Written primarily for clinicians who practice hypnotherapy, Trance on Trial offers a comprehensive, authoritative evaluation of the use of hypnosis in the courts, as well as practical strategies for maximizing the legal rights of clients while minimizing the liabilities of practitioners.
The book's detailed examination of both investigative and therapeutic hypnosis identifies common legal pitfalls and ways to avoid them. Receiving special attention are those actions that can jeopardize the admissibility of a client's testimony. Considered here are the ever-evolving standards of admissibility governing evidence acquired with the aid of hypnosis.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 20 mm
"The use of hypnosis in the judicial system has created a massive tar baby that can cause serious complications for even the most accomplished expert. Scheflin and Shapiro ease the reader into the salient issues and provide practical tips for negotiating the treacherous web of legal embranglements. This combination of riveting prose and comprehensive scholarship make Trance on Trial required reading for psychotherapists and attorneys concerned with any aspect of hypnosis in the courtroom. Moreover, studying this book prior to practicing hypnosis will prove prophylactic for practitioners in this age of litigation." --Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., Director, Milton H. Erickson Foundation