Principles and Practice of Stress Management, Third Edition

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Paul M. Lehrer, Robert L. Woolfolk, Wesley E. Sime
Guilford Press, Aug 16, 2007 - Psychology - 734 pages

Structured for optimal use as a clinical reference and text, this comprehensive work reviews effective stress management techniques and their applications for treating psychological problems and enhancing physical health and performance. Leading experts present in-depth descriptions of progressive relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, cognitive methods, and other therapies. Tightly edited chapters examine each method’s theoretical and empirical underpinnings and provide step-by-step guidelines for assessment and implementation, illustrated with detailed case examples. The volume also explains basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation and offers research-based guidance for improving treatment outcomes.

New to This Edition:
*Incorporates significant empirical, theoretical, and clinical advances.
*Chapters on mindfulness meditation, neurofeedback, EMDR, breathing retraining, heart rate variability biofeedback, exercise therapy, Qigong, sport psychophysiology, and basic mechanisms of stress and relaxation.



Conceptual Issues Underlying Stress Management
The Psychology of Relaxation
Origins Principles and Clinical Applications
Abbreviated Methods
Mechanisms Findings
The Autogenic Training Method of J H Schultz
Autogenic Biofeedback Training in Psychophysiological Therapy
Psychophysiological Perspectives on StressRelated and Anxiety Disorders
Mindfulness Meditation
Qigong Therapy for Stress Management
Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention
Patricia A Norris Steven L Fahrion and Leo O Oikawa
A Preventative and Treatment Approach
Applications to Stress Management
Pharmacological Approach to the Management
Sport Psychophysiology and Peak Performance Applications

Biofeedback Training to Increase Heart Rate Variability
Neurofeedback for Stress Management
A Systems Perspective on Respiratory Retraining
Exercise Therapy for Stress Management
Section E Methods Based on Eastern Meditative
Paul Davis Wesley E Sime and James Robertson
Stress Management and Relaxation Therapies for Somatic Disorders
Research on Clinical Issues in Stress Management

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About the author (2007)

Paul M. Lehrer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has published more than 100 articles and chapters, mostly on biofeedback, psychophysiology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Lehrer is past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and has received their Distinguished Scientist Award. He also recently served as president of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology and of the International Stress Management Association-USA Branch (ISMA-USA).
Robert L. Woolfolk, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Visiting Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. He has published widely on psychotherapy, psychopathology, and the philosophical foundations of psychology. A practicing clinician for more than 30 years, Dr. Woolfolk has sought in both his practice and research to integrate the scientific and humanistic traditions of psychotherapy. 
Wesley E. Sime, PhD, is a health psychologist and stress physiologist and Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is past chair of both the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and ISMA-USA. Dr. Sime was an early contemporary of Hans Selye and Edmund Jacobson and continues to facilitate stress management developments with Paul Rosch, Charles Spielberger, and James Quick. He is also a consultant in medical and sports performance settings.

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