Professional Training in Ericksonian Hypnosis , Brief Psychotherapy & NLP

Training Programs

The American Hypnosis Training Academy is an approved continuing education provider for Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Substance Abuse Counselors.  AHTA was established in 1981and to date more than 6700 professionals have attended its programs. 



To request brochures and be added to our mail list database  CLICK HERE

You will receive timely invitations to all the AHTA events via email and/or U.S. Postal Service.                                                    


Most state boards accept programs with national Approval, but it is up to the participant to verify. Also, some state licensing boards have different methods for determining how CEU's and CE's are calculated.  Approved for Psychologist, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (see the approvals displayed on left side of this page).

  Catalog of Training Programs:


             ● Transforming Negative Self-talk

                      December 10 — 11, 2016                                

                          To Receive the Brochure and enroll,            Click Here


             ● Hypnosis for Pain Relief and Childbirth

                      February 25 & 26, 2017

                          To Receive the Brochure and enroll,            Click Here


             ● Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief

                      Solution-Focused Psychotherapy

                      September 14 –19, 2017

                          To Receive the Brochure and enroll,            Click Here




 Other Workshops offered (to be scheduled soon)

             Public Speaking and Presentation skills

             ●  Hypnosis for Pain Relief and Childbirth

             ●  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief

                          Solution Focused Psychotherapy Level II

               Transforming Negative Self-Talk

             Therapeutic Stories and Metaphor

             ●  Aligned Perceptual Positions

                     Gaining Perspectives and Healing Relationships

             ● Eye Movement IntegrationTM  — Treating Trauma,

                     Anxiety, Phobia and PTSD

             Reframing, Parts Therapy and Working with the

                          Internal Family SystemTM

             Resolving Inner Conflicts  and Conflicting  Beliefs

             ● Quantum SpinningTM—Changing Emotions

                          at the Enteric Level

             Neuro-Linguistic Programming Submodalities

             Quit for Good TM   -  A Stop Smoking  Seminar to

                          Help Clients Become Non-Smokers for Life

             Certified Practitioner and Master Practitioner of

                         Neuro-Linguistic Programming


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To receive brochures for all  AHTA offerings, by U.S. mail or email Click Here and fill out the request form. Your information will be added to the AHTA database.  

If you prefer, please call one of the numbers below and provide the following:  Name, degree, address, work phone and email address.

301-565-0511  or   800-343-9915

The American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA) provides training

in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Brief Solution Focused Psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming throughout the year.  Intensive training programs are available at the introductory level and at advanced levels.  Short one to three-day workshops are also presented throughout the year.  Intensive Training Programs and shorter workshops are offered in Rockville, MD (metro Washington, D.C.) and are also scheduled in other cities throughout the U.S.A. 


All AHTA training qualifies toward the required hours to be certified by the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). 

To link to the NBCCH  web site  Click Here.

Ron and Jill checking the curriculum

Ron answers a participant’s question

Text Box: This program gives the participants      useful skills.  One of the best training events I have ever attended. 
Tom Wiseman, Ph.D.




Text Box:                 APA

The American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA)  maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 
Text Box:             NBCC

Ron Klein and Associates, Inc. dba the American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5284. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ron Klein and Associates, Inc. dba  the American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA) is solely responsibility for all aspects of the programs.
All programs offered by AHTA qualify for NBCC continuing education credit.
Text Box: Social Workers

American Hypnosis Training Academy (AHTA) training programs are approved for Social Worker continuing education through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES).

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES), provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: October 15, 2015 through October 15, 2018. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers completing courses will receive the clinical continuing education clock hours for each program attended.



















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Sold OutSold OutText Box: Hi Ron,
After I sent the first email to you, I reviewed in my mind my last two clients, where I thought I was only using some of the techniques from the training, and then I realized I actually followed the whole process; it flowed so well, and I wasn't consciously going step by step so I didn't notice. Wow!
Kaye Lunsford, M.Ed.

C.E. Approval

Text Box: “My wife Kay and I both recently participated in the "Intermediate" week of training at the Milton H. Erickson  Institute in Phoenix.  Our consensus is that, although there was some good material, our training experiences with you gave us far more in skill building. In fact, our knowledge and skills were second to none among the 30 participants.  

This is the first time we have had a chance to make a comparison with any other training program, and we are both satisfied that yours is far ahead of that one, at least. Thank you !
   Ben Bogia, M.Div., Ph.D.