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Integrative Pathways: Navigating Chronic Illness with a Mind-Body-Spirit Approach

  • Authors: Angele McGrady, Donald Moss
  • ISBN: 9783319893112
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2018
  • Format: Hardback – 300 pages
  • Language: English


This expansive text offers a comprehensive mind/body/spirit framework for relieving individual patients of the debilitating effects of long-term disease while reducing the public burden of chronic illness. It introduces the patient-centered Pathways Model, featuring a robust scientific base for psychotherapy, complementary and alternative modalities, and a religious/spiritual element, in progressive levels of treatment from self-help to professional help.

Chapters spotlight component skills of the model, including treatment planning, patient rapport, and choosing therapies for optimal well-being. The authors advocate for interventions ranging from lifestyle change to mindfulness, and biofeedback to pastoral counseling. In addition, in-depth case studies detail memorable patient journeys from diagnosis and referral to assessment, engagement in treatment and outcome.

Among the topics covered

  • Mind, body, and spirit in chronic illness.
  • The need for an integrative model to support comprehensive health-supportive change.
  • Chronic disease from a functional medicine perspective.
  • Mechanisms by which religious engagement and religion-based variables affect health.
  • Complementary and integrative medicine for the Pathways Model.
  • PLUS: Pathways approaches to chronic pain, caregiver stress, diabetes, mood disorders, PTSD, brain injury, heart disease, cancer, and more.

Emphasizing patient individuality and clinician creativity, Integrative Pathways models a compassionate approach to lessening persistent suffering for use by health psychologists, physicians, counselors, health coaches, and other practitioners involved in complementary and integrative medicine, pain medicine, and rehabilitation.

Key Features
  • Features complex case examples that illustrate the mind-body-spirit approach
  • Posits role of patient as primary agent of change Emphasizes role of primary physician as case manager
  • Refers to the newly released DSM-5 and true to new categorizations of psychiatric disorders
Table of Contents
  1. Introduction: chronic illness and the mind, the body, and the spirit
  2. Chronic illness, religious beliefs, and spiritual practices
  3. The pathways model
  4. Available therapeutic tools for treating patients with chronic illness
  5. Psychophysiological therapies
  6. Behavioral and life-style-based interventions
  7. Complementary/integrative medicine
  8. Chronic pain: the 65-year-old retired teacher
  9. Mood disorder: the 20-year-old Olympic hopeful with bipolar disorder
  10. Trauma-related illness: the 35-year-old National Guard soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder
  11. Anxiety and panic: the 70-year-old caregiver for a spouse with dementia
  12. Metabolic syndrome–obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus: the 40-year-old construction worker
  13. Cardiovascular disease: the 50-year-old physician with congestive heart failure and depression
  14. Cancer: the 55-year-old woman with breast cancer
  15. Neurologically based conditions–TBI, multiple sclerosis, and convulsive disorders: the 36-year-old mother with multiple sclerosis
  16. Substance use disorders: the 41-year-old lawyer with recurrent opiate abuse

“The Pathway Model addresses what clinical researchers in the field have been calling for, a research-based approach to health and wellness that clearly explains important concepts and provides an optimal foundation from which to approach health interventions.”

– Patrick R. Steffen, PhD, BCB, Brigham Young University

Authors Biography

Angele McGrady Ph.D. received her B.S.  from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, her Masters in Physiology from Michigan State University, and her Ph.D.. in Biology from the University of Toledo. Later she completed a Masters in Guidance and Counseling. She is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is certified by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America and is also a certified sports counselor. Currently Dr. McGrady is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toledo. In March 2000, Dr.  McGrady received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Dr. McGrady lectures locally and nationally on topics related to stress, Behavioral Medicine, biofeedback and conducts programs on wellness and building resiliency for health care professionals. Her curriculum vitae lists 83 publications and 22 book chapters. She has coedited one book, Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care with Dr. Donald Moss and others and coauthored a book with Dr. Donald Moss: Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health, published in 2013.

Donald Moss, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University, Oakland, CA.  There he has built training programs in biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, integrative mental health, wellness coaching, and integrative/functional nutrition.  Dr. Moss is currently President-Elect of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and previously served as president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association and president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He is also the ethics chair for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.Moss is co-editor of Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (AAPB, 2016), co-author of Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer, 2013), and chief editor of Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology (Greenwood, 1998). He has a book in preparation for AAPB with co-editor Inna Khazan on Mindfulness, Compassion, and Biofeedback Practice. He has published over 60 articles and chapters on consciousness, psychophysiology, spirituality in health, and integrative medicine.

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