• Provides a framework that helps the clinician, as a new reader of neuroscience, understand how the brain as a whole works, particularly with regard to psychological therapies • Neuroscience concepts are presented in simplified form to maximise readability and understandability • Provides brain-based explanations of everyday personal experience to facilitate dialogue with clients
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Neuropsychological concepts; 3. Neural networks; 4. Memory and learning; 5. Affect; 6. Anxiety; 7. Processes of brain development; 8. Themes of brain development; 9. Basic concepts: summary and integration; 10. Introduction to neuroscience applications in psychotherapy; 11. Intake and assessment; 12. Neural networks in therapy; 13. Affect in therapy; 14. Memory and change; 15. Anxiety and change; 16. The experience of improvement in psychotherapy; 17. The therapist’s neuroscience; 18. Communicating with patients through neuroscience; 19. Integrating traditional therapies; 20. Applying neuroscience to depression intervention; 21. Neuroscience and psychotherapy: moving forward; Appendix 1. Neuroimaging and psychological therapies.
'In this superb new volume, Rowland Folensbee functions as a tour guide to the reader. He takes his readers on an enjoyable and stimulating journey through the brain and contemporary neuroscience while avoiding both condescension and obfuscation. In an eminently readable prose style, he illustrates how an understanding of the brain can illuminate the dark recesses of the human mind that emerge in psychotherapeutic treatment.' Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine