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

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

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

Author: Bonnie Badenoch

Format: Paperback | 384 pages

Publication Date: 12 Aug 2008

ISBN-13: 9780393705546

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.