Occasionally, experts in hypnosis are required to prepare reports for the civil or criminal courts in cases where hypnosis or a similar procedure has been used or may have been.
This presentation will describe a range of such cases from the speaker’s practice that raise questions relating to such matters as hypnosis and will, the reliability of memories elicited during hypnosis, reality-testing during hypnosis, and ultimately the nature of hypnosis itself.
Dr Michael Heap is a retired clinical and forensic psychologist. Over the last 40 years he has published several books on hypnosis as well as papers and chapters, and has lectured and taught on the subject throughout Europe, Israel and North America. From 1990 to 2000 he was administrator of the Diploma and Masters courses in clinical hypnosis at Sheffield University and was involved in administering and teaching on similar courses at University College London.