Join ASCH as a Full Member

From the classroom to the community, ASCH helps you grow as a practitioner and a person.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Full Membership in ASCH, applicants must hold a master’s degree or higher in a health care discipline deemed appropriate by the Society.  The degree must be awarded from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body.  Applicants must also be licensed in a medical or mental health care field in the state in which they practice.  In addition, applicants must also be eligible for, or a member of, a professional society consistent with their degree, such as the AMA, APA or ADA, have a stated interest in the clinical use of hypnosis, and have completed twenty hours of ASCH approved clinical hypnosis training.

If you meet all of the above requirements except for the 20 hours of ASCH approved training, check out our Associate Membership.

If you meet the requirements above and live outside of the U.S. and Canada, check out our International Membership.

Student and Resident/Intern Memberships are also available.

Dues

The ASCH membership year runs from July 1st through June 30th of the following year.  The dues are $235 for residents of the U.S. and $210 for residents of Canada.

Benefits

Attend training.  Becoming a member of ASCH entitles you to significant discounts on all ASCH educational programing.  This discount can be worth up to $200 off of workshop registration fees.  Most training through ASCH doesn’t just offer credit towards ASCH Membership and Certification.  Training taken at the majority of ASCH Regional and Annual Workshops offers training that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  For a full listing of ASCH Accreditations, click here.

Listing on the ASCH Referral Database.  As a Full Member of ASCH you can choose to be listed on our public referral list of qualified clinical professionals who use hypnosis in their practice.  This list generates thousands of hits by the public each year, and can be a beneficial tool in growing the use of hypnosis in your practice.

American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH). Membership in ASCH provides you with a quarterly print subscription to the AJCH (value $216).  Membership also gives you online access to all issues of the AJCH from 1958 forward, as well as online access to all issues of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH) from 1953 forward.

ASCH Newsletter Receive the quarterly ASCH Newsletter with clinical columns, videos and podcasts.

Develop leadership skills.  Full Membership in ASCH gives you the ability to vote and run for office as well as the ability to serve on ASCH standing committees, or even as a Committee Chair.  Have your voice heard, and help ASCH grow!

Discounts on Certification.  The ASCH Certification Program is gaining national recognition as a standard for the practice of hypnosis. In fact, anecdotal evidence suggests that hospitals and third party payers are beginning to recognize the importance of such standards and view ASCH Certification as a basic requirement for promoting hypnosis as a treatment modality.  As an ASCH Member, you are entitled to a $200 discount off of your initial Certification and $60 off of Certification renewal.

Networking.  Whether you’re catching up with colleagues in person at a meeting or posting a question on to the Hypnosis Listserv, membership in ASCH gives you access to a welcoming community of professionals that are eager to help you advance your understanding of hypnosis.

Access to the ASCH Video Library.  Members can rent DVDs and videos from the ASCH collection.

Access to the Membership Directory.  Members of ASCH have the ability to search for and contact their peers, who may not necessarily want their information available to the general public.

Access to Demonstration Videos.  Keeping up with our promise to offer our members high quality educational material we continue to expand our demonstration video library.  The demonstration videos are contained in the ASCH e-Learning Center and are available at no cost to all ASCH members. 

Hypnosis Listserv.  ASCH members have access to the hypnosis listserv where they can discuss any aspect of the principles and practices of hypnosis with their peers.