"Neuroscience for Clinicians is the book I have been waiting for...Among all the books on my shelves, Neuroscience for Clinicians is an exceptional book, and I highly recommend it."
Richard Landis, PhD Clinical Psychologist. Editor Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
"In summary, you have a wonderful treat awaiting you that has gifts liberally offered so that you will have a positive emotional experience and learn important information about neuroscience. I am recommending it to every clinician I know, and quoting the information they give to clients, therapists and myself, over and over."
John Lentz, DMin, Author of Trance Altering Epiphanies You Can Create and Compassionate Healing of Sex Addicts and Those Who Love Them
Neuroscience for Clinicians introduces an elegant new lens not only for understanding the role of the brain in pathology, but also for using this knowledge in therapy, to help the mind by treating the brain. Offering conceptual models and empirical data as well as hands-on techniques and practical guidelines, it describes methods versatile enough to be used by therapists across theoretical orientations. Detailed discussion of neuroplasticity explores the brain’s capacity for change and in-depth case studies of anxiety, substance abuse, cognitive problems, and mood disorders demonstrate the mind’s ability to alter brain structures during the course of therapy. And the book is written at a comfort level that requires no previous neuroscience background. Featured in the coverage:
Learning from brain-damaged individuals.
How neurons think and learn.
Neuroplasticity and neurogenesis: moment-by-moment change.
Incorporating the brain into treatment.
Maximizing the social brain.
Clinicians interested in understanding the brain’s interactions with the mind and its role in psychological problems will find Neuroscience for Clinicians stimulating and adaptable to their own approaches to therapy. The book can also enhance neuroscience and biological psychology classes in cognitive science, medical, and psychology departments.