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Neuroscience for Counsellors

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This is an invaluable resource for counsellors and therapists looking to reinvigorate their practice and enhance their understanding of clients' needs. Each chapter focuses on different discoveries in neuroscience, explains them in plain English and provides guidance on how to put this knowledge to practical use in the therapy room. It covers specific psychological and neurological diagnoses including bipolar affective disorder, eating disorders and ADHD, as well as other more general issues such as attachment and addiction. The book also contains recommendations backed by evidence from neuroscience for optimum mental health involving nutrition, sleep and exercise, and a comprehensive glossary of technical terms. Presenting the practical applications of neuroscience, this book will be of immeasurable use to counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists, and also of interest to social workers and mental health practitioners.

Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists Integrating the Sciences of the Mind and Brain

Author : Chad Luke
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Therapy in the Age of Neuroscience

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Therapy in the Age of Neuroscience: A Guide for Counsellors and Therapists is an essential guide to key areas of neuroscience that inform the theory underlying psychotherapy, and how they can be applied to practice. Laying out the science clearly and accessibly, it outlines what therapists need to know about the human nervous system in order to be able to engage with the subject. Chapters cover the neuroscience underlying key aspects of therapy such as relationships, emotion, anxiety, trauma and dissociation, the mind-body connection, and the processes which enable therapists to engage deeper aspects of mind and psyche. This book responds to the need for counsellors and therapists to have an accessible and comprehensive guide to how contemporary neuroscience views mind and body. Therapy in the Age of Neuroscience will appeal to psychotherapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals who wish to learn more about how to integrate neuroscience into their work.

A Counselor s Introduction to Neuroscience

Author : Bill McHenry
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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.

Neuroscience Informed Counseling with Children and Adolescents

Author : Thomas A. Field
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“This is a serious yet understandable book that needs to be on every counselor’s bookshelf. It makes a superb text for child and adolescent counseling courses or an excellent supplementary resource for theories courses. The case material is outstanding, and professors will find the content alignment with the CACREP Standards particularly helpful. The broad expertise of the authors speaks to a general audience, and they provide accurate, clear, and relevant information on neuroscience that is immediately useful. In short, this is a significant contribution to our profession.” —Allen E. Ivey, EdD, ABPP Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) University of Massachusetts Amherst “This groundbreaking and comprehensive text is a must-have for any helping professional who works with today’s youth. This powerful resource contains the latest knowledge and research about neurocounseling and neuroscience, and the neuro-informed strategies and techniques are particularly helpful. This book is one that you will definitely want in your library.” —Lori A. Russell-Chapin, PhD Bradley University This innovative text is the first to illustrate how neuroscience concepts can be translated and applied to counseling with children and adolescents. Drs. Field and Ghoston discuss general principles for child and adolescent counseling before examining neurophysiological development from birth to age 18. They then provide in-session examples of neuroscience-informed approaches to behavior modification, play therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and therapeutic lifestyle change with diverse clients in a variety of settings. Each chapter contains knowledge and skill-building material for counselors-in-training; counselor educators; and practitioners in schools, hospitals, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics. Text features include learning objectives, alignment with the CACREP Standards specific to child and adolescent counseling, explanatory diagrams, reflection questions to prompt deep processing of the material, case vignettes to demonstrate how to apply neuroscience concepts to counseling work, and quiz questions to test knowledge of key concepts. In addition, the text includes an extensive neuroscience glossary. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected] Thomas A. Field, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program at Boston University School of Medicine. Michelle R. Ghoston, PhD, is an assistant professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Recent Developments in Neuroscience and Their Implications for the Field of Counselling

Author : Rachal Zara Wilson
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While there is some sharing of knowledge and research between the fields of counselling, psychology and neuroscience, there is much learning that is relevant to practitioners of counselling that they are not aware of, as it is considered to be outside their domain, and therefore does not currently form part of their training. Some counsellors know that neuroscience learning exists that could be relevant to what they do, but haven't yet connected with it, and others have no idea that there is any connection between what is being learned about the brain in the scientific domain, and what they do when they are working with clients. The focus of counselling is very much around talking and thinking, with not much emphasis placed on the fact that all of this originates within the brain. Because of this lack of awareness in the counselling field in general, most counsellors do not have easy access to the exciting developments that have happened in the field of neuroscience over the past few decades. Consequently, they have not been able to draw on this knowledge in their work with clients, or to integrate the ideas into their practice.

The Neuroeducation Toolbox

Author : Raisse Miller
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Combining scientific research with insightful literature, The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students and clinicians with a set of tools for integrating neuroscience into clinical practice. The text emphasizes the application of neuroeducation and highlights how this powerful intervention can reduce client stress, improve outcomes, and increase levels of collaboration between counselors and their clients. Opening chapters demonstrate the myriad uses of neuroeducation in practice and explain how to facilitate the neuroeducation process. Readers explore key principles of brain development, learn about brain anatomy and physiology, and develop understanding of the autonomic nervous system. The embodied brain, memory systems, and the social emotional nature of the brain are addressed. The book closes with discussions of the technical applications of neuroscience and the future of neuroeducation. Each chapter features diverse and thought-provoking literature on neuroscience and creative neuroeducation activities written by counselors, psychotherapists, and scholars in the field. Ethical and multicultural considerations are also highlighted in each activity chapter. The Neuroeducation Toolbox is an ideal resource for courses in counseling and psychotherapy, especially those that emphasize neuroscience research and neuroeducation. Practicing clinicians will also find the text a valuable addition to their libraries. Raissa Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of North Texas. She is an assistant professor of counselor education and coordinator of the Addiction Counseling Cognate at Boise State University. Dr. Miller specializes in applying principles of neurobiology within counseling to address a wide range of developmental and clinical concerns. Eric T. Beeson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Ph.D. in counselor education from Ohio University. He is a core faculty member of The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Beeson's research focuses on the infusion of neuroscience into counseling research and practice.

Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists

Author : Chad Luke
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Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists by Chad Luke provides an accessible overview of the structure and function of the human brain, including how the brain influences and is influenced by biology, environment, and experiences. Full of practical applications, this cutting-edge book explores the relationships between recent neuroscience findings and counseling theories and then uses these integrated results to address four categories of common life disturbances: anxiety, depression, stress, and addictions. The book’s case-based approach helps readers understand the language of neuroscience and learn how neuroscience research can enhance their understanding of human thought, feeling, and behaviors.

Neurocounseling

Author : Thomas A. Field
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This text presents current, accessible information on enhancing the counseling process using a brain-based paradigm. Leading experts provide guidelines and insights for becoming a skillful neuroscience-informed counselor, making direct connections between the material covered and clinical practice. In this much-needed resource—the first to address neurocounseling concepts across the counseling curriculum—chapters cover each of the eight common core areas in the 2016 CACREP Standards in addition to several specialty areas of the Standards. Detailed case studies, questions for reflection, quiz questions, and a glossary facilitate classroom use. “Neurocounseling provides a foundation for work with individuals and groups across a broad spectrum of wellness and clinical mental health counseling topics. As a result, the reader is introduced to an exciting new frontier for understanding and serving clients more effectively. Having benefited from neurofeedback personally, as well as having been taught its principles by skilled counselor practitioners, I am enthusiastic for all counselors to learn its efficacy and applications.” —Thomas J. Sweeney, PhD Professor Emeritus, Counselor Education Ohio University “An essential addition to the counselor’s professional library, this text brings together a unique collection of well-written chapters to help both seasoned counselors and students develop an approach to counseling that applies neurophysiological information to case conceptualization, counseling relationships, assessment, addiction, psychopharmacology, group work, and career counseling.” —Richard Ponton, PhD Editor, Journal of Mental Health Counseling *Requests for digital versions from ACA can be found on www.wiley.com. *To purchase print copies, please visit the ACA website *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships Creativity and Resiliency Skills and Practices Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author : Noah Hass-Cohen
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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 and Compassion (CREATE). The chapters in this book are organized around these CREATE principles, demonstrating the dynamic interplay of brain and bodily systems during art therapy. Each chapter begins with an overview of one CREATE principle, which is then richly illustrated with therapeutic artwork and intrapersonal reflections. The subsequent discussion of the related relational neuroscience elucidates how the ATR-N work is grounded in research and evidence-based theory. The last section of each chapter, which is devoted to clinical skills and applications, integrates practices and approaches across all six of the CREATE principles, demonstrating how therapeutic art making can help people decipher the functional mystery of their relational nervous system, enhance their emotive and cognitive abilities, and increase the motivation to learn novel concepts and participate in a meaningful social discourse.

Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy

Author : Julie A. Uhernik
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Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy provides a basic overview of structure and function of the brain and nervous system, with special emphasis on changes that occur when the brain is exposed to trauma. The book presents a unique and integrative approach that blends soma and psyche beyond the purview of traditional talk therapy and introduces a variety of trauma-informed approaches for promoting resilience. Each chapter includes case studies, examples, and practical and adaptable tools, making Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy a go-to guide for information on applying lessons from neuroscience to therapy.

An Overview and Introduction

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This project is literary review of current neuroscience research that can document the impact of counseling. Neuroscience is providing support for the counseling process. The research findings of neural plasticity offer promising support for the therapeutic process. While counseling offers a new environment in which a person can re-learn, neural plasticity proves that at the neural network level these possibilities are now a reality. Counseling does, in fact, help change the brain.

Neuropsychotherapy

Author : Klaus Grawe
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Neuropsychotherapy is intended to inspire further development and continual empirical updating of consistency theory. It is essential for psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and mental-health professionals. Profoundly important and innovative, this volume provides necessary know-how for professionals as it connects the findings of modern neuroscience to the insights of psychotherapy. Throughout the book, a new picture unfolds of the empirical grounds of effective psychotherapeutic work. Author Klaus Grawe articulates a comprehensive model of psychological functioning-consistency theory-and bridges the gap between the neurosciences and the understanding of psychological disorders and their treatment. Neuropsychotherapy illustrates that psychotherapy can be even more effective when it is grounded in a neuroscientific approach. Cutting across disciplines that are characteristically disparate, the book identifies the neural foundations of various disorders, suggests specific psychotherapeutic conclusions, and makes neuroscientific knowledge more accessible to psychotherapists. The book's discussion of consistency theory reveals the model is firmly connected to other psychological theoretical approaches, from control theory to cognitive-behavioral models to basic need theories.

Neuroeducation 50 Activities to Communicate Neuroscience Principles with Clients First Edition

Author : Raisse Miller
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Combining scientific research with insightful literature, The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students and clinicians with a set of tools for integrating neuroscience into clinical practice. The text emphasizes the application of neuroeducation and highlights how this powerful intervention can reduce client stress, improve outcomes, and increase levels of collaboration between counselors and their clients. Opening chapters demonstrate the myriad uses of neuroeducation in practice and explain how to facilitate the neuroeducation process. Readers explore key principles of brain development, learn about brain anatomy and physiology, and develop understanding of the autonomic nervous system. The embodied brain, memory systems, and the social emotional nature of the brain are addressed. The book closes with discussions of the technical applications of neuroscience and the future of neuroeducation. Each chapter features diverse and thought-provoking literature on neuroscience and creative neuroeducation activities written by counselors, psychotherapists, and scholars in the field. Ethical and multicultural considerations are also highlighted in each activity chapter. The Neuroeducation Toolbox is an ideal resource for courses in counseling and psychotherapy, especially those that emphasize neuroscience research and neuroeducation. Practicing clinicians will also find the text a valuable addition to their libraries.

Being a Brain Wise Therapist A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author : Bonnie Badenoch
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Linking the science of interpersonal neurobiology to the art of therapy, this book translates advances in neuroscience into clinical applications for the practitioner. It argues for scientifically based long-term psychotherapy and brings neuroscience to the counsellor

Applying Neuroscience to the Counseling Process

Author : Amanda R. Schield
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This literature review provides an overview of neuroscience as it applies to the counseling profession. The process of counseling inherently involves the brain, but current research indicates that this topic is not well integrated into graduate-level education nor heavily investigated within the profession. Simultaneously, having a basic understanding of neurobiology and its application to psychotherapy offers several advantages for mental health professionals. This includes obtaining a more comprehensive conceptualization of clients, a rationale for treatment interventions, and the ability to monitor changes through observation of brain-related changes. Likewise, clients benefit from receiving treatment with a neurological focus, as it tends to help depersonalize their suffering to include a biological rationale for their symptoms. Thus, to assist in addressing the gap between neuroscience and counseling, the current study examined literature on the basic principles of neuroscience, the biological underpinnings of three common mental health disorders, and counseling interventions specific to brain health. Ultimately, it serves to provide another lens for the understanding and practice of psychotherapy in order to provide comprehensive and quality care.

Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists

Author : Chad Luke
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Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists by Chad Luke provides an accessible overview of the structure and function of the human brain, including how the brain influences and is influenced by biology, environment, and experiences. Full of practical applications, this cutting-edge book explores the relationships between recent neuroscience findings and counseling theories and then uses these integrated results to address four categories of common life disturbances: anxiety, depression, stress, and addictions. The book’s case-based approach helps readers understand the language of neuroscience and learn how neuroscience research can enhance their understanding of human thought, feeling, and behaviors.

Cognitive Psychodynamics as an Integrative Framework in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Author : Tony Ward
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This book proposes a novel method of combining the current approaches to counselling and psychotherapy into one coherent framework. The authors argue that the cognitive behavioural tradition (largely focused on thought patterns) and the psychodynamic approach (centred on the client’s experience and relationships), can be successfully integrated with insights from cognitive neuroscience, to form a fruitful synthesis. In doing so they provide a perspective that will enable practitioners to more fully appreciate each client’s unique inner world, based on their individual history and environment. The authors point towards the brain’s innate ability to understand and learn from experience so as to direct the growth of that inner world. This book elaborates a method of tapping into this innate growth potential, so as to help clients move forward when they have become trapped in non-productive patterns or mental stalemates. It will provide fresh insights and a valuable resource for counselling psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as for academics and students in these fields.

Essentials of Career Focused Counseling Integrating Theory Practice and Neuroscience

Author : Chad Luke
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Essentials of Career Focused Counseling: Integrating Theory, Practice, and Neuroscience posits that career counseling, rather than being vocational rehabilitation, career guidance, or employment counseling, is counseling related to career issues. This vital shift in understanding changes the counseling approach and frees counselors to engage from an empowered perspective with career-related presenting problems. Through the use of vignettes, reflection questions, and case studies, students are able to explore topics such as career development theory, career and mental health, career-focused counseling in K-12, college and emerging adulthood settings, and multicultural considerations in career-focused counseling. Each section of the book incorporates neuroscience in a natural way that assists counselors in understanding clients' issues and supports the natural connections between career and counseling. Essentials of Career-Focused Counseling successfully builds on counselor identity and how it can best be applied to the true career issues that clients bring to counseling settings. It is an ideal primary text for upper division and graduate level courses in career development and counseling. Chad Luke holds a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Luke is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Tennessee Tech University, where has taught courses in career counseling, multicultural counseling, neuroscience for counselors, counseling theories and techniques, and career development courses for undergraduates. Dr. Luke is also a licensed professional counselor and an approved clinical supervisor, whose writing has appeared in the International Journal for Education and Vocational Guidance and the Journal of Counseling and Development. He has authored more than 20 journal articles, book chapters, and books. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Keeping the Brain in Mind

Author : Shawn Carson
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Winner of the 2014 Pen and Quill Award IACT/ IMDHA The latest revelations from neuroscience can transform the work you do, as a coach, hypnotist, or therapist, in ways that make measurable changes in the brain. This book will teach you how to integrate and utilize the research to explain and empower changes in habituated patterns of thought, feeling and behavior. This book makes neuroscience practical. You will learn the neural mechanisms underlying common problems and how to transform them using techniques drawn from hypnosis, mindfulness, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Keeping the brain in mind will make your sessions more exciting and dynamic for both you and your clients. From the Foreword by Lincoln C. Bickford M.D. Ph.D. Keeping the Brain in Mind is that rare gem of a book which seamlessly and accessibly delivers deep theoretical understanding with savvy practical guidance on how to apply it. And it does so with a spirit of curiosity and wonder towards this marvelous instrument, the brain-mind, through which we experience our world. It is a textbook, manual, and mental playground all-in-one. After many years studying the brain as a neuroscientist and learning to work with the mind as a psychiatrist and meditator, it is a refreshing surprise to read something that teaches me equally about both, and which brings new insights into their interplay. In particular, the authors present a series of intuitive and plausible models for how the brain and mind co-create one another, can be understood as metaphors for one another, and can be used to reshape one another bidirectionally in feedback loops for positive change. I'm not sure exactly where their 'inside scoop' is, but Shawn and Melissa have managed to identify most of the developments in neuroscience that I've found most interesting over the years -- such as neuroplasticity, memory reconsolidation, and mirror neurons -- plus a whole lot more. Either they don't sleep and spend nights poring over the neuroscience literature, or they have an uncanny radar for sorting the wheat from the chaff! They home in on those discoveries that can provide handles by which to understand the most efficient neural avenues to effect change and explain them in straightforward lay terms, they elucidate plausible mechanisms by which many 'old standard' NLP patterns -- including the coaching pattern, swish, and fast-phobia cure -- operate on the brain, and they suggest several new technical approaches. They then also flip these neural principles around, translating them into metaphors by which to help clients consolidate and makes sense of their gains and inspire ongoing self-discovery. I would recommend this book even to expert scientists and therapists, expecting that it will reshape, rewire, reconsolidate, and re-enrich understandings and enthusiasm for our fascinating field; it certainly has for me!