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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....

  • 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...

  • Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain

    Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain

    by Daniel J Siegel

    'An enlightening but straightforward read for parents of teens, or teens themselves.' In this ground-breaking book, the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and often maddening ways. It’s no wonder that many parents approach their child’s adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and...

  • Eight Key Brain Areas of Mental Health and Illness

    Eight Key Brain Areas of Mental Health and Illness

    by Jennifer Sweeton

    Bridging the gap between neuroscience and clinical therapy. In this handbook, clinical psychologist and bestselling author Jennifer Sweeton details the eight main areas of the brain affected by mental illness, how brain changes show up in the therapy room as symptoms and behaviours, and the types of therapies and psychotherapeutic techniques research has shown can heal the brain. Areas covered are the thalamus, amygdala, hippocampus, insula, nucleus accumbens, anterior cingulate, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. No longer will you need to feel unsure when referencing basic brain functions related...

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