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Shrink Rap Radio - the Psychology Podcast of David Van Nuys, Ph.D.
Shrink Rap Radio is a popular psychology podcast hosted by David Van Nuys, Ph.D., and features many leading experts in various categories of psychology, psychotherapy, and other mind/body related topics. You can find this podcast by searching iTunes for “Shrink Rap Radio” under podcasts or go to the website www.shrinkrapradio.com and download the many interviews Dr Van Nuys has freely available. We would also encourage regular listeners to financially support Shrink Rap Radio as it is a wonderful treasure house of wisdom and knowledge for all psychologists and therapists alike.
Mediros Clinical Solutions
Mediros Clinical Solutions is a premium provider of neuropsychotherapy Workshops in Australia. More than 3000 psychologists, academics and other health professionals have attended our workshops to date.
Neuropsychotherapy is an exciting science, not least because of the recognition that significant changes occur for clients in neural firing and neural structure as result of talking therapies. All the workshops have skills-based, practical applications and focus on utilising neurobiological information in therapy to enhance treatment outcomes and ultimately, to assist in client’s brains.
Neuropsychotherapy is the “language” used in the interaction between the clinician and the client to guide the client in the process of restructuring the brain towards higher levels of functioning and well-being. It uses information from neurosciences to assists clients suffering from a wide range of physiological, psychological and social/spiritual challenges to apply strategies to shift cortical blood flow away from unhelpful neural looping (being constantly worried, depressed etc.). It provides the neurobiological underpinnings of a wide range of approaches like Person-centred therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Gestalt therapy, Schema therapy, Analytical therapies etc.
Understanding the neurophysiology of presenting problems/pathologies and the activation patterns of neural pathways as well as discussing practical applications, assist clinicians greatly to apply more effective strategies to treat them.
The MindScience Institute
The MindScience Institute has been set up to act as a networking hub for the wide array of activity occurring in the world. Based in Australia, it is hoped that pathways will be opened between my many friends and associates in the USA into the Asian region, the East and into Europe and back again. There are so many interesting and varied points of view and perspectives that are generated not only through styles of practice, but also cultural background. The MindScience Institute will look to provide education and information, but also share and link with the excellent programs and teaching already underway. The time is now ripe to translate and even transform the avalanche of information about the mind and brain and the interactions within the body and now the activity of our genes into the practice of health and healing. We can take practice into a new and, I’m sure, better place.
MSTV is hosted by Richard Hill and features interesting conversations with clinicians, researchers and educators from all over the world.
Tune into MindScience TV by clicking on the icon to the right.
Neuropsychotherapy.org is a website created by Barry L Karlsson, a neuropsychologist and one of the founders of Neuropsychotherapy (NPT) in Sweden. He is board certified in neuropsychology and he is a clinical lecturer at Uppsala University, Sweden. His main interest is in psychotherapy in long-term cognitive impairments, such as psychosis, neuropsychiatry, autism and mental retardation with severe conduct disorders. He leads a Swedish research project focusing on dementia, aging and cognitive developmental disabilities at The Habilitation Centre.
You will find a good overview of NPT on his site, and how it interrelates with other psychotherapeutic traditions and helpful diagrams, links and references.
Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies
The Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the science, practice, and application of interpersonal neurobiology to promote health and wellbeing. We are an inclusive, international community bringing our understanding of minds, brains, and relationship into healthcare, education, leadership, research, parenting, and more.
At GAINS we promote the application of interpersonal neurobiology’s (IPNB’s) scientifically grounded principles to the art of human relationships. We envision an awake and compassionate world in which people cultivate a working knowledge of IPNB’s principles and apply this knowledge across disciplines and in their personal and professional lives. Ultimately, we seek to nurture meaningful and compassionate connections within ourselves, our relationships, our communities, and our world.
Bonnie Badenoch, Daniel J. Siegel, Allan N. Schore, Louis Cozolino, Marco Iacoboni, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, Diana Fosha, Diane Ackerman, Carl D. Marci,Eugene V. Beresin, Patty Wipfler, James Finley, Ross Ungerleider, Jaak Panksepp, Iain McGilchrist, John O’Donohue.
Coherence Psychology Institute
As most therapists know firsthand, at times psychotherapy goes beyond incremental change or the managing of clinical symptoms and produces a deeply felt, profound shift. These potent experiences permanently resolve some troubled area in the individual’s emotional world, putting an end to chronic symptoms such as anxiety, depression or unwanted behaviors.
Do such life-changing, transformational shifts have to be unpredictable rarities? Must it take many months or years of therapy sessions before such change comes about? Might it be possible for therapists to have a roadmap for arriving at that kind of effectiveness far more regularly, even daily, in their practices?
The Coherence Psychology Institute is dedicated to training and supporting practitioners in Coherence Therapy with a wealth of training materials and modes of support and development.
International Neuropsychoanalysis Society and the journal Neuropsychoanalysis
The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society (a registered non-profit organisation, incorporated in Delaware, USA) was founded in London, in July 2000, to promote inter-disciplinary work between the fields of psychoanalysis and neuroscience.
The co-chairs of the Society are Mark Solms – a psychoanalyst and neuropsychologist - and Jaak Panksepp - a neuroscientist working in the field of emotion.
The Society has a worldwide membership of around 600, mainly associated with some 25 Regional and Specialist Groups (principally in Europe, North and South America). Iréne Matthis, a psychoanalyst in Stockholm, is Regional Liaison Officer.
Society members have asked for a discussion facility for neuropsychoanalytical topics, may they be of theoretical or clinical relevance. In order to address this request we have provided a mailing list, available to members, to enable participation in an email discussion group on whatever subject may be raised, as long as it is connected to our Society’s mission. In addition, the Society runs a scientific and scholarly journal, Neuropsychoanalysis, published twice a year, presenting empirical and theoretical papers of relevance to the field, book reviews and reports on the work of the Society’s Regional Groups. The journal editor is Maggie Zellner.
Memory Reconsolidation Therapy is a website developed to hold a database of practitioners who are working with reconsolidation modalities such as Coherence Therapy. It is also a place where you will find videos, audios and articles about memory reconsolidation from a scientific and clinical perspective.
Clinicians working with clients from a memory reconsolidation perspective are encouraged to contact the site creator, Mark J. Ryan (who has been successfully using and exploring Memory Reconsolidation with mentor John Overdurf and Bruce Ecker), for details about being registered on the site and/or providing content about memory reconsolidation for the site.
Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science
JUPCS seeks to bridge the interdisciplinary gaps among contemporary clinical sciences in order to advance a unified model of human behavior that will highlight theoretical and clinical knowledge, as well as provide empirical support for the component domains of the human personality and their interrelationships. The Journal is primarily devoted to the exploration and explication of the component domains of human personality functioning and dysfunctioning to provide a forum for psychopathologists, personality theorists, clinicians and researchers to enhance clinical practice and address dysfunction at various levels of the biopsychosocial system.
The mission is to establish the interconnections, process, and systems, which shape personality and which lead to dysfunction in the human personality system at various levels—that is, across the intrapsychic, interpersonal, relational and the sociocultural matrices. The editors are particularly interested in articles focusing on any domain of human functioning/dysfunctioning at any level within the human system that emphasizes the placement of that domain and the nature of its connections with other domain areas. Thus, the editors expect potential contributors to be cognizant of the broader relational domains in which any component is contextualized.
The Neuropsychotherapist fully endorses this journal and the work at the Unified Psychotherapy Project coordinated by Dr Jeffrey Magnavita, and Dr Steven Sobelman.
The Unified Psychotherapy Project (UPP) Task Force is an invited group of leading researchers, scholars, theorists, and clinicians who are devoted to advancing the field of clinical science and psychotherapeutics. The mission of the task force is to catalogue the methods and techniques of contemporary psychotherapy and organize them at four domain levels. The UPP is similar, although on a smaller scale, to the human genome project in that there currently is no comprehensive database which can be used by clinical scientists and clinicians.
The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) is an international, interdisciplinary organization whose aim is to promote the exploration and development of approaches to psychotherapy that integrate across theoretical orientations, clinical practices, and diverse methods of inquiry. Since effective psychotherapy must be rooted in both clinical observation and empirical verification, SEPI seeks to bring clinicians and researchers together in unprecedented degrees of active collaboration, so as to enable clinicians to learn and utilize the findings of cutting edge research, and for researchers to learn from the observations of clinicians working with the issues that arise in the actual practice of psychotherapy. In promoting dialogue between therapists of differing theoretical orientations and between clinicians and researchers, SEPI aims to advance our understanding of the sources of effective therapeutic change and to meet the needs of the growing ranks of integrative therapists.