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Examining hypnosis legislation: a survey of the practice in Israel.
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PMID:  18058486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypnosis as a therapeutic technique bears potential risks when carried out inexpertly. Because of this, Israel was the first to legislate hypnosis. This study examines the current state of clinical hypnosis practice in Israel. A questionnaire was sent to 470 licensed hypnotists and 1250 unlicensed professionals; 478 (25.7%) of the 1720 potential respondents returned the questionnaires. Of these, 249 (51.8%) were licensed hypnotists, and 232 (48.2%) were unlicensed. Of the unlicensed professionals, 45% reported practicing hypnosis; 50% of them practice hypnosis with adolescents and 41.2% with children. Many of them practice hypnosis in public clinics (71.6%). Of the licensed professionals, 94.4% reported practicing hypnosis in the course of their clinical work. The authors conclude that great number of unlicensed hypnotists carry on clinical practice of hypnosis and suggest steps to increase the efficiency of the law as part of a regulatory system.
Alex Aviv; Gilboa Dalia; Golan Gaby; Peleg Kobi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-03-19     Revised Date:  2008-04-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abarbanel Mental Health Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Mental Health Services / legislation & jurisprudence*
Middle Aged
Physician's Practice Patterns / legislation & jurisprudence*

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