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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...

  • 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...

  • Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents

    Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents

    by John Arden and LLoyd Lindord

    Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice. This book is designed for mental health professionals treating children and adolescents; it is a simple but powerful primer for understanding and successfully implementing the most critical elements of neuroscience into an evidence-based mental health practice. Written for counsellors, social workers, psychologists, and graduate students, this new treatment approach focuses on the most common disorders facing children and adolescents, taking into account the uniqueness of each client, while preserving the requirements of standardized care under evidence-based practice. *Contents*: Acknowledgments ix Preface xi 1 Changing and Staying...

  • Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience

    Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience

    by John Arden

    Overcome resistance and fully engage clients by bringing neuroscience into treatment Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience applies the popular topic of neuroscience in mental health to everyday practice, showing therapists how to teach their clients brain-based strategies for making changes and improving their lives. Cutting-edge findings in neuroscience are translated into language that clients will understand, and sidebars provide therapists more detailed information relating to particular disorders. With a holistic approach that incorporates mental, spiritual, and physical skills, knowledge, and exercises, this book provides a clear, complete...

  • 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...

  • CD: The Neuroscience of Change

    CD: The Neuroscience of Change

    by Kelly Mcgonigal Phd

    The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-based Program for Personal Transformation On this CD the Neuroscience of Change, psychologist and award-winning Stanford lecturer Kelly McGonigal presents six sessions of breakthrough ideas, guided practices, and real-world exercises for making self-awareness and kindness the basis for meaningful transformation. Drawing on her training as a research scientist and long-time practitioner of meditation and yoga, Dr McGonigal reveals these startling findings-including the clinically supported methods for training the mind away from default states and negativity that no longer serve us, and establishing behaviours and attitudes aligned with...

  • Empty Brain - Happy Brain: Thinking is overrated

    Empty Brain - Happy Brain: Thinking is overrated

    by Niels Birbaumer

    Find the happiness of emptiness. Few things scare us more than inner emptiness. The presumed emptiness of coma or dementia scares us so much that we even sign living wills to avoid these states. Yet as Zen masters have long known, inner emptiness can also be productive and useful. We can reach this state through meditation, concentration, music, or even during sex. In fact, our brain loves emptiness — it makes us happy. Leading brain researcher Niels Birbaumer investigates the pleasure in emptiness and how we can take advantage...

  • Mind, Brain and Education Science

    Mind, Brain and Education Science

    by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

    A ground breaking work, Mind, Brain, and Education Science explains the new transdisciplinary academic field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. The trend in “brain-based teaching” has been growing for the past twenty years and has exploded in the past five to become the most authoritative pedagogy for best learning results. Aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of education in America and beyond, Mind, Brain, and Education Science responds to the calmer for help in...

  • Neuroscience and Social Work Practice: The Missing Link

    Neuroscience and Social Work Practice: The Missing Link

    by Rosemary L Farmer

    Neuroscience and Social Work Practice offers the latest insights from neuroscience linking them to behaviour and demonstrates the significant social work benefits from social neuroscience that will help in coping with the serious problems that clients can be experiencing. *Key Features *  Takes readers on a "tour of the brain" and makes dense scientific material more engaging Provides a framework for how human service professionals can understand and implement neuroscience clinical data with the use of the Transactional Model Uses case vignettes to explain how neuroscience findings have...

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