Counseling Brown Bag Series - Neuromuscular Relaxing Training

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Counseling Brown Bag Series - Neuromuscular Relaxing Training
Friday, October 12, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

COE room 102

Neuromuscular relaxation training is a major component of a number of behaviorally based interventions for anxiety, stress, and anger management as well as for severe behavior problems in persons with developmental disabilities.  Additionally, neuromuscular relaxtion training is frequently used as a non-medical intervention for asthma, insomnia,chronic pain, and other medical conditions.  Unfortunately, many counselors who utilize this intervention receive only rudimentary training on progressive relaxation techniques.  After a short review of serval types of progressive relaxation training methods, this discussion will focus on several intervention protocols of which relaxation training is a component.  Dr. Johnson will then discuss his clinical mental health work with neuromuscular relaxation training and conclude with his current work involving people with Parkinson's disease.