Benefits of Early Epilepsy Surgery

Benefits of Early Epilepsy Surgery by Dr. Anna Edelvik There are important, long-term gains from hastening the processes around surgical interventions against epilepsy – before the disease has had too much negative impact on brain functions and patients’ lives. These...

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy 3rd Edition

There have been a few books in my journey as a psychotherapist that have had a significant impact on me such as The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy by Schore, The Developing Mind by Siegel, Unlocking the Emotional Brain by Ecker, Ticic, & Hulley and The...

Child’s best friend?

Child’s Best Friend? by Matt Cassels The idea that a dog is man’s best friend is so widely accepted in western societies that it has rarely been systematically investigated by researchers. Nevertheless, while it might seem clear that pets are sometimes a...

Nutrition and Mental Health

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD As research psychologists (and Julia is also a clinical psychologist) who have spent years studying nutrition in relation to mental health, behaviour, and brain development, we know how beneficial nutrition can be for...

The Neuropsychotherapy of Crisis Counseling

The Neuropsychotherapy of Crisis Counseling By Mike Caverly Facilitating control is one of the primary treatment objectives of many therapeutic approaches. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction to help manage anxiety during a crisis is one way to achieve this end....

Basic Psychological Needs

Basic Psychological Needs Klaus Grawe (2004, 2007) developed a view of mental functioning from conceptualizations formed in mainstream contemporary psychology, yet with a particular ‘driver’ that may not be altogether ‘mainstream’. That is, “the goals a person forms...

Play & The Brain

Neurobiology of Play Our brains contain at least seven primary-process emotional systems, shared by all mammals, that help us anticipate and respond to situations that promote or threaten our survival (Panksepp, 1998; Panksepp & Biven, 2012). These systems drive...

Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy

Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy (DDP) is a 12-month treatment for borderline personality disorder and other complex behavior problems, such as alcohol or drug dependence, self-harm, eating disorders, and recurrent suicide attempts. DDP combines elements of...

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Definition According to the DSM-V (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), “the essential feature of borderline personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and...

Neuropsychotherapy Defined

Neuropsychotherapy Defined Definition: Neuropsychotherapy is a neurobiologically informed framework for psychotherapy that conceptualises thought and behaviour as emerging from the influence of motivational schemata developed to preserve or enhance basic psychological...

Neurocounseling: bridging the gap between brain and behavior

It is an established fact that psychological and behavioral symptoms can be traced to an underlying physiological and neurological basis. Neurocounseling seeks to take advantage of this correlation to promote mental health. One of the techniques used is neurofeedback,...
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