This revised and updated fifth edition of the highly acclaimed "gold standard" textbook continues to provide a foundational review of health behavior change theories, research methodologies, and intervention strategies across a range of populations, age groups, and health conditions. It examines numerous, complex, and often co-occuring factors that can both positively and negatively influence people's ability to change behaviors to enhance their health including intrapersonal, interpersonal, sociocultural, environmental, systems, and policy factors, in the context of leading theoretical frameworks. Beyond understanding predictors and barriers to achieving meaningful health behavior change, the Handbook provides an updated review of the evidence base for novel and well-supported behavioral interventions and offers recommendations for future research. New content includes chapters on Sun Protection, Interventions within the Family System, and the Role of Technology in Behavior Change. Throughout the textbook, updated reviews emphasize Mobile health technologies and electronic health data capture and transmission and a focus on implementation science. And the fifth edition, like the previous edition, provides learning objectives and discussion questions to facilitate use by course instructors in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and public health. Handbook of Health Behavior Change 5th Edition is a valuable resource for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate level in the fields of public or population health, medicine, behavioral science, health communications, medical sociology and anthropology, preventive medicine, and health psychology. It also is a great reference for clinical investigators, behavioral and social scientists, and healthcare practitioners who grapple with the challenges of supporting individuals, families, and systems when trying to make impactful health behavior change. New to the Fifth Edition: Revised and updated to encompass the most current research and empirical evidence in health behavior change Includes new chapters on Sun Protection, Interventions with the Family System, and the Role of Technology in Behavior Change Increased focus on innovations in technology in relation to health behavior change research and interventions Key Features: The most comprehensive review of behavior change interventions Provides practical, empirically-based information and tools for behavior change Focus on robust behavior theories, multiple contexts of health behaviors, and the role of technology in health behavior change. Applicable to a wide variety of courses including public health, behavior change, preventive medicine, and health psychology Organized to facilitate curriculum development and includes tools to assist course instructors, including learning objectives for each chapter Appropriate for academic and public health researchers and clinical care practitioners
Abstract: A detailed examination of research on the clinical use of behavioral strategies for treatment of specific behavior disorders in adults and children (e.g., alcoholism, eating disorders, physiological disorders, neuroses, depression, sexual disorders) is provided for college students and professionals. Specific disorders and behavior modification approaches are dovered for children and youths suffering from psychosis, mental retardation, juvenile delinquency, and school and family problems. Some traditional psychiatric disorders (e.g., suicide, manic depressive psychosis) are excluded due to lack of sufficient research on behavioral treatment. Operant conditioning is applied to the treatment and prevention of behavior disorders. (wz).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of a best-selling and renowned reference in psychotherapy research and practice. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary and in its seventh edition, Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, maintains its position as the essential reference volume for psychotherapy research. This bestselling reference remains the most important overview of research findings in psychotherapy. It is a rigorous and evidence-based text for academics, researchers, practitioners, and students. In recognition of the 50th anniversary, this edition contains a Foreword by Allen Bergin while the Handbook covers the following main themes: historical and methodological issues, measuring and evidencing change in efficacy and practice-based research, therapeutic ingredients, therapeutic approaches and formats, increasing precision and scale of delivery, and future directions in the field of psychotherapy research. Chapters have either been completely rewritten and updated or comprise new topics by contributors including: Characteristics of effective therapists Mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies Personalized treatment approaches The internet as a medium for treatment delivery Models of therapy and how to scale up treatment delivery to address unmet needs The newest edition of this renowned Handbook offers state-of-the-art updates to the key areas in psychotherapy research and practice today. Over 60 authors, experts in their fields, from over 10 countries have contributed to this anniversary edition, providing in-depth, measured and insightful summaries of the current field.
For the first time in history, behavioral health providers are expected to understand and participate in activities intended to access and improve the quality of services they provide. This handbook is designed as a general resource in the field of behavioral health quality management for a very diverse group of readers, including graduate and undergraduate students, payors, purchasers and administrators within managed care organizations, public sector service system planners and managers, applied health services researchers and program evaluators. This volume provides a comprehensive context for the development of quality management (QM) in health services - behavioral health in particular - as well as an overview of tools, techniques, and programs reflecting QM in practice. It also offers perspectives on both internally- and externally-based QM activities.
Behavioral medicine emerged in the 1970s as the interdisciplinary field concerned with the integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Recent years have witnessed an enormous diversification of behavioral medicine, with new sciences (such as genetics, life course epidemiology) and new technologies (such as neuroimaging) coming into play. This book brings together such new developments by providing an up-to-date compendium of methods and applications drawn from the broad range of behavioral medicine research and practice. The book is divided into 10 sections that address key fields in behavioral medicine. Each section begins with one or two methodological or conceptual chapters, followed by contributions that address substantive topics within that field. Major health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV/AIDs, and obesity are explored from multiple perspectives. The aim is to present behavioral medicine as an integrative discipline, involving diverse methodologies and paradigms that converge on health and well being.
Behavior Change in the Human Services, Sixth Edition continues to provide a systematic introduction and overview of behavioral and cognitive principles and their applications to a wide range of problems and situations encountered in the human service professions. Designed for students and practitioners, the book uses a unique problem-solving framework to demonstrate how behavior change principles can be applied to practice situations. Martin and Sandra Sundel feature a detailed and sequential organization that encourages readers to move progressively through material of increasing complexity and to conduct self-assessments of their knowledge. The Fifth Edition includes eight clinical case studies and many new and engaging examples that address issues such as substance abuse, child behavior problems, assertiveness, marital discord, and developing appropriate social behaviors. The expanded chapter on intervention techniques incorporates empirically tested behavioral and cognitive strategies for addressing clinical problems such as phobias, anxiety disorders, depression, and other behavioral disorders. Current developments and trends in the field are discussed, including the movement toward evidence-based practice. This comprehensive yet accessible text also features figures, charts, and forms to demonstrate data collection and analysis. Any student pursuing a career in the helping professions, including social work, psychology, counseling, special education, nursing, and psychiatry, will find this book valuable
"This work will be the one that students and clinicans keep on their shelves as the gold-standard reference for health behavior change. Summing Up: Essential" --Choice "The third edition of this handbook provides students and practitioners with the most complete and up-to-date resource on contemporary topics in the field of health behavior change." Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's Praise for the second edition: "This handbook sets a standard for conceptually based, empirically validated health behavior change interventions for the prevention and treatment of major diseases. It is an invaluable resource for the field of behavioral medicine as we work toward greater integration of proven health behavior change interventions into evidence-based medical practice." --Susan J. Curry, PhD, Director, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound; Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine Numerous acute and chronic diseases can be prevented simply by maintaining healthy behavioral patterns. This handbook provides practical and authoritative health management information for both health psychologists and primary care physicians whose clients and patients suffer from health-related issues and risks. The text also serves as a useful resource for policy makers and graduate students studying public health or health psychology. This new edition of The Handbook of Health Behavior Change provides an updated and expanded view of the factors that influence the adoption of healthy behaviors. The contributors also examine the individual, social, and cultural factors that can inhibit or promote health behavior change. Key Features: Reviews of past and current models of health behavior change, disease prevention, disease management, and relapse prevention Comprehensive coverage of health-related issues, including dietary needs, tobacco and drug use, safer sexual practices, and stress management Analysis of behavior change within specific populations (young, elderly, cognitively impaired, etc.) Factors that predict or serve as obstacles to lifestyle change and adherence
This updated new edition of the first major work on the subject, is widely recognized as the standard reference and text. Authoritative and comprehensive, it covers the field in a scholarly, evaluative, and eclectic manner. Thoroughly revised, this edition includes significant new material on behavioural medicine and health psychology.
This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research, and applications in human behavior change. Chapters from clinical, developmental, and community psychology and education are united by common principles and an emphasis on culture and context. The contributions of Roland Tharp to each of these fields are highlighted. The roles of parents, teachers, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods are explored. Topics include behavior therapy, child development and culture, community programs, delinquency prevention, youth mentoring, instructional conversation, school reform, teacher professional development, and culturally relevant instruction. For each topic, new research challenges are identified. This volume is recommended for a variety of courses in psychology and education.
Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 11 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the pluralistic psychology of behavior change; the methodological issues in child behavior therapy; and the interpersonal-skills training with adolescents. The text also describes the behavior modification of work and work-related problems; the behavioral treatment of migraine and muscle-contraction headaches; and the modification of children's social withdrawal. An assessment of hyperactive children, with regard to the psychometric, methodological, and practical considerations, is considered. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and sociologists will find the book invaluable.
This volume aims to provide the reader with a contemporary account of his torical, diagnostic, treatment-management (including the individual and the service systems perspectives), and training dimensions of mentally ill/mentally retarded individuals from interdisciplinary perspectives. Emphasis is placed on current and evolving aspects of this topic. The broad scope of our approach is consistent with the concepts and practices that currently typify this topical area of clinical and research activity. This volume is divided into five sections. Part I deals with the definitional aspects: the nature and incidence, the historical aspects, and a view of assessing the types of needs of mentally ill/mentally retarded individuals. Part II ad dresses the key issues in treatment intervention: from an individual therapeutic aspect through vocational considerations, as well as the role of the parents in these helping processes. Part III focuses on systems of service delivery, ranging from inpatient and day treatment models to the delivery of services in the home; at all times, the emphasis is on programs that have been successful. Part IV presents a modern perspective on the multiple challenges in training both men tal health and mental retardation specialists, as well as the critical dimension of providing a well-trained cadre of paraprofessionals in both fields. And finally, Part V encompasses key current research perspectives as well as possible future directions for this rapidly growing area of professional interest and involve ment.