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New Directions in Progressive Relaxation Training A Guidebook for Helping Professionals

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ISBN-10: 0275968375

ISBN-13: 9780275968373

Edition: 2000

Authors: Douglas A. Bernstein, Thomas D. Borkovec, Holly Hazlett-Stevens

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Psychotherapy continues to progress at a remarkable rate as researchers become ever more creative in the development and application of a wide variety of empirically based techniques. Older techniques have been refined and newer ones have emerged. Both old and new techniques are being quantified, assessed, and compared in group design research, and, for the first time since modern therapy's beginnings in the writings of Sigmund Freud, remarkable strides have been made in asking and answering vital questions about the effectiveness of various treatment strategies. One such strategy, Progressive Relaxation Training, grew out of a set of methods originating in the 1930s in the writings of Edmund Jacobson. The primary purpose of this guide is to set forth in detail the therapist behaviors and skills necessary for the effective application of progressive relaxation training. The guide is designed to provide therapists in many disciplines--including psychology, psychiatry, social work, pastoral counseling, nursing, and rehabilitation services, for example--with the tools they need to train their clients in relaxation. The guide is also designed to be used in research on stress and stress management, psychotherapy outcome, and related topics. this purpose is particularly important because there are few manuals available which describe in detail the actual procedures used in relaxation training.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Holly Hazlett-Stevens, Ph.D., is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since receiving her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in 1999, she�s published many articles and taken part in numerous scientific presentations on anxiety and anxiety-related subjects. She recently served as research coordinator for a large, multi-site investigation of the identification and treatment of panic disorder in a primary care medical setting (administered by the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program). Her main research interests include: generalized anxiety disorder, normal and pathological worry, anxiety and stress-related disorders, psychotherapy outcome research, and fear reduction.

Introduction
Background of Progressive Relaxation Training
Targets for Progressive Relaxation Training
Physical Setting for Progressive Relaxation Training
Session 1: The Rationale
Session 1: Basic Procedures
Variations on the Basic Procedures
Differential Relaxation and Conditioned Relaxation
Possible Problems and Suggested Solutions
Assessing a Client's Progress
Hypnosis, Drugs, and Progressive Relaxation
Applied Relaxation Training
Evaluation Research on Progressive Relaxation Training
Content Outline for Rationale Presentation
Relaxation Patter
Client Handout #1
Client Handout #2
References
Index