A primer on brain functionality as it relates to therapeutic work.
The book is divided into eight chapters, each one highlighting a particular structure or related structures of the brain. Suggestions for learning how to clinically apply the neurobiological/neuroanatomical information are offered. What is so unique about this book is that the bulk of the chapters are clinical dialogue, accompanied by neurobiological commentary. Thus, readers can see for themselves, during the course of parts of sessions, just how a “neurobiological outlook” can inform therapeutic understandings of what clients are doing and saying. The result is a very user-friendly learning experience for readers, as they are taken along a journey of understanding various brain systems and how they relate to psychotherapeutic principles.
Elegantly bridging the gap between the academic and clinical domains, this book is essential for anyone interested in the application of neurobiological principles to psychotherapy and wishes to learn about neurobiology without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.
"What makes this book stand out from others of its kind is the clinical dialogue interwoven with neurobiological commentary. This allows readers to be easily guided through complex neurobiological concepts, as well as clinical narrative. . . . [A]nyone interested in the application of neurobiological principles to psychotherapy will find this useful." — Somatic Psychotherapy Today