Handbook of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression

Handbook of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression

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This handbook is the first to provide a conceptual framework and rationalea€”based on scientific, theoretical, and empirical evidencea€”for combining cognitive behavior therapy with hypnotherapy in treating clinical depression. The conceptual frameworka€”the Circular Feedback Model of Depressiona€”allows clinicians to adopt an evidence-based practice in psychotherapy, integrating the best research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences. The book offers detailed guidance in applying empirically supported principles of psychological assessment, treatment protocols, therapeutic relationship, and intervention.This chapter discusses the role of cognitive hypnotherapy case conceptualization in selecting effective and efficient treatment strategies. This approach emphasizes the role of cognitive distortions, negative self-instructions, irrational automatic thoughts and beliefs, ... Persons (1989) posited that psychological disorders occur at two levels: overt difficulties and underlying psychological mechanisms.

Title:Handbook of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression
Author:Assen Alladin
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2007


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