1st Edition

Neurolinguistic Programming in Clinical Settings Theory and evidence- based practice

Edited By Lisa de Rijk, Richard Gray, Frank Bourke Copyright 2022
    260 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Neurolinguistic Programming in Clinical Settings provides a theoretical framework for the clinical applications of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) protocols in mental health. It offers evidence-based models for a range of conditions; including PTSD, anxiety and depression, grief, phobias, and binge-eating.

    Providing a follow up to the 2014 book The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming, this book updates the existing research evidence for NLP interventions with mental health clinical conditions. It includes further evidence for its use with somatoform disorders, anxiety and depression, and as a general psychotherapy modality. The book outlines up-to-date evidence from clinical trials that demonstrate the success rate of NLP with PTSD populations and discusses how ongoing randomised clinical trials at Kings College London are demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of NLP protocols and are becoming more widely accepted by mainstream mental health care.

    Written by a team of internationally academically informed clinicians and researchers, the book will be key reading for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the field of mental health research, psychotherapy, and counselling. It will also be of interest to clinicians and mental health professionals interested in NLP as a therapeutic modality.

    List of contributors

              Part 1: Introduction and theoretical framework for the clinical application of NLP

    1. Introduction
    2. Frank Bourke, Lisa de Rijk

    3. The rationale for a clinical evidence base
    4. Lisa de Rijk, Richard Gray, Phil Parker

      Part 2: Evidence based protocols and models

    5. The Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories Protocol (RTM) for PTSD - An emerging evidentiary treatment
    6. Richard Gray

    7. NLP Diagnostics
    8. Richard Gray

    9. Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy and Complex Mental Health Conditions
    10. Lisa de Rijk, Rob Kamps

    11. Anxiety, Depression and Phobias
    12. Lucas Derks, Richard Gray

    13. Grief and Bereavement
    14. Przemysław Turkowski

    15. Psychoneuroimmunology- Research on Lightning Process
    16. Phil Parker

    17. Applying the Mental Space Psychology Paradigm in Eating Disorders in Women
    18. Jacqueline Heemskerk-Scholten

    19. Indirect Evidence Update
    20. Richard Gray

      Part 3: Furthering the field of NLP Clinical Treatments

    21. Standards of Training
    22. Will Murray, Lisa de Rijk

    23. The Future of NLP Research

    Lisa de Rijk, Phil Parker



    Lisa de Rijk is the owner of Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies Ltd, training director of the Research and Recognition Project, and visiting research fellow at Kings College, London.

    Richard Gray is the research director for the Research & Recognition Project. He is on the faculty of the Touro School of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, New York. He was previously a tenured faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ.

    Frank Bourke is the CEO and Founder of the Research and Recognition Project. He has lectured at Cornell University and has more than 33 years of professional experience in Executive, Clinical, and Research roles.