New Directions In Progressive Relaxation Training / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

A hardcover edition of this book is available (0-275-96318-7. $49.00E). This book addresses the remarkable rate of progression of psychotherapy. As researchers become more creative in the development and application of a wide variety of empirically based techniques, older techniques are being refined and newer ones continue to emerge. Techniques both old and new are being quantified, assessed, and compared in group design research. And for the first time since modern therapy's beginnings, remarkable strides are being made in asking and answering vital questions on the effectiveness of various treatment strategies.

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Sets forth in detail therapist behaviors and skills necessary for the effective application of progressive relaxation training (PRT), providing therapists in many disciplines with tools needed to train clients in relaxation. Gives background on the technique, then discusses rationale, basic procedures, and variations. Looks at differential and conditioned relaxation, and discusses problems and solutions, assessment, and research. Includes client handouts. Bernstein is professor emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275968373
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,039,092
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Background of Progressive Relaxation Training 5
3 Targets for Progressive Relaxation Training 9
4 Physical Setting for Progressive Relaxation Training 21
5 Session 1: The Rationale 25
6 Session 1: Basic Procedures 35
7 Variations on the Basic Procedures 51
8 Differential Relaxation and Conditioned Relaxation 63
9 Possible Problems and Suggested Solutions 69
10 Assessing a Client's Progress 89
11 Hypnosis, Drugs, and Progressive Relaxation 93
12 Applied Relaxation Training 97
13 Evaluation Research on Progressive Relaxation Training 131
Appendix A Content Outline for Rationale Presentation 153
Appendix B Relaxation Patter 157
Appendix C Client Handout #1 159
Appendix D Client Handout #2 163
References 165
Index 169
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