Biofeedback : A Practitioner's Guide

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The definitive text in the field, this comprehensive volume provides state-of-the-science coverage of biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. With contributions from leading experts, the volume offers a unique combination of practical know-how and scholarly expertise. A wealth of information is presented in an accessible, streamlined style, including helpful glossaries throughout. Featured are detailed protocols for helping patients cultivate lower physiological arousal and for addressing an array of specific clinical problems: headaches, temporomandibular disorders, Raynaud's disease, essential hypertension, neuromuscular problems, elimination disorders, and much more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 930 pages
  • 173.23 x 250.95 x 42.16mm | 1,606g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1593852339
  • 9781593852337
  • 817,620

Table of contents

Part I: History, Entering, and Definitions. Schwartz, Olson, A Historical Perspective on the Field of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology. Schwartz, Montgomery, Entering the Field and Assuring Competence. Schwartz, 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. Schwartz, Intake Decisions and Preparation of Patients for Therapy. Arena, Schwartz, Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback Baselines: A Primer. Schwartz, Compliance. Part IV: Cultivating Lower Arousal. Block, Schwartz, Gyllenhaal, Dietary Considerations: Rationale, Issues, Substances, Evaluation, and Patient Education. Gevirtz, Schwartz, The Respiratory System in Applied Psychophysiology. Gevirtz, Lehrer, Resonant Frequency Heart Rate Biofeedback. Schwartz, Schwartz, Monastra, Problems with Relaxation and Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation, and Guidelines for Management. Schwartz, The Use of Audiotapes for Patient Education and Relaxation. Part V: Disorders Needing Lower Tension and Arousal. Schwartz, Andrasik, Headache. Glaros, Lausten, Temporomandibular Disorders. 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. Kubler, 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. Zinn, 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. Schwartz, Achem, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Part IX: Pediatric Applications. Andrasik, Schwartz, Pediatric Headache. Culbert, Banez, Pediatric Applications Other Than Headache. Part X: Other Applications. McGrady, Bailey, Diabetes Mellitus. Flor, Schwartz, Tinnitus: Nothing Is as Loud as a Sound You Are Trying Not to Hear. Schwartz, Thompson, Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Schwartz, Andrasik, Treating Special Populations. Part XI: Professional Issues. Striefel, The Application of Ethics and Law in Daily Practice. Striefel, Whitehouse, Schwartz, Other Professional Topics and Issues. Schwartz, Andrasik, Evaluating Research in Clinical Biofeedback. Part XII: Frontier. Schwartz, Andrasik, The Frontier and Further Forward.
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'This comprehensive resource should be on the shelf of every clinician and researcher using biofeedback.' - Donald Moss, PhD, Editor, Biofeedback magazine

'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.' - Biofeedback and Self-Regulation
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About Mark S. Schwartz

Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, The Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Frank Andrasik, PhD, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and Department of Psychology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
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