GEN PRAC 7009 - Hypnosis
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code GEN PRAC 7009 Course Hypnosis Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 3 x 8 hour workshops over 3 days Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to M. Counselling & Psychotherapy students only Course Description This course provides an introduction to the theory of hypnosis and the practice of hypnotherapy, an evidence-based treatment suitable for use with a variety of mental and physical health issues. Students will learn about the background of hypnosis and theoretical basis of hypnotherapy,including evidence-base, plus indications and contraindications for its use. They will gain knowledge about the structure of a hypnotherapy session, techniques and processes that can be utilised, and develop skills and confidence to use techniques including induction, relaxation and deepening, direct and indirect suggestion, and realerting, ina counselling setting. Use of hypnotherapy in various contexts (e.g. smoking cessation, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and pain management) will also be explored. Students will appreciate the strengths and limitations of this therapy.
Course Coordinator: Mr Greg Smith
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Have a greater understanding of the history of hypnosis, definitions, and understandings. 2 Have a greater knowledge in relation to the theoretical background and its evidence base. 3 Be able to critically appraise studies related to the clinical application of hypnosis. 4 Have a greater understanding of the mental health disorders and issues that may be treated with hypnosis, and appreciate the indications and contraindications for its use. 5 Have a greater understanding of the structure of a hypnotherapy session. 6 Have greater understanding of the various techniques and processes of hypnotherapy. 7 Be able to provide psycho-education to individuals regarding hypnosis. 8 Be able to guide another person through various types of induction, and relaxation and deepening techniques, as well as re-alerting procedures. 9 Be able to guide another person through direct and indirect suggestions, including metaphor. 10 Have increased knowledge the use of hypnotherapy for various issues in counselling (e.g. smoking cessation, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and pain management). 11 Be familiar with a range of hypnosis resources, including available recordings and recording clinical sessions. 12 Have confidence to utilise the structure of a hypnotherapy session in practice, and work with selected issues in a counselling setting. 13 Appreciate the theory (including evidence-base) and application of hypnosis in practice, along with its strengths and limitations in practice.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-13 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-13 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
5-13 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
11 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1-4, 13 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesTextbook: Yapko, M. (2012) Trancework: An introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis, Taylor and Francis, London.
Students will also be provided with other reading resources available through MyUni.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe teaching methods in this course include a range of techniques to allow the integration and understanding of the content presented. Group-work and workshop activities will be employed in addition to the traditional methods of communicating information. Our aim is to introduce you to the principles and practices necessary to assist you to employ hypnosis skills as a counsellor or psychotherapist.
We hope to create an environment that promotes the practice of individual responsibility as essential, encouraging you contribute to your own and others’ learning. Respectfully engaging with others within the course will also complement the expectations adopted within current professional- based workplaces.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Finally, we assume that all students in this course have a mature and professional approach and will adopt the responsibilities associated with post-graduate study. Therefore, we expect a level of independent intellectual effort before, during, and after the course contact hours (including a minimum of an equivalent of 10 hours of private study time outside of formal class time per week), and a level of commitment and participation in class activities. You will be advised of any required reading and preparation for specific lectures via your University of Adelaide email address.
Learning Activities Summary
Topics covered 1 Background: history, evidence base, definitions, and indications and contraindications for use of hypnotherapy, critical appraisal of relevant clinical studies. 2 The basics of hypnotherapy: structure of a session, and overview of the techniques and processes, including psychoeducation. 3 Self hypnosis. 4 Using hypnotherapy 1: induction techniques. 5 Using hypnotherapy 2: relaxation and deepening techniques. 6 Using hypnotherapy 3: direct and indirect suggestions, including metaphor. 7 Using hypnotherapy 4: re-alerting procedures and use of the post-hypnotic state. 8 Using hypnotherapy 5: bringing it all together. 9 Hypnotherapy in a counselling context: evidence bases and use in various presenting issues including smoking cessation, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and pain management. Applications and skills development. 10 Hypnosis resources, including available recordings and recording clinical sessions. 11 Strengths and limitations of hypnosis.
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceN/A
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Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning course objective(s) being assessed Class participation Summative 10% 1-13 Self-hypnosis assignment Summative 20% 5-13 Therapeutic metaphor Summative 30% 1-6, 9, 10, 12, 13 Hypnosis transcript Summative 40% 5-13
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Assessment DetailClass Participation (10%)
In accordance with both university policy and the group norms identified in class.
Self-hypnosis assignment (20%)
Completion of self-hypnosis exercises, description and answers to specific questions.
Therapeutic metaphor (30%)
Construction of a ‘therapeutic metaphors’ related to specific presenting issues, with reference to relevant literature.
Hypnosis transcript (40%)
Students will be required to conduct a session with a fellow student, transcribe it and write a commentary and critique.
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