Home—Reno, NV. Office—Department of Psychology/296, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. E-mail—[email protected]
University of Nevada, Reno, NV, assistant professor of psychology. 2002—.
Psi Chi/APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award, for her paper "The Role of Relaxation and Worry in the Reduction of Fear," 1998.
(With Douglas A. Bernstein and Thomas D. Borkovec) New Directions in Progressive Relaxation Training: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2000.
Women Who Worry Too Much: How to Stop Worry & Anxiety from Ruining Relationships, Work, & Fun, New Harbinger Publications (Oakland, CA), 2005.
Contributor to scholarly journals, including Behavior Therapy and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Holly Hazlett-Stevens is a doctor of clinical psychology, with an intense focus on the cause and effect of anxiety and worry, and cognitive behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. In addition, she has studied various forms of cognitive behavior therapy for panic disorders, and was responsible for organizing panic disorder intervention research projects and a program for research into anxiety and worry as part of her postdoctoral work at University of California, Los Angeles. Her extensive research in these areas has led to a number of scholarly articles and books for both academic and more popular audiences. She is the author of New Directions in Progressive Relaxation Training: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals, which she wrote with her mentor, Dr. Thomas Borkovec, and Douglas Bernstein, and which is meant for clinical application. Women Who Worry Too Much: How to Stop Worry & Anxiety from Ruining Relationships, Work, & Fun is intended for a lay audience, offering insight based on Hazlett-Stevens's research on women dealing with the more serious daily stresses of life. With approximately four million women suffering from some level of generalized anxiety disorder, Hazlett-Stevens underlines the importance of understanding the different ways that men and women deal with stress. She addresses practical ways to alter one's perspective, and follows up with techniques for relaxing and refocusing one's energies in order to handle anxious situations or ongoing worry. In a review for Library Journal, contributor Crystal Renfro called the book "an engaging and easy-to-read text that departs from the traditional emphasis on rationalizing away one's worry."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Chicago Tribune, October 17, 2005, Kelly Haramis, "When to Stop Fretting."
Library Journal, November 1, 2005, Crystal Renfro, review of Women Who Worry Too Much: How to Stop Worry & Anxiety from Ruining Relationships, Work, & Fun, p. 101.
O, The Oprah Magazine, October, 2005, review of Women Who Worry Too Much, p. 60.
New Harbinger Publications Web site,http://www.newharbinger.com/ (April 19, 2006), publisher listing.
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology,http://www.psichi.org/ (April 19, 2006), award announcement.
PsychJourney Online,http://www.psychjourney.com/ (April 19, 2006), author biography.
University of Nevada, Dept. of Psychology,http://www.unr.edu/ (April 19, 2006), faculty biography.