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

Paperback | February 9, 2012

EditorMichael R. Nash, Amanda J. Barnier

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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, whereit 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 bestused 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 anyonewanting 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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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, whereit stands today, and its future directions....

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:802 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199645809

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Table of Contents

1. Amanda J. Barnier and Michael R. Nash: Introduction: a roadmap for explanation, a working definitionSection I: Domain of hypnosis2. John F. Kihlstrom: The domain of hypnosis, revisited3. Kevin M. McConkey: Generations and landscapes of hypnosis: questions we've asked, questions we should askSection II: Theoretical perspectives4. Erik Z. Woody and Pamela Sadler: Dissociation theories of hypnosis5. Steven Jay Lynn, Irving Kirsch and Michael N. Hallquist: Social cognitive theories of hypnosis6. Amanda J. Barnier, Zoltan Dienes and Chris J. Mitchell: How hypnosis happens: new cognitive theories of hypnotic responding7. David Spiegel: Intelligent design or designed intelligence? Hypnotizability as neurobiological adaptation8. Michael R. Nash: A psychoanalytic theory of hypnosis: a clinically informed approachSection III: Contemporary research9. Jean-Roch Laurence, Dominic Beaulieu-Prevost and Thibault du Chene: Measuring and understanding individual differences in hypnotizability10. Eric Z. Woody and Amanda J. Barnier: Hypnosis scales for the twenty-first century: what do we need and how should we use them?11. Anthony Tasso and Nicole A. Perez: Parsing everyday suggestibility: what does it tell us about hypnosis?12. Rochelle E. Cox and Richard A. Bryant: Advances in hypnosis research: methods, designs and contributions of intrinsic and instrumental hypnosis13. Areed A. Barabasz and Marianne Barabasz: Hypnosis and the brain14. David A. Oakley: Hypnosis, trance and suggestion: evidence from neuroimaging15. Grant Benham and Jarred Younger: Hypnosis and mind-body interactionsSection IV: Clinical hypnosis: treatment and consultationA. Models of clinical intervention16. Elgan L. Baker and Michael R. Nash: Psychoanalytic approaches to clinical hypnosis17. Joseph Barber: Reclaiming the cognitive unconscious: integrating hypnotic methods and cognitive-behavioral therapy18. Stephen Lankton: An Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosisB. Methods of clinical intervention: techniques and cases19. Michael R. Nash: Foundations of clinical hypnosis20. Mark P. Jensen and David R. Patterson: Hypnosis in the relief of pain and pain disorders21. Richard A. Bryant: Hypnosis and anxiety: early interventions22. Michael D. Yapko: Hypnotic approaches to treating depression23. Gary Elkins and Michelle Perfect: Hypnosis for health-compromising behaviors24. Eric L. Scott, Ann Lagges and Linn La Clave: Treating children using hypnosis25. Nicholas A. Covino: Medical illnesses, conditions and procedures26. Franny C. Moene and Karin Roelofs: Hypnosis in the treatment of conversion and somatization disorders27. Mary Jo Peebles: Trauma-related disorders and dissociation28. William P. Morgan and Aaron J. Stegner: Hypnosis in sport: cases, techniques and issuesC. Evidence based of clinical intervention and consultation29. Mark Moore and Anthony F. Tasso: Clinical hypnosis: the empirical evidence30. Jeffrey J. Borckardt and Michael R. Nash: Making a contribution to the clinical literature: time-series designs31. Michael Heap: 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." --HypnosisAndSuggestion.org