IJNPT paper featured in the New York Times (Dec 3, 2014)

disruptions-master495Are Gadget-Free Bedrooms the Secret to a Happy Relationship?

Sound the alarm: The good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology.

That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology research examining how technology is affecting our love lives and friendships.

For many couples, technology is a double-edged sword. The “his” and “hers” towels have been replaced by smartphones that allow people to stay tethered all day, whether it’s to share shopping lists or heart-shaped emoji. But those same couples get into tiffs when one person pulls out a cellphone at dinner or clicks on the iPad before bed, forgoing pillow talk for Twitter.

study published last month in The International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, for example, found that when one person in a relationship is using some forms of technology more than the other, it makes the second person feel ignored and insecure. Or as your therapist may say, it brings up a whole lot of abandonment issues.

Source: New York Times

You can read the full paper here http://www.neuropsychotherapist.com/the-impact-of-technology-use-on-couple-relationships/

New Psychotherapy Website Report on the Mental Health Renaissance of the 21st Century

The Neuropsychotherapist is a new platform designed to inform psychotherapists of exciting new ground being broken in neuroscience and related disciplines with the potential to greatly enhance their therapeutic interventions.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, April 1, 2013 – There is a significant shift in mental health toward a multidisciplinary understanding of the psyche, and a new website, magazine and journal are leading the way to inform therapists of these changes. The Neuropsychotherapist platform has been designed to inform therapists of the dynamic interplay between the mind, body, social interaction and the environment as they impact on a person’s well-being. By understanding the mechanisms of our biology, the processes of our psychology, and the influences of social interaction, it is believed a holistic therapeutic practice can be formulated.

The new platform consists of a website, www.neuropsychotherapist.com, boasting articles across a broad range of subjects that impact on mental health and, more specifically, psychotherapy; a quarterly e-magazine of feature articles, departments and regular columns; and an open-access scientific journal – The International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy.

The Neuropsychotherapist has a host of world-renowned specialists on its advisory board and panel of experts, including Allan Schore, Louis Cozolino, Iain McGilchrist, Mark Solms, and Todd Feinberg, just to name a few.

One of the feature attractions of the website is “Big Questions” – an activity where a socially significant question is periodically posed to the international “Panel of Experts”. Experts in various fields, such as neurology, psychology, psychiatry, and philosophy, weigh in on the question with their unique perspectives.

“The Neuropsychotherapist is an innovative, exciting, groundbreaking venture. It is sure to be a leader in disseminating important new information in a burgeoning scientific field.” – Professor Todd Feinberg, New York neurologist, psychiatrist, and award-winning author.

The Neuropsychotherapist will be an important hub of information, and a network of therapists, researchers and educators who are riding the new wave of the mental health renaissance.

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