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America's Academy of Coaching, Counseling & Hypnotherapy- Denver 

    Career Training & Continuing Education Mental Health

Career Training Denver- Coaching & Hypnotherapy

Program A Hypnotherapy:

Hypnotherapy Program of 4 parts: Master Hypnotist: Orientation to Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapist: Hypno-theraupeutic Techniques, Clinical Hypnotherapist: Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy: Specialty Training

Length of Program: Program One, Hypnotherapy which has 4 parts is 500 hours and approximately 11 months in length if taken every other weekend and 5-6 months if taken every weekend. If taken in the regular Monday through Wednesday segments, it is approximately 8 months. In some cases it can be completed in less time depending on creative scheduling. Cohorts will be added that will allow for different scheduling. Presently students can take the Weekday Program or the Weekend Program. All classes are taught in 2-4 hour blocks so some students can makeup blocks of time either during the week or the weekend. All instructors instruction time is videotaped to make it easier for students to make up an excused missed session.

Certificates are given at the end of each segment providing all fees, books, and tuition has been paid in full.

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Program B Coaching:

Coaching Program of 3 parts: Life Coach, Orientation to Coaching, Professional Coach, Intermediate Coaching Techniques, and Master Professional Coach, Advanced Coaching. Life Coach is designed for the Beginning Coach which will be focused heavily on the coaching ethics and standards for coaching. The course is intended for the person who wants to become certified in coaching and it is 125 hours in length with all modules designed using core curriculum from the International Federation of Coaching Organization. After completing the 125 hours, the International Federation of Coaching encourages 100 life coaching meetings with clients to complete their certification program. America’s Academy of Coaching, Counseling, and Hypnotherapy will certify you as a Life Coach at the completion of this course. America’s Academy is also affiliated with the Denver Coaching Federation.

Program B, Coaching which has 3 parts is approximately 8 weeks in length when enrolling in the Monday thru Friday Program. When enrolling in the Weekend Program it is approximately 15 weekends in length. Coaching can be taken individually as one part or can be taken as a 3 part whole. Certificates are given at the end of each segment provided all fees, books, and tuition are paid in full.



Phone: 303-888-3205

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE TRAINING-Watson Learning & Behavior Center


DSM V will be taught by Watson Learning Center in 2017. Watson Learning Center works closely with America's Academy to offer new and exciting continuing education courses that are not readily available at America's Academy.

COU 207 Addictive Personalities: The student will learn how to identify persons who exhibit addictive personality traits. They will learn how to use cognitive-behavioral techniques to work with clients who have these tendencies. Some of these addictions we will discuss will include, gambling, alcoholism, hoarding, shopping, eating, smoking, sex and drugs. The students will learn how to make appropriate referrals when the problems appear to be out of their scope of practice.

HYP 104 Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist: The students of the Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist class may choose 100 hours of coursework to specialize in Hypnotherapy with Children & Adolescents, Hypnotherapy with the Elderly, Hypnosis for Childbirth, Hypnotherapy for the Disabled, including ADHD, Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients, Hypnotherapy for Pain Management including Hypnotherapy for Burn Victims.

COU 201 Advanced Counseling Skills: This class is intended for those students who want more expertise in working with psychotherapy clients in private practice. Many of these students may be seeking licensure in the mental health field in the future. The students will be introduced to the DSM IV TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as well as introduction to basic diagnostic categories. Insurance billing will be covered. The students will learn advanced counseling techniques.

COU 202 ADD/ADHD Children & Adolescents: Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children & Adolescents is a class which will teach the students a basic understanding of the disorder and how it manifests itself. The student will identify symptoms of the disorder and will learn how to work with the behavior that results in children and adolescents who have these two disorders and are not medicated or are medicated and continue to show behavioral problems in school, home, and the community. The students will learn how to engage with ADHD/ADD children and adolescents.

COU 203 ADD/ADHD Adults Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention DeficitHyperactivity Disorder in Adults: ADD/ADHD Adults Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults is a class which will teach the students a basic understanding of the disorder and how it manifests itself. The student will identify symptoms of the disorder and will learn how to work with the behavior those results in adults who have these two disorders and are not medicated or are medicated and continue to show behavioral problems in college, on the job, at home, and in the community.

COU 204 Anger Management: Anger Management is a class taught in 12 hours of 1.5 hour classes for 8 weeks. The purpose of the class is to teach communication skills and self control techniques to assist persons who have difficulty controlling their anger. The basics of the brain are taught so that the students have a general understanding of what part the brain plays in their emotions and in their responses to life situations which give them frustration and difficulties. The class is taught with caring and understanding for persons who struggle with the problem of uncontrolled temper tantrums and rage. The student will be expected to attend all classes to receive an 8 week certificate of attendance.

COU 205 Applying Critical Thinking: Applying Critical Thinking includes (1) definitions and characteristics of critical thinking, (2) Critical Thinking as a tool in Coaching and in life, and (3) Practicing Critical Thinking Skills.

COU 206 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The estimates are that an average of 1 in 110 children in the U.S. has an ASD. This class will discuss the risk factors, and raise awareness of the signs. The student in this class will learn how to work with Autistic and Aspergers disordered children and adults in society. The student will also learn how to interact and offer counseling to the parents of children with these disorders. Discussions will include many strategies for dealing with inappropriate behavior in these children and adults.

COU 101 Basic Counseling: The student will learn the history of basic psychological theories. They will learn how to listen, observe, and interview clients. Basic Counseling will prepare them for understanding the disorders in the DSM TR so they can refer appropriately and treat each client with kindness and understanding. They will learn how to use empathy to build rapport. Students will be assisted with their applications for the Mental Health Board Data Base.

COU 208 Brain & Learning: The student will learn about the (1) Overview of Brain Anatomy, (2) Brain & Learning, (3) D.O. Hebb’s Theory, (4) Bloom’s Taxonomy, (5) Piaget’s Theory, and (6) the Interrelationship of the Learning Theories.

COU 209 Brain & Personality: This comprehensive 30 hour two weekend class on the Brain & Personality includes (1) An overview of brain function, (2) Bio-psychology, Personality, and Brain Function, (3) Personality Theory, a Historical Perspective, (a) Psychodynamic, (b) Humanistic, and (c) Cognitive-Behavioral (4) Personality Disorders and the Brain.

HYP 103 Clinical Hypnotherapist: This class is the third class in a four-part series. This class emphasizes neuro-linguistics and Alchemical Hypnotherapy. Students that have reached this level of expertise will complete a practicum at the school site and an internship off site.

COU 210 Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT): The student will learn that CBT is a Cognitive Model of Emotional Response, the CBT model shows results and is successful in 16 sessions, that CBT is highly instructive with homework, and that CBT is not an open-ended process. The students will learn that a trusting relationship is not enough, but rather clients change because they learn to think differently and take action. Students will learn about the collaborative process. History of CBT will be discussed and leaders Beck and Ellis will be prominent. Structure and Directive approaches will be learned and understood as well as the Socratic Method. The inductive method of CBT theory and techniques are taught. The student will practice using CBT techniques and will see demonstrations.

COU 211 Conflict Resolution: Conflict Resolution Class will provide for the student the basic foundations for resolving conflicts in the work place, the community and the home. Focus will be on communication which will result in a win-win situation for both parties. Conflicts with colleagues, bosses, partners, extended family and many other social groups will be discussed. Students will learn a protocol to avoid violence and any form of destructive behavior. Abnormal personalities will be discussed to assist students with dealing with some persons who may have a mental disorder.

COU 212 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Students will learn a therapeutic technique for treatment of individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder developed by Marsha M. Linehan. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy techniques are incorporated to assist in emotion regulation, acceptance, and mindful awareness. Students will learn that this therapy is most effective in helping to treat borderline personality disorder. Students will also study past and current research which suggests this techniques efficacy with individuals who engage in self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as with survivors of sexual abuse.

COU 213 Emotional Eating: The student will learn the connections between emotions and eating. They will learn how to modify their behavior by understanding their relationship with food. Students will understand the importance of identifying depression and anxiety in themselves and their clients. Students will learn how to identify triggers that lead them to unhealthy eating habits. Identifying feelings of boredom, loneliness, exhaustion, anger, self-protection and fear of their own assertiveness are critical to the healing process. The student will learn self acceptance and empowerment to be their own true healthy self. 

COU 214 Enneagram: Enneagram Studies offer you a unique and personally transformative experience of the Enneagram, a dynamic system of nine personality types, empowering you to better understand yourself and others. The most effective way to learn the Enneagram is through people speaking from their own experience. The students will see the Enneagram come to life through meaningful conversations and insights. These trainings support learning through the heart, mind and body. The Enneagram is a dynamic system of nine personality types that once understood empowers you to a better understanding of yourself and others. Both as individuals and as a society, we tend to repeat the same unfulfilling patterns over and over again. Scan a history book – or review your own life history as objectively as you can – and you’ll see that this is true. If we just keep making the same mistakes, what’s the point of it all? Why can’t we change our lives so that we experience more joy, more love, and more fulfillment?

COU 115 Ethics: Focus on introducing ethical practice in counseling and coaching clients. Overview of ethical decisions, confidentiality, code of ethics and federal confidentiality regulations. The Colorado Mental Health Practice Act will be discussed to include disciplinary procedures and prohibited activities. Ethical dilemmas encountered by professionals will be presented and ethics complaints and ethics related lawsuits pertaining to handling of confidential information, informed consent, boundary issues and dual relationship, referral and termination of services are discussed.

COU 116 Ethics & Jurisprudence: Ethics & Jurisprudence: Focus on introducing ethical practice in counseling and coaching clients. Overview of ethical decisions, confidentiality, code of ethics and federal confidentiality regulations. The Colorado Mental Health Practice Act will be discussed to include disciplinary procedures and prohibited activities. Ethical dilemmas encountered by professionals will be presented and ethics complaints and ethics related lawsuits pertaining to handling of confidential information, informed consent, boundary issues and dual relationship, referral and termination of services are discussed.

COU 217 Focus & Memory Development: The students will learn to understand the memory components of the brain. They will learn how to develop skills which will increase their capacity for memory by learning how to focus and concentrate while extinguishing distractions.

HYP 205 Forensic Hypnosis: Student will learn how to conduct a hypnosis session for law enforcement agencies. Student will learn to return to the initial sensitizing event of the crime. Courtroom preparations, interviews, & investigation techniques will be taught.

HYP 106 Helping Children & Adolescents through Hypnotherapy: Normal Physical & Mental Growth in Children & Adolescents covers a wider range than is often recognized. This class will explore the range of normal physical and mental development in children & adolescents. The students will learn how children & adolescents can benefit from hypnotherapy for nail biting, fear of dogs &cats snakes, spiders, &other phobias, bed wetting, temper tantrums, & self-mutilation.

COU 118 Helping Adults & Children with Disabilities: This class will provide an overview of disabilities and their characteristics including Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Developmental Delays, Emotional Behavioral Issues, Physical Disabilities, Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment. Students will learn how Hypnotherapy might help individuals with disabilities in life and school.

COU 119 Hospice Counseling: The student will learn how to engage with hospice patients and their friends and family. This course is a course for laypersons, pastoral counselors, Stephen's Ministers, Hypnotherapist and mental health providers, and health practitioners. They will learn compassion, listening skills, nurturing and how to take care of themselves and their psyche.

HYP 207 Hypnosis for Childbirth: The student will learn basic anatomy and physiology. They will learn focusing, relaxation, and visualization techniques.

HYP 102 Hypnotherapist: The Hypnotherapist Class includes the National Standards and American Council of Hypnotist Examiners Code of Ethics. It includes, Gestalt Hypnotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Brain Chemistry, Clinical Assessment, Leadership & Professional Development and Practicum 

HYP 108 Hypnotherapy for the Elderly: This class will provide insight into the special needs of senior citizens as related to physical and emotional well being. Further this class will provide insight into how hypnotherapy might be used to support this population.

COA 101Life Coach: The Student will be taught Basic Life Coaching Techniques and Theory. This entry level course will prepare the student to enter the Life Coaching Profession. They will be taught the basic function of the brain, code of ethics and coaching techniques for success with their client. They will learn the standards for the coaching profession and will enter the profession with training from John Maxwell's Book, Becoming a Person of Influence. Practice and Demonstrations will be provided.

COU 120 Marketing for Private Practice: The student will learn about resources necessary for webpage design, business cards, and brochures. They will learn about Face book and Linked in. They will learn how to create free forum to educate the public about their domain, i.e., hypnotherapy or coaching. They will learn to do networking, volunteering and coffee and lunch encounters that expand their clientele.

HYP 101 Master Hypnotist: The Master Hypnotist Class is an introductory course in Hypnotherapy which includes the National Standards and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners Code of Ethics. The Outline of the Course includes: Introduction and Orientation to Hypnosis, History of Hypnosis, Consciousness, the three States of Mind, the Human Brain, Guidelines for Effective suggestions, Self-Hypnosis-the Process, Myths, Basic Induction & Deepening General Principles, Levels of Trance, Guided Imagery, Suggestibility, rules of Hypnotherapeutic change, Hypno-projective Techniques, 8 Rules of the Mind, Interview and Assessment, No Smoking Scripts and Performance Techniques, Basic Counseling and Ethics & Jurisprudence.

COA 102 Master Professional Coach: The student who is at an advanced level of Life Coaching will be trained as a supervisor and leader of Life Coaches. This student will learn advanced techniques for dealing with people individually and in organizations. This student will be taught leadership skills which will enhance their life coaching skills and prepare them for training others in the life coaching and business and education professions. The student will learn the art of mediation and negotiation. Practice and Demonstration. Teaching small groups of students is expected.

HYP 209Medical Hypnotherapy: This course teaches the basic scientific foundations of mind body healing as well as develop familiarity with immune processes. Students will learn to understand medical information and terminology as applied in a hypnosis practice. This course also includes advanced methods of uncovering and working with psychosomatic causes and influences on health, to use in a hypnosis session, as well as increase a student's ability to integrate hypnosis for medical issues with other related issues. Students will learn about physiological and psychological aspects of acute and chronic pain, and methods of pain assessment to use in a hypnosis practice. Student will also learn to select and use hypnotic methods for working with chronic and acute pain, and relevant considerations for working with non-medical pain management including related ethic and legal issues. Students will learn how to work with pre and post surgical pain management.

COU 121 Meditation: The student will learn Posture Workshop, Mindfulness of Breathing, The Development of Loving Kindness, Walking Meditation, Mantra Meditation, and the Six Element Practice.

COU 122 Neuro-linguistic Programing: NLP: The student will learn that Neuro-Linguistic programming or NLP is a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy and behavioral change. It is based on the relationship between behavior patterns and pattterns of thought. NLP is a system of alternative therapy which hopes to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change mental and emotional behavior patterns. Students will learn to break negative cycles and have unlimited confidence. They will learn how to use NLP for professional and person use.

HYP 110 Pain Management, Hypnotherapy Training: The student will learn the difference between acute, chronic, and cancer pain. The student will learn how hypnosis can dramatically alter an individual's perception of pain. The student will learn many advanced techniques to use for pain relief in hypnotherpay with their clients. Hypnosis is the most flexiable non-invasive treatment model for dealing with pain. The student will learn the importance of varied hypnotic inductions in pain management. The therapist will learn how hypnosis can relieve pain so that the medication usage can be minimal and the patient or client can maintain their dignity.

COU 123 Parenting Education: This class is offered for parents. It is taught in 1.5 hour segments of 8 total hours. The parents are taught many different parenting styles and behavioral strategies are taught to the parents for use with their children Behavior management is strong component of ths parent education program. Mandatory attendance is required to receive a 12 hour certificate of attendance.

COA 102 Professional Life Coach: The student will learn to be a professional life coach who expands their practice to include expanded business coaching and Executive Life Coaching as well as many other specialties of Life Coaching. This student will learn to work in organizations with large groups of people presenting to them for the improvement of the organization as a team. Team building and executive leadership are emphasized and promoted using techniques from group process including collaboration. This course is for the Life Coach who is an enthusiastic team builder and motivator.

COA 224 PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

is a disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. Most people associate PTSD with battle-scarred soldiers and military combat is the most common cause in men, but an overwhelming life experience can trigger PTSD, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncolntrollable. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect those who personally experience the Catastrophe, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law inforcement officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma. PTSD develops differently from person to person. While the symptoms of PTSD most commonly develop in the hours or days following the traumatic event, it can sometimes take weeks, months, or even years before they appear. The student will be presented with an overview of PTSD. Hypnotherapy will be presented as a tool for therapists to use to assist persons who have PTSD. Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen and their spouses are highly encouraged to attend this training.

 COU 125 Reiki I: Reiki First Degree is focused on teaching a student everything they have to know about the art of Reiki. Here, you will be taught what Reiki really means and what it can do for you. It is the time where masters will give their students an in-depth description about Reiki. This includes where it came from, how to give it, and the proper way of using it. After all the concepts are taught as well as the mental, emotional, and physical natures of the student are thoroughly prepared, hands-on practice will take place. Upon completion of the first degree Reiki training, a student will know how to use the Reiki energy for self-healing. This same energy can also be channeled to help other people, more specifically their friends and family. First degree Reiki can also stimulate personal and spiritual growth in a person. This level is for people who simply want to discover what Reiki is. It is also for those who would like to learn how to heal themselves and others. After this level, you will be able to elevate your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical state. It can effectively prevent illness in your family, as well as allowing you to heal through massage and physiotherapy.

COU 126 Reiki II: Second Degree Reiki leads you to the deeper understanding of the ancient method of Reiki healing. Here, you won't just be able to heal diseases right on. You will be able to transcend time and space with your healing powers as well. You will also be introduced to the sacred symbols of Reiki at this level, which you can use to develop your awareness of self, healing others, and helping them with their lives as much as you improve yours. During the second level of Reiki training, the flow of Reiki energy within you intensifies. You can further enhance your abilities through the use of the great Reiki symbols bestowed upon you. Distance healing or planetary healing becomes possible. As such, you can possibly heal another person even if they are ten thousand miles away from you. Furthermore, you will be able to improve your self-healing abilities as well as your spiritual and personal growth. You may be qualified to practice Reiki on others after the second degree of Reiki training.

 COU 127 Reiki Master: The Third Degree of Reiki training is sometimes divided into two subgroups. The first group is the training where you become a Reiki master capable of teaching Reiki students. The second group is focused on merely improving yourself, with no training to be a teacher. Third Degree Reiki is only for the people who wish to further develop themselves into a Reiki Master. Here, they will have access to all the Reiki Master symbols and are allowed to perform attunement process on others. More complex healing cycles will be taught at this level, with the aim of expanding your Reiki influence. The end goal of this last level of training is to make you a Reiki Master who can initiate, teach, and train others into the art of Reiki.

HYP 111 Script Writing: The students will write scripts for hypnotherapy for various situations. They will create these scripts to be used in their individual practices and students will be encouraged to exchange scripts with one another.

COU 128 Setting up a Private Practice This class is taught to persons entering the field of hypnotherapy or counseling who plan to open a Private Practice. The students will be taught marketing, how to find offices, peer supervision, seeking a supervisor or consultant, insurance reimbursement, scheduling of clients, phone skills which get the client to come for an appointment, networking, and continuing education that is affordable and fun. The student will become part of a networking group who will have access to many resources and assistance when problems arise. Students will be empowered to build their practice and learn how to command the hourly rate they deserve.

HYP 212 Sports Performance, Hypnotherapy: The Student will learn how to work with children, adolescents, and adults in the area of sports motivation & performance. The student will learn basic sports terminology, definitions, and strategies which coaches use in various sports. The student will be prepared to use hypnotherapy as a tool to increase their client’s performance and motivation.

COU 129 Suicide the Preventable Death: The first of a 3 part series taught separately. This class will be an overview of Suicide Ideation, Suicide Attempts and Suicide Completions. Statistics, Myths, Signals & Clues to Suicidal Behavior, Strategies for Intervention, No Harm Contracts, and Steps to Take to Increase Awareness in the Community.

COU 230 Suicide Seekers-Therapist Training I: The second of a 3 part series taught separately and independent of one another. This class will include an overview of suicide ideation, suicide attempts and suicide completions, statistics, myths, signals and clues to suicidal behavior, strategies for intervention, no harm contracts, and steps to take to make appropriate referrals to qualified professionals and hospitals, etc. The therapist will be prepared at the end of the course to deal with suicidal children, adolescents and adults in a therapeutic setting.  

Catalogue Addendum

Prerequisite of Deceptive Sales or Trade Practices with Colorado Department of Higher education Division of Private Occupational Schools

CRS 12-59-118. Complaints of deceptive trade or sales practices. (1) A person claiming pecuniary loss as a result of a deceptive trade or sales practice, pursuant to section 12-59-117, by school or agent shall FIRST EXHAUST ALL COMPLAINT AND APPEALS PROCCESSES AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL. IF THE PERSON’S COMPLAINT IS NOT RESOLVED TO THE PERSON’S SATISFACTION, THE PERSON MAY file with the board a written complaint against the school or agent.