The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis

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

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The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis is the successor to Fromm and Nash's Contemporary Hypnosis Research (Guilford Press), which has long been regarded as the field's authoritative scholarly reference for practitioners and researchers alike. With 31 original chapters this new expanded book is a comprehensive treatment of where the field has been, where it stands today, and its future directions. The world's leading scholars masterfully track the latest developments in theory and research. These chapters are thoughtful, lucid, and provocative. Clinical chapters then comprehensively describe how hypnosis is best used with patients across a broad spectrum of disorders and applied settings. Authored by internationally renowned practitioners these contributions are richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts. Unparalleled in breadth and quality, this book is the definitive reference for students, researchers, clinicians, and anyone wanting to understand the science and practice of hypnosis. The only reference you'll need for years to come.
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  • Hardback | 776 pages
  • 180 x 254 x 41mm | 1,725g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 18 line illustrations, 6 black & white photographs and a colour plate section
  • 0198570090
  • 9780198570097
  • 815,505

Table of contents

1. Introduction: a roadmap for explanation, a working definition; SECTION I: DOMAIN OF HYPNOSIS; 2. The domain of hypnosis, revisited; 3. Generations and landscapes of hypnosis: questions we've asked, questions we should ask; SECTION II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; 4. Dissociation theories of hypnosis; 5. Social cognitive theories of hypnosis; 6. How hypnosis happens: new cognitive theories of hypnotic responding; 7. Intelligent design or designed intelligence? Hypnotizability as neurobiological adaptation; 8. A psychoanalytic theory of hypnosis: a clinically informed approach; SECTION III: CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH; 9. Measuring and understanding individual differences in hypnotizability; 10. Hypnosis scales for the twenty-first century: what do we need and how should we use them?; 11. Parsing everyday suggestibility: what does it tell us about hypnosis?; 12. Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis; 13. Hypnosis and the brain; 14. Hypnosis, trance and suggestion: evidence from neuroimaging; 15. Hypnosis and mind-body interactions; SECTION IV: CLINICAL HYPNOSIS: TREATMENT AND CONSULTATION; A. MODELS OF CLINICAL INTERVENTION; 16. Psychoanalytic approaches to clinical hypnosis; 17. Reclaiming the cognitive unconscious: integrating hypnotic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy; 18. An Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis; B. METHODS OF CLINICAL INTERVENTION: TECHNIQUES AND CASES; 19. Foundations of clinical hypnosis; 20. Hypnosis in the relief of pain and pain disorders; 21. Hypnosis and anxiety: early interventions; 22. Hypnotic approaches to treating depression; 23. Hypnosis for health-compromising behaviors; 24. Treating children using hypnosis; 25. Medical illnesses, conditions and procedures; 26. Hypnosis in the treatment of conversion and somatization disorders; 27. Trauma-related disorders and dissociation; 28. Hypnosis in sport: cases, techniques and issues; C. EVIDENCE BASED OF CLINICAL INTERVENTION AND CONSULTATION; 29. Clinical hypnosis: the empirical evidence; 30. Making a contribution to the clinical literature: time-series designs; 31. Hypnosis in the courts
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An epic scholarly work, The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis really is the benchmark reference volume for those interested in hypnosis. If you are serious about understanding the contemporary study and practice of hypnosis then this book is a must.
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About Michael R. Nash

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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