To Assess or Not Assess Hypnotic Suggestibility? That is the Question

  title={To Assess or Not Assess Hypnotic Suggestibility? That is the Question},
  author={Steven Jay Lynn and Elza Boycheva and Sean M. Barnes},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis},
  pages={161 - 165}
To assess or not assess hypnotic suggestibility? That is the question. Dr. Howard Sutcher (2008) reports four cases in which the patients he treated profited from treatment yet " differed vastly in their levels of hypnotizability " (p. 61). He uses this observation to support his position that hypnotic suggestibility scores can tell us very little about treatment outcome. If Dr. Sutcher is correct, then it makes little sense to test for hypnotic suggestibility to assist in treatment planning… Expand
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