Hypnosis in Clinical Practice: Steps for Mastering Hypnotherapy

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 1, 2004 - Psychology - 192 pages
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This book is aimed at helping both newly trained and experienced mental health professionals to become comfortable and adept at using hypnosis in their clinical practice. Despite dramatic evidence of the effectiveness of hypnosis and its growing acceptance, only a small percentage of psychotherapists employ their hypnotherapy training in their practice. This under use of hypnosis is due to exaggerated misconceptions about its power and the resultant performance anxiety therapists experience after their training. The text is designed to address therapist performance anxiety around the use of hypnosis by exploring the myths surrounding its power and therapeutic potential. The integration of a straightforward systematic hypnotic approach into therapeutic practice has value both in the assessment and treatment. Using clinical anecdotes and personal experience, the authors of Hypnosis in Clinical Practice explain induction style and trance work in a way that is fundamental and highly accessible.

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Rick Voit, Ph.D., is Chair of the Certification Committee and faculty with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is co-founder of DeLaney & Voit Inc. and conducts his private practice in Brunswick, Maine.

Molly DeLaney, Psy.D., is past treasurer and faculty with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is the co-founder of DeLaney & Voit Inc., and maintains a private practice in Brunswick, Maine. She and Dr. Voit conduct numerous presentations and workshops to professional groups and teach courses on hypnotherapy

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