Over the past decade, a number of new methods for stress management have been validated and research in the field has yielded more specificity as well as wider areas of application. These significant developments are presented in this completely revised and expanded second edition of this classic work. The definitive resource for the field, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF STRESS MAN...
Over the past decade, a number of new methods for stress management have been validated and research in the field has yielded more specificity as well as wider areas of application. These significant developments are presented in this completely revised and expanded second edition of this classic work. The definitive resource for the field, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF STRESS MANAGEMENT, 2ND EDITION is the only complete stress management reference in which methods are described by the author most closely associated with an established technique.
Part I of the work, an extensive introduction by the editors, presents an overview of the volume, discusses research and clinical issues, and examines philosophical and sociocultural aspects of stress management. Empirically validated methods are presented in Part II by either the technique's originator--Aaron Beck on cognitive therapy, and Donald Meichenbaum on stress inoculation training--or by its most widely respected living exponent--F. Joseph McGuigan and Douglas Bernstein on variations of progressive relaxation and Wolfgang Linden on autogenic training. Other noted contributors include Johann Stoyva, Thomas Budzynski, Stephen Fahrion, and Patricia Norris on biofeedback; Theodore X. Barber on hypnosis; and on meditation, Chandra Patel and Patricia Carrington.
Each of the chapters in Part II provides a detailed description of the method, its rationale, the setting in which it is best taught, and the population for whom it might be most helpful. Adverse effects and contraindications are covered, as is evidence for therapeutic effectiveness. Case studies are provided to illustrate how each approach is applied in clinical practice.
The integrative summary chapters presented in Part III include substantial reviews of research that demonstrate which techniques are most effective with specific medical and psychological disorders; what personality factors predispose clients to be particularly responsive to one or another technique; and which techniques augment each other's effects when combined, and which do not mix well. Designed for easy reference, these scholarly chapters enable clinicians to quickly ascertain the best approach for each particular client.
Devoted to the art and science of stress management, this complete resource brings the field completely up to date. As such, it will be valued by a wide array of clinicians and researchers alike. It also serves as an ideal classroom text for advanced courses in stress management, biofeedback and self-regulation, abnormal psychology, systems of psychotherapy, behavior therapy, health psychology, behavioral medicine, and preventive health care.