The definitive resource for the field, Principles and Practice of Stress Management, 2nd Edition, is the only complete stress management reference in which methods are described by the author most closely associated with an established technique.
Paul Lehrer received his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from Harvard University in 1969, and is currently Professor of Psychiatry at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has published over 50 papers in the relaxation therapies and psychophysiology of stress. He studied progressive muscle relaxation under the tutelage of its originator, Edmund Jacobson, and has a particular interest in examining the specific effects of Jacobson's approach to this technique as compared with other relaxation techniques including modern variants of the progressive relaxation method. An active clinician as well as a researcher, Dr. Lehrer directs the Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Medicine Clinic at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and has served on the board of trustees of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.