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4th Edition

A Practitioner's Guide

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ISBN 9781462531943
Published April 26, 2017 by Guilford Press
764 Pages

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Book Description

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, 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.

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

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

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. His extensive publications include, most recently, the coedited volume [ital]Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology[/ital]. Dr. Andrasik is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the AAPB. He is board certified as a Senior Fellow by the BCIA and is a Fellow of the Society of Clinical Psychology and Society for Health Psychology (Divisions 12 and 38 of the American Psychological Association), the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Headache Society.


"Biofeedback has come to be recognized as seminal, compulsory reading for students, clinicians, and scientists entering and working in the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. With their fourth edition, Schwartz and Andrasik have produced yet another state-of-the-science volume that reflects our evolving knowledge of the mind-body connection and the promise it holds for improving human health and performance. This is the essential desk reference for the field."--Aubrey K. Ewing, PhD, BCB, BCN, past president, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

"Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide has long been the essential go-to source for the fields of biofeedback and neurofeedback. The fourth edition--even more encyclopedic than its predecessors--broadens the coverage of neurofeedback, extends the discussions of disorders treated by biofeedback therapies, and introduces emerging evidence in such areas as cardiorespiratory biofeedback, slow cortical potentials for epilepsy, and neurofeedback for traumatic brain injury and autism. Contributors include many pioneers in the field. I recommend this book as an indispensable resource for students and advanced professionals alike."--Donald Moss, PhD, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University

"An incredible achievement. Prior editions were notable for excellent content and readability, and this tradition is upheld in the fourth edition. There are many new chapters dealing with EEG biofeedback and instrumentation and other cutting-edge subject matter, while chapters carried over from the prior edition have all been updated. Comprehensive and well organized, the book is an ideal text for students of biofeedback. Instructors, practitioners, and researchers will find it a valuable reference and a source for lifelong learning."--Paul Loubser, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

"This book has been a vital resource for biofeedback research, teaching, and clinical care since its first edition. The fourth edition will continue to be the definitive biofeedback reference for years to come. Chapters on professional issues, instrumentation, and clinical applications for a wide range of medical and psychological conditions have been expanded, and remain outstanding. New chapters offer crucial coverage of cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as more on theories and methods of relaxation therapies. A 'must' for biofeedback professionals and graduate students."--Jay R. Skidmore, PhD, Department of Clinical Psychology (Emeritus), Seattle Pacific University; consultant in pain and rehabilitation medicine, Northwest Return to Work Rehabilitation Center, Lynnwood, Washington

"For both clinicians and researchers, this book provides easy access to authoritative information on biofeedback and other applied psychophysiological approaches. Attention is given to psychosomatic conditions traditionally covered in biofeedback texts, as well as to novel applications for which evidence is just beginning to accumulate. As in prior editions, clinicians will enjoy 'how-to' tips from expert practitioners on establishing and maintaining successful practices. The field of biofeedback has clearly come a long way, and Schwartz and Andrasik position it solidly within current conceptualizations of evidence-based practice."--Kevin T. Larkin, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, West Virginia University
-Anyone interested in biofeedback would absolutely need this book on their shelf as there is nothing currently equal to it….Yet another gold mine of information. This book will be absolute reading in any graduate program where biofeedback is covered or taught….It is a tour de force in both presentation and thoroughness.--Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 3/1/2017ƒƒThis is a needed resource for clinicians and researchers who are interested in biofeedback and psychophysiology. ****!--Doody's Review Service, 7/18/2016