Membership Criteria

The following is deemed as the “minimum” educational performance standards for Professional Certification and Membership in Results Therapy International (RTI), excluding Associate and Student Members.

Certified Hypnotherapist: CHt (490 total hours)

Minimum training of 210 in-class hours + 120 hours of supervised practicum + 160 hours of extra-curricular homework + 6 hours of personal hypnotherapy sessions + successful completion of Pre-Certification Grading requirements + RTI CHt Competency Exam.

Course content must include,

  • Ability to identify the client’s suggestibility
  • Understanding and agreement with the RTI Code of Ethics
  • Ability to conduct both physical and instrumental tests of suggestibility
  • Knowledge of proper client interviewing and intake skills
  • Knowledge of Rapport Building Skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to overcome misconceptions and myths about hypnosis
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Concepts of the Mind
  • Ability to facilitate hypnosis and terminate hypnosis
  • Ability to teach Self-Hypnosis
  • Understanding of the usages and limitations of hypnosis
  • Ability to determine the best induction to facilitate hypnosis
  • Ability to utilize several different genre of deepening techniques
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize ideomotor response
  • Protocol and Ability to conduct a Smoking Cessation Programme
  • Protocol and Ability to conduct a Weight Management Programme
  • Protocol and Ability to conduct a Stress Management Programme
  • Protocol and Ability to effectively use imagery and visualization
  • Protocol and Ability to conduct Regression
  • Knowledge of protocols to reduce symptoms of generalize mental problems, such as: depression, anxiety, stress, etc.
  • Knowledge of protocols to assist the client in over-coming unwanted behaviours, such as: generalize insomnia, nail biting, etc.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with Pain Management Protocols
  • Knowledge and ability to work with simple phobias
  • Knowledge of Protocols such as: Circle Therapy
  • Knowledge of different approaches of Hypnosis including Ericksonian and Elman Techniques
  • Knowledge of the Legal Requirements in your Province
  • Knowledge of the protocol to deal with “Suicidal Ideation”
  • Knowledge of the protocol for proper client record keeping

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist: CCHt (660 total hours)

Minimum training 340 in-class hours + 120 hours of supervised practicum + 200 hours of extra-curricular homework + 6 hours of personal hypnotherapy sessions + successful completion of Pre-Certification Grading requirements + RTI CCHt Competency Exam.

Course content must include content from Certified Hypnotherapist program plus,

  • Advanced Induction Skills utilizing techniques from different genres
  • Knowledge of Protocols such as: Anchoring, Calibration, Reframing, Verbalization, etc.
  • Advanced Deepening Skills utilizing techniques from different genres
  • Advanced Pain Management/Hypnoanaestheia Skills
  • Advanced Skills in working with the different types of Smokers
  • Knowledge of and Ability to do a detailed Clinical Assessment
  • Understand and proper use of instruments such as GAF, CGAF, SOFAS, DAST, BECK Inventories, Multiaxial, etc.
  • Working knowledge of the DSM and the ability to use and understand the classification protocols while working in a multi-team environment
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to identify the symptoms which define a mental problem, as oppose to a mental disorder, as oppose to a mental illness
  • Ability to develop a Clinical Treatment Plan using the Four Stage Approach
  • Understanding and ability to work with clients using the Skilled Helper Protocols
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with clients DSM diagnosed with Mood, Anxiety and Phobic Disorders
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with clients DSM diagnosed with Sexual and Gender Issues
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with clients DSM diagnosed with Substance Addictions
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with clients diagnosed with non-substance addictions
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with clients DSM diagnosed with PTSD and PASD
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with clients DSM diagnosed with an Eating Disorder
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Concepts of the Brain in relation to the Mind
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Concepts of the Body Syndromes
  • Protocol Knowledge and ability to work with advanced techniques, such as: Parts Mediation Therapy, Secondary Gain Technique, Free Association, Gestalt Role Playing (Chair Therapy), etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Concepts foundational to Analytical Hypnotherapy: The Inner Child
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Concepts of Words Analysis
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Concepts of Family of Origin in Hypnotherapy

Certified Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist: CCCHt (860 total hours)

Minimum training of 860 hours + RTI CCCHt Competency Exam.

Course content must include content from Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist programs plus,

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of Person-Centred Therapy for Hypnotherapists
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hypnotherapists
  • Knowledge of Human Development & Family of Origin for Hypnotherapists
  • Knowledge of protocols for Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Knowledge of protocols for Working With Couples using Hypnosis
  • In-depth ability to use the DSM for clinical assessment and treatment planning
  • In-depth knowledge of the Clinical Assessment Instruments and Protocols
  • Ability to do Effective Counselling-Hypnosis Treatment Planning
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of the Counselling-Hypnosis Process and Therapeutic Interventions
  • In-depth knowledge of protocols for successful Crisis Intervention
  • In-depth knowledge of protocols for successful Suicide Assessment and Prevention
  • In-depth knowledge of protocols for successful Grief and Loss Treatment and Support
  • In-depth knowledge of protocols for successful Addiction Treatment and Support
  • In-depth knowledge of protocols for successful Sexual Abuse Treatment and Support
  • In-depth knowledge of protocols for successful Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Support

Note: The Applicant must pass the required Competency Exam for the Professional Level applied for with a minimum score of 80%. A video of client work may also be required, at the discretion of the Directors. A transcript of training will be required from your school.