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A storehouse of knowledge for biofeedback practitioners from any professional background, including clinical, counseling, and health psychology; behavioral medicine; and allied health fields. It is a primary reference used to prepare for BCIA certification, and serves as an excellent test in graduate-level courses in biofeedback, applied psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine and therapy. Edited by: Mark Schwartz PhD & Frank Andrasik PhD.(2003) 910 pages. Soft cover.

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Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, this comprehensive text offers 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, with helpful glossaries featured throughout. Chapters in the third edition have been restructured and extensively rewritten, some with new authorship, and 11 entirely new chapters have been added. The definitive text in the field since its original publication, Biofeedback: A Pratitioner's Guide, is a vital resource for clinicians and students alike.

It is a primary reference used to prepare for BCIA certification, and serves as an excellent test in graduate-level courses in biofeedback, applied psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine and therapy.

Following an introductory chapter that traces the history an developement of biofeedback, the volume provides guidelines for entering the field and maintaining competence. Chapters then offer detailed descriptions of instrumentatnion for widely used biofeedback modalities, outline effective intake and assessment procedudres, and discuss general considerations in helping patients cultivate lower physiological arousal.

Topics addressed include dietary considrations in treatment, the use of breathing therapies, relaxation training tools and resources, and overcoming barriers to treatment compliance.

Turning to specific cllinical problems, the volume next presents detailed, research-based protocols for managing a wide range of symptoms and disorders: headaches, temporomandibular disorders, Raynaud's disease, essential hypertension, neuromuscular problems, elimination disorders, and much more.

New chapters in the third edition 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 chapers devoted exclusively to this area.