Biofeedback, Fourth Edition A Practitioner's Guide

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-03-30
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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This comprehensive volume is widely regarded as the definitive practitioner resource and text in the field of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. Leading experts cover basic concepts, assessment, instrumentation, clinical procedures, and professional issues. Chapters describe how traditional and cutting-edge methods are applied in treatment of a wide range of disorders, including headaches, temporomandibular disorders, essential hypertension, pelvic floor disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), tinnitus, and others. Applications for optimizing physical performance among artists and athletes are also reviewed. A wealth of information and empirical research is presented in an accessible style, including helpful glossaries.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates significant technological developments and new research areas.
*Expanded focus on specialized applications, such as electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback/neurofeedback and heart rate variability biofeedback.
*Chapters on surface electromyography, quantitative EEG, and consumer products.
*Chapters on cognitive-behavioral therapy and relaxation training.
*Chapters on additional clinical problems: anxiety disorders, asthma, work-related pain, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, and substance use disorders.

Author Biography

Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, is on the Mayo Clinic Emeritus Staff since retiring in 2004; has a private practice in Jacksonville, Florida; and recently served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida. He is past chair of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). Dr. Schwartz is board certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, a Diplomate in Clinical Sexology of the American Board of Sexology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology. His website is www.marksschwartzphd.com.

Frank Andrasik, PhD, is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He is Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Associate Editor of Cephalalgia, and past Editor-in-Chief of Behavior Therapy. Dr. Andrasik’s primary areas of research include behavioral medicine, pain (with a particular focus on recurrent headache disorders), stress, and biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. He has delivered numerous presentations in the United States and abroad on these topics; his extensive publications include, most recently, the coedited volume Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology. Dr. Andrasik is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the AAPB.

Table of Contents

I. Orientation to Biofeedback
1. The History and Definitions of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology, Mark S. Schwartz, Thomas F. Collura, Joe Kamiya, and Nancy M. Schwartz
2. Entering the Field and Assuring Competence, Fredric Shaffer and Mark S. Schwartz
II. Instrumentation
3. A Primer of “Traditional” Biofeedback Instrumentation, Charles J. Peek
4. Advanced Topics in Surface Electromyography: Instrumentation and Applications, Jeffrey E. Bolek, Ronald Rosenthal, and Richard A. Sherman
5. Cardiorespiratory Measurement and Assessment in Applied Psychophysiology, Richard N. Gevirtz, Mark S. Schwartz, and Paul M. Lehrer
6. Electroencephalographic Measures and Biofeedback: A Primer, Nicola Neumann, Ute Strehl, Niels Birbaumer, and Boris Kotchoubey
7. Quantitative Electroencephalography and Electroencaphalographic Biofeedback/Neurofeedback, Robert W. Thatcher
8. Introduction to Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback Baselines, John G. Arena and Mark S. Schwartz
9. Consumer- and Home-Based Biofeedback, Mark S. Schwartz and Frank Andrasik
III. Adjunctive/Complementary Interventions
10. Dietary Considerations, Keith I. Block, Charlotte Gyllenhaal, and Mark S. Schwartz
11. Biofeedback and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions: Reciprocal Contributions, Daniel Hamiel and Arnon Rolnik
IV. Relaxation Interventions
12. Relaxation Today: Self-Stressing and Psychological Relaxation Theory, Jonathan C. Smith
13. Cardiorespiratory Biofeeedback, Richard N. Gevirtz, Paul M. Lehrer, and Mark S. Schwartz
V. Practice Issues
14. Intake and Preparation for Intervention, Mark S. Schwartz
15. Adherence, Jeanetta C. Rains and Mark S. Schwartz
16. Problems Associated with Relaxation Procedures and Biofeedback, and Guidelines for Management, Mark S. Schwartz, Nancy M. Schwartz, and Vincent J. Monastra
17. Ethical Practice Issues and Concerns, Sebastian Striefel
18. Myths, Insurance, and Other Professional Topics and Issues, Sebastian Striefel, Ronald L. Rosenthal, Robert Whitehouse, and Mark S. Schwartz
19. Evaluating Research in Clinical Biofeedback, Frank Andrasik and Mark S. Schwartz
VI. Clinical Applications: Traditional General Biofeedback Practitioner
20. Headache, Frank Andrasik and Mark S. Schwartz         
21. Temporomandibular Muscle and Joint Disorders, Alan G. Glaros and Leonard L. Lausten
22. Raynaud’s Disease and Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Maria K. Katsamanis, Mark S. Schwartz, and Keith Sedlacek
23. Essential Hypertension, Wolfgang Linden and Angele V. McGrady
24. Diabetes Mellitus, Angele V. McGrady and Deloris M. Lakia
25. Tinnitus: Nothing Is as Loud as a Sound You Are Trying Not to Hear, Herta Flor and Mark S. Schwartz
26. Anxiety Disorders, Arnon Rolnick, Udi Gal, Dana Bassett, and Anat Barnea
27. Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Peter T. Dorsher and Mark S. Schwartz
28. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Mark S. Schwartz
29. Asthma, Paul M. Lehrer and Frederick Wamboldt
VII. Clinical Applications: Electroencephalographic, Neuromuscular, and Pelvic Floor Biofeedback Specialties
30. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Vincent J. Monastra and Joel F. Lubar
31. Neuromuscular Reeducation and Gait Training, Timothy L. Fagerson and David E. Krebs
32. Bowel, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor Disorders, Jeanette Tries and Eugene Eisman
VIII. Optimization
33. Performing Artists, Marcie Zinn and Mark Zinn
34. Sports, Vietta Sue Wilson, Wesley E. Sime, and Timothy Harkness
IX. Other Special Populations and Applications
35. Pediatric Applications, Timothy Culbert and Gerard A. Banez
36. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Susan Middaugh
X. The Frontier and a Nod to the Future
37. Biofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials in Epilepsy, Ute Strehl
38. Traumatic Brain Injury, Quantitative Electroencephalography, and Electroencephalographic Biofeedback, Kirtley E. Thornton
39. Biofeedback Interventions for Autisim Spectrum Disorders, Lynda Thompson, Michael Thompson, James W. G. Thompson, and Andrea Reid
40. Brain–Computer Communication: An Alternative Communication Channel for Paralyzed Patients, Tobias Kaufmann, Niels Birbaumer, and Andrea Kübler
41. Substance Use Disorders and Neurofeedback, Estate M. “Tato” Sokhadze, David L. Trudeau, Rex L. Cannon, Eugenia Bodenhamer-Davis, and Richard E. Davis
42. More Frontiers and Further Forward, Mark S. Schwartz and Frank Andrasik

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