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Counseling and Interviewing - Online Course

Presented By: Cheryl O'Neil

Cheryl O'Neil

Presented by HMI's Cheryl O'Neil, C.Ht., this lesson compares and contrasts the counseling styles and strategies of Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Humanism as well as Freud, Carl Rogers and others.

Cheryl guides the students in the successful integration of these styles into their Hypnotherapy careers. Each class begins with a Group Imagery experience to help students prepare to become successful hypnotherapists. Partnering up for practice is also a part of each class.

This four lesson course is a required core curriculum for HMI Resident Students/Interns, now through the magic of streaming video you can learn and add these skills to your hypnotherapy practice from the comfort of your own home.

What this Course Contains

Class 1: Main topic focused on Preparing to Interview and Counsel, Psycho-Spiritual Thoughts and Questions discussed and exercise practiced in pairs, Directive and Non-Directive Listening Response discussed, Projection Exercise practiced in group and pairs.

Class 2: Main topic focused on Evolution of Counseling Approaches: Analytical, Behavioral, and Humanistic with the emphasis on the first two. Also, topics discussed of First Session Review, Interviewing Objectives, and Erick Erickson’s Psycho-Social Stages of Development. Practice in pairs doing Interviewing Objectives and The Just Listen Exercise.

Class 3: Consciousness Exercise from homework assignment discussed, Humanistic approach to therapy, Carl Rogers noted and Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Review of HMI Counseling Tools, other kinds of tools, instructor demos, practice in pairs with Interview Objectives and/or Just Listen Exercise.

Class 4: “Dos and Don’ts” of Counseling discussed, Remaining demos/tools from Class Three completed, Putting it all together with E&P discussion, Secrets of Successful Relationships, and practice in pairs with E&P Questions.

This Online Continuing Education Course Includes

  • 180 Days Access
  • 8 Hours of Streaming Video Instruction
  • 12 Page PDF Workbook
  • Online Quiz with True/False and Multiple Choice Questions

Counseling and Interviewing – $159.00

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Real Time Student Comments

Counseling and Interviewing
2020-10-04 at 23:22 Pacific Time

Great lessons! Slight review of the distance, and so many in-depth samples. I LOVED how Ms. O'Neil opened each lesson with a hypnosis journey! I hope all the other AHA sessions are like these.
LaNeesha from Placentia, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2020-07-14 at 11:24 Pacific Time

Great lesson, I loved it. Very interesting to know.
Bernardo from Mission, Texas, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2020-05-19 at 16:41 Pacific Time

I am using the tools provided in this class to help me understand my clients; and because of that I feel much more comfortable about my suggestions to clients.
Josey from Ukiah, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-12-03 at 07:59 Pacific Time

Wonderful course! So interesting and joyful!
Yulia from Krasnodar, RU


Counseling and Interviewing
2020-09-19 at 11:00 Pacific Time

This course touches on a lot of information for me, this will require more research. Your positivity and graceful teaching style are really appreciated.
Lis from Pleasanton, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-07-27 at 06:46 Pacific Time

I learned today the basics of hypnocounseling that I can use in my practice.
Hossam from Fort Wayne, Indiana, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-06-20 at 12:01 Pacific Time

My favorite part was the E&P stuff at the end, the fourth lesson was definitely a great one from beginning to end!
Nicholas from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-04-12 at 23:07 Pacific Time

What a wonderful and fun class!
Pamala from Topsham, Maine, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-04-08 at 13:50 Pacific Time

An amazing class about comparing and contrasting the counseling styles and strategies of Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Humanism as well as Freud, Carl Rogers and others. Thank you so much.
Viyan from Vancouver, British Columbia, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-03-29 at 12:30 Pacific Time

I really enjoy Cheryl's style, so easy and educational.
Shukri from Riyadh, Central State, SA


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-03-04 at 07:17 Pacific Time

It is very interesting and would be worth reviewing regularly.
Louis from Dieppe, New Brunswick, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-02-10 at 17:55 Pacific Time

Fantastic instructor and material.
Alicia from Cutler Bay, Florida, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2019-01-09 at 15:53 Pacific Time

I loved this class. Always love Cheryl's classes. Thank you.
Sherry from Magnolia, Delaware, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-11-12 at 14:34 Pacific Time

Cheryl is a great teacher. I always enjoy her classes. Thank you for the list of questions (cheat sheet), that will be very helpful.
Kari from Monument, Colorado, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-10-20 at 18:19 Pacific Time

Great class. Good perspectives. Like the emotional and physical information.
Michelle from Old Monroe, Missouri, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-11-17 at 02:28 Pacific Time

I have learned many new things in this lesson, which are very valuable to me. Thank you.
Andrei from Cotu Vames, Neamt, RO


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-08-20 at 13:34 Pacific Time

This class has helped me. The group hypno Cheryl does in the beginning of each class helped me come up with my own "stuff" to work on and is wonderfully demonstrated so we can use on our own clients as well. It helps to really dive into different theories and how we can use various techniques when interviewing our clients to get the most out of a session. I'm also grateful E&P was discussed a little more further. Great class!
Lana from Centralia, Washington, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-07-28 at 16:00 Pacific Time

Love Cheryl, this class was fabulous!
Kathy from Santa Barbara, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-07-27 at 12:54 Pacific Time

Brilliant class! Cheryl presents this material in an engaging, fun and interesting way. I can't wait to integrate the techniques and knowledge I gained in this class to hep my clients achieve their goals.
Sara from Valencia, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-05-22 at 23:03 Pacific Time

Very interesting. Good work on E&P provided. Challenging.
Arimantas from Clarksville, Tennessee, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-02-20 at 11:09 Pacific Time

I found this course to be extremely informative. Cheryl explains the material very well. It's a wonderful asset to any hypnotherapist's practice!
Beth from Sunrise, Florida, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-01-23 at 21:42 Pacific Time

I continue to be amazed at the high level of instructors in this school.
Mel from Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-01-20 at 21:50 Pacific Time

Understand the various interview approaches, good overview and porcupine sales in this class make it fun.
Yanjin from Yichun, Jiangxi, CN


Counseling and Interviewing
2018-01-16 at 17:54 Pacific Time

Great class, learned a lot from all the examples and theories.
Emilia from San Francisco, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2017-07-30 at 14:07 Pacific Time

Great class. There is a lot of useful information for new hypnotherapists. Thank you.
Minh from Davenport, Iowa, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2017-08-02 at 19:59 Pacific Time

I loved it! Cheryl is fabulous. I really enjoyed her hypnosis at the beginning of each class.
Susanna from Hailey, Idaho, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2017-04-15 at 03:13 Pacific Time

Love Cheryl's classes. Thank you for another informative lesson.
Sheila from Grenfell, Saskatchewan, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2017-03-18 at 19:32 Pacific Time

Overall, another beneficial course. I've been seeing clients for over a year but always looking for more insight into understanding client behavior.
Kris from Bozeman, Montana, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2017-03-14 at 17:05 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class. Cheryl is super great! I have been practicing in my private hypnotherapy business since 2013 and I felt like I relearned a lot. Thank you!
Darlene from Nashville, Tennessee, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2017-01-17 at 01:24 Pacific Time

Questions are hard when there are so many classes and no reference to them in the workbook.
Rita from Kelowna, British Columbia, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-12-05 at 13:58 Pacific Time

I found this lesson very informative. Lots of concepts for further research and understanding. I enjoyed it.
Shannon from Entwistle, Alberta, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-11-29 at 11:59 Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson. I learned a lot.
Carol from Kankakee, Illinois, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-08-31 at 21:06 Pacific Time

Love this in depth class.
Tony from Riverdale, Utah, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-08-24 at 17:42 Pacific Time

The class was very informative.
Timothy from Hudson, New Hampshire, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-08-08 at 18:08 Pacific Time

Very good course! I like the way the teacher talks about psychology and hypnosis.
Alberto from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, BR


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-08-03 at 20:51 Pacific Time

Very interesting class. I would prefer less E&P material.
Richard from Sammamish, Washington, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-07-24 at 12:11 Pacific Time

Due to WiFi, only saw part of first video session, so on that alone and the workbook, looking forward to getting to a place on the planet were I can watch and learn from the rest of the course. Very enlightening.
Mary from Belfast, Co Antrim, GB


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-10-08 at 22:12 Pacific Time

I'm taking to long for this one but I'm loving it!
Richard from Sunshine Coast, QLD, AU


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-03-21 at 07:12 Pacific Time

Another fantastic set of classes from Cheryl O'Neil.
Ferenc from Budapest, HU


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-03-18 at 19:58 Pacific Time

Excellent and in-depth course! The lectures and demonstrations crystallized how, when, and why the different counseling theories and interviewing techniques can be integrated for maximum effectiveness. Cheryl does an excellent job in presenting and expanding upon an enormous amount of information in a very comprehensive and engaging way, making the material presented easily digestible and memorable.
Mildred from Bushkill, Pennsylvania, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2016-02-23 at 06:29 Pacific Time

What a phenomenal course, it tied in all of the theories and tools that are used in hypnotherapy.
Matilde from Miami, Florida, US