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Clinical Hypnotherapy Residency Course 501 – Semester 2

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 360
  • Attend: 1-2 Prerecorded Video Classes Per Week, 1 Live Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    • Zoom Q&A with Instructors
      1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
      2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

Semester Two at HMI represents your transition from student to Intern to working professional. Students continue to attend one to two prerecorded core classes per week plus live Q&A with instructors via Zoom.

From watching classes anytime, day or night to interacting with instructors and fellow students, learning to market your private practice, and getting clinical experience all from the comfort and safety of your home, starting a new career has never been more convenient.

In addition to Internship, the courses included in 501 focus on the applied skills of starting and executing your private practice, including advertising, marketing, business practices, therapeutic ethics, counseling skills, group presentation skills and much more.

One need only examine the rigorous combination of clinical and classroom requirements to see that HMI’s Clinical Residency program is second to none for preparing the student for a challenging career as a Hypnotherapist.

Internship/Client Contact

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 72
  • Attend: Hours Scheduled Independently

HMI Interns start seeing clients while they are still in school, providing students the opportunity to earn while they learn, with six months experience marketing, charging fees, and building their private practice.

Clinical Case Conference/Supervision

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 24
  • Days/Times: Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays, Choice of 2 Class Times
    • Live Zoom with Instructors
      1. Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time
      2. Saturdays from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific Time

HMI Interns receive their clinical supervision in the intimate setting of a small group via Zoom. Scheduled five days a week and featuring a different supervisor each day, Interns discuss their clinical work with supervisors and receive advice, direction, and feedback between each session they have with clients. Students learn not only from the direct advice provided for their clients, but from the advice provided by their peers as well. HMI provides an online Client Contact Log to document and track supervised hours.

Advertising and Promotion

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

Learn to use digital marketing to attract the kind of clients you desire. In this day of digital marketing, HMI prepares students in the skills of Google Ads, Facebook, Instagram, personal websites, blogging and more.

Business Practices

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

The Business Practices course makes the development of their own business plan fun by creating teams of students to brainstorm and develop a vision for their hypnotherapy practice.

Clinical Case History Series

  • Length: 12 Weeks, Clock Hours: 36
  • Attend: Live on Zoom, 12 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

The course consists of two series, each six weeks long, meeting once per week, in perhaps what is HMI’s most unique and valuable training strategy. This course features HMI Staff Therapists conducting a series of therapy sessions with a client in the classroom. This six-week clinical progression demonstrates the process and procedures of clinical hypnotherapy from beginning to end, providing students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience vicariously by observing the skills of the Senior Staff. These clinical series are recorded, and examples of this experience can be viewed at: https://Hypnosis.edu/HYPNOTIZED/

Counseling and Interviewing

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

The Counseling and Interviewing Course demonstrates and guides students through the process of clinical note taking skills, evaluation of clients’ appropriateness for Hypnotherapy, and the practice of directive and nondirective counseling and interviewing techniques.

Ethics in Therapy

  • Length: 2 Weeks, Clock Hours: 6
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

The Ethics in Therapy course guides the student through the labyrinth of potential ethical dilemmas in therapy and prepares the student for a successful, ethical and spiritually sound career in hypnotherapy that is fulfilling for both the therapist and their clients.

Handwriting Analysis

  • Length: 6 Weeks, Clock Hours: 18
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

This six-week course prepares students to recognize handwriting traits and patterns as a tool for developing personality profiles for use in a clinical setting.

Personal Therapy Experience/Mentorship

  • Clock Hours: 3
  • Attend: Scheduled Independently

Having a personal therapy experience is an important foundation for the counseling professional. Included in your HMI tuition are three private sessions with the Instructor/Mentor of your choice. The experience is designed to provide the student with firsthand experience of the process of growth and change through hypnotherapy.

Your HMI Mentor can assist you with your motivation, fears, and questions about private practice and serve as your personal role model for a successful hypnotherapy career.

Speech Master

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 4 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

HMI’s Speech Master course provides a comfortable and systematic means to develop and improve professional presentation skills before groups and in your practice. Many HMI students are pleasantly surprised at how fun, supportive, and beneficial this experience proved to be for them.

Therapeutic Journaling

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 4 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 2 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

Therapeutic Journaling can be a powerful adjunct to your hypnotherapy practice. This course guides students through a four-week journey by guiding them through a series of journaling assignments to be completed between classes. Utilizing ideomotor response to tap powerful subconscious resources, HMI students experience firsthand the benefits and how to apply them with their private practice clients.

Specialty Elective Courses

  • Length: 52 Weeks
  • Days/Times: Scheduled Independently
  • Semester 1 Requirement: 178 Hours
  • Semester 2 Requirement: 123 Hours
  • Total Clock Hours: 300
  • Total Homework Hours: 150

Students pursue Elective Courses throughout Semesters One and Two. Elective Courses and the Elective Course Library enable students to explore their specialty interests and to self-direct a portion of their training from a combination of live seminars, Elective Course Video Library, and Zoom Q&A with Instructors. For a description of courses and costs go to: https://Hypnosis.edu/AHA/Calendar/

George Kappas, HMI Director

George J. Kappas
HMI Director, MA, LMFT

Celebrating more than 50 years of excellence, we are happy to chat with you on the phone to answer any questions you might have and help you discover how HMI can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.