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, Special Member, and Resident/Intern/Student Affiliates.
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.
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:
- Print the application.
- 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:
GPSCH Administrative Director
P.O. Box 551
Berwyn, PA 19312-0551
If you have any questions, please email Suzanne at [email protected]