The Practice of
An Evidence-Based Manual of Clinical Hypnosis
Due for publication in 2012 by Karnac.
The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a major new clinical textbook on evidence-based practice in clinical hypnosis, written by psychotherapist and hypnotherapist Donald Robertson and published by Karnac, the UK’s leading specialist psychotherapy publishing house. Based on extensive background research, it contains references to almost 250 different scientific journal articles and clinical textbooks on hypnosis and CBT.
Hypnotherapy is arguably the oldest modality of psychological therapy, at least in the modern sense. Psychologists have long attempted to conceptualize hypnosis in terms of cognitive and behavioural processes and the term cognitive-behavioural approach to hypnosis was first coined in 1974 by Theodore Barber, and his colleagues, one of the most prolific and influential researchers in the field of hypnosis. Since then cognitive research on hypnosis has continued to evolve alongside the assimilation of modern cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques within the framework of hypnotherapy and vice versa. This book explores the historical and conceptual relationship between hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT).
It proceeds to offer a modern cognitive conceptualization of hypnosis, based on the writings of James Braid the founder of hypnotherapy and drawing upon modern cognitive-behavioral research on hypnosis. The author carefully explores the combination of hypnosis with both cognitive and behavioural interventions and ways in which methods can be adapted in the light of therapeutic principles derived from both fields. The book aims to provide a comprehensive core text for the practice of cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy and to facilitate further dialogue between practitioners of hypnosis and CBT.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Cognitive-Behavioural Approach to Hypnosis
Chapter 1: Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 2: James Braid & the Original Hypnotherapy
Chapter 3: Cognitive-Behavioural Theories of Hypnosis
Part II: Assessment, Conceptualisation, & Hypnotic Skills
Chapter 4: Assessment in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 5: Case Formulation in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 6: Socialisation & Hypnotic Skills Training
Part III: Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Chapter 7: Applied Self-Hypnosis & Coping Skills
Chapter 8: Affect: Hypnotic Exposure Therapy
Chapter 9: Behaviour: Problem-Solving Hypnotherapy (PSH)
Chapter 10: Cognition: Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Chapter 11: Conclusion & Summary