Highly respected experts, Professor Irving Kirsch, Associate Director, Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Relationship, Lecturer, Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Hull and University of Connecticut, and Professor Amir Raz, Professor of Psychological and Brain Studies, Director, Brain Institute, Chapman University and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada, will explore and highlight that both placebo and hypnosis are effective for similar conditions, the importance of expectancy manipulations for both conditions, and the clinical research that demonstrates the effectiveness of open-label placebos and how this may be relevant to your own clinical practice.
Professor Irving Kirsch and Professor Amir Raz will also discuss hypnosis as a non-deceptive means to generate an effective placebo response, the role of imagery and the use of open-label placebos.
This webinar will help you:
- Understand hypnosis can provide a means of generating a placebo effect without deception.
- Understand the similarities between hypnotic suggestions and placebos, including the following:
- Both affect the same clinical conditions
- Expectancy manipulations can enhance both placebo and hypnotic responding
- Neither requires the presence of a trance state
- Hypnotic inductions have no specific components
- Suggestion is the active ingredient of both
- Understand the differences between hypnosis and placebo, including:
- The greater role of stable individual differences in hypnotic responding than placebo responding
- Findings showing that hypnotic procedures may be more effective than placebo pills.
- Understand the role of imagery may be used as part of the process to produce a placebo response.
- To be aware of the research supporting the effectiveness of open-label placebo in the management of a range of clinical conditions including back pain
This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.
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