Stage 4 leads to the Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, the post-nominals ADHP(NC) and includes all the elements required for registration with UKCP as a Hypno-Psychotherapist.
Stage 4 is available to you after completing the Stage 3 weekends.
During Stage 4, you will still be working with clients and in a close relationship with your clinical supervisor, for every six hours of therapy you carry out, you will have one hour of supervision.
You will study three compulsory blended learning modules, a self-study safeguarding module and attend some further classroom hours which you can choose yourself. There is also a requirement for self-development activity to be logged which includes some hours of personal therapy with a UKCP registered therapist (or equivalent).
Stage 4 involved you undertaking a dissertation submission of primary or secondary research.
Secondary research does not involve working directly with human participants and it is not necessary for that to be considered in the planning stages by our ethics committee.
Primary research, where first hand data or information is being collected directly from human participants, must be considered in the planning stages by our ethics committee.
Primary research may be either experimentally or clinically based, in hypno-psychotherapy, research will usually be clinically based with case studies providing the data.
All dissertations must focus on an area within the theory and/or practice of hypno-psychotherapy and must include an exploration of your psychotherapeutic framework and philosophy, demonstrating a master’s level of psychotherapeutic understanding and exploration, and include cross-referencing to other approaches.
Total Training Period
Stage 4 is the phase between the end of Stage 3 and the three year point from the start of training (or longer if the other requirements are not complete).
UKCP accreditation requires you to attend a minimum of 55 hours additional live training during Stage 4. These can be chosen from our CPD offerings and can also include attendance at the annual National College conference.
There are also three blended learning additional study modules and a self-study safeguarding module.
Stage 4 at a Glance:
- Clinical hours with clients
- Clinical supervision
- Three blended learning modules
- Self-study safeguarding module
- Additional classroom hours
- Three years from start of training
Mode of Study:
- Time with supervisor
- Classroom hours
- Discussion forum
- Evening tutorials
- Written assignments
- Group presentations
- Fitness to practice log
- Portfolio of total hours
- Supervisor’s report
- Viva voce to assess psychological maturity
- Your future. . .
Total UKCP Hours Broken Down
|Training Element||Classroom Hours||Self-Directed Learning Hours||Total Training Hours||Cost|
|Client Hours||450||-||450||income generating|
|Personal Therapy Hours||48||-||48||variable|
The UKCP registration requirements appear in full in the policies section of The Oracle.