Casebook of Clinical Hypnosis

Pages: 429
Item #: 4317400
ISBN: 978-1-55798-365-7
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Copyright: 1996
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When is hypnosis brought into play with various theoretical and clinical approaches to psychotherapy? What does a hypnotherapist actually do on a case-by-case and a session-by-session basis? What specific strategies can be implemented? What are the scope and nature of the challenges that hypnotherapists and their clients face? What interpersonal issues emerge in hypnotherapeutic treatment?

The editors of the Casebook of Clinical Hypnosis have marshaled an impressive group of eminent hypnotherapists to consider these issues and to illustrate them with interesting and memorable cases from their own experience. Each chapter is devoted to the explication of clinical techniques and strategies, and many chapters contain transcripts of actual sessions and suggestions administered, thus providing readers with a window onto the world of clinicians' best hypnotherapeutic work with their clients. Contributing therapists offer the presenting background and assessment information of a client, the treatment rationale, the role of hypnosis within the treatment, outcome and follow-up data, and concluding commentary. Such client problems as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, enuresis, dissociative identity disorder, dysmennorhea, nicotine dependence, attentional deficit disorder, and the aftereffects of sexual abuse and rape are addressed.

One of the unique features of the Casebook is a "clinical case conference" that illustrates how experts from very different traditions of clinical hypnotherapy conceptualize and treat a person with problems in living. The section presents a challenging case followed by commentaries of well-known clinicians who represent psychoanalytic psychotherapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, multimodal therapy, and Ericksonian hypnosis.

This book, a companion to the now-indispensable Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis, will be useful to both the novice hypnotherapist and seasoned clinician. Anyone who wishes to learn about clinical hypnosis and expand their repertoire of clinical interventions will have much to gain from the case explorations contained in this volume.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


I. Introduction

  1. Clinical Hypnosis: Assessment, Applications, and Treatment Considerations
    —Steven Jay Lynn, Irving Kirsch, Jonathan Neufeld, and Judith W. Rhue

II. Hypnotherapy With Adults

  1. Cognitive–Behavioral Hypnotherapy for Phobic Anxiety
    —Nancy E. Schoenberger
  2. Hypnosis in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
    —Lynne M. Hornyak
  3. A Brief Therapy Approach to the Use of Hypnosis in Treating Depression
    —Michael D. Yapko
  4. Hypnosis in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    —David Spiegel
  5. When All Else Fails: Hypnotic Exploration of Childhood Trauma
    —William H. Smith
  6. Hypnotic Strategies For Somatoform Disorders
    —John F. Chaves
  7. Emotional Self-Regulation Therapy for Treating Primary Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Distress
    —Salvador Amigo and Antonio Capafons
  8. Hypnosis With a Borderline Patient
    —Joan Murray-Jobsis
  9. The Treatment of a Case of Dissociative Identity Disorder
    —Richard Horevitz
  10. Cognitive–Behavioral Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation: A Case Study in a Group Setting
    —Joseph P. Green

III. Hypnotherapy With Children and Adolescents

  1. Narrative and Imaginative Storytelling: Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of a Sexually Abused Child
    —Judith W. Rhue, Steven Jay Lynn, and Judith Pintar
  2. Neurotherapy and Alert Hypnosis in the Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder
    —Arreed Barabasz and Marianne Barabasz
  3. Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Adolescent Enuresis
    —Edmund Thomas Dowd

IV. A Clinical Case Conference: Ellen

Introduction to a Clinical Case Conference: The Case of Ellen
—Steven Jay Lynn

  1. A Psychoanalytically Informed Approach in the Case of Ellen
    —Michael R. Nash
  2. Using Hypnosis in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy in the Case of Ellen
    —Albert Ellis
  3. Multimodal Treatment in the Case of Ellen
    —Irving Kirsch and William C. Coe
  4. The Use of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in the Case of Ellen
    —William J. Matthews, Stephen Lankton, and Carol Lankton

V. Conclusion

  1. Maximizing Treatment Gains: Recommendations for the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis
    —Steven Jay Lynn, Irving Kirsch, and Judith W. Rhue

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Steven Jay Lynn, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York–Binghamton and is an Adjunct Professor at Ohio University. He also maintains a private practice. Dr. Lynn is a former president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychological Hypnosis, as well as a fellow in numerous professional psychological organizations and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He has received awards for the best book published in 1991, 1992, and 1993 from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Lynn is an advisory editor to many professional journals and has published more than 125 articles and book chapters on hypnosis, memory, and child abuse.

Irving Kirsch, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He is the editor of Contemporary Hypnosis, on the board of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is also past-president of APA's Division of Psychological Hypnosis.

Judith W. Rhue, PhD, is a Professor of Family Medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in addition to maintaining a private practice. Dr. Rhue is a fellow of the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychological Hypnosis and of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and has received awards for excellence in research from both societies. Dr. Rhue serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and Contemporary Hypnosis and has written numerous articles and book chapters on hypnosis, fantasy, and child abuse.