Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology

Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology

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by Bonnie Badenoch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393705544

ISBN-13: 9780393705546

Pub. Date: 07/20/2008

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393705546
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/20/2008
Series:
Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
178,585
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Preliminary thoughts 3

2 The brain's building blocks 7

3 The brain's flow 23

4 The relationship between brain and mind 42

5 Attaching 52

6 Picturing the inner community 76

7 The mutuality of the therapeutic relationship 90

8 An application : embracing shame 105

9 Preliminary thoughts 113

10 Through the lens of diagnosis : depression, anxiety, dissociation, and addiction 119

11 Grounding therapy in the right brain 153

12 Listening to family histories 163

13 The three faces of mindfulness 174

14 Getting comfortable with the brain 191

15 Patterning the internal work 205

16 The integrating power of sandplay 220

17 Doing art 244

18 Preliminary thoughts 289

19 Keeping our balance with couples 271

20 Meeting teens with their brains in mind 286

21 Playing with children, supporting their parents 299

References 321

Index 335

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