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Neurobiology Essentials for Clinicians What Every Therapist Needs to Know Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Neurobiology Essentials for Clinicians  What Every Therapist Needs to Know  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Arlene Montgomery
ISBN-10 9780393706024
Release 2013-02-04
Pages 360
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This book is essential for anyone who is interested in the application of neurobiological principles to psychotherapy and who wishes to learn about neurobiology without feeling overwhelmed and intimidated. --Book Jacket.



Being a Brain Wise Therapist A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Being a Brain Wise Therapist  A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Bonnie Badenoch
ISBN-10 9780393707205
Release 2011-01-03
Pages 128
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This book, part of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, brings interpersonal neurobiology into the counseling room, weaving the concepts of neurobiology into the ever-changing flow of therapy. Neuroscientific discoveries have begun to illuminate the workings of the active brain in intricate detail. In fact, sometimes it seems that in order to be a cutting-edge therapist, not only do you need knowledge of traditional psychotherapeutic models, but a solid understanding of the role the brain plays as well. But theory is never enough. You also need to know how to apply the theories to work with actual clients during sessions. In easy-to-understand prose, Being a Brain-Wise Therapist reviews the basic principles about brain structure, function, and development, and explains the neurobiological correlates of some familiar diagnostic categories. You will learn how to make theory come to life in the midst of clinical work, so that the principles of interpersonal neurobiology can be applied to a range of patients and issues, such as couples, teens, and children, and those dealing with depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Liberal use of exercises and case histories enliven the material and make this an essential guide for seamlessly integrating the latest neuroscientific research into your therapeutic practice.



Changing Minds in Therapy Emotion Attachment Trauma and Neurobiology Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Changing Minds in Therapy  Emotion  Attachment  Trauma  and Neurobiology  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Margaret Wilkinson
ISBN-10 9780393705614
Release 2010-04-12
Pages 228
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The latest application of contemporary neuroscience to therapeutic work. There is an increasing clinical focus on how recent advances in neuroscience, attachment, and trauma can be applied to treating patients with a history of early neglect. Margaret Wilkinson draws on her extensive clinical expertise as a master therapist to explain the role of the mind-brain relationship in therapeutic change.



Awakening Clinical Intuition

Awakening Clinical Intuition Author Terry Marks-Tarlow
ISBN-10 0393708683
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 256
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Exercises to help mental health practitioners at all levels of experience recognize gut feelings and produce deep therapeutic change.



The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Allan N. Schore
ISBN-10 9780393706642
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 458
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As in the first two volumes of this series, each chapter represents a further development of the theory at a particular point in time, presented in chronological order. Some of the earlier chapters have been re-edited: those more recent contain a good deal of new material that has not been previously published.



Affect Regulation Theory A Clinical Model

Affect Regulation Theory  A Clinical Model Author Daniel Hill
ISBN-10 9780393711325
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 208
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The rich, complex theory of affect regulation boiled down into a clinically useful guide. Affect regulation theory—the science of how humans regulate their emotions—is at the root of all psychotherapies. Drawing on attachment, developmental trauma, implicit processes, and neurobiology, major theorists from Allan Schore to Daniel Stern have argued how and why regulated affect is key to our optimal functioning. This book translates the intricacies of the theory into a cogent clinical synthesis. With clarity and practicality, Hill decodes the massive body of contemporary research on affect regulation, offering a comprehensible and ready-to-implement model for conducting affect regulation therapy. The book is organized around the four domains of a clinical model: (1) a theory of bodymind; (2) a theory of optimal development of affect regulation in secure attachment relationships; (3) a theory of pathogenesis, in which disordered affect regulation originates in relational trauma and insecure attachment relationships; and (4) a theory of therapeutic actions targeted to repair the affect regulating systems. The key themes of Hill’s affect-focused approach include: how and why different patterns of affect regulation develop; how regulatory patterns are transmitted from caretakers to the infants; what adaptive and maladaptive regulatory patterns look like neurobiologically, psychologically, and relationally; how deficits in affect regulation manifest as psychiatric symptoms and personality disorders; and ultimately, the means by which regulatory deficits can be repaired. Specific chapters explore such subjects as self states, mentalization, classical and modern attachment theory, relational trauma (and its manifestations in chronic dissociation, personality disorders, and pervasive dissociated shame), supporting self-development in therapy, patient–therapist attunement, implicit and explicit therapeutic actions, and many more.



Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Interventions for Trauma and Attachment

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy  Interventions for Trauma and Attachment Author Pat Ogden
ISBN-10 9780393708509
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 768
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A book for clinicians and clients to use together that explains key concepts of body psychotherapy. The body’s intelligence is largely an untapped resource in psychotherapy, yet the story told by the “somatic narrative”-- gesture, posture, prosody, facial expressions, eye gaze, and movement -- is arguably more significant than the story told by the words. The language of the body communicates implicit meanings and reveals the legacy of trauma and of early or forgotten dynamics with attachment figures. To omit the body as a target of therapeutic action is an unfortunate oversight that deprives clients of a vital avenue of self-knowledge and change. Written for therapists and clients to explore together in therapy, this book is a practical guide to the language of the body. It begins with a section that orients therapists and clients to the volume and how to use it, followed by an overview of the role of the brain and the use of mindfulness. The last three sections are organized according to a phase approach to therapy, focusing first on developing personal resources, particularly somatic ones; second on utilizing a bottom-up, somatic approach to memory; and third on exploring the impact of attachment on procedural learning, emotional biases, and cognitive distortions. Each chapter is accompanied by a guide to help therapists apply the chapter’s teachings in clinical practice and by worksheets to help clients integrate the material on a personal level. The concepts, interventions, and worksheets introduced in this book are designed as an adjunct to, and in support of, other methods of treatment rather than as a stand-alone treatment or manualized approach. By drawing on the therapeutic relationship and adjusting interventions to the particular needs of each client, thoughtful attention to what is being spoken beneath the words through the body can heighten the intimacy of the therapist/client journey and help change take place more easily in the hidden recesses of the self.



Loving with the Brain in Mind Neurobiology and Couple Therapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Loving with the Brain in Mind  Neurobiology and Couple Therapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Mona DeKoven Fishbane
ISBN-10 9780393706536
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 304
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Facilitating change in couple therapy by understanding how the brain works to maintain—and break—old habits. Human brains and behavior are shaped by genetic predispositions and early experience. But we are not doomed by our genes or our past. Neuroscientific discoveries of the last decade have provided an optimistic and revolutionary view of adult brain function: People can change. This revelation about neuroplasticity offers hope to therapists and to couples seeking to improve their relationship. Loving With the Brain in Mind explores ways to help couples become proactive in revitalizing their relationship. It offers an in-depth understanding of the heartbreaking dynamics in unhappy couples and the healthy dynamics of couples who are flourishing. Sharing her extensive clinical experience and an integrative perspective informed by neuroscience and relationship science, Mona Fishbane gives us insight into the neurobiology underlying couples’ dances of reactivity. Readers will learn how partners become reactive and emotionally dysregulated with each other, and what is going on in their brains when they do. Clear and compelling discussions are included of the neurobiology of empathy and how empathy and selfregulation can be learned. Understanding neurobiology, explains Fishbane, can transform your clinical practice with couples and help you hone effective therapeutic interventions. This book aims to empower therapists— and the couples they treat—as they work to change interpersonal dynamics that drive them apart. Understanding how the brain works can inform the therapist’s theory of relationships, development, and change. And therapists can offer clients “neuroeducation” about their own reactivity and relationship distress and their potential for personal and relational growth. A gifted clinician and a particularly talented neuroscience writer, Dr. Fishbane presents complex material in an understandable and engaging manner. By anchoring her work in clinical cases, she never loses sight of the people behind the science.



Neuroscience for Clinicians

Neuroscience for Clinicians Author C. Alexander Simpkins
ISBN-10 9781461448419
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 345
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This book fills the need for an introductory text that opens the field up to the beginner and takes them to higher-level thinking about neuroscience. Neuroscience has captured the interest of students, professionals, and the general public. In fact it is so new, that there are very few books that gather it together in one text. Neuroscience is an amalgamation of many fields: psychology, cognitive science, chemistry, biology, engineering, philosophy, mathematics, and statistics. People who are new to the discipline have to be able to find their way through all of these fields together. In addition, they need to understand the highly technical lexicon, modeling methods, and theoretical assumptions used to describe brain structure, function, and the interaction between them. This book helps readers navigate the conventions used to describe the brain that developed through the years. The authors crystallize the complex modeling methods and technologies so that readers understand what they are saying and how to use them. They address the important underlying principles and important issues of neuroscience, with the debates and discussions that are ongoing as the field evolves. They also include many salient fine-grained details so that the book is not just an overview, but also a useful guide for many levels of readers.



Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Allan N. Schore
ISBN-10 9780393704075
Release 2003-05-17
Pages 363
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In 1994 Schore published his groundbreaking book "Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self". This is one of two volumes which present his theory. This volume contains chapters on neuropsychoanalysis and developmentally oriented psychotherapy.



Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work

Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work Author Jeffrey S. Applegate
ISBN-10 0393704203
Release 2005
Pages 248
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Current brain research bears on all of the helping professions. This book informs clinical social workers and social work educators about new findings from research on attachment and neurobiology. Topics include brain structure and organization, brain plasticity, normal and abnormal attachment, early trauma, adolescent mothers, parental depression, child abuse and neglect, and assessment and intervention strategies.



The Neuroscience of Human Relationships Attachment and the Developing Social Brain Second Edition

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships  Attachment and the Developing Social Brain  Second Edition Author Louis Cozolino
ISBN-10 9780393707915
Release 2014-03-24
Pages 656
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A revised edition of the best-selling text on how relationships build our brains. As human beings, we cherish our individuality yet we know that we live in constant relationship to others, and that other people play a significant part in regulating our emotional and social behavior. Although this interdependence is a reality of our existence, we are just beginning to understand that we have evolved as social creatures with interwoven brains and biologies. The human brain itself is a social organ and to truly understand being human, we must understand not only how we as whole people exist with others, but how our brains, themselves, exist in relationship to other brains. The first edition of this book tackled these important questions of interpersonal neurobiology—that the brain is a social organ built through experience—using poignant case examples from the author’s years of clinical experience. Brain drawings and elegant explanations of social neuroscience wove together emerging findings from the research literature to bring neuroscience to the stories of our lives. Since the publication of the first edition in 2006, the field of social neuroscience has grown at a mind-numbing pace. Technical advances now provide more windows into our inner neural universe and terms like attachment, empathy, compassion, and mindfulness have begun to appear in the scientific literature. Overall, there has been a deepening appreciation for the essential interdependence of brain and mind. More and more parents, teachers, and therapists are asking how brains develop, grow, connect, learn, and heal. The new edition of this book organizes this cutting-edge, abundant research and presents its compelling insights, reflecting a host of significant developments in social neuroscience. Our understanding of mirror neurons and their significance to human relationships has continued to expand and deepen and is discussed here. Additionally, this edition reflects the gradual shift in focus from individual brain structures to functional neural systems—an important and necessary step forward. A great deal of neural overlap has been discovered in brain activation when we are thinking about others and ourselves. This raises many questions including how we come to know others and whether the notion of an “individual self” is anything more than an evolutionary strategy to support our interconnection. In short, we are just beginning to see the larger implications of all neurological processes—how the architecture of the brain can help us to better understand individuals and our relationships. This book gives readers a deeper appreciation of how and why relationships have the power to reshape our brains throughout our life.



The Mindful Therapist A Clinician s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

The Mindful Therapist  A Clinician s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration Author Daniel J. Siegel
ISBN-10 9780393706451
Release 2010-05-03
Pages 288
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An internationally recognized expert on mindfulness and therapy describes techniques to harness energies and promote healthy minds, charting nine body functions from the interconnecting circuits of the brain, including regulation, attunement and emotional balance.



Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy with Children and Adolescents Understanding Mechanisms of Change Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy with Children and Adolescents  Understanding Mechanisms of Change  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Linda Chapman
ISBN-10 9780393707885
Release 2014-01-20
Pages 272
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Nonverbal interactions are applied to trauma treatment for more effective results. Art and play therapy approaches can be used to facilitate healing in traumatized children. Fostering nonverbal, right-brain-to-right-brain communication between the therapist and client promotes the brain's capacity for integration and repair. This book offers a unique perspective on the practical application of neurobiology in clinical practice.



Healing Trauma Attachment Mind Body and Brain Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Healing Trauma  Attachment  Mind  Body and Brain  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Marion Solomon
ISBN-10 9780393703962
Release 2003-03-17
Pages 357
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Born out of the excitement of a convergence of ideas and passions, this book provides a synthesis of the work of researchers, clinicians, and theoreticians who are leaders in the field of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy. As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships of childhood, adulthood, and the treatment milieu change aspects of the structure of the brain and ultimately alter the mind.



Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation Skills Training for Patients and Therapists Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation  Skills Training for Patients and Therapists  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Author Suzette Boon
ISBN-10 9780393706468
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 470
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This is the first book to offer structured skills training for those suffering from dissociative disorders as a result of trauma. Boone, Steele, and van der Hart draw upon a practical integration of current and important theories and therapies for trauma and dissociation. They offer a helpful combination of short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that promote essential emotional and life skills in individuals who suffer from dissociation, and which can be used in either group or individual treatment.



The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play Brain Building Interventions for Emotional Well Being

The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play  Brain Building Interventions for Emotional Well Being Author Theresa A. Kestly
ISBN-10 9780393709667
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 320
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Nurturing brain development in children through play. The mental health field has seen a significant shift in the past decade toward including a neuroscience perspective when designing clinical interventions. However, for many play therapists it has been challenging to apply this information in the context of play therapy. Here, Theresa Kestly teaches therapists how to understand the neurobiology of play experiences so the undeniable benefits of play therapy can be exploited to their fullest. At last, clinical readers have a book that takes seriously the importance of play and brings a scientific eye to this most important aspect of life. Drawing on concepts of interpersonal neurobiology, the benefits of play interventions to achieve attunement, neural integration, healthy attachment, and the development of resilience and well-being become clear. The book is organized into three parts. The first part lays a conceptual foundation for considering play in relation to the neurobiology of the developing brain and mind. The next part explores specific topics about play including the therapeutic playroom, the collaborative relationship between therapist and clients, storytelling, and mindfulness. The last part of the book asks questions about the state of play in our families, clinics, and schools. How did we get to a place where play has been so devalued, and what can we do about it? Now that we know how important play is across the lifespan from a scientific standpoint, what can we do to fully integrate it into our lives? After reading this book, clinicians, teachers, and even parents will understand why play helps children (and adults) heal from painful experiences, while developing self-regulation and empathy. The clinical examples in the book show just how powerful the mind is in its natural push toward wholeness and integration.