Principles and Practice of Stress Management (4th Edition), edited by Paul Lehrer and Robert Woolfolk, is truly a unique book. While most books on stress management review general principles without providing theoretical foundations or addressing the underlying research literature, this volume takes an empirical perspective, focusing on what has been proven to work, and clearly presenting the theoretical foundations for each principle. This book also presents the “how” of each principle, addressing best practices in conducting stress management interventions in each area. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field with significant experience in using the specific approach. Clinicians and researchers alike working in mind/body medicine or health psychology will want to have their own copy of this foundational book on their shelf.

Although this is an edited book with many different authors, each chapter follows the same basic organization, giving the why and the how as well...

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