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COLLABORATORS
Antonio Capafons Bonet, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Department of Personality, Assessment, and Psychological Treatments. Psychology School, University of Valencia.


José Antonio Molina del Peral, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education, Department of Research and Developmental Psychology. Complutense University of Madrid.


Joseph P. Green, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Lima, USA.


Bertha Margarita Viñas Velázquez, Ph.D., Researcher and Profesor, School of Medicine and Psychology, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico.


Marta Martín Carbonell, Ph.D., Researcher and Profesor, University Cooperative of Colombia, Santa Marta Colombia.


M. Elena Mendoza Figueroa, Ph.D., Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.


Ana Hermenegilda Alarcón Aguilar, Ph.D., Department of Developmental, Educational, Social Psychology and Methodology, School of Health Sciences, University Jaume I.

 

Giuliana Mazzoni, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Hull, UK.


AREAS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH
The goals of this research area are to study both the processes involved in the hypnotic response and the applications of hypnosis as an adjunct in different settings, especially in health care. In addition, an important goal is to coordinate national and international researchers working in the same area.
The final aim is to provide information for training professionals in evidence-based hypnosis, as well as the diffusion of scientific research about this topic adapted for different populations.
Current research topics are: (1) assessment and modification of attitudes toward hypnosis; (2) clinical applications of the Valencia Model of Waking Hypnosis (VMWH), particularly in oncology, resilience, elderly health, and gambling; (3) psychometric properties and adaptations of the Valencia Scales of Attitudes and Beliefs toward Hypnosis, Client and Therapist versions (VSABH-C-T). Moreover, structural equation modeling is being used to establish causal relationships among the factors of the scales.

Both the VMWH and the VSABH-C-T are genuine creations of this research area. The Division 30 (Society of Psychological Hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association has granted two awards to the studies carried out on the VMWH (year 2007, research award; and 2011, professional applications award).
An article about the American adaptation to the VSABH-C received the Clark Hull award for Scientific Excellence by the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 2012.


RESEARCH COORDINATOR CONTACT: Dr. Antonio Capafons antonio.capafons@uv.es
CONTACT FOR THE ADAPTATION OF THE VSABH IN COLOMBIA: Dr. Marta Martin martamartincarbonell@hotmail.com
CONTACT FOR THE ADAPTATION OF THE VSABH IN THE USA: Dr. Joseph P. Green
green.301@osu.edu