Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care

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Donald Moss, Terence C Davies
SAGE Publications, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 545 pages
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The Handbook emphasizes the concepts and technologies of clinical psychophysiology in providing an evidence-based empirical approach to problems of patients in primary care medicine from a biopsychosocial perspective.

This Handbook introduces conceptual models from the psychophysiological perspective for understanding functional medical problems and describes specific clinical tools and interventions.

It provides overviews of the best documented cognitive-behavioural approaches and alternative therapies to common disorders of primary care; and gives recommendations as to necessary education for practitioners in each of the mind-body disciplines (physicians, behavioural psychologists, nurse practitioners, etc.).

The four editors are proponents of biofeedback, clinical psychophysiology, and related behavioural approaches. These approaches emphasise the acquisition of skills increasing a patient's ability to self-regulate physically, emotionally, and behaviourally. The Handbook covers such therapies as biofeedback, voluntary control skills training, health education, and behavioural and cognitive therapies. In line with a humanistic orientation, the book concludes with a look at the existential and spiritual side of the human encounter with sickness and disease.

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About the author (2003)

Donald Moss received his B.S in International Relations from Georgetown University, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University. He is licensed in Clinical Psychology in the State of Michigan, certified as a Biofeedback Practitioner with the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He is a Training Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  Dr. Moss is Chair of the College of Mind-Body Medicine, at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is past-president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, past-president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, current treasurer and certification chair for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, a SCEH delegate to the International Society for Hypnosis, a Board member of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, and an advisory board member for the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.

He is chief editor of the Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage Publications, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood Press, 1998), and chief editor of Biofeedback: A Clinical Journal, and consulting editor for Journal of Neurotherapy, Psychophysiology Today, and Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.  Dr. Moss has published over 50 articles and chapters on consciousness, psychophysiology, spirituality in health, and integrative medicine. He operates a mind-body medicine clinic in Michigan, providing hypnosis and other mind-body services for anxiety, PTSD, functional medical problems, and chronic pain.



Terence C. Davies, MD, is Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a practicing family physician. He is the Glennan Endowed Chair of Generalist Medicine at EVMS. Dr. Davies has a special interest in behavioral medicine interventions in primary care settings, and established a Division of Behavioral Medicine in his department three years ago.