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  • A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience

    A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience

    by Bill McHenry

    A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience is a guidebook to neurobiology that is customized for counselors’ unique goals and requirements. Drawing on years of experience, not only in the lab, but in the counselor’s chair, the authors unravel the complexities of neuroscience and present an easily understood volume that is an essential companion for any counselor who wishes to expand his or her understanding of the human brain, how it works, and how it creates our identities. *Contents:* Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors List of Contributors Guide to Neurocounseling Language....

  • Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency: Skills and Practices

    Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency: Skills and Practices

    by Noah Hass-Cohen

    Presenting a neuroscientifically aware approach to art therapy. Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency offers a comprehensive integration of art therapy and interpersonal neurobiology. It showcases the Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience (ATR-N) theoretical and clinical approach, and demonstrates how it can be used to help clients with autobiographical memory, reflecting and creating, touch and space, meaning-making, emotions, and dealing with long-term stress and trauma. The ATR-N approach, first developed by Noah Hass-Cohen, is comprised of six principles: Creative Embodiment, Relational Resonating, Expressive Communicating, Adaptive Responding, Transformative Integrating, and Empathizing...

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

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

    by Bonnie Badenoch

    This book brings interpersonal neurobiology into the counselling 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...

  • Blame my Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed

    Blame my Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed

    by Nicola Morgan

    This title is a comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour. Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant - frankly, spotty - louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the...

  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior : A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry

    Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior : A Four-Step Self-Treatment Method to Change Your Brain Chemistry

    by Jeffrey Schwartz

    The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author. An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain...

  • Brain Model & Puzzle: Anatomy & Functional Areas of the Brain

    Brain Model & Puzzle: Anatomy & Functional Areas of the Brain

    by Norton Professional Books

    With so much neuroscience research now informing therapy and treatment options, and an increasingly complicated lexicon to go along with it, a four-dimensional model that explains it in plain sight is the perfect way to better understand it all. An ideal tool for helping your clients to visualize the complexities of the brain and mental health problems-and a useful refresher for practitioners who may find brain anatomy overwhelming-this color-coded brain puzzle puts it all in perspective, allowing users to deconstruct the major functional areas of the cerebral cortex to see...

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