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Professional Practice in Hypnotherapy Have you ever wondered why hypnotherapists, or for that matter most talking therapists in the UK tend to work in isolation as sole practitioners. When I was a young practitioner, I always imagined that I would … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 7 Case studies Sigmund Freud, a Viennese medical practitioner and the founder of psychoanalysis at the turn of the century, offers a model of human psychoemotional dysfunction.  His model endeavours to account for … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 6 Reviewing the literature Reports of research enter the public arena by way of publication.  Such reports are distributed to educational establishments, to university libraries and to professional organisations.  Locating the existence of … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 5 Gathering and evaluating information The way in which knowledge is made available to practitioners is through the medium of publication.  It so happens that Galentia (1957) reported cases similar in presentation to … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 4 A presenting case Unless the practitioners maintain a focus within a relatively narrow range of presenting habits and conditions, invariably it will be necessary for them to locate and evaluate information concerning … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 3 Collecting and evaluating research material The purpose of obtaining research material for review is to evaluate its relevance generally and consider its relevance to the specific.  To be proficient in information collection, … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 2 Research in practice Why should research be of interest to a therapist in practice or to the student in Social Science?  Consider the following issues for a moment and then write down … Continue reading

The Importance of Research for Therapists Part 1 Over the past 10 posts I looked at the importance of ethics within a hypno-psychotherapy practice. I would very much like to now look at the need to be clear about research … Continue reading

The Importance of Ethics in Clinical Practice Part 10 Conduct of Colleagues Therapists are required to take appropriate action to make a complaint, which will be dealt with in accordance with the Complaints Procedure, with regard to the behaviour of … Continue reading

The Importance of Ethics in Clinical Practice Part 9 Contact with other Professional Bodies Therapists need to consider the client’s best interests when making appropriate contact with the client’s General Practitioner, relevant psychiatric services or other relevant professional with the … Continue reading

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