Accreditation criteria basic course hypnosis practitioner

HYPNOSIS ASSOCIATION NETHERLANDS
ACCREDITATION CRITERIA
COURSE: BASIC PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSE HYPNOSIS PRACTITIONER
VERSION: JANUARY 2021
INTRODUCTION
Training institutes and universities can have their basic professional training course hypnotherapy accredited. The institute can also become an accredited training provider. Accreditation of their course(s) means that the diplomas of (former) students that attended such hypnotherapy training institutes automatically meet the standards set by the ICR Coach Register and the Association. The accreditation audit of the hypnotherapy training will be handled by ICR Coach Register, a subsidiary of Global Network Group. The accreditation audit as a joint process that aims solely in the realization of the accreditation. In doing this we give a potential agency the ability to prove itself in more than one way. If the audit file of a potential agency does not meet our standards yet, we advise them on necessary changes and/or improvements so that can go ahead to get to our standards. This creates a fair, and thorough process to achieve accreditation where there is not one sole road to becoming an accredited agency. We do this because we value diversity and differentiation in approaches to learning and also in our business process. The accreditation is formalized in the official accreditation decision.
INDIVIDUAL CURRICULUM AUDIT - EDUCATION DECLARATION
If a candidate member (applicant) is interested in becoming a member of Hypnosis Association Netherlands-Belgium and in getting certified by ICR Coach Register, however, the training institution doesn't possess accreditation of their course and is also not interested in becoming accredited in the future, the practitioner's individual educational curriculum will be evaluated. The individual audit limits itself to criteria 3, 12, and 13 described below. Also, a training provider can choose to provide the individual education declaration.
CRITERIA
The basic professional training course hypnosis practitioner can be accredited if the program meets the following criteria set by Global Network Group:
1. PARTICIPANTS
  • The number of participants is not limited to a minimum or maximum; no limitations.
2. TRAINERS
  • Numbers
  • If the size of the group is: ≤ 12 participants: there must be a minimum of 1 lead trainer
  • If the size of the group is ≥ 13 participants:there must be a minimum 2 lead trainers.
  • If the size of the group is ≥ 20 participants: there must be a minimum of 2 lead trainers, aswell as at least 1 assistant trainer for every 10 participants
  • Qualifications
  • Lead trainers possess HVNL-B membership and ICR Coach Register full certification or have a comparable employment and experience level. Whether this level meets the standards is to be determined by Global Network Group.
  • Lead trainers have a minimal applied vocational experience of 5 calendar years of practicing hypnotherapy
  • Guest and assistant trainer(s) are allowed to be employed if they provide relevant support to the course that is given, This is to be decided by the training provider.
3. CONTACT HOURS
  • Minimum of 60 contact hours or 20 part-days existing of 3 contact hours/day-parts
  • 1 contact hour = 1 clock hour in which there is a class and a trainer physically present in one location or the group intervision between training blocks.
  • Anomaly
    • Global Network Group will always make the final decision with every anomaly
    • Indications for anomalies
    • The number of clock hours must be compensated in a similar way
    • Online versions are allowed
4. TRAINING HOURS
  • If the minimum amount of contact hours are met the number of training hours are not set by the IHR Register
  • Online versions are allowed
  • A minimum of 75% of the training is skills orientated.
5. LOCATION
  • Possible to hold plenary and sub session meetings
  • Online solutions are allowed
6. BOOKS, READERS, LITERATURE
  • There are no set guidelines as long as all provided material is contributory to the course training
  • The minimum a student must receive is a (digital) syllabus or reader
7. DIPLOMA | CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
  • The final responsibility for the handing out of the participation certificate lies with the lead trainer
  • The student must have attended 80% of the available course contact hours. It is also possible to do this via a course retake
  • The student has successfully completed the final test (see under 8)
8. KNOWLEDGE- AND SKILLS AUDIT
  • The knowledge- and skills audit (final test) are integrated with the training program
  • The knowledge test shows proof of how the audit is integrated and handled.
9. PRICES
  • No applicable limitations or guidelines
10. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TRAINING PROGRAM
  • Completed further educational or vocational college or training or a comparable think-/ experience-/ work level, whether the level of the comparable work level is sufficient, is to be determined by the training institute
  • No specific regulations in accordance to the specific hypnosis related (prior) knowledge and/ or experience
11. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IHR REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION
  • Automatic qualification with regard to admission criteria PF.021 basic training course hypnosis practitioner, PF.023 knowledge audit, and PF.024 skills audit if the student delivers the diploma or certificate of participation. See also under 7.
12. CONTENT
The basic curriculum is provided to the student in such a way that after completion the student can start his/her own hypnosis practice and he/she has sufficient and appropriate knowledge and skills to do. The student is provided with an adequate amount of knowledge and experience, both through theory and in practical-& simulation moments, in relations to:
  • General introduction of hypnosis.
  • Classification of clientele.
  • Knowledge of the ability to execute and apply regression and induction methods.
  • Knowledge of the ability to recognize the stages of hypnosis and depths of trances.
  • The ability to recognize the risks of hypnosis and during hypnosis and the ability to control these.
  • Legal aspects of hypnosis ( which includes the national legal status, liability, and insurance policies.), field of practice, behavioral code, complaints procedure, the CPD program, branch organizations such as IHR Register, and the economics of hypnosis practices.
  • Basic level knowledge of business studies: (Legal) entities, business management & organization, acquisition, liability, insurance.
13. PROGRAM BASED SKILLS ASSIGNMENTS
As a result of roleplay of other skills-based assignments the student produces at least:
  • 1x client intake form
  • 1x client session evaluation form
  • 1x proof of one real-time executed client session (PF.024 skills audit)
  • 1x proof theory exam (PF.023 knowledge audit)
The training provider can examine their own assignments, however, they are also allowed to have a group of participants examine the given assignments through self-assessment.
14. ACCREDITATION AUDIT
The training provider must show that its training goals are being met to a satisfactory level. This level is determined by Global Network Group. In order to show this, the training provider must deliver a digital audit file to Global Network Group. Global Network Group only accepts digital audit files. The accreditation audit will be requested with Global Network group via e-mail.

The accreditation audit file includes:
  • Detailed trainers guidelines
  • Course material, readers, syllabuses
  • current, non-expired registration of the training institution with an official business registrar or chamber of commerce
  • Proof of membership and certification of all lead trainers or the application for certification
The detailed trainer guidelines include:
  • Design and (logistic) planning of the training including the planning of sessions and topics; the training plan contains a verifiable citation to course topics as stated in this document
  • Description of the practical and skills roleplays, assignments
  • If applicable: description of homework assignments
  • Overview of lead trainers, guest and assistant trainers