The Arthur Shapiro Award:
Best Book on Hypnosis


About the Award

Each year, SCEH awards its Arthur Shapiro Award to recognize the best books on hypnosis. View our list of prize winning books on hypnosis below.


Arthur Shapiro Award Winners

2023 – Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH - Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis: The Basics and Beyond. Mountain Pine Publishing. 2022.

2022 – No award

2021 - Michael Yapko, PhD - Process-Oriented Hypnosis: Focusing on the Forest, Not the Trees, W. W. Norton & Company. 2021.

2020 - Gary Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH and Nicholas Olendzki, PhD - Mindful Hypnotherapy: The Basics for Clinical Practice, Springer Publishing Company.

2019 - Joseph P. Green, PhD and Steven Jay Lynn, PhD - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: A Scientifically Informed Intervention, Wiley-Blackwell November, 2018.

2018 - Michael Yapko, PhD - Taking Hypnosis to the Next Level. Yapko Publications, 2018.

2017 - Gary Elkins, PhD (Editor) - Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. Springer Publishing Company, 1 edition (July 25, 2016).

2016 - Amir Raz, PhD and Michael Lifshitz (Eds.) - Hypnosis and Meditation: Towards an Integrative Science of Conscious Planes. Oxford University Press, 2016.

2015 - Laurence Sugarman and William Wester II (Eds.) Therapeutic Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents.  Crown House Publishing Limited, Norwalk, CT, 2014.

2014 - Andreas Meyer - Sites of the Unconscious: Hypnosis and the Emergence of the Psychoanalytic Setting.  University of Chicago Press.

2013 - David B. Reid, PsyD - Hypnosis for Behavioral Health: A Guide to Expanding Your Professional Practice. Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (June 20, 2012).

2012 - Michael D. Yapko, PhD - Mindfulness and Hypnosis: The Power of Suggestion to Transform Experience. W.W. Norton & Company (September 26, 2011).

2011 - Jensen, Mark; Patterson, David. Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: Therapist Guide. Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (April 5, 2011).

2010- Lang, Elvira V; Laser, Eleanor. Techniques. A Resource Guide for Doctors, Nurses and Technologists. CreateSpace (April 24, 2011).

2009 - Barnier, Amanda; Nash, Michael. The Oxford Handbook of Hypnosis: Theory, Research & Practice.  Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (April 1, 2012).

2007 - Daitch, Carolyn. Affect Regulation Tool Box: Practical and Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-Reactive Client.  W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 17, 2007).

2006 - Yapko, Michael. Hypnosis and Treating Depression. Application in Clinical Practice. Routledge; 1 edition (May 10, 2006).

2005 -  Barabasz, Arreed; Watkins, John G. Hynotherapeutic Techniques, 2 Edition. Routledge; 2 edition (December 25, 2004)/

2004 - Spiegel, David; Spiegel, Herbert. Trance and Treatment - Clinical Uses of Hypnosis, 2nd Edition.  Amer Psychiatric Pub; 2 edition (April 30, 2004).

2003 - Best, M.; Neuhauser, D.; Slavin, L. (2003). Benjamin Franklin: Verification and validation of the scientific process in health care as demonstrated by the "Report of the Royal Commissioner on Animal Magnetism and Mesmerism'. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Trafford Publishing. 

2002 - Yapko, Michael (2001). Treating Depression with Hypnosis: Integrating cognitive-behavioral and strategic approaches. New York NY: Brunner-Routledge.

2001 - Hornyak, L.M. Green, J.P. (2000). Healing from within: The use of hypnosis in women's health care. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. 

2000 - Brown, Daniel P.; Scheflin, Alan W.; Hammond D. Corydon (1998). Memory, trauma treatment, and the law. New York, NY: W.W. Norton. 

1999 - Winter, Alison (1998). Mesmerized: Powers of mind in Victorian Britain. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago press. 

1998 - Fromm, Erika; Nash, Michael (1997). Psychoanalysis and hypnosis. Madison CT: International Universities Press.

1997 - Lynn, Steven Jay; Rhue, Judith W. (1996). Casebook of clinical hypnosis. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

1996 - Hammond, D. Corydon; Garver, Richard B.; Mutter, Charles B.; Crasilneck, Harold B.; Frischolz, Edward; Gravitz, Melvin A.; Hibler, Neil S.; Olson, Jean; Scheflin, Alan; Spiegel, Herbert; Wester, William (1995). Clinical Hypnosis and memory: Guidelines for clinicians and for forensic hypnosis. Chicago: American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Press. 

1995 - Lynn, Steven Jay; Rhue, Judith W. (1994). Dissociation: Clinical and theoretical perspectives. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 

1994 - Rhue, Judith W.; Lynn, Steven J.; Kirsch, Irving (1993). Handbook of clinical hypnosis. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

1988 - Watkins, John G. (1987). The practice of clinical hypnosis, Vol. I: Hypnotherapeutic techniques. New York: Irvington Publishers, Inc. 

1987 - Brown, Daniel P.; Fromm, Erika (1986). Hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

1986 - Crasilneck, Harold B. ; Hall, James A. (1985). Clinical hypnosis: Principles and applications. (2nd).   Orlando FL: Grune & Stratton.

1985 - Hilgard, Josephine R.; LeBaron, Samuel (1984). Hypnotherapy of pain in children with cancer. Los Altos, CA: William Kaufmann. 

1984 - Barber, Joseph; Adrian, Cheri (1983). Psychological approaches to the management of pain. New York NY: Brunner/Mazel.

1983 - Sheehan, Peter W.; McConkey, Kevin M. (1982). Hypnosis and experience: The exploration of phenomena and process. Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum. 

1982 - Gardner, Gail G.; Olness, Karen N. (1981). Hypnosis and hypnotherapy with children. New York: Grune & Stratton.

1980 - Kihlstrom, John F.; Evans, F.J. (1979). Functional Disorders of memory. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

1979 - Frankel, Fred H.; Zamansky, H.S. (1978). Hypnosis at it bicentennial: Selected papers. New York: Plenum Press. (Based on Congress in 1976.)

1978 - Hilgard, Ernest R. (1977). Divided consciousness: Multiple controls in human thought and action. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 

1977 - Frankel, Fred H. (1976). Hypnosis trance as a coping mechanism. New York: Plenum Medical Book Co.

1976 - Hilgard, Ernest R.; Hilgard, Josephine R. (1975). Hypnosis in the relief of pain. Los Altos, CA: William Kaufmann. 

          - Crasilneck, Harold B.; Hall, James A. (1975). Clinical hypnosis: Principles and Applications. New York: Grune & Stratton. 

1975 - Unestah, Lars-Eric (1974). Hypnosis and posthypnotic suggestion. S-1.:s.n.

1973 - Fromm, Erika; Shor, Ronald E. (1972). Hypnosis: Research developments and new perspectives. (1st). Chicago: Aldine.

1970 - Hilgard, Josephine R. (1970). Personality and hypnosis: A study of imaginative involvement. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

1969 - Klemperer, Edith (1968). Past ego states emerging in hypnoanalysis. Springfield IL: Thomas. 

1968 - Moss, C. Scott (1967). The hypnotic investigation of dreams. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

1967 - Kline, M.V. (1967). Psychodynamics and hypnosis. Springfield, IL. Charles C. Thomas.

1966 - Hilgard, Ernest R. (1965). Hypnotic susceptibility. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc. 

          - Hilgard, Ernest R. (1965). The experience of hypnosis. New York: Harcourt.

1965 - Schneck, Jerome M. (1965). Principles and practice of hypnoanalysis. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. (Abstracted in International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1965, 13, 3, 203-205. Reviewed by S.E. Pulver) 

1963 - Kroger, William, S. (1963). Clinical and experimental hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, and psychology. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

1962 - de Moraes Passos, A.C.; Farina, Oscar (1961). Aspectos atuais de hipnologia. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Linograficia Editoria Limitada. (Abstracted in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1962, 4, 279).