs of the member shall never be placed above clients’ therapeutic interests.