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HMI College of Hypnotherapy

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Course Description

It is important to know when hypnosis is contraindicated with certain psychological features. Developmental and systemic implications will be discussed as well as how to distinguish between issues of adjustment as opposed to more complex issues such as psychosis.

This course will review the Diagnostic Manual and relevant examples of what to look for in working with a variety of individuals and families.


Adjunct Professors

  1. Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD

    Antioch University
    Colorado State University

  2. Johanna Hays, PsyD

    Antioch University

  3. William James Jones, PhD

    Azusa Pacifica University
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
    Pepperdine University

  1. Randy Kasper, PhD

    California State University San Marcos

  2. Indhushree Rajan, PhD

    Pacifica Graduate Institute

  3. Victoria Stevens, PhD

    Antioch University
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
    University of California Santa Barbara


Mind-Body Psych Seal

Course Outline

  1. Week 1 (603-1): DSM Overview
    Presented By: TBD
  2. Week 2 (603-2): DSM and Systems
    Presented By: Victoria Stevens, PhD
  3. Week 3 (603-3): DSM, Trauma, and Developmental Considerations
    Presented By: Victoria Stevens, PhD
  4. Week 4 (603-4): Borderline Personality
    Presented By: William James Jones, PhD
  5. Week 5 (603-5): Distinctions in Bipolar Diagnosis
    Presented By: Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD
  6. Week 6 (603-6): Schizoaffective and Schizotypal Features
    Presented By: Randy Kasper, PhD
  7. Week 7 (603-7): Levels of Depression and Anxiety
    Presented By: Johanna Hays, PsyD
  8. Week 8 (603-8): Addictive Behaviors
    Presented By: Victoria Stevens, PhD

Note: Classes may be presented out of sequence e.g. 603-4 before 603-3.