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Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychophysiology. Theory, Assessment, and Practice

ISBN: 9780198888727
ISBN: 9780198888727
Διαστάσεις 25 × 17 cm



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In recent years there has been growing interest in exploring how psychophysiology can be used to enhance psychotherapeutic interventions, and it is becoming more common for psychotherapists to use psychophysiological approaches such as biofeedback as a part of their therapy.

Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychophysiology explores how these fields can be integrated to improve therapy outcomes, and to provide a guide to professionals in the field.

Structured in three parts, the first part focuses on theories underlying psychotherapy/psychophysiology integration with chapters on the neuroscience of mind, evolution and compassion, heart rate variability and mind/body integration, and affect and understanding the world. The second part focuses on assessment aspects of psychotherapy/ psychophysiology integration with chapters on the NIH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) approach to assessment of psychopathology from a psychophysiological perspective, personality as a central factor in stress and cardiovascular reactivity and using the RDoC framework to understand and conceptualize personality. Finally, the third part focuses on approaches to integrating psychophysiology into psychotherapy, emphasizing heart rate variability biofeedback.

The book will be valuable for all psychotherapists who are looking to improve their practice by integrating effective mind/body principles into their therapeutic approach.

  • Fills in a gap in the market in exploring how psychotherapy and psychophysiology can be integrated to improve therapy outcomes
  • Capitalizes on an area of increasing interest for anyone looking to incorporate mind/body principles into their practice
  • Includes contributions from experts in the field


Section One: Theory
1:An Evolution and Compassion Informed Biopsychosocial Approach to the Challenge of Building an Integrated Science for Psychotherapy, Paul Gilbert
2:Neuroscientific Principles Underlying Psychotherapy, Rebekkah Matheson
3:1. Heart Rate Variability in Mental Health and Psychotherapy, Julia Wendt & Julian F. Thayer
4:Brain Plasticity and Prediction of Response in Psychotherapy, Sadie J. Zacharek, John D. E. Gabrieli & Stefan G. Hofmann
5:Affect as a Foundation for How We Know and Understand the World: A Framework for Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychophysiology, Travis Anderson & Patrick Steffen
Section Two: Assessment
7:Approaching Psychopathology from a Psychophysiological Perspective: Using Dimensional Diagnostic Approaches as Frameworks to Integrate Psychotherapy and Psychophysiology, Dawson Hedges & Patrick Steffen
8:The Biology of Personality and Stress: Cardiovascular Reactivity as Central to Human Coping, Brian M. Hughes, Siobhán Howard and Aisling M. Costello,
9:Using the RDoC Framework to Conceptualize and Assess Personality: A Model of Personality for Psychotherapy/Psychophysiology Integration, Patrick Steffen & Joseph A. Olson
Section Three: Intervention
10:Therapist Flexibility: Why a Psychophysiological Component in Psychotherapy is Important, Paul Lehrer
11:Compassion as an Integrative and Integrating Therapeutic Process, Paul Gilbert
12:An Interpersonal Perspective on the Physiological Stress Response: Implications for Therapeutic Interventions in Coronary Heart Disease, Timothy W. Smith & Jenny M. Cundiff,
13:The Most Beautiful Man: The Integration of Hypnosis and Biofeedback, Donald Moss
14:Integrating Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Richard S. Gevirtz
15:Breathing, Heart Rate Variability, and their Application in Psychotherapy, Inna Khazan
16:Compassionate Bodies, Compassionate Minds: Psychophysiological Concomitants of Compassion-Focused Therapy, Nicola Petrocchi & Cristina Ottaviani
17:Compassion Focused Therapy and Heart Rate Variability, Chase S. Sherwell and James N. Kirby
18:Ethical Principles and Practice Standards in Psychophysiological Psychotherapy, Donald Moss