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Membership Criteria and Benefits

GPSCH is one of the largest and most active component sections of ASCH. The Society's main purpose is to bring together professionals in medicine, dentistry, psychology, social work, and related disciplines that share investigative, scientific, and clinical interests in hypnosis. GPSCH promotes teaching and research related to hypnosis, and is dedicated to its appropriate use within the allied health professions. As a member, you can gain access to consultation, training, and continuing education credits; share and expand your expertise; and find fellowship with some of the foremost clinicians and researchers in the field of clinical hypnosis. GPSCH meets on a monthly basis throughout the academic year and conducts full-day workshops featuring internationally known clinicians and researchers. Your attendance at GPSCH-sponsored meetings and workshops can be used to satisfy ASCH requirements for certification and re-certification. Members receive the newsletter, GPSCH HypNews, the membership directory, and discounts on workshop fees.

At present, GPSCH has five membership categories: Full Member, Associate Member, Student Affiliate, Life Member, and Special Member.

Membership shall be granted to qualified individuals by action of the Board of Governors upon recommendation of the Membership Committee and as specified in the Bylaws.

All applicants must show evidence of professional training and experience in clinical or experimental hypnosis acceptable to the Membership Committee. A minimum of 20 documented hours of basic training consistent with ASCH's Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis (most recent edition) is required.

Full Member

·         Doctorate or Master’s degree in health care discipline from an accredited university or college (approved by Society)

·         License to practice profession in state they practice

·         Minimum 20 hrs basic training (ASCH Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis)

Associate Member

·         Doctorate or Master’s degree in health care discipline from an accredited university or college (approved by Society)

·         License to practice profession in state they practice

·         Minimum 20 hrs basic training (ASCH Standards of Training in Clincial Hypnosis)

·         Have stated interest in the clinical use of hypnosis and  two ( 2 ) years time allotted for acquiring the prerequisite clinical experience and training ( ASCH-approved ) for Full       Member status.

 

Special Member

 

·         A professional who does not meet all of the qualifications for any of the above categories, but whose exceptional contributions and interests justify membership. Special Members shall be elected by the Board of Governors, and shall have all the privileges and responsibilities of a (Full) Member.

 

Resident/Intern/Student Affiliates

·         A full-time resident or intern participating in a recognized graduate/ residency or

internship program.

·         An applicant for Resident/Intern membership shall provide a statement of expected completion

date of the residency or internship

 

Special Member

 

·         A professional who does not meet all of the qualifications for any of the above categories, but whose exceptional contributions and interests justify membership. Special Members shall be elected by the Board of Governors, and shall have all the privileges and responsibilities of a (Full) Member.

 

Life Member

 

·         Submit in writing that you are 65 years of age and have paid dues to our Society for 20 years. The Board of Governors will consider and vote on your submission

 

Retired Member

 

·         Submit in writing your request for this type of membership for consideration of the Board of Governors, stating that you are over 65 years old and that your professional practice is less than 20 hours a week

 

Procedures for Membership Applications:

  • Application for membership is sent to the Membership Committee on a form provided for that purpose, and accompanied by payment of dues for the fiscal year.
  • The Membership Committee investigates the qualifications of the candidate, finalize its decision, and present it to the Board of Governors.
  • The Board of Governors votes on the recommendations of the Membership Committee and notifies the applicant of its decision.

Procedure for Applying for Membership:

Click this link to view the GPSCH Membership Application in Microsoft Word format http://www.gpsch.org/images/wordicon.gif

1.    Print the application.

2.    Complete the application and mail it, along with a check (made payable to GPSCH) for $100 for Full Membership, $80 for Associate Membership, or $50 for Student Affiliate, to:

Suzanne Malik 
GPSCH Administrative Director 
P.O. Box 551 
Berwyn, PA  19312-0551

 

If you have any questions, please email Suzanne at gpsch@verizon.net