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Description - Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis by Steven Jay Lynn

Hypnosis has always captured the attention of some of the most creative thinkers in the field of psychology. Today, hypnosis and hypnotic phenomena are studied with state-of-the-science neuroimaging techniques, and hypnosis has informed cognitive science (and vice-versa) in meaningful ways. In this second edition of the landmark "Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis", editors Steven Jay Lynn, Judith Rhue, and Irving Kirsch have undertaken a significant revision and update to their classic text, first published over ten years ago. It is divided into six sections: Foundations and General Considerations, which includes chapters on the history of hypnosis and measures of hypnotizability; Theories of Hypnosis, in which hypnosis is examined within the context of various therapeutic constructs; Hypnotic Techniques, which includes a how-to primer for trained therapists to conduct hypnotic inductions, as well as chapters about the integration of hypnosis with mindfulness strategies; Treating Psychological Problems and Populations, which discusses the use of hypnosis in treatment for depression, PTSD and Anxiety; Health and Sport Psychology, which examines hypnotic treatments for pain control and surgery as well as for maximizing athletic performance; and finally Further Issues and Extensions, which addresses, among other things, popular and cross-cultural conceptions of hypnosis. "Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis, Second Edition" is the comprehensive resource for clinicians, researchers, and anyone interested in the theory and practice of clinical hypnosis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781433805684
ISBN-10: 1433805685
Format: Hardback
Pages: 806
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Jay Lynn

Lynn - Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; Kirsch - University of Hull, Hull, UK; Rhue - Ohio

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