More than 1,000 judicial cases have discussed the relationship between hypnosis and the law. In order to protect the rights of patients, and to assist clinicians in providing competent and ethical therapy utilizing hypnosis, an understanding of the legal rules and professional guidelines for conducting clinical and hypnosis sessions will be presented.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Alan Scheflin, JD, is Professor of Law at Santa Clara University, School of Law. The current Chair of the Law and Mental Disability Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Recipient of 12 awards from professional associations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, and the American Family Foundation. He is the author of six books and 70 articles.