New Directions In Progressive Relaxation Training / Edition 1

New Directions In Progressive Relaxation Training / Edition 1

by Thomas Borkovec, Thomas D. Borkovec, Holly Hazlett-Stevens
     
 

Psychotherapy continues to progress at a remarkable rate as researchers become more creative in the development and application of a wide variety of empirically tested 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

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Psychotherapy continues to progress at a remarkable rate as researchers become more creative in the development and application of a wide variety of empirically tested 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 was 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 was 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275968373
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
1,480,691
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

DOUGLAS A. BERNSTEIN is Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Courtesy Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida.

THOMAS D. BORKOVEC is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University.

HOLLY HAZLETT-STEVENS is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Background of Progressive Relaxation Training5
3Targets for Progressive Relaxation Training9
4Physical Setting for Progressive Relaxation Training21
5Session 1: The Rationale25
6Session 1: Basic Procedures35
7Variations on the Basic Procedures51
8Differential Relaxation and Conditioned Relaxation63
9Possible Problems and Suggested Solutions69
10Assessing a Client's Progress89
11Hypnosis, Drugs, and Progressive Relaxation93
12Applied Relaxation Training97
13Evaluation Research on Progressive Relaxation Training131
Appendix AContent Outline for Rationale Presentation153
Appendix BRelaxation Patter157
Appendix CClient Handout #1159
Appendix DClient Handout #2163
References165
Index169

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