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From The CriticsReviewer: Regina Rosa Lopez, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This overview of hypnosis dispels myths and emphasizes a systematic assessment of hypnotizability. The Hypnotic Induction Profile, which is thoroughly described, is related to personality style, psychopathology, and treatment outcome. The book also reviews the literature on hypnosis and presents treatment strategies for its use in multiple disorders. The book is a necessary update to the first edition, published in 1978.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as an introduction for those new to the subject of hypnosis or to give new perspectives to those with experience. These worthy objectives are met.
Audience: "The targeted audience are psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, physicians, and other clinicians interested in learning hypnosis. The author is a credible authority. "
Features: The book covers the history of hypnosis, what it is, how it works, the methods used to measure it, and its applicability clinically. It is organized in a manner which makes it easy to follow and is sufficiently detailed which makes it easy to understand. The historical information and the clinical vignettes are unique features. A shortcoming is that it may be too simplistic for experienced therapists.
Assessment: As a novice in this area, I thought the quality of the book was very good. This edition is definitely justified, as a lot has changed in the field since 1978.