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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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NEUBERN, Maurício da Silva. Hypnosis and clinical psychology: bringing back the untold history. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2006, vol.19, n.3, pp. 346-354. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722006000300002.

The present article points out various relations between clinic psychology and hypnosis, highlighting that a great part of both has remained well unknown by the great majority of clinic psychologists. On one hand, this article aims at historical outcomes of this relation, which despite having been put aside and forgotten, takes us back to the institutional practices taking place in this field of psychology. On the other hand, it intends to briefly bring about that the reflection over hypnosis might present clinic psychology with epistemological, institutional and practical reforms of the highest relevance, especially in terms of making hypnosis function in sync with important present discussions on the scientific scenery. Finally, this article states that for its own characteristics as a subject of study and reflection, hypnosis radically incites the building up of some knowledge where self-actualization is made possible, which breaks up with the modern tradition of scientific thinking.

Keywords : Hypnosis; clinic psychology; history; epistemology.

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