Biofeedback : A Practitioner's Guide

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Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, this comprehensive text offers state-of-the-science coverage of current biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. Existing chapters have been restructured and extensively rewritten, some with new authorship, and 11 entirely new chapters added. Like the previous edition, the book describes approaches to treating a wide range of clinical problems, including musculoskeletal pain, headaches, temporomandibular disorders, fibromyalgia, Raynaud's disease, and more. New chapters include coverage of pediatric headaches, pelvic floor-related disorders, and applications for athletes and musicians. In addition, significant advances in EEG applications are reflected in four new chapters devoted exclusively to this area. With contributions from leading experts, the volume offers a unique combination of practical know-how and scholarly expertise.
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  • Paperback | 900 pages
  • 184.15 x 260.35 x 50.8mm | 1,610.25g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1572304138
  • 9781572304130

Table of contents

Part I: History, Entering, and Definitions. M. S. Schwartz, Olson, A Historical Perspective on the Field of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology. M. S. Schwartz, Montgomery, Entering the Field of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and Assuring Competence. N. M. Schwartz, M. S. Schwartz, Definitions of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology. Part II: Instrumentation. Peek, A Primer of Biofeedback Instrumentation. Neumann, Strehl, Birbaumer, A Primer of Electroencephalographic Instrumentation. Part III: Office Assessment and Compliance. M. S. Schwartz, Intake Decisions and Preparation of Patients for Therapy. Arena, M. S. Schwartz, Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback Baselines: A Primer. M. S. Schwartz, Compliance. Part IV: Cultivating Lower Arousal. Block, M. S. Schwartz, Gyllenhaal, Dietary Considerations: Rationale, Issues, Substances, Evaluation, and Patient Education. Gevirtz, M. S. Schwartz, The Respiratory System in Applied Psychophysiology. Gevirtz, Lehrer, Resonant Frequency Heart Rate Biofeedback. M. S. Schwartz, N. M. Schwartz, Monastra, Problems with Relaxation and Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation, and Guidelines for Management. M. S. Schwartz, The Use of Audiotapes for Patient Education and Relaxation. Part V: Disorders Needing Lower Tension and Arousal. M. S. Schwartz, Andrasik, Headache. Glaros, Lausten, Temporomandibular Disorders. M. S. Schwartz, Sedlacek, Raynaud's Disease and Raynaud's Phenomenon. McGrady, Linden, Biobehavioral Treatment of Essential Hypertension. Part VI: Electroencephalographic Biofeedback Applications. Lubar, Neurofeedback for the Management of Attention Deficit Disorders. Monastra, Clinical Applications of Electroencephalographic Biofeedback. Strehl, Biofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials in Epilepsy. Kuebler, Winter, Birbaumer, The Thought Translation Device: Slow Cortical Potential Biofeedback for Verbal Communication in Paralyzed Patients. Part VII: Neuromuscular Applications. Krebs, Fagerson, Biofeedback in Neuromuscular Reeducation and Gait Training. Fogel, Biofeedback-Assisted Musculoskeletal Therapy and Neuromuscular Reeducation. Marcie Zinn, Mark Zinn, Psychophysiology for Performing Artists. Sime, Sport Psychology Applications of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. Part VIII: Elimination Disorders. Tries, Eisman, Urinary Incontinence: Evaluation and Biofeedback Treatment. Tries, Eisman, Fecal Incontinence. Tries, Eisman, The Use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Disorders Associated with a Failure to Relax. M. S. Schwartz, Achem, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Part IX: Pediatric Applications. Andrasik, M. S. Schwartz, Pediatric Headache. Culbert, Banez, Pediatric Applications Other Than Headache. Part X: Other Applications. McGrady, Bailey, Diabetes Mellitus. Flor, M. S. Schwartz, Tinnitus: Nothing Is as Loud as a Sound You Are Trying Not to Hear. M. S. Schwartz, Thompson, Fibromyalgia Syndrome. M. S. Schwartz, Andrasik, Treating Special Populations. Part XI: Professional Issues. Striefel, The Application of Ethics and Law in Daily Practice. Striefel, Whitehouse, M. S. Schwartz, Other Professional Topics and Issues. M. S. Schwartz, Andrasik, Evaluating Research in Clinical Biofeedback. Part XII: Frontier. M. S. Schwartz, Andrasik, The Frontier and Further Forward.
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"The second edition of Schwartz's book is exceptionally comprehensive and very informative on biofeedback and related topics...This book is surprisingly enjoyable reading, given the complicated information provided therein....Having 20 years of experience in psychophysiology and biofeedback, I still learned a great deal from reading it. The book has an extensive battery of assessment inventories which are quite useful in conjunction with biofeedback treatment. It has textbook style with detailed guidelines of excellent practical utility. This book will be required reading for my biofeedback students." --Wesley E. Sime, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln "It is rare for a text to try to be all things to all readers and almost unheard of to come anywhere close to this objective. However, this is truly the case for the present text. The academic novice, the neophyte biofeedback clinician, the seasoned veteran contemplating expanding practice domains, and the hardcore researcher seeking tips for meaningful studies will all find something of value....Once in a great while, a text comes along and captures the richness, complexity, and excitement of a field. For biofeedback, this is that text." --from the Foreword by Frank Andrasik, PhD, Center for Behavioral Medicine, University of West Florida, Pensacola

"Dr. Schwartz's second edition is an excellent review of the whole field of biofeedback. It has updated material which is pertinent to the beginning practitioner as well as the experienced clinician. The chapters on incontinence retraining are good examples of how biofeedback is changing everyday treatment of chronic problems. I will continue to recommend Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide to students and clinicians as a major reference book." --Keith Sedlacek, MD, Director of Biofeedback, Staten Island University Hospital "This is unquestionably the definitive book on biofeedback today....For anyone entering the biofeedback field, seeking a comprehensive reference or update on the field, or studying for BCIA certification, this text should be consulted first....The biofeedback practitioner who consults this book may feel as if a wise and experienced biofeedback clinician were sitting in the room as a coach...It is informative and thought-provoking even for the most experienced biofeedback practitioner, yet it is accessible to the intelligent beginner....Should be on the bookshelf of every biofeedback clinician, teacher, and researcher." --"Biofeedback and Self-Regulation"
"This is a very good book....A thorough, complete and up-to-date survey of the state of the art....Useful for training, a resource tool for practitioners and a valuable reference source for researchers and those wishing to stay au courant with the field...At over 900 pages, the book is good value and, for most individuals, could be the basic and only book needed to cover the field...The broad-based clinical utility of this text makes it a valuable asset for any well-equipped professional library, either private or collegiate." --"Child and Family Behavior Therapy"
"A valuable tool for any student or clinician involved with the fields of psychophysiology or biofeedback. This new edition covers significant advances in research, application areas, clinical procedures, and biomedical intrumentation ....The book includes an extensive battery of assessment inventories which are useful in conjunction with biofeedback treatment....Bringing a classic work up to date, this volume is a storehouse of knowledge for a range of health careprofessionals, ranging from practicing clinicians, to persons entering the biofeedback field or preparing for certification by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. This book would be useful to physicians and other clinicians who do not have sophisticated training in psychology to help them understand applications of biofeedback and patients who might be good candidates for biofeedback therapy....The book's broad coverage and readable style make it an excellent text for courses in biofeedback, applied psychophysiology, behavioral medicine and therapy." --"Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain & Symptom Control"
"Its extensive coverage and easy reading style make it an excellent resource for the rehabilitation department for occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, exercise physiologists, and audiologists....Provides a treasure of information for the biofeedback clinician as well as those merely interested in the field." --"The American Journal of Occupational Therapy"
"Every now and then a book appears which serves to define its professional field for an era. It is a wise and fortunate author who can provide two such publications in a lifetime. Mark Schwartz has accomplished this feat with both the first edition (1987) and now the second and radically revised second edition of his comprehensive book on clinical biofeedback practice....If a clinician is going to buy one book on biofeedback to keep close by and open whenever puzzled, this is it. This is the A to Z, or rather the 'Abdominal EMG to Zomepiric' of clinical biofeedback practice. The book is extremely user-friendly....I recommend Mark Schwartz's new book as a 'must buy, 'full of useful knowledge and guidance for almost every application in the field!" --"Biofeedback"
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About Frank Andrasik

Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, is Chair of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. He has been with the Mayo Clinic for more than 30 years and is a former President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
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