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

Being a Brain-Wise Therapist

A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology

Paperback Published: 17th July 2008
ISBN: 9780393705546
Number Of Pages: 384

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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.

"Filled with the wisdom of a seasoned front-line therapist...the stories...enable us to see the direct applications of this approach." -- Daniel Siegel "Her treatment of neurobiology is perfectly geared to the clinician." -- Jacqueline Carleton, PhD - USABP Journal "[Badenoch] artfully weaves between science and practical application, showing how principles of interpersonal neurobiology can be applied in clinical work." -- Ellyn Bader, PhD, co-founder of The Couples Institute "[A] powerful review of the basics on brain structure, function, and neurobiological theories... Any college-level collection strong in psychology or medicine needs this." -- Midwest Book Review

Preliminary thoughtsp. 3
The brain's building blocksp. 7
The brain's flowp. 23
The relationship between brain and mindp. 42
Attachingp. 52
Picturing the inner communityp. 76
The mutuality of the therapeutic relationshipp. 90
An application : embracing shamep. 105
Preliminary thoughtsp. 113
Through the lens of diagnosis : depression, anxiety, dissociation, and addictionp. 119
Grounding therapy in the right brainp. 153
Listening to family historiesp. 163
The three faces of mindfulnessp. 174
Getting comfortable with the brainp. 191
Patterning the internal workp. 205
The integrating power of sandplayp. 220
Doing artp. 244
Preliminary thoughtsp. 289
Keeping our balance with couplesp. 271
Meeting teens with their brains in mindp. 286
Playing with children, supporting their parentsp. 299
Referencesp. 321
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780393705546
ISBN-10: 0393705544
Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 17th July 2008
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1