Date of Award

5-1-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Dr. Youseung Kim

Second Advisor

Dr. Joyce M. Goosby

Third Advisor

Dr. Vimala Pillari

Abstract

The purpose of this research explored the biases and perspectives of hypnotherapy. The study investigated student's perspectives of hypnotherapy from different schools (departments) on the campus of Clark Atlanta University (CAU). The planned methodology included quantitative inquiry on individual surveyors from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) comprising students, professors and/or administrators. Upon completion, the study results indicated that there was no statistical significance amongst the variables tested. This research will be useful to diverse groups and/or professionals universally those who study and utilize psychotherapy, e.g. social workers, physicians, medical doctors, psychologist, neurologist, hypnotist, theorists, researchers, clinicians, and/or counselors. Furthermore, this research will serve as a benefit, and as practical instruction for individuals seeking a better understanding of hypnotherapy and its efficacy as a wholistic psychotherapy treatment practice.

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