What motivates professionals to learn and use hypnosis in clinical practice?

Joseph Meyerson, Marc Gelkopf, Gaby Golan, Ewa Shahamorov

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The authors devised and validated a questionnaire assessing the various possible motivations for learning and using hypnosis and administered it to 125 Israeli psychologists, physicians, and dentists who study and/or use hypnosis in their clinical work. The results suggest that most professionals were motivated by a desire to improve their professional performance and that a majority of professionals were primarily influenced in their desire to learn hypnosis by colleagues in academically or clinically oriented settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology


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