Hypnosis and phenomenological-perceptual psychology
Journal/Book: J Clin Psychol. 1996; 52: 4 Conant Square, Brandon, VT 05733. Clinical Psychology Publ Co. 209-218.
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to provide a phenomenological-perceptual reconceptualization of hypnosis. It is believed that this is more comprehensive than previous descriptions. The author contends that phenomenological-perceptual psychology provides an effective theoretical approach for better understanding hypnosis, hypnotic phenomena and the factors affecting the therapist-client relationship. Hypnotic phenomena can be seen as a function of perception, phenomenal field dynamics, and the need for adequacy. Antisocial acts may be produced during hypnosis as a function of perception and the need for adequacy. Research is suggested to focus on the contribution of the individual therapist who uses hypnosis in relation to positive client change utilizing Combs and Soper (1963) modified Fiedler Q sort with trained judges.
Note: Article FJ Woodard, W Georgia Coll, Carrollton, GA 30117 USA