The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis: Theory, Research, and Practice

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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 is the definitive reference text in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199645800
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.70 (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 & Michael R. Nash
Section I: Domain of hypnosis
2. The domain of hypnosis, revisited, John F. Kihlstrom
3. Generations and landscapes of hypnosis: questions we've asked, questions we should ask, Kevin M. McConkey
Section II: Theoretical perspectives
4. Dissociation theories of hypnosis, Erik Z. Woody & Pamela Sadler
5. Social cognitive theories of hypnosis, Steven Jay Lynn, Irving Kirsch & Michael N. Hallquist
6. How hypnosis happens: new cognitive theories of hypnotic responding, Amanda J. Barnier, Zoltan Dienes & Chris J. Mitchell
7. Intelligent design or designed intelligence? Hypnotizability as neurobiological adaptation, David Spiegel
8. A psychoanalytic theory of hypnosis: a clinically informed approach, Michael R. Nash
Section III: Contemporary research
9. Measuring and understanding individual differences in hypnotizability, Jean-Roch Laurence, Dominic Beaulieu-Prevost & Thibault du Chene
10. Hypnosis scales for the twenty-first century: what do we need and how should we use them?, Eric Z. Woody & Amanda J. Barnier
11. Parsing everyday suggestibility: what does it tell us about hypnosis?, Anthony Tasso & Nicole A. Perez
12. Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis, Rochelle E. Cox & Richard A. Bryant
13. Hypnosis and the brain, Areed A. Barabasz & Marianne Barabasz
14. Hypnosis, trance and suggestion: evidence from neuroimaging, David A. Oakley
15. Hypnosis and mind-body interactions, Grant Benham & Jarred Younger
Section IV: Clinical hypnosis: treatment and consultation
A. Models of clinical intervention
16. Psychoanalytic approaches to clinical hypnosis, Elgan L. Baker & Michael R. Nash
17. Reclaiming the cognitive unconscious: integrating hypnotic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy, Joseph Barber
18. An Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis, Stephen Lankton
B. Methods of clinical intervention: techniques and cases
19. Foundations of clinical hypnosis, Michael R. Nash
20. Hypnosis in the relief of pain and pain disorders, Mark P. Jensen & David R. Patterson
21. Hypnosis and anxiety: early interventions, Richard A. Bryant
22. Hypnotic approaches to treating depression, Michael D. Yapko
23. Hypnosis for health-compromising behaviors, Gary Elkins & Michelle Perfect
24. Treating children using hypnosis, Eric L. Scott, Ann Lagges & Linn La Clave
25. Medical illnesses, conditions and procedures, Nicholas A. Covino
26. Hypnosis in the treatment of conversion and somatization disorders, Franny C. Moene & Karin Roelofs
27. Trauma-related disorders and dissociation, Mary Jo Peebles
28. Hypnosis in sport: cases, techniques and issues, William P. Morgan & Aaron J. Stegner
C. Evidence based of clinical intervention and consultation
29. Clinical hypnosis: the empirical evidence, Mark Moore & Anthony F. Tasso
30. Making a contribution to the clinical literature: time-series designs, Jeffrey J. Borckardt & Michael R. Nash
31. Hypnosis in the courts, Michael Heap

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