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The application of the science of psychotherapy

This bundle of material is at the heart of what we do here at The Science of Psychotherapy: Translate the science of mental health into clinical application. Here you will find a growing library of content designed to orientate and inform you about a multitude of approaches, theories and techniques that you could incorporate into your clinical practice. Engage with us in the discussion sections, ask questions, provide answers! We look forward to meeting you in the middle of this wonderful library.

Core Resources

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  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to Clinical Applications

  • 2

    Addiction & Recovery

    • Dr Sherif Darwish in Egypt & Dr Oliver Morgan in the USA

    • Addictive Drugs in Egypt on the Street and Over-the-Counter by Sherif Darwish

    • Wired to Connect: Addiction as an attachment disorder (part 1) by Oliver Morgan

    • Wired to Connect: Addiction as an Attachment Disorder (part 2) by Oliver Morgan

    • "The Boy Who Lived" - Reflections of an Attachment-based Therapist by Oliver J. Morgan

    • The Science of Addiction

    • Sex Addiction: Holistic Treatment Goals and Protocols for Body, Brain, and Relationship (Part 1) by Alexandra Katehakis

    • Sex Addiction: Holistic Treatment Goals and Protocols for Body, Brain and Relationship (Part 2) by Alexandra Katehakis

    • Neuropsychotherapy and Alcoholics Anonymous

    • The Addiction Recovery 4mat: Developing a Comprehensive, Client-Centred Treatment Plan by Chris Davidson with Sean Thomas O’Brien

    • Work stressed and play? A brief look at competitive gaming by Mark Griffiths

    • Fighting Cravings: The MORE intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures by Maria Kostyanaya

    • Escaping the Voracious Cycle: The Neuroscience of Cravings by Jurie Rossouw

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    Anxiety & OCD

    • Neural Underpinnings of OCD

    • Resilience Training: Using Flow States to Move from Anxiety and Depression to Optimal States of Thriving By Carol Kershaw and Bill Wade

    • Allergies Driving Anxiety - Anxiety Driving Allergies

    • Fear & Anxiety (Part 1)

    • Fear & Anxiety (Part 2)

    • ADHD & Me by Damien Southam

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    Play, Art & Music

    • The Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience Model by Noah Hass-Cohen & Joanna Clyde Findlay

    • Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy: Revisiting Development and Attachment by Linda Chapman

    • Music: A Powerful Ally in the Therapy Room - Courtney Armstrong

    • The Importance of Breaking Rules—Therapy, Art and Integration

    • Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy - Terry Marks-Tarlow

    • I Am an Avatar of Myself: Fantasy, Trauma, and Self-deception

    • Investigating Depression Vulnerability with Music - Sabine Aust & Malek Bajbouj

    • SURVIVAL OF THE WITTIEST - Dr Terry Marks-Tarlow

    • JAAK PANKSEPP INTERVIEW – Prof. David Van Nuys

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    Attachment

    • The Experience of Being an Ignored Child by Kathrin Stauffer

    • Attachment Research and The 6 Needs Compass as Therapeutic Tool by Jeffrey Olrick

    • Working with Attachment & Trauma - Dr David Van Nuys Inteviews Daniel Brown, PhD.

    • Working with Attachment & Trauma Part 2 - Dr David Van Nuys Inteviews Daniel Brown, PhD.

    • "The Boy Who Lived" - Reflections of an Attachment-based Therapist by Oliver J. Morgan

    • Paying Attention to Attachment by Helen Maxfield

    • Neurobiological Underpinnings of Bonding Analysis by Christa Balkenhol-Wright

    • The Adaptive Nature of Attachment Patterns & Mental Illness by Haley Peckham

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    Biofeedback

    • NEUROFEEDBACK IN THE TREATMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA – INTERVIEW WITH SEBERN FISHER

    • NEUROFEEDBACK: CHANGING PATTERNS IN THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN

    • Jim Hale - Neurofeedback to treat PTSD

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    Brief Therapies

    • Single Session Therapy: The Italian Method by Flavio Cannistrà

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    Case Studies

    • The Treatment of a 12-Year-Old with Trauma - Roger Keizerstein

    • The Boy Who Needed to Act Like A Dog by Roger Keizerstein

    • Tyler Revisited: A Case Study by Roger Keizerstein

    • A Child Who Felt Too Much: A Therapeutic Tale of Love and Healing for the New Millennium by Roger Keizerstein

    • SECOND CHANCES: CARL AND CECILIA REVISTED A Case Study By Roger Keizerstein

    • A CASE STUDY: NON-FATAL BILATERAL THALAMIC THROMBOSIS by Richard Hill

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    Children

    • Making a Difference in the Life of a Child: The Relationship is Key by Michele Coleman

    • BrainGrow: A brain based student wellbeing program built from the bottom up by David Collins

    • Children: The most misunderstood beings on the planet! by Rita Princi-Hubbard

    • The Parent-Child Neuropsychotherapy Protocol (part 1) - by Thedy Veliz

    • The Parent-Child Neuropsychotherapy Protocol (Part 2) by Thedy Veliz

    • Grief and Loss In Young People: A Neuroscience Perspective by Karen Ferry

    • A National Program to Promote Children’s Cognitive and Mental Well-Being in Conflict-Afflicted Iraq

    • The Neuroscience of War by Juman Kubba

    • Charlie's Web - The impact of traumatic birth

    • The Safety Dance: Caregivers and the Anxious Child by Christopher McCurry

    • NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASIS OF MOTHERHOOD - Massimo Ammaniti & Vittorio Gallese

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    Client Responsiveness

    • Client Responsiveness Clinical Guide

    • Client-responsive Therapy - A Curiosity Oriented Approach – Richard Hill

    • Naturalness in the Practice of Psychotherapy By Richard HIll

    • Implementing a Curiosity Oriented Approach by Richard Hill

    • Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

    • The Nuntius Nuclei: A New Neuroscience for Curiosity by Richard Hill

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    Coaching

    • Beating Procrastination

    • Clarity

    • Operating System You

  • 12

    Couples/Family

    • PACT: Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (Part 1) by Stan Tatkin

    • PACT: Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (Part 2) by Stan Tatkin

    • I'm A Front Line Working Mom by André Shinabarger

    • Infidelity: Working with Couples by Karen Ferry

    • How Couples Change: A psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT) by Stan Tatkin

    • Unified Psychotherapy for Intimate Partner Violence: An Integrative Approach to Treating Relationallly Violent Men

    • Sustaining the Social Brain Throughout Life by Louis Cozolino

    • Behind the Affair: Intimacy & Infidelity by Karen Young

    • A Theoretical Commentary of Parent Abuse and Intersibling Violence From Both Neurobiological and Social Perspectives by Matthew Dahlitz

    • Couple Therapy - Mona Fishbane

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    Education

    • The School-Savvy Therapist by Mary M. Eno

    • Teaching for Success by Karen Ferry

    • Domestic Violence & Education by Karen Ferry

    • The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development How emotions and social relationships drive learning

    • Kitchen Garden Programs and Changing Brains by Karen Ferry

    • Curiosity and the Learning brain: An Educational Perspective by Richard Hill

    • The Secret Language of Language by Richard Hill

    • Uncovering the Invisible Roots of Learning by Kirke Olson

    • Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Communities: Hearing the Music Through the Static by Greg Czyszczon and Kirke Olson

    • A National Program to Promote Children’s Cognitive and Mental Well-Being in Conflict-Afflicted Iraq By Juman Kubba

    • Curiosity and the Learning brain: An Educational Perspective by Richard Hill

    • The Social Brain and Education by Pieter Rossouw

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    Hypnosis

    • Mirroring Hands Complete Introduction (with Richard Hill)

    • The Neurocognitive Update of the Two-Factor Theory of a Hypnotic Experience by Jan Dyba, Ernest Rossi and Kathryn Rossi

    • Optimal Treatment with Gay Men: Hypnotic, Evocative and Relational by Rick Miller

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    Integrative Medicine

    • The Marriage of Psychoanalysis and Integrative Medicine by Stephen Ducat

    • Complementary and Alternative Mental Health Requires More Honesty by Jonathan Prousky

    • Lithium: The Cinderella Story About a Mineral That May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by James Greenblatt and Kayla Grossman

    • FOOD AND FEELINGS: NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH - Duane Law

    • WHOLE PSYCHIATRY - Robert Hedaya

    • Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Dr. James Greenblatt

    • PYRROLE DISORDER FOR THERAPISTS – Caryn Talty & Matthew Dahlitz

  • 16

    Loss and Grief

    • An Awareness of Vicarious Loss and Grief in Emergency Services by Matthew Dahlitz

    • A Clinical Biopsychological Theory of Loss-Related Depression

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    Memory Reconsolidation

    • Memory Reconsolidation Clinical Guide

    • Introduction to Memory Reconsolidation (+ video interview)

    • Understanding Memory Reconsolidation

    • Memory Reconsolidation Understood and Misunderstood

    • Clinical Translation of Memory Reconsolidation Research

    • How Parts and Memory Therapy with Memory Reconsolidation Bring Remission to Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) by Jay Noricks

    • Transforming Traumatic Experiences with Memory Reconsolidation by Courtney Armstrong

    • Nonspecific Common Factors Theory Meets Memory Reconsolidation: A Game-Changing Encounter? - Bruce Ecker

    • Progressive Counting Facilitates Memory Reconsolidation - Kymberly Lasser & Ricky Greenwald

    • Annals of Memory Reconsolidation: Lagging Accounts Cause Confusion - Bruce Ecker

    • An Integrated Rapid Memory Reconsolidation Approach: Rapid Resolution Therapy (part 1) - Mary Bowles

    • An Integrated Rapid Memory Reconsolidation Approach: Rapid Resolution Therapy (Part 2) Mary Bowles

    • Memory Reconsolidation As A Way Of Life - Ken Benau

    • Creative Memory Reconsolidation - Courtney Armstrong

    • Deep Release for Body and Soul Memory Reconsolidation and the Alexander Technique - Robin Ticic & Elise Kushner

    • How Energy Psychology Changes Deep Emotional Learnings - David Feinstein

    • Using NLP for Memory Reconsolidation - Bruce Ecker

    • Remembering in Order to Forget

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    Mind-to-body

    • Mirroring Hands Complete Introduction (with Richard Hill)

    • Mind-to-Body therapy with Ernest Rossi

    • Milton H. Erickson’s Paths of Effective Psychotherapy by Ernest Lawrence Rossi & Kathryn Lane Rossi

    • My Apprenticeship wiht Ernest Rossi by Richard Hill

    • The Neurocognitive Update of the Two-Factor Theory of a Hypnotic Experience by Jan Dyba, Ernest Rossi and Kathryn Rossi

    • Embodied Clinical Truths by Terry Marks-Tarlow

    • Rhythms, Sleep, and Dreams

    • Self-Care and the holistic model by John Arden

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    Mindfulness, Meditation & Spirituality

    • Love and Well-Being with Trudy Goodman Kornfield & Jack Kornfield

    • Tired and Heading to Burnout? Neuroscience Offers Some Help.

    • Merging Ancient Healing Arts Through Neuroscience and Quantum Phenomena by John Falcon

    • Spirituality as Connectedness

    • TOWARD A UNIFYING TAXONOMY AND DEFINITION FOR MEDITATION - Nash, J. D., & Newberg, A.

    • THE EEG-GUIDED MEDITATION AND WHAT IT MAY OFFER - Andrew Fingelkurts, Alexander Fingelkurts, & Tarja Kallio-Tamminen

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    Narrative & Language

    • Narratology and memory reconsolidation - Gail Noppe-Brandon

    • Narrative, Story and the Impact of Metaphor

    • Neuro-Narrative Therapy

    • MINDFUL LISTENING: CULLING AND SHAPING CLIENT NARRATIVES by Gail Noppe-Brandon

    • The Story of You by Gail Noppe-Brandon

    • Permissible Curiosity by Gail Noppe-Brandon

    • Inner Speech: A Window Into Consciousness by Alain Morin and Bob Uttl

    • Creating Coherent Narratives by Gail Noppe-Brandon

    • THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF LANGUAGE – Richard Hill

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    Researching Research & Deliberate Practice

    • Creating Excellence in Practice – Scott Miller

    • 7 Elements for Optimal Outcomes in Psychotherapy - Fieldwork Results by Fabio Sinibaldi

    • The Neuroeducation Toolbox by Raissa Miller & Eric T. Beeson

    • JAAK PANKSEPP INTERVIEW – Prof. David Van Nuys

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    Somatic Therapies

    • Self-Regulation Through Drumming: A brain-body model for optimizing mental health by Pamela Lynn-Seraphine

    • Bringing the Body into the Therapy Room

    • The Yoga of Creative Consciousness and Cognition in Neuropsychotherapy (Part 1)

    • The Yoga of Creative Consciousness and Cognition in Neuropsychotherapy (Part 2)

    • Getting the Z’s You Want Sleep-sense in the 21st Century by James Alexander

    • Exercise is Both Healthy and Free, So Why Don't Most People Do It?

    • Mental Health Through Exercise: How to Incorporate Physical Activity into Psychotherapeutic Treatment

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    Theories, Models and Frameworks.

    • Introduction to the biopsychological perspective of Robert Moss

    • Psychological Needs from a Neuropsychotherapy Perspective

    • Givers and Takers: Clinical Biopsychological Perspectives on Relationship Behavior Patterns Robert A. Moss

    • A Roadmap to the Cerebral Cortices – Robert A. Moss

    • EMOTIONAL RESTRUCTURING: CLINICAL BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON BRAIN INVOLVEMENT by Robert Moss and Christine Mahan

    • Gamma-Band Synchronization and Cortical Columns – Robert Moss

    • Therapy Using The Meta-States Model By L. Michael Hall

    • Natural Resources: The Importance of Contexts in Generating Change by Paul J. Leslie

    • The Switch - The Science of Integration by Fabio Sinibaldi

    • Innovation in Psychotherapy, Challenges, and Opportunities: An Opinion Paper

    • Milton H. Erickson’s Paths of Effective Psychotherapy by Ernest Lawrence Rossi & Kathryn Lane Rossi

    • Reflections on the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychotherapy

    • The Caring Observer: Creating Self-Compassion Through Psychodrama

    • The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (Part 1)

    • The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (Part 2) by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Linda Darling-Hammond, Christina Krone

    • The Relationship is the Therapy: Applying Interpersonal Neurobiology in Psychotherapy

    • “Why does my brain hate me?” Resistance as relearning - Derrick Hassert

    • Mind Switches: Everything That Needs to Change to Favour Change

    • Healing the Unconscious Conflicts of Being Our Authentic Self Using the Change Triangle

    • Prepared, Ready and Able: How We Biologically Prepare Ourselves for Future Experience by Richard Hill

    • Evolutionary Perspectives: Attachment theory, affect regulation theory and working with relational trauma by Dr Haley Peckham

    • Understanding the Meaning of Early Childhood Recollections from a Neuroscience Perspective by Arthur J. Clark

    • Parenting Your Brain

    • Why Therapy Works - Louis Cozolino

    • Reading Between The Lines: A Neuropsychotherapeutic Approach to Non Face-to-Face Counselling by Jonathan Wills

    • Bonnie Badenoch Interview with David Van Nuys

    • BEYOND THE WORDS: THE IMPLICIT DIMENSION OF PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENT – CONTRIBUTIONS FROM NEUROSCIENCE by Judith Rustin

    • THE TWO CULTURES - Terry Marks-Tarlow

    • INTEGRATING TWO THEORETICAL APPROACHES – Matthew Dahlitz

    • Pride and Shame Research as Neuropsychotherapeutic Meta-Tools in Peace and Conflict Interventions - Barry Karlsson

    • Augmented Psychotherapies - Malek Bajbouj

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    Trauma Therapy

    • Introduction to Trauma Therapy

    • Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment: Stabilization, Safety, and Nervous System Balance by Babette Rothschild

    • How A 32-Year-Old Woman Triumphed Over Complex Trauma by Roger Keizerstein

    • A National Program to Promote Children’s Cognitive and Mental Well-Being in Conflict-Afflicted Iraq By Juman Kubba

    • A Simple Clinical Action Map to Heal PTSD by Kate Hudgins

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - David Van Nuys and Bessel van der Kolk

    • Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma - David Van Nuys and Sebern Fisher

    • Neurofeedback: Changing Patterns in the Traumatized Brain by Sebern Fisher

    • Resilience Training: Using Flow States to Move from Anxiety and Depression to Optimal States of Thriving by Carol Kershaw and Bill Wade

    • Neuroscience-Based Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Theory, Methods and a Single-Case Research Study by Tullio Scrimali

    • Reclaiming Your Identity After Trauma - David Van Nuys interviews Michele Rosenthal

    • Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Communities: Hearing the Music Through the Static by Greg Czyszczon and Kirke Olson

    • Intergenerational Trauma: History, Theory and Practices for Change by Susan Davis

    • The Good Enough Therapist: Treating Trauma Related Dissociation

    • Metacognitive Beliefs in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    • Transgenerational Trauma - Development of a Neurobiological Therapeutic Tool

    • Reclaiming Your Identity After Trauma - David Van Nuys interviews Michele Rosenthal

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk & David Van Nuys

    • Is Mindfulness Safe for Trauma Survivors? by David Treleaven

    • THE ROLE OF EARLY EMOTIONAL NEGLECT IN ALEXITHYMIA - Sabine Aust & Malek Bajbouj

    • A TRANSTHEORITICAL PSYCHOTHERAPIST DIALECTIC: Duel Processing and the Functional Neuroanatomy of the Human Brain - Jack C. Anchin

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    Working as a mental health professional

    • Psychotherapy – A Sea Change Has Begun by John Arden

    • Bringing the Magic Back: Two Concepts for Creating Transformational Experiences in Therapy by Paul J. Leslie

    • The Practice of Psychotherapy in Portugal: Past, Present and Future By Pedro Ribeiro

    • “A people of psychologists” Psychotherapy in Italy by Flavio Cannistrà

    • What Have I Gotten Myself Into? and Science and Poetry by Louis Cozolino

    • Self-Care and the holistic model by John Arden

    • The Undervaluing and Professional Capture of Psychotherapy in Australia

    • Looking Back and Looking Forward: Our Professional and Personal Journey by Allan Schore

    • INTEGRATING SELECTED NEUROBIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS INTO THE SUPERVISORY PROCESS – Arlene Montgomery

    • A Unifying Vision of Psychotherapy Supervision: Productive and Unproductive Supervision Relations

    • A Unifying Vision of Psychotherapy Supervision: Pan-Theoretical Markers and Modules for Supervision Practice and Supervisor Education by C. Edward Watkins

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