Use of hypnosis following training in a psychiatry residency and psychology internship program: A brief communication1

Linda Laclave, William G. Kronenberger, Elgan L. Bakers, Catherine Morrow

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Despite growing numbers of internships and residencies offering training in hypnotherapy, no systematic attempt has been made to assess hypnotherapy beliefs and use among former trainees in these settings. This study investigated posttraining hypnotherapy use and effectiveness beliefs in a sample of 77 former psychiatry residents and psychology interns. Over 50% of the study sample had sought additional hypnotherapy training beyond the standard lectures and seminars, and almost 30% had attended external hypnotherapy workshops or presentations. Beliefs in hypnotherapy effectiveness were high, but use of hypnotherapy in clinical practice was very low. Former residents and interns who had received supervised training with patients, who had attended hypnosis workshops, and who had a colleague using hypnotherapy were more likely to use hypnotherapy following training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

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