Hypnotists often walk a tightrope when defining the limits of their scope of practice. In this course, we will examine the ethical and moral guidelines, as well as training comparison of a hypnotist and mental health clinician. We will also debate at what point an incoming or established client should be referred to the licensed clinician and/or psychiatrist.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common and debilitating psychiatric illness with serious mental and physical health consequences. Yet it is often misunderstood and over diagnosed. This course will guide the hypnotist to separate the symptoms of PTSD from other common illness and disorders and work within the scope of practice.
Dr. Tracy Riley, LSCW, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University in Social Work, and then a Master’s Degree, also in Social Work, from Florida State University. She has been licensed as an LCSW in Florida for over 10 years. She also obtained a special certification in Death and Grief Studies. Most recently, Dr. Riley completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. With her southern charm and good natured humor, Dr. Riley’s superpower is energetic communication; the key ingredient she uses to inspire, influence and impact.