The scope of Erika Fromm's profound contributions to the clinical and research literature in hypnosis and related areas is reflected in this volume, which consists of chapters written by those who have worked closely with the noted psychologist and/or have been significantly influenced by her.
The subject matter presented here ranges from detailed accounts and personal observations relating to Fromm's distinguished career, to some very new and valuable data on the psychophysiological correlates of hypnosis, the phenomenology of self-hypnosis, and an integrative model for short-term therapy. Several extensions of clinical technique for the treatment of trauma and severe psychopathology are also discussed.
Professional therapists with an interest in personal growth, self-awareness, and creative mastery, whether or not they already have an interest in hypnosis, will derive significant benefits from this book. Readers who have previously eschewed hypnosis may find that this volume stimulates an interest that enriches their clinical practice and/or research.
Table of Contents
Contents: M.L. Fass, D. Brown, Preface. M. Orne, Foreword. Part I:The Work and Influences of Erika Fromm. D. Brown, Erika Fromm: An Intellectual History. E.R. Hilgard, Erika Fromm as Contributor to Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, and Hypnoanalysis. D. Gruenewald, Reflections on Hypnosis and Related Topics. A.M. Greeley, A Personal Experience With Self-Hypnosis and Creativity. Part II:The Nature of Hypnosis. H.J. Crawford, Cognitive and Psychophysiological Correlates of Hypnotic Responsiveness and Hypnosis. E. Levitt, E.L. Baker, T.L. Hulsey, Cognitive Dissonance and the Responsiveness of Highly Hypnotizable Subjects. S. Kahn, Phenomenological Explorations of Self Hypnosis. Part III:The Clinical Relevance of Hypnosis. G. Lavoie, Clinical Hypnosis: A Psychodynamic Approach. P. Spinhoven, The Clinical Relevance of Hypnotic Susceptibility. J. Holroyd, How Hypnosis May Potentiate Psychotherapy. B.S. Strauss, Sequelae to Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Part IV:The Mechanisms of Change in Therapy. M.R. Eisen, From the Magical Wish to the Belief in the Self. P.B. Bloom, The Creative Process in Hypnotherapy. M.C. Sexton, M.R. Nash, Hypnosis as a Tool for Facilitating Change in Short-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: On Alloying the Gold of Analysis With the Copper of Suggestion. D. Araoz, The Problem-Solving Nature of Hypnosis: Its Use With Corporate Managers. Part V:Clinical Applications and New Directions. D. Brown, The Variable Long-Term Effects of Incest: Hypnoanalytic and Adjunctive Hypnotherapeutic Treatment. O. van der Hart, S. Boon, G.B. van Everdingen, Writing Assignments and Hypnosis in the Treatment of Traumatic Memories. J.G. Watkins, H.H. Watkins, Ego-State Transferences in the Hypnoanalytic Treatment of Dissociative Reactions. A. Wilson, On Silence and the Holocaust: A Contribution to Clinical Theory. E.L. Baker, Hypnoanalysis for Structural Pathology: Impairments of Self-Representation and Capacity for Object Involvement.
"It is an affectionate volume, useful as well as agreeable, a composite of diverse perspectives....immensely readable. For those of us who respect and love Erika Fromm and the field itself, this book deserves a prominent place in our personal libraries."
—American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis