How People Change: Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy

How People Change: Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy

by Marion Solomon, Daniel J. Siegel


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How People Change: Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy by Marion Solomon, Daniel J. Siegel

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 Changeexplores 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393711769
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 793,856
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Marion Solomon, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Senior Extension faculty at the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences at UCLA. She is also director of clinical training at the Lifespan Learning Institute and author of Narcissism and Intimacy, co-author of Short Term Therapy For Long Term Change, and co-editor of Countertransference in Couples Therapy and Healing Trauma.

Daniel J. Siegel, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit:

Table of Contents

Introduction Marion Solomon Daniel J. Siegel 9

1 Psychotherapy as the Growth of Wholeness: The Negotiation of Individuality and Otherness Philip M. Bromberg 17

1 How People Change Louis Cozolino Vanessa Davis 53

3 A Whole Person Approach to Dynamic Psychotherapy Margaret Wilkinson 73

4 Beyond Words: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective Pat Ogden 97

5 Emotion, the Body, and Change Peter A. Levine 127

6 The Disintegrative Core of Relational Trauma and a Way Toward Unity Russell Meares 151

7 How Children Change Within the Therapeutic Relationship: Interweaving Communications of Curiosity and Empathy Dan Hughes 167

8 The Therapeutic Use of Optimal Stress: Precipitating Disruption to Trigger Recovery Martha Stark 185

9 How Couples Change: A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) Stan Tatkin 221

10 How Couple Therapy Can Affect Long-Term Relationships and Change Each Of The Partners Marion Solomon 247

11 Feeling Felt: Cocreating an Emergent Experience of Connection, Safety, and Awareness in Individual and Group Psychotherapy Daniel J. Siegel Bonnie Goldstein 275

List of Contributors 291

Index 293

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