A sister school to The Essex Institute in the UK, EICH (Australia) in Melbourne offers a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy via its Professional Practitioner Course developed and authored by Terence Watts and Belinda Hulstrom and is accredited by the following professional associations:
Virtually all training courses in clinical hypnotherapy are in the private sector and the practice of clinical hypnotherapy is currently “self-regulated”. This self-regulation is carried out by professional organisations which maintain registers of suitably qualified therapists that have been accepted for membership and ensure that their members meet the criteria they have set for safe and ethical professional practice. The training courses approved by these professional organisations are obliged to meet strict requirements regarding the course content, the minimum training hours, supervision during and after training and opportunities for students to experience and practise the type(s) of therapy taught on the course.
EICH (Australia) graduates are eligible to apply for practising membership of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and The Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc. which is a member association of the peak body for Hypnotherapy in Australia, the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia
"OUR MISSION is to provide students with a solid foundation in the study and application of clinical hypnosis to enable them to become competent and confident professional practitioners within the field of clinical hypnotherapy."