Combining Hypnosis With Current Therapeutic Approaches To Depression

As summarized earlier, numerous case studies have suggested ways in which hypnotic methods can be utilized in psychodynamic therapy. Yapko (1989, 1992, 1994) has described a variety of indirect and metaphoric techniques in a cognitive-behavioural framework. However, as Stanley (1994) has commented, he has made little use of the wide variety of well-documented, more directive cognitive-behavioural techniques. The Cognitive Dissociative Model of nonendogenous unipolar depression (Alladin, 1994) attempts to utilize hypnosis and cognitive-behavioural techniques in a multifactorial treatment approach. The way in which hypnotic techniques may augment a cognitive-behavioural management programme for depression represents a challenge for future research.

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