PUB HLTH 7021 - Hypnosis
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 7021 Course Hypnosis Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week 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, in a 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
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Course Learning Outcomes
Have a greater understanding of the history of hypnosis, definitions, and understandings.
Have a greater knowledge in relation to the theoretical background and its evidence base.
Be able to critically appraise studies related to the clinical application of hypnosis.
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.
Have a greater understanding of the structure of a hypnotherapy session.
Have greater understanding of the various techniques and processes of hypnotherapy.
Be able to provide psycho-education to individuals regarding hypnosis.
Be able to guide another person through various types of induction, and relaxation and deepening techniques, as well as re-alerting procedures.
Be able to guide another person through direct and indirect suggestions, including metaphor.
Have increased knowledge the use of hypnotherapy for various issues in counselling (e.g. smoking cessation, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and pain management).
Be familiar with a range of hypnosis resources, including available recordings and recording clinical sessions.
Have confidence to utilise the structure of a hypnotherapy session in practice, and work with selected issues in a counselling setting.
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
5-13 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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