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- DescriptionWhat is hypsis? Despite widespread misconceptions, hypsis is t a treatment in itself; instead, it is a facilitator -- a useful diagstic tool that can help the practitioner choose an appropriate treatment modality and accelerate various primary treatment strategies. The second edition of this remarkable work (first published 25 years ago) is written to provide both beginning and seasoned practitioners with a brief, disciplined technique for mobilizing and learning from an individual's capacity to concentrate. Putting to rest both exaggerated fears about hypsis and overblown statements of its efficacy, this compelling volume brings scientific discipline to a systematic exploration of the clinical uses and limitations of hypsis. The challenge was to develop a clinical measurement that could transform a fascinating amalgam of anecdotes, speculations, clinical intuitions and observations, and laboratory advances into a more fruitful and systematic body of information. Thus was born the authors' Hyptic Induction Profile (HIP), a crucial 10-minute clinical assessment procedure that relates the spectrum of hyptizability to personality style, psychopathology, and treatment outcome. Structured to reflect the flow of a typical evaluation and treatment session and highlighted by case examples throughout, this remarkable synthesis describes how to use the HIP, reviews relevant literature, and details principles and short- and long-term treatment strategies for smoking control; eating disorders; anxiety, concentration, and insomnia; phobias; pain control; psychosomatic disorders and conversion symptoms; trichotillomania; stuttering; and acute and posttraumatic stress disorders and dissociation. Meticulously referenced and indexed, this in-depth work concludes with an appendix on the interpretation and standardization of the HIP.This unique work stands out in the literature because * It is written both as an introduction for practitioners new to hypsis and as an in-depth guide for practitioners with wide experience in hypsis.* Unlike current clinical works, it emphasizes the importance of performing a systematic assessment of hyptizability to identify, measure, and utilize a given patient's optimal therapeutic potential -- a process that, until w, has been relegated to clinical intuition.* It describes human behavior phemelogically as it relates to hypsis in a probable rather than an absolute fashion.* It reviews only specific portions of the literature that are particularly relevant to the important themes presented by the authors. Wherever possible, the authors apply statistical methods to test their hypotheses. The realm of scientific investigation encompassing hypsis and psychological dysfunction is comparatively new. This exceptional volume, with its profusion of systematic data, will spark controversy and interest among scientific students of hypsis everywhere, from psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychoanalysts to physicians, dentists, and other interested clinicians.
- Author BiographyHerbert Spiegel, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus) at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he directed the postgraduate course in hypnosis from 1960 to 1982. Currently at Columbia, he is Special Lecturer in Psychiatry and in private practice in New York City. David Spiegel, M.D., is the Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor in the School of Medicine, Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.
- Author(s)David Spiegel,Herbert E. Spiegel
- PublisherAmerican Psychiatric Association Publishing
- Date of Publication19/04/2004
- SubjectAlternative Therapies & Health
- Place of PublicationVA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAmerican Psychiatric Press Inc.
- Content Note29 line drawings, 19 tables
- Weight771 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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