Title: Research Task Force: Global Perspectives on Hypnosis Research
Presenters: Donald Moss, Katalin Varga, Zoltan Kekecs
Venue: Audytorium Maximum  - Medium Hall A / Aula Średnia A
Time: 13.06.2024 12:30-14:00
Language: EN/PL

In 2018, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis initiated an organizational meeting at the Montreal meeting of the International Society of Hypnosis. Six major hypnosis societies agreed to sponsor an international “Task Force for Efficacy Standards in Hypnosis Research,” including SCEH, ASCH, APA Division 30, the Milton Erickson Foundation, the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute, and the International Society for Hypnosis. Researchers from five countries participated in monthly meetings commencing in February 2019 and continuing to the present, pursuing the Task Force objectives. In 2020-21, the Task Force conducted an international survey under the leadership of Olafur Palsson, of hypnosis practitioners and researchers on current practices in hypnosis (Palsson et al., in press).

The present symposium will briefly report on the Task Force process and summarize findings in two areas: 1) Findings of an international survey assessing current hypnosis practices, the frequency and nature of adverse effects, and perspectives on future research priorities. The survey produced many findings, including a dramatic shift in hypnosis practice toward video-based teletherapy. 2) Recommendations for best practices in conducting and reporting research on hypnosis and their relevance for clinical practitioners.

In addition, the presenters will invite each constituent society in ISH to send a representative to this session to participate in an international dialogue on research best practices.

Key words: Research best practices, hypnosis, outcome research, perceived effectiveness, teletherapy

The program will consist of an introduction to the work of the Task Force, two presentations, and an international dialogue.