California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego Campus
Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Scientific study of mind/body medicine modalities; physiological patterning in stress-related disorders; clinical protocols for biofeedback training; mediators of autonomic control; anxiety disorders; heart rate variability (HRV) measurement and biofeedback
Gevirtz, R.N. (2001) Book review of Handbook of Psychophysiology. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 26, (2)
Gevirtz, R., (2000) Physiology of Stress, in D. Kenney, J. Carlson, J. Sheppard, & F.J. McGuigan (Eds.) Stress and Health: Research and Clinical Applications. Harwood Academic Publishers, Sydney, Australia.
Humphreys, P. & Gevirtz, R. (2000) Treatment of recurrent abdominal pain: components analysis of four treatment protocols. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nuitrition, 31 (1), 47-51.
Gevirtz, R. (2000) Resonant frequency training to restore autonomic homeostasis for treatment of psychophysiological disorders. Biofeedback, 27 (4), 7-9.
Banks, S., Jacobs, D., Gevirtz, R. & Hubbard, D. (1998) Effects of autogenic relaxation training on EMG activity in myofascial trigger points. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 6, #4.
Gerwin, R., Shannon, S., Hong, C., Hubbard, D. & Gevirtz, R. (1997) Interrater reliability in myofascial trigger point examination. Pain, 69, 65-73.
Gevirtz, R. (1997) A masters degree in clinical psychophysiology and biofeedback. California Biofeedback, 13,2.
Linden, M., Gevirtz, R., Isenhart, R. & Fisher,T. (1996) Event related potentials of subgroups of children with attention deficit disorder and the implications for EEG biofeedback. J. of Neurotherapy, Winter 1996.
DeGuire, S., Gevirtz, R., Hawkinson, D., & Dixon, K.(1996) Breathing retraining: A three-year follow-up study for hyperventilation syndrome and associated functional cardiac symptoms. Biofeedback and Self Regulation, 21, 2, 191-197.
Gevirtz, R., Hubbard, D., & Harpin, R.E. (1996) Psychophysiologic treatment of chronic lower back pain. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 27, 6, 561-566.
Gevirtz, R. (1996) Psychophysiology and the Clinician: Lessons from recent research. Biofeedback 24,4, 12.
Gevirtz,R ,Glaros,A., Hopper,D.and Schwartz,M.S.(1995) Temporomandibular Disorders in M.S. Schwartz and Associiates, Biofeedback:A Practitioners Guide(Second Edition).Guilford Press:New York.
Glaros, A.and Gevirtz,R.N.(1995) Temporomandibular Disorders. AAPB White Paper. Published by AAPB,Wheat Ridge,CO.
Gevirtz, R.N. (2001) The use of heart rate spectral data in the treatment of psychophysiological and anxiety disorders. Biological Psychology, in press
Berger, B. C. & Gevirtz, R.N. (2001) The treatment of panic disorder: a comparitive study between breathing retraining and cognitive behavioral therapy. Biological Psychology, in press
Muse, J. & Gevirtz, R. (1999) The effects of a psychological stressor on nEMG activity while performing a typing task in good and poor ergonomic positions. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 24 (2), 120
Merz, L. & Gevirtz, R. (1999) Spectral analysis of heart rate in subtypes of asthmatics. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 24 (2), 119
Stevens, M. Gevirtz, R., Wiederhold, M. & Verity, L. (1999) Chronic fatgue syndrome: A chronobiologically oriented, controlled treatment outcome study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 24 (2), 129.
Wiederhold,B., Gevirtz, R., & Wiederhold,M. (1999) Enhancing treatment of specific phobias with virtual reality and physiological feedback. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 24 (2), 140
Armm, J., Gevirtz, R., Hubbard, D. & Harpin, E. (1999) The relationship between personality characteristics and local muscle tenderness development in first year psychology graduate students: A prospective study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 24 (2), 125
Humphreys,P. & Gevirtz, R. (1998) A comparison of self-regulation techniques versus dietary fiber alone in the treatment of recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 23, 118
Heeren, M., Gevirtz, R. & Seltzer, J.(1997) Psychophysiological response patterns in emotionally triggered asthma. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 22, 142
Nicolini, R. & Gevirtz, R. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia in panic disorder.(1997) Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 22, 142.
Gadler, R. & Gevirtz, R.(1997) Evaluation of Needle Electromyographic Response to Emotional Stimuli Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 22, 137
Gerstenkorn, S., Jacobs, D., Gevirtz, R., (1996) Effects of autogenic relaxation training on electrical activity in active myofascial trigger points. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation,21 ,349-350
Knowles, J., Gevirtz, R. & Ancoli-Israel, S.(1996) The use of thermal biofeedback in the treatment of periodic limb movement disorder. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 21, 355
Josephs, S., Gevirtz, R., & Hubbard, D.(1996) Tension-type headache prediction: Do stress and cognitions about assertiveness explain variance in daily headache pain? Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 21, 371
Galant, D., Schatz, M., Falkoff, E., Macey, E., Gevirtz, R., Nicassio, P., & Zeiger, R.(1996) Enhancement of health-related quality of life in adult asthmatics managed by allergy specialists in a health maintenance organization. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology,99,1,s70
Moynihan, J. & Gevirtz, R.(1996) Respiratory and psychophysiological factors in subtypes of panic. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 21, 379
Moynihan, J. & Gevirtz, R. (1996) Towards identifying subtypes of panic using respiratory and psychophysiologic factors: a preliminary investigation. Biological Psychology, 43, 253
Cartozzo,H., Jacobs,D., and Gevirtz, R.N.(1995) EEG biofeedback and the remediation of ADHD symptomatology:A controlled treratment outcome study. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 20, 203.
Argue,K. and Gevirtz,R.N.(1995) The effect of psychological intervention upon anxiety associated with magnetic resonance imaging. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 20,317
Mechanisms of Chronic Muscle Pain
Heart Rate Variability
Academic History and Background
PhD, DePaul University, 1971
California License PSY7204
American Psychological Association Division 38