The stages of qualification and registration as an human givens therapist
Part One of the HG Diploma
Part Two of the HG Diploma
For full details of the course requirements for Part Two of the HG diploma.
Once you have passed the examination at the end of the two week training and have completed the required 18 training days (15 prescribed and 3 chosen) that constitute Part One you are permitted to use the title HG Dip.
Note: If you choose to practise privately in order to gain the experience needed for success at Part Three you must designate yourself as HG Dip. (Trainee).
This acts to inform clients that you have yet to demonstrate proficiency in the HG approach to the standard required by the Institute, but that you have demonstrated a good intellectual understanding of the approach. It also demonstrates that you are practising under supervision in accordance with the Institute’s supervision policy and that you are also subject to the HGI’s ethics code and complaints procedure.
Part Three of the HG Diploma
You must pass Part Two and have completed Part One, before taking Part Three of the HG Diploma. You then have 24 months from the final date that you completed both Parts to submit your films of therapeutic practice, along with your case notes etc, to the Human Givens College for assessment.
If you wish to take Part Three after the 24 months have passed, you will be required to either facilitate on the intensive two week diploma training or re-attend the following training days before being allowed to submit your films:
- Guided imagery & visualisation for therapeutic change
- The Fast Trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure
- The Therapeutic Power of Language – a practical brief therapy masterclass
NB. Privately practising therapists who qualified prior to the introduction of this slightly amended scheme and who have not yet passed Part Three have until the end of June 2016 to submit films for part three assessment, after which time they are required to re-attend workshops and seminars as above before submission. From this date also they will be required to designate themselves HG Dip (Trainee) in any publicity or advertising.
Once you have passed Part Three you are permitted to use the title HG Dip P. This designates your competence to practise as an HG therapist. However, there remains a final stage (below) that is designed to provide the public with an assurance that you are also a person fit to practise.
Registration with the HGI
You can apply for registration with the Institute and appear on the public register of human givens therapists only when you have completed Part Three of the HG diploma.
Registration assesses applicants’ fitness to practise and requires a series of declarations that you meet the required standards. The register lists all HGI registrants. However, where registrants do not wish to take private clients or be otherwise available for public contact this can be stated on the website and contact details will be removed from their web page. This enables the HGI to display a complete record of registrants whilst respecting the wishes of therapists/practitioners to take indefinite time out for whatever reason.
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Community psychiatric nurse Liz Potts describes her experience as one of the few primary care professionals in Coventry using the human givens approach.
Chris Dyas vividly describes how he teaches troubled children to be their own therapists.
In 2002 BACP published new ethical guidelines. Before publication, Ivan Tyrrell questioned the main author of the guidelines, Tim Bond, about what they actually mean.
Most severe, even psychotic, mental illness can be helped more effectively at home than in hospital. Professor Marcellino Smyth illustrates how home treatment services work.
Self-harm is still a taboo subject. Angela shares her experience of self-harm and the impact it had on her life before taking the first steps to recovery.
The final version of the Emotional Needs Scale resulting from Brett Culham's research into emotional needs.
Doris Lessing believes we are all much closer to craziness than we like to believe. In conversations with Ivan Tyrrell she talks about age, breakdowns and the ubiquitous 'self-hater'.
Social work should be about helping people yet, bogged down in bureaucracy, it has lost its way. Jan Little shows how the human givens approach can put it back on track.
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell explain how and why a human givens approach can help therapists shift depression in just a few sessions — or less.
In this article, Joe Griffin suggests that techniques which can yield immediate success, may share an underlying mechanism.
Looking at cult behaviour. A revised version (including additional material) of an article by Ivan Tyrrell, first published in 1993, that explores Dr Arthur Deikman's enlightening work on cult behaviour.
Counsellors who use it know that the 'rewind technique' is fast, safe, painless and effective for dealing with trauma. Keith Guy and Nicola Guy have tested it in research.
An article about the human givens approach that appeared in the major American publication, Family Therapy Magazine.
The theoretical understanding for why human givens therapy is so effective.
How one session of human givens therapy was enough to transform the life of Sarah, a depressed single mother.
Ivan Tyrrell asks Professor Richard Noll, author of ‘The Jung Cult’, to unravel the lies Carl G Jung told to aggrandise himself and his charismatic psychoanalytic movement.
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