The Clinical Use of Hypnosis in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Practitioner's Casebook

The Clinical Use of Hypnosis in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Practitioner's Casebook

by Robin A. Chapman
     
 

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Integrating cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with hypnosis may increase benefits to clients suffering from a broad range of mental and physical health problems.

This practitioner's guide, written by some of the most influential clinical psychologists, educators, and hypnotists, brings together these two methods of treatment and provides a theoretical

Overview

Integrating cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with hypnosis may increase benefits to clients suffering from a broad range of mental and physical health problems.

This practitioner's guide, written by some of the most influential clinical psychologists, educators, and hypnotists, brings together these two methods of treatment and provides a theoretical framework for this integration. By thoroughly reviewing the evidence-based research for the addition of hypnosis to cognitive behavioral treatments and illustrating a variety of clinical applications, the contributors show how the integration can mean productive treatment of clients who might otherwise not have progressed as quickly or successfully. A useful final chapter addresses the process of becoming a practitioner of both CBT and hypnosis.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Susan Richardson, MA, PsyD (Private Practice)
Description: This book describes the theory behind the integration of hypnotherapy into cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and provides ample clinical applications.
Purpose: The editor states this book was one that he would have liked to have read before teaching a class on the uses of hypnotherapy in CBT. This is a relatively new integration of theories, and so it is a useful addition to both fields of study, clinical hypnotherapy and CBT, as well as an entity of its own.
Audience: This book is intended for practitioners and student practitioners who are interested in amplifying CBT with clinical hypnosis. The 11 contributors are psychologists and most have published relevant material in articles and/or books.
Features: The book provides an overview on the use of hypnotherapy in CBT, exploring important theoretical material and the importance of creating a useful case conceptualization. Later chapters provide clinical case examples with specific disorders. These are detailed and interesting. The final chapter is an interesting addition written by the editor on "Becoming a Practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis" which discusses finding appropriate training and the proper utilization of the techniques.
Assessment: This is a rather new integration of areas so there is little comparison that can be made to other books. This is a useful, inviting, and interesting book that will be a great resource for clinicians who are open to the many clinical uses of hypnosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826128850
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/22/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"It is my pleasure to endorse Robin's book. I am heartened to see a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist introduce his colleagues who practice this paradigm to the utilization of hypnosis. Medical and Mental Health practitioners have, for decades, observed phenomena in clinical practice that were eventually validated by 'scientific' research. It appears that Dr. Chapman has stepped boldly into the arena of 'frontiersman,' taking point and cutting a path towards the incorporation of hypnosis in a most efficacious treatment modality and perspective. Many will benefit from his insight and courage."

-Philip L. Accaria, PhD, FASCH

Immediate Past President, ASCH 2005-2006

"Robin Chapman has brought together an interesting group of clinicians, all of whom employ Cognitive Behavior Therapy in their work. Many of the authors have worked together in the past, thus making for a fruitful exchange. The book is an excellent introduction for both CBT therapists and therapists employing hypnosis. The repetition of themes, tools, caveats, case material and reference to the research literature makes this book especially exciting for clinical hypnotherapists. You can learn much from this book that is both practical and deeply thought provoking. Congratulations on a job well done. Those who pick up the book and begin with Dr. Chapman's introduction will be pulled in for an elegant, enlightening journey."

-Richard Horevitz, PhD, ABPP, ABPH

"Chapman's book fills an important gap; it is practical enough for the applied clinician, and it demonstrates how the two disparate orientations...can be integrated, thus offering the beginning integrative framework for the needed efficacy research....The case studies offer useful and clear illustrations of how hypnosis can be applied following the case conceptualization model....This is an important book for practitioners and researchers in both hypnotherapy and CBT."

-PsychCRITIQUES

Meet the Author

Robin A. Chapman, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, and North Shore Counseling Center, Beverly, MA, and maintains a private practice. He is currently an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Chapman earned his doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1990 and earned a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1994. He is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Additionally, he is an approved consultant in clinical hypnosis granted by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. His teaching experience includes graduate classes at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has taught undergraduate psychology classes at Elmhurst College.

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