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Reconsidering the Nature of Trauma

Reconsidering the Nature of Trauma Bonnie Badenoch Members Download The Full Article Here: Leaving her mom at the door, four-year-old Mandy walks confidently into her preschool classroom and is immediately met by the screams of another child as...

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Kirke Olson

Download Spotlight NPT:   How has an understanding of neurobiology helped you in your practice and with writing your book?   KO:    After more than twenty years working as a psychologist in public schools, I moved to a private middle high school...

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Resilience in the Making

Resilience in the Making: The Balance of Bending and Breaking Jessi LaCosta Download Article: Quitting. Something most of us have done or at least considered at some point. And while I often say strategic quitting is a good idea, something akin...

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Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy

Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy (From the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, 2017). Edited by Terry Marks-Tarlow, Marion Solomon, and Daniel J. Siegel.   Members Download complete article: [dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color:...

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Spotlight on Sherif Darwish

Introduction to Dr. Sherif Darwish by Richard Hill I first met Dr. Sherif Darwish at a conference in Switzerland, in 2010. We spoke about a difficult case and have continued our connection to this day. Dr. Darwish is based in Alexandria, Egypt. He is a champion for...

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Is Mindfulness Safe For Trauma Survivors?

Is Mindfulness Safe for Trauma Survivors? by David Treleaven   ver the past decade, I’ve researched the relationship between mindfulness meditation and trauma. Placed beside one another, mindfulness and...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Dr. Lori Ann Russell-Chapin in conversation with Richard Hill Members Download: Richard: Welcome Lori. First of all, tell me a little bit about yourself. Lori: I have a PhD in Counseling, and I’ve been teaching at...

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Neuroscience and Counselling

Members Download Article: The Remarkable and Mysterious Brain On a cold and wet winter morning, Bob overcomes his “excuses” and begins his daily run. As expected, the first few kilometres are gruelling and painful, but midway through the run,...

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Understanding PANS & PANDAS

Members Download Article: Insomnia, out-of-control tantrums, separation anxiety, rage, obsessions, disordered eating, paranoia, motor and vocal tics. As a therapist or parent, have you come across a child exhibiting any of these behaviours and...

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The New Mind-Body Science of Depression

Members Download Article: Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor in the School of Human Ecology and the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of...

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Prepared, Ready and Able

Members Download Article: You come home from a long day of work and as you wander past the kitchen you see the refrigerator and the next thing you know, you have opened the fridge door and you are extracting a selection of tasty treats. How did...

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Hilary Jacobs Hendel

Download Article: This month we put the spotlight on licensed clinical social worker and adult psychoanalyst, Hilary Jacobs Hendel. She has a Master of Social Work with Clinical Concentration from Fordham University and has completed the 4-year...

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What is PANDAS/PANS?

Members Download full article  When my middle son, Sammy, was twelve years old he was suddenly struck with an increasingly bizarre series of behaviors, just before the start of sixth grade. He was diagnosed first with obsessive-compulsive...

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October Issue Correction

Our apologies to Paul Potgieter and Thedy Veliz - in our recent October issue we put Thedy's bio in with Paul's outline of his presentation for the upcoming neuropsychotherapy conference. Our deepest apologies for the mix up. Here attached is the corrected pages, and...

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The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe

Members Download: THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS: REFLECTIONS OF THE BRAIN AND BODY The important role of “safety” in our life is so intuitive and so relevant that it is surprising that our institutions neglect it. Perhaps our misunderstanding of the role...

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Evolutionary Perspectives

Evolutionary Perspectives: Attachment Theory, Affect Regulation Theory and Working With Relational Trauma Haley Peckham Subscribers Download The Full Article Here  A famous quote from Anaïs Nin asserts that “We don’t see things as they are, we see...

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Eating for Mental Wellbeing

Report by Binh Nguyen Members Download How often have we heard the saying that we are what we eat, with the view that the foods we eat can directly influence our state of mind and physical health? This statement may well be true for the more...

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The Story of You

Members Download There is so much I want to say and share about the importance of having a coherent narrative, and how one achieves that. Sometimes I think its simpler and clearer to talk about it in educational rather than psychological terms…in...

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Maria Kostyanaya

Download article aria Kostyanaya is a provisionally registered psychologist currently working for Queensland Corrective Services in Brisbane and at the Queensland Psychology Clinic in...

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A Brief Review of the Best Apps

Members Download:  martphone technology has been increasingly used in the medical field and is currently rising in the field of behavioral health. Some behavioral health interventions...

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The Art of the Brain

Members Download:  y nontraditional path to art through a doctorate in neuroscience arms me with an outsider’s perspective and gives me the freedom to introduce imagery and concepts...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 6

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 6 (June 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: Content As the psalmist once said, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. How true that is when we consider the immense complexity of the brain—and its...

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Ken Benau

Download Article: Ken Benau, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with 27 years’ experience. He has a private practice in psychotherapy, consultation and training in Kensington, CA, located in the San Francisco Bay area. For many years, Ken...

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Work Stressed and Play?

Work Stressed and Play? A brief look at competitive gaming Members Download the Article here: To date, competitive gaming has not been widely researched or recognised in the scientific and professional literature on video games. As the name...

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Departments

New Discovery May Calm ‘Sundowning’

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia commonly experience the sundown syndrome – a sudden worsening of confusion, agitation and aggression at the end of the day. ts daily pattern...

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Some gut feelings are a red flag, according to new FSU research

A Florida State University neuroscientist concludes you are, if not by choice then perhaps subconsciously. Research by psychology professor Linda Rinaman finds gut-to-brain signals are a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decisions — typically by prompting you to avoid certain situations.

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Decoding the chemisty of fear

Salk team charts pathway for fear in worms to reveal more about human anxiety sk a dozen people about their greatest fears, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. That, along with the complexity...

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Kirke Olson

Download Spotlight NPT:   How has an understanding of neurobiology helped you in your practice and with writing your book?   KO:    After more than twenty years working as a psychologist in public schools, I moved to a private middle high school...

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Resilience in the Making

Resilience in the Making: The Balance of Bending and Breaking Jessi LaCosta Download Article: Quitting. Something most of us have done or at least considered at some point. And while I often say strategic quitting is a good idea, something akin...

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The Factors that Most Affect Our Immune System

Why do we respond differently to infections or vaccines? Why are some people allergic to pollen? These are still unanswered questions in biological and medical science. The Milieu Intérieur Laboratory of Excellence coordinated at the Institut Pasteur by CNRS research director, Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci, has recently described immune variation on a large scale within the French population. To achieve this, the consortium studied an expansive collection of biological specimens from 1,000 French volunteers aged 20 to 69. This article provides an account of their work.

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Receptors Key to Strong Memories

When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.

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The onset of Alzheimer’s disease: the importance of family history

In this study involving a cohort of 101 individuals, researcher Sylvia Villeneuve (Douglas Mental Health University Institute; CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal) shows that the difference between a person’s age and the age of their parent at the onset of the disease is a more important risk factor than their actual age.

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Flu May Impact Brain Health

Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection

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Genetics researchers close in on schizophrenia

Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.

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