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    New Directions in Progressive Relaxation Training: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals (Hardback) By (author) Douglas A. Bernstein, By (author) Etc., By (author) Thomas D. Borkovec, By (author) Holly Hazlett-Stevens

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    DescriptionPsychotherapy 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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    Title
    New Directions in Progressive Relaxation Training
    Subtitle
    A Guidebook for Helping Professionals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglas A. Bernstein, By (author) Etc., By (author) Thomas D. Borkovec, By (author) Holly Hazlett-Stevens
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780275963187
    ISBN 10: 0275963187
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: MMZ
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    DC21: 616.8914
    BISAC V2.8: PSY028000, PSY007000, PSY021000
    B&T Approval Code: A12281000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 615.8/043
    LC classification: RC489.R45 B47 2000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 615.8043
    BISAC V2.8: SEL024000
    Thema V1.0: MKZ, MKMT
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Table of contents
    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; Evaluation Research and Progressive Relaxation Training; Applied Relaxation Training.