The Big Questions

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Where are -ve emotional memories stored?

& how can we best treat them in psychotherapy?

Where are negative emotional memories stored?

Where are negative emotional memories stored? & how can we best treat them in psychotherapy? Robert Moss In association with my colleagues, we (references below) have advanced the position that all relevant emotional sensory memories are stored in the cerebral...

Where are negative emotions stored?

BIG QUESTION Our latest “Big Question” is:  “Where are negative emotional memories stored in the brain and how are they best treated in psychotherapy?” If you are knowledgeable in this area we would love to hear your answer, or at least...

Can Empathy Be Taught? – Robert Moss

Robert Moss Big Question “Can Empathy Be Taught?”   For anyone who has done clinical supervision of graduate students, there is no doubt that there are wide variations in the “natural” abilities of students to utilize warmth, genuineness, and empathy in therapy...

Can Empathy Be Taught?

The Big Question “Can Empathy Be Taught?”   To be empathically attuned to a client is no doubt a cornerstone of effective psychotherapy. But can this vital ingredient of the therapeutic alliance be taught? And if so, what is the neurobiology that drives a keener...

The Future of Diagnosis

Terry Marks-Tarlow Big Question “In light of the new DSM-5 release and the NIMH’s proposed RDoC framework – what is the future for mental disorder classification and diagnosis?”   I believe that the future of psychiatric diagnosis is one of the most important...

The Future of Diagnosis

The Big Question “In light of the new DSM-5 release and the NIMH’s proposed RDoC framework – what is the future for mental disorder classification and diagnosis?” THE BIG QUESTION is a regular activity for our Panel of Experts to weigh in on...

Columnar Brain Model

Robert Moss Big Question “What is the next big breakthrough you are waiting for in mental health?” Iam obviously biased about the next major breakthrough based on my own area of interest. As many readers are probably aware, there are two massive projects which have...

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