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Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants to the ABMH must pass a certifying examination to achieve recognition as a Diplomate of the Board.

To apply to sit for the examination, a candidate:

  • Must be a licensed physician in good standing and hold active board certification in his or her medical specialty.
  • Have a minimum of five years of clinical hypnosis experience in practice.
  • Have completed at least 100 hours of Category I clinical hypnosis training accredited by ASCH, SCEH or their equivalent.
  • Submit for review and audiotape or video recording representative of their hypnosis work with patients.
  • - A recommendation from a professional colleague in the applicant's medical community or an officer of the local medical society.
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: | Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis: | Division 30, American Psychological Association: