The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis

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The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis is the long overdue successor to Fromm and Nash's Contemporary Hypnosis Research (Guilford Press), which has been regarded as the field's authoritative scholarly reference for over 35 years. This new book is a comprehensive summary of where field has been, where it stands today, and its future directions. The volume's lucid and engaging chapters on the scientific background to the field, fully live up to this uncompromising scholarly legacy. In addition, the scope of the book includes 17 clinical chapters which comprehensively describe how hypnosis is best used with patients across a spectrum of disorders and applied settings. Authored by the world's leading practitioners these contributions are sophisticated, inspiring, and richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts. For postgraduate students, researchers and clinicians, or anyone wanting to understand hypnosis as a form of treatment, this is the starting point.

Unequalled in its breadth and quality, The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis will be the definitive reference text in the field for years to come.

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"Kihlstrom provides an integrative and elegantly writtintroduction to the field of hypnosis...the chapter by Benham and Younger on hypnosis and mind's body interactions presents an excellent, comprehensive review of the nature and extent to which hypnotic manipulations can (or cannot) alter physiological processes."--PsycCritiques

Winner of the 2009 Arthur Shapiro Award for the Best Book in Hypnosis, as presented by the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis's president, Richard Kluft!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198570097
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/4/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Nash is one the world's leading experts on hypnosis. He is a prolific researcher and clinical educator, who also maintains an active clinical practice. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, and is Editor Emeritus of The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the world's premiere venue for scientific and applied hypnosis. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1983 and completed his clinical internship at Yale University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in the same year. He has published two books, one on the research foundations of hypnosis and another on integrating hypnosis into clinical practice. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), and is the recipient of 18 national and international awards for his scientific, clinical, and teachng accomplishments. Amanda Barnier is an Associate Professor and Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Research Fellow in the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Amanda began her career in Psychology at Macquarie University, graduating in 1991 with a BA(Hons). She completed a PhD in Psychology (1996) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. Amanda then returned to Australia and UNSW as an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow and later as an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow. She returned to Macquarie University in 2007.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: a roadmap for explanation, a working definition Amanda J. Barnier Barnier, Amanda J. Michael R. Nash Nash, Michael R. 1

Sect. I Domain of hypnosis

2 The domain of hypnosis, revisited John F. Kihlstrom Kihlstrom, John F. 21

3 Generations and landscapes of hypnosis: questions we've asked, questions we should ask Kevin M. McConkey McConkey, Kevin M. 53

Sect. II Theoretical perspectives

4 Dissociation theories of hypnosis Erik Z. Woody Woody, Erik Z. Pamela Sadler Sadler, Pamela 81

5 Social cognitive theories of hypnosis Steven Jay Lynn Lynn, Steven Jay Irving Kirsch Kirsch, Irving Michael N. Hallquist Hallquist, Michael N. 111

6 How hypnosis happens: new cognitive theories of hypnotic responding Amanda J. Barnier Barnier, Amanda J. Zoltan Dienes Dienes, Zoltan Chris J. Mitchell Mitchell, Chris J. 141

7 Intelligent design or designed intelligence? Hypnotizability as neurobiological adaptation David Spiegel Spiegel, David 179

8 A psychoanalytic theory of hypnosis: a clinically informed approach Michael R. Nash Nash, Michael R. 201

Sect. III Contemporary research

9 Measuring and understanding individual differences in hypnotizability Jean-Roch Laurence Laurence, Jean-Roch Dominic Beaulieu-Prevost Beaulieu-Prevost, Dominic Thibault du Chene Chene, Thibault du 225

10 Hypnosis scales for the twenty-first century: what do we need and how should we use them? Erik Z. Woody Woody, Erik Z. Amanda J. Barnier Barnier, Amanda J. 255

11 Parsing everyday suggestibility: what does it tell us about hypnosis? Anthony F. Tasso Tasso, Anthony F. Nicole A. Perez Perez, Nicole A. 283

12 Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs andcontributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis Rochelle E. Cox Cox, Rochelle E. Richard A. Bryant Bryant, Richard A. 311

13 Hypnosis and the brain Arreed F. Barabasz Barabasz, Arreed F. Marianne Barabasz Barabasz, Marianne 337

14 Hypnosis, trance and suggestion : evidence from neuroimaging David A. Oakley Oakley, David A. 365

15 Hypnosis and mind-body interactions Grant Benham Benham, Grant Jarred Younger Younger, Jarred 393

Sect. IV Clinical hypnosis: treatment and consultation

A: Models of clinical intervention

16 Psychoanalytic approaches to clinical hypnosis Elgan L. Baker Baker, Elgan L. Michael R. Nash Nash, Michael R. 439

17 Reclaiming the cognitive unconscious: integrating hypnotic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy Joseph Barber Barber, Joseph 457

18 An Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis Stephen Lankton Lankton, Stephen 467

B: Methods of clinical intervention: techniques and cases

19 Foundations of clinical hypnosis Michael R. Nash Nash, Michael R. 487

20 Hypnosis in the relief of pain and pain disorders Mark P. Jensen Jensen, Mark P. David R. Patterson Patterson, David R. 503

21 Hypnosis and anxiety: early interventions Richard A. Bryant Bryant, Richard A. 535

22 Hypnotic approaches to treating depression Michael D. Yapko Yapko, Michael D. 549

23 Hypnosis for health compromising behaviors Gary Elkins Elkins, Gary Michelle Perfect Perfect, Michelle 569

24 Treating children using hypnosis Eric L. Scott Scott, Eric L. Ann Lagges Lagges, Ann Linn LaClave LaClave, Linn 593

25 Medical illnesses, conditions and procedures Nicholas A. Covino Covino, Nicholas A. 611

26 Hypnosis in the treatment of conversion and somatization disorders Franny C. Moene Moene, Franny C. Karin Roelofs Roelofs, Karin 625

27 Trauma-related disorders and dissociation Mary Jo Peebles Peebles, Mary Jo 647

28 Hypnosis in sport: cases, techniques and issues William P. Morgan Morgan, William P. Aaron J. Stegner Stegner, Aaron J. 681

C: Evidence base of clinical intervention and consultation

29 Clinical hypnosis: the empirical evidence Mark Moore Moore, Mark Anthony F. Tasso Tasso, Anthony F. 697

30 Making a contribution to the clinical literature: time-series designs Jeffrey J. Borckardt Borckardt, Jeffrey J. Michael R. Nash Nash, Michael R. 727

31 Hypnosis in the courts Michael Heap Heap, Michael 745

Name Index 767

Subject Index 779

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