The Neuroscience of Human Relationships Attachment and the Developing Social Brain Second Edition Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships  Attachment and the Developing Social Brain  Second Edition   Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN: 0393707822
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships Attachment and the Developing Social Brain Second Edition Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

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 Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Healing the Social Brain Third Edition

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy  Healing the Social Brain  Third Edition
Author: Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN: 0393712656
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Healing the Social Brain Third Edition Book Excerpt:

An update to the classic text that links neuroscience and human behavior in the context of therapy. This groundbreaking book explores the recent revolution in psychotherapy that has brought an understanding of the social nature of people’s brains to a therapeutic context. Louis Cozolino is a master at synthesizing neuroscientific information and demonstrating how it applies to psychotherapy practice. New material on altruism, executive function, trauma, and change round out this essential book.

Right Brain Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Right Brain Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Allan N. Schore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 0393712869
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Right Brain Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

The latest groundbreaking, interdisciplinary work from one of our most eloquent and significant writers about emotion and the brain. An exploration into the adaptive functions of the emotional right brain, which describes not only affect and affect regulation within minds and brains, but also the communication and interactive regulation of affects between minds and brains. This book offers evidence that emotional interactions reflect right-brain-to-right-brain affective communication. Essential reading for those trying to understand one-person psychology as well as two-person psychology relationships, whether clinical or otherwise.

The Pocket Guide to Neuroscience for Clinicians Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Pocket Guide to Neuroscience for Clinicians  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 0393713385
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pocket Guide to Neuroscience for Clinicians Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

A brief guide to the most important neuroscience concepts for all mental health professionals. Louis Cozolino helps clinicians to broaden their thinking and deepen their clinical toolbox through an understanding of neuroscience, brain development, epigenetics, and the role of attachment in brain development and behavior. The effective therapist must have knowledge of evolution and neuroanatomy, as well as the systems of our brains and how they work together to give rise to who we are, how we thrive, and why we suffer. This book will give clinicians all they need to understand the social brain, the developing brain, the executive brain, consciousness, attachment, trauma, memory, and the latest information about clinical assessment. Key figures and terms of neuroscience, along with numerous case examples, bring the material to life. Cozolino is one of the most gifted clinical writers on neuroscience, and his long- awaited pocket guide is a must- buy for any clinician working on the cutting edge of treatment.

Neurobiology For Clinical Social Work Second Edition Theory and Practice Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Neurobiology For Clinical Social Work  Second Edition  Theory and Practice  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Janet R. Shapiro,Jeffrey S. Applegate
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 039371165X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology For Clinical Social Work Second Edition Theory and Practice Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Demystifying neurobiology and presenting it anew for the social-work audience. The art and science of relationship are at the core of clinical social work. Research in neurobiology adds a new layer to our understanding of the protective benefits of relationship and specifically, to our understanding of the neurobiology of attachment and early brain development. This second edition of Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work explores the application of recent research in neuroscience to prevention and intervention in multiple systems, settings, and areas such as the neurobiology of stress and the stress response system, the impact of early adversity and toxic stress on brain development, early childhood and adolescent brain development, and the application of this science to prevention and intervention in areas such as child welfare and juvenile justice. Social workers collaborate with individuals, families, communities, and groups that experience adversity, and at times, traumatic stressors. Research in neuroscience adds to our models of risk and resilience; informing our understanding of the processes by which adversity and trauma impact multiple indicators of wellbeing across time. Social workers can use this knowledge to inform their work and to support the neuroprotective benefit of relationship in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. This text provides essential information for cutting-edge social work practice.

Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience A Brain Mind Odyssey Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience  A Brain Mind Odyssey  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: David E. Presti
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 0393709612
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience A Brain Mind Odyssey Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Key concepts in neuroscience presented for the non-medical reader. A fresh take on contemporary brain science, this book presents neuroscience—the scientific study of brain, mind, and behavior—in easy-to-understand ways with a focus on concepts of interest to all science readers. Rigorous and detailed enough to use as a textbook in a university or community college class, it is at the same time meant for any and all readers, clinicians and non-clinicians alike, interested in learning about the foundations of contemporary brain science. From molecules and cells to mind and consciousness, the known and the mysterious are presented in the context of the history of modern biology and with an eye toward better appreciating the beauty and growing public presence of brain science.

Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Terry Marks-Tarlow,Daniel J. Siegel,Marion Solomon
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 0393711722
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Distinguished clinicians demonstrate how play and creativity have everything to do with the deepest healing, growth, and personal transformation. Through play, as children, we learn the rules and relationships of culture and expand our tolerance of emotions—areas of life "training" that overlap with psychotherapy. Here leading writers illuminate what play and creativity mean for the healing process at any stage of life. Contributors include: Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Daniel J. Siegel, Marion Solomon, Aldrich Chan, Allan Schore, Terry Marks-Tarlow, Pat Ogden, Louis Cozolino, Theresa Kestly, Jaak Panksepp, Stuart Brown, Madelyn Eberly, Zoe Galvez, Betsy Crouch, Bonnie Goldstein, and Steve Gross.

How People Change Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

How People Change  Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Marion Solomon,Daniel J. Siegel
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 0393711773
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How People Change Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience to understand psychotherapeutic change. Growth and change are at the heart of all successful psychotherapy. Regardless of one's clinical orientation or style, psychotherapy is an emerging process that s created moment by moment, between client and therapist. How People Change explores the complexities of attachment, the brain, mind, and body as they aid change during psychotherapy. Research is presented about the properties of healing relationships and communication strategies that facilitate change in the social brain. Contributions by Philip M. Bromberg, Louis Cozolino and Vanessa Davis, Margaret Wilkinson, Pat Ogden, Peter A. Levine, Russell Meares, Dan Hughes, Martha Stark, Stan Tatkin, Marion Solomon, and Daniel J. Siegel and Bonnie Goldstein.

Addiction Attachment Trauma and Recovery The Power of Connection Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Addiction  Attachment  Trauma and Recovery  The Power of Connection  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Oliver J. Morgan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0393713180
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Attachment Trauma and Recovery The Power of Connection Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

A new model of addiction that incorporates neurobiology, social relationships, and ecological systems. Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting- edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological- systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction. Humans are born into connection and require nourishing relationships for healthy living. Adversities, however, bring fragmentation and create the conditions for ill health. They create vulnerabilities. In order to cope, individuals can turn to alternatives, “substitute relationships” that ease the pain of disconnection. These can become addictions. Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery presents a model, a method, and a mandate. This new focus calls for change in the established ways we think and behave about addiction and recovery. It reorients understanding and clinical practice for mental health and addiction counselors, psychologists, and social workers, as well as for addicts and those who love them.

The Neurobiology of Attachment Focused Therapy Enhancing Connection Trust in the Treatment of Children Adolescents Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Neurobiology of Attachment Focused Therapy  Enhancing Connection   Trust in the Treatment of Children   Adolescents  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Jonathan Baylin,Daniel A. Hughes
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 0393711056
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of Attachment Focused Therapy Enhancing Connection Trust in the Treatment of Children Adolescents Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Uniting attachment-focused therapy and neurobiology to help distrustful and traumatized children revive a sense of trust and connection. How can therapists and caregivers help maltreated children recover what they were born with: the potential to experience the safety, comfort, and joy of having trustworthy, loving adults in their lives? This groundbreaking book explores, for the first time, how the attachment-focused family therapy model can respond to this question at a neural level. It is a rich, accessible investigation of the brain science of early childhood and developmental trauma. Each chapter offers clinicians new insights—and powerful new methods—to help neglected and insecurely attached children regain a sense of safety and security with caring adults. Throughout, vibrant clinical vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience illustrate how informed clinical processes can promote positive change. Authors Baylin and Hughes have collaborated for many years on the treatment of maltreated children and their caregivers. Both experienced psychologists, their shared project has bee the development of the science-based model of attachment-focused therapy in this book—a model that links clinical interventions to the crucial underlying processes of trust, mistrust, and trust building—helping children learn to trust caregivers and caregivers to be the "trust builders" these children need. The book begins by explaining the neurobiology of blocked trust, using the latest social neuroscience to show how the child's early development gets channeled into a core strategy of defensive living. Subsequent chapters address, among other valuable subjects, how new research on behavioral epigenetics has shown ways that highly stressful early life experiences affect brain development through patterns of gene expression, adapting the child's brain for mistrust rather than trust, and what it means for treatment approaches. Finally, readers will learn what goes on in the child's brain during attachment-focused therapy, honing in on the dyadic processes of adult-child interaction that seem to embody the core "mechanisms of change": elements of attachment-focused interventions that target the child's defensive brain, calm this system, and reopen the child's potential to learn from new experiences with caring adults, and that it is safe to depend upon them. If trust is to develop and care is to be restored, clinicians need to know what prevents the development of trust in the first place, particularly when a child is living in an environment of good care for a long period of time. What do abuse and neglect do to the development of children's brains that makes it so difficult for them to trust adults who are so different from those who hurt them? This book presents a brain-based understanding that professionals can apply to answering these questions and encouraging the development of healthy trust.

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory  The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Stephen W. Porges,Deb A. Dana
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1324000511
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Innovative clinicians share their experiences integrating Polyvagal Theory into their treatment models. Clinicians who have dedicated their work to bringing the benefits of the Polyvagal Theory to a range of clients have come together to present Polyvagal Theory in a creative and personal way. Chapters on a range of topics from compassionate medical care to optimized therapeutic relationships to clinician's experiences as parents extract from the theory the powerful influence and importance of cases and feelings of safety in the clinical setting. Additionally, there are chapters which: elaborate on the principle of safety in clinical practice with children with abuse histories explain the restorative consequences of movement, rhythm, and dance in promoting social connectedness and resilience in trauma survivors explains how Polyvagal Theory can be used to understand the neurophysiological processes in various therapies discuss dissociative processes and treatments designed to experience bodily feelings of safety and trust examine fear of flying and how using positive memories as an active "bottom up" neuroceptive process may effectively down-regulate defense shed light on the poorly understood experience of grief Through the insights of innovative and benevolent clinicians, whose treatment models are Polyvagal informed, this book provides an accessible way for clinicians to embrace this groundbreaking theory in their own work.

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation  A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Alexandra Katehakis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 0393712036
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Examining the neurobiological underpinnings of sex addiction. Neuroaffective science—studying the integrated development of the body, brain, and mind—has revealed mechanisms linking psychological and biological factors of mental disorders, including addiction. Indeed, its paradigm-shifting theoretical umbrella demonstrated that substance and behavioral dependencies share identical neurobiological workings, and thus that problematic repetitive behaviors are genuine addictions—a state increasingly understood as a chronic brain disorder. Clinical experience strongly suggests that sex addiction (SA) treatment informed by affective neuroscience—the specialty of Alexandra Katehakis—proves profoundly transformative. Katehakis's relational protocol, presented here, blends neurobiology with psychology to accomplish full recovery. Her Psychobiological Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment (PASAT) joins therapist and patient through a relationally-based psychotherapy—a holistic, dyadic dance that calls on the body, brain, and mind of both. Written with clarity and compassion, this book integrates cutting-edge research, case studies, verbatim session records, and patient writings and art. Katehakis explicates neurophysiological, psychological, and cultural forces priming and maintaining SA, then details how her innovative treatment restores patients' interpersonal, sexual, and spiritual relationality.

Using Trauma Focused Therapy Stories

Using Trauma Focused Therapy Stories
Author: Pat Pernicano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 1000423727
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Trauma Focused Therapy Stories Book Excerpt:

Using Trauma-Focused Therapy Stories is a groundbreaking treatment resource for trauma-informed therapists who work with abused and neglected children ages nine years and older as well as their caregivers. The classic edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on changes in the field since the book’s initial publication. The therapy stories are perfect accompaniments to evidence-based treatment approaches and provide the foundation for psychoeducation and intervention with the older elementary-aged child or early pre-teen. Therapists will also benefit from the inclusion of thorough guides for children and caregivers, which illustrate trauma and developmental concepts in easy-to-understand terms. The psychoeducational material in the guides, written at a third- to fourth-grade reading level, may be used within any trauma-informed therapy model in the therapy office or sent-home for follow-up. Each therapy story illustrates trauma concepts, guides trauma narrative and cognitive restructuring work, and illuminates caregiver blind spots; the caregiver stories target issues that often become barriers to family trauma recovery. No therapist who works with young trauma survivors will want to be without this book, and school-based professionals, social workers, psychologists and others committed to working with traumatized children will find the book chock-full of game-changing ideas for their practice.

The Virtues in Psychiatric Practice

The Virtues in Psychiatric Practice
Author: John R. Peteet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 0197524486
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virtues in Psychiatric Practice Book Excerpt:

There is growing recognition of the value dimension in psychiatric practice, from the contributions of positive psychology, of documenting the role of virtues in human flourishing and in the medical practice. However, the place of virtues in psychiatric treatment remains largely unexplored. How does a need for virtues fit into the processes of diagnosis, formulation, and treatment? What patient problems and factors should influence the therapist to promote forgiveness, gratitude, humility, or accountability? What is the relationship between the therapist's and the patient's virtues? What is the relevance of religious or spiritual resources to the formation of virtue? How does the cultivation of a particular virtue relate to psychodynamic, behavioral, existential, or spiritual approaches? What ethical questions does it raise, and what are its implications for psychiatric education? The Virtues in Psychiatric Practice explores the role of the virtues in promoting human flourishing within the context of psychiatric practice. Chapters uses case examples to consider the incentives of fostering particular virtues; the place of this approach among psychodynamic, behavioral, existential, or spiritual approaches; and the relationship between the therapist's and the patient's values. Virtues highlighted include forgiveness, gratitude, accountability, self-transcendence, defiance, humility, compassion, love, and practical wisdom. This discussion is organized according to four basic capacities relevant to moral enhancement - self-control, niceness, intelligence, and positivity - which correspond to the four cardinal virtues according to Plato and Aquinas - temperance, justice, prudence, and courage. Edited by psychiatrist and scholar John R. Peteet and written for psychiatrists, psychologists, and medical ethicists, this book will connect recent scientific research on virtue with clinical practice. It therefore aims to give readers a fuller appreciation of the importance of virtue in the therapeutic encounter, a clearer understanding of clinical indications for focusing on particular virtues, and enhanced practical ways of promoting human growth.

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Neophytos Papaneophytou,Undurti N. Das
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN: 0323859771
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Excerpt:

Emerging Programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Improving Communication, Behavior, and Family Dynamics brings forward a hybrid and a transdisciplinary methodology to identify methods used to diagnose, treat, and manage those with autism within personal and social constructs and values building exemplary international experiences from across the globe. Luminary experts offer their superb level of expertise through their research, experience, and clinical work. The book addresses all the aspects of care, lifespan, and lifestyle issues from treatment to living. It will emphasize issues related to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of people on the Autism Spectrum and their families. In addition, this book includes specific case studies, highlighting family experiences and the application of best practices by therapists thereof. Provides a multidisciplinary approach of the diagnosis, management and treatment of autism spectrum disorders Includes specific case studies highlighting family experiences Emphasizes issues related to neurodiversity, individuality and improving quality of life

Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy
Author: Paul Gilbert,Gregoris Simos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 1000481352
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion Focused Therapy Book Excerpt:

Compassion Focused Therapy: Clinical Practice and Applications offers evidence-based guidance and extensive insight into the science behind compassion focused therapy. The first section of the book explores the evolution and physiological infrastructures of caring, and how compassion arises when humans use their complex cognitive competencies to address suffering deliberately and intentionally. With this framework and basis, the next sections of the book explore CFT applied to groups, specific interventions such as chair work, the importance of applying the principles of the therapy to oneself, the CFT therapeutic relationship, and a chapter offering a systematic review of the evidence for CFT. The third section offers a series of multi-authored chapters on interventions for a range of different mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and many others. Being the first major clinical book on compassion focused therapy, with leading international researchers and clinicians addressing central problems, this landmark publication will appeal to psychotherapists from a variety of schools as well as being a vital resource for compassion focused therapists.

Expanding the Science of Compassion

Expanding the Science of Compassion
Author: Myriam Mongrain,Dacher Keltner,James Kirby
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 2889715655
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expanding the Science of Compassion Book Excerpt:

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Healing the Social Brain Second Edition

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy  Healing the Social Brain  Second Edition
Author: Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-06-21
ISBN: 9780393706574
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Healing the Social Brain Second Edition Book Excerpt:

How the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings. In contrast to this view, recent theoretical advances in brain imaging have revealed that the brain is an organ continually built and re-built by one's experience. We are now beginning to learn that many forms of psychotherapy, developed in the absence of any scientific understanding of the brain, are supported by neuroscientific findings. In fact, it could be argued that to be an effective psychotherapist these days it is essential to have some basic understanding of neuroscience. Louis Cozolino's The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Second Edition is the perfect place to start. In a beautifully written and accessible synthesis, Cozolino illustrates how the brain's architecture is related to the problems, passions, and aspirations of human beings. As the book so elegantly argues, all forms of psychotherapy--from psychoanalysis to behavioral interventions--are successful to the extent to which they enhance change in relevant neural circuits. Beginning with an overview of the intersecting fields of neuroscience and psychotherapy, this book delves into the brain's inner workings, from basic neuronal building blocks to complex systems of memory, language, and the organization of experience. It continues by explaining the development and organization of the healthy brain and the unhealthy brain. Common problems such as anxiety, trauma, and codependency are discussed from a scientific and clinical perspective. Throughout the book, the science behind the brain's working is applied to day-to-day experience and clinical practice. Written for psychotherapists and others interested in the relationship between brain and behavior, this book encourages us to consider the brain when attempting to understand human development, mental illness, and psychological health. Fully and thoroughly updated with the many neuroscientific developments that have happened in the eight years since the publication of the first edition, this revision to the bestselling book belongs on the shelf of all practitioners.

The Social Neuroscience of Education Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education

The Social Neuroscience of Education  Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom  The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education
Author: Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-01-07
ISBN: 0393708047
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Neuroscience of Education Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education Book Excerpt:

Creating a healthy, social classroom environment. This book explains how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life. Positioning the brain as distinctly social, Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psyches. Cozolino investigates what good teachers do to stimulate minds and brains to learn, especially when they succeed with difficult or “unteachable” students. He explores classroom teaching from the perspectives of social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, showing how we can use the findings from these fields to maximize learning and stimulate the brain to grow. The book will have relevance to anyone concerned with twenty-first century learners and the social and emotional development of children.

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Allan N. Schore,Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN: 0393714586
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

An edited collection from some of the most influential writers in mental health. Books in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology have collectively sold close to 1 million copies and contributed to a revolution in cutting-edge mental health care. An interpersonal neurobiology of human development enables us to understand that the structure and function of the mind and brain are shaped by experiences, especially those involving emotional relationships. Here, the three series editors have enlisted some of the most widely read IPNB authors to reflect on the impact of IPNB on their clinical practice and offer words of wisdom to the hundreds of thousands of IPNB-informed clinicians around the world. Topics include: Dan Hill on dysregulation and impaired states of consciousness; Deb Dana on the polyvagal perspective; Bonnie Badenoch on therapeutic presence; Kathy Steele on motivational systems in complex trauma.