HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and tests are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education and opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz at the end of this issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages at the back of the Issue.
To assist you in studying the material, the Pre-Test below i ndicates some of the areas to be covered, and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
1. _____'s astute critique of hypnosis stated that it was nothing but "overheated imagination."
2. Prevalent misconceptions about hypnosis include all but which one of the following?
A. Only persons mentally ill are hypnotizable.
B. Symptom-removal means replacement by a new symptom.
C. Hypnosis is not dangerous.
D. Women are more hypnotizable than men.
3. The problem of counter-transference has been broached by some when therapists attempt to use hypnosis with patients. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
A. Counter-transference is not a significant problem in such cases because of the structure of the process.
B. Counter-transference includes fantasies about omnipotence and control.
C. Countertransference can make the use of hypnosis impossible.
D. Countertransference can result in the use of hypnosis.
Hypnosis Is now a vital aspect of psychiatry. The educational objective of this continuing medical education offering is to stimulate interest in this therapeutic method, clarify points on which there are now misconceptions, and make it possible for psychiatrists to increase their knowledge and appropriate utilization of this technique.