Curriculum Vitae: Kevin J. Hall, MSc

Kevin J. Hall, MSc
Psychotherapist, Coach, Speaker
WISH Mindscience
Straßgschwandtnerstraße 4/1
1140 Vienna

Born in 1974 in Birmingham, UK. Austrian citizen since 2019. Married to an Austrian with whom I have one daughter. 

Psychotherapist registered and licensed to practice in Austria,  Senior Coach (ACC, IOBC). Advanced training in clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy, emotion-focussed therapy, trauma therapy, and hypnosystemic approaches to coaching, supervision, and personality development.

Member of the faculty at various Austrian and international conferences and author of articles and contributions to professional journals and literature on psychotherapy. 

Career History
WISH Mindscience, 1140 Vienna
From 2017
Founder and director. Psychotherapist, Coach.

WISH is a centre for psychotherapy, counselling, and coaching. We have a team of colleagues with diverse specialisms in these areas. 

 I run my practice from the premises of WISH where I work with individuals, couples, families and corporate clients. My corporate clients include Fürstenberg Institut, Xing, Live Nation, Borealis, SMC and Rhomberg Bau amongst others.

Practice for Psychotherapy and Coaching, Vienna
From 2012
Psychotherapist and Coach

Psychotherapy, couples therapy and marriage counselling, family therapy, coaching und supervision in independent practice.

Sonnenpark Rehabilitation Clinic, Neusiedlersee, Austria
2012 – 2013
Individual and group psychotherapy

Psychotherapy with patients in psychiatric rehabilitation, particularly those with burnout and depression.

Institut Kutschera, Vienna
2007 - 2010
Co-trainer

Co-trainer for courses on NLP, coaching, team building and personality development. Clients included WIFI Burgenland, Canon, Labau landscape gardening. 

Various social and psychiatric institutions
2011
Psychotherapist in training

Training and work as a psychotherapist in various institutions:

  • Psychotherapy Clinic of the Academy for Systemic Family Therapy, Vienna, Austria 
  • Department for Acute Psychiatry, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria
  • Kolping Counselling Centre, Vienna, Austria
  • EXUF – Association for Existential and Family Counselling, Vienna, Austria
Various companies in UK, Belgium and Austria
1999 - 2012
Business Consulting, Marketing and Product Management
  • T-Mobile International, Cienna. Senior Marketing Manager. Consumer Marketing.
  • Mediornet GmbH, Vienna. Head of  Marketing. Multimedia, event and broadcast hardware.
  • SAS Software, Vienna. Senior Consultant Business Intelligence Solutions.
  • SOLID Partners, Brussels. Business Intelligence Consultant.
  • OCS Consulting, London. Junior Consultant for Business Intelligence Solutions. 
Training and Education
Training and certification in emotion-focussed therapy for couples (EFT-C) Paartherapeut
2018 - ongoing
ICEEFT (Gail Palmer, Rebecca Jorgensen, Helene Igwebuike)

Advanced training completed (2018 - 2019): Externship, Core Skills 1-4 

Hypnosystemic concepts for coaching, supervision and personality development
2017 - 2018
Hypno-Synstitut (Martina Gross) and Milton Erickson institute Innsbruck (Reinhold Bartl)
Advanced training in clinical hypnosis and Ericksonian hypnotherapy
2015 - 2017
Hypno-Synstitut Vienna
Advanced clinical training in trauma therapy and EMDR
2013 - 2014
Academy for Systemic and Family Therapy (la-sf) and FEMDRA (die Freie EMDR Akademie), Vienna
Advanced clinical training in psychotherapy (Fachspezifikum/Austrian state licence), systemic and family therapy
2010 - 2014
Academy for Systemic and Family Therapy (la-sf), Vienna
Propaedeutic studies in psychotherapy
2007 - 2010
VRP (Society for Rogerian Psychotherapy), Vienna

Pass with distinction.

NLP and coaching
2006 - 2009
Institut Kutschera and WIFI (Training institute of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce) Vienna
  • NLP Master
  • Dipl. Coach and NLP Practitioner
MSc Cognitive Science
1996 - 1997
University of Birmingham, UK
BSc International Business with German
1992 - 1996
Aston University, UK

With an exchange year at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria.

Publications
Systemische Notizen, Vol. 02/2017
2017
Journal of the LASF (Academy for Systemic Family Therapy)

Ökonomische Rezepte für die Arbeit mit Paaren – Die Verwertung von bestehenden Zutaten zur Ernährung der Liebe.

„Recipes for couples working on a budget: nourishing love and romance from the leftovers”.

Systemische Notizen, Vol. 02/2015
2015
Journal of the LASF (Academy for Systemic Family Therapy)

Zum Blues tanzen lernen – beschwingende Tanzschritte für Trauernde und deren Verstorbene.

„Introduction to Blues Dancing – inspiring choreographies for mourners and their deceased”.

Conference Speaking Engagements
XXII World Congress of Medical & Clinical Hypnosis
June 2021
Crakow, Poland

Bridging the expectation gap: combining medical and psychotherapeutic approaches in the use of hypnosis as an experiential learning tool.

Conference organised by the Polski Instytut Ericksonowski and the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). Joint workshop with Dr. Stella Nkenke. 

Congress on Couples and Marriage Counselling
October 2020
Psychotherapeutischen Vereins für Aus- und Fortbildung (VPA), Vienna
National congress for students and trainees of nursing professions
Autumn 2020
Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund (KAV)

Sehen, hören und verstehen reichen längst nicht, um Gesundheit zu fördern. Heilung und Wachstum setzen Sicherheit voraus, die vom Herzen gespürt werden muss.

Begegnungen auf Augenhöhe. Verrückte Wahrheiten.
July 2020
Congress for Hypnosystemic Approaches, Innsbruck

„Der Narr, der Liebhaber und der Dichter sind voller Phantasie.“ Die Utilisierung von Metaphern, inneren Bildern und ver-rückten Wahrheiten in der Paartherapie.

Conference organised by the Milton Erickson Institute Innsbruck.

The Thirteenth Erickson Congress
2019
Phoenix, USA

There is no cold, only absence of heat: eliciting emotional warmth in relationships.

Congress organised by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. The workshop is published as an audio stream here.

Congress on Couples and Marriage Counselling
2018
Psychotherapeutischen Vereins für Aus- und Fortbildung (VPA), Linz

Engpässe in der Paartherapie – was nun? Hypnosystemische Vorgehensweisen zur Erweiterung des Beziehungshorizonts.

Certifications and Professional Accreditation
Austrian state registered psychotherapist
Systemic family therapy
Senior Coach
Austrian Coaching Council (ACC), International Organization for Business Coaching (IOBC)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Membership level: advanced training completed
Hypnosystemisches Forum
Member