Neuroscience Fundamentals for Psychotherapists

Covering all the basics of the nervous system

Put together for psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, this bundle of content features articles from our magazines, explanatory articles, videos, and other material to give you a solid understanding of the nervous system. The content is curated to be applicable for the working clinician so you can assimilate the knowledge into your daily practice.

Core Resources

For Standard Subscribers

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to Brain Fundamentals

  • 2

    Brain Structure

    • Introduction

    • The Divided Brain

    • The Modes of the Brain

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

    • HEMISPHERE DIFFERENCES AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO PSYCHOTHERAPY - Iain McGilchrist

  • 3

    Neocortical & Subcortical Divisions

    • Introduction

    • Important Subcortical Divisions

    • Important Neocortical Divisions

    • Cortical Regions - Video presentations with Richard Hill

    • Neural Architecture with Richard Hill

    • Neural Development with Richard Hill

    • The Habenula: An important brain region in depression, disappointment, and more.

    • Striatum, Motivation & Control

  • 4

    Neurons, Glia, and Neurochemicals

    • Neurons

    • Glia

    • Neurochemicals

    • The Dangers of Dopamine with Richard Hill

    • WHITE MATTER PLASTICITY - Haley Peckham

  • 5

    The Brain and Emotions

    • Various Perspectives

    • Fear & Anxiety in The Feeling Brain

    • Emotional Thought: Toward An Evidence-Based Framework by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang & Antonio Damasio

    • Conservative Brains vs Liberal Brains - Lou Cozolino

    • EMOTION & RECOGNITION AT WORK – Dr. Diana Fosha

    • The Neuroscience of Smiling and Laughter - Pieter Rossouw

  • 6

    Memory

    • Introduction to Memory

    • Types of Memory

    • The Hippocampus

    • Recall and Trauma

    • Memory Reconsolidation

    • Where are negative emotional memories stored?

    • Memory: The Link Between Past and Future

    • Understanding Memory Reconsolidation

    • Memory Reconsolidation Understood and Misunderstood

    • Clinical Translation of Memory Reconsolidation Research

    • Remembering in Order to Forget

    • Memory: The Link Between Past and Future - Richard Hill

  • 7

    Interpersonal Neural Networks & Plasticity

    • Mirror Neurons

    • Mirror Neurons and Empathy

    • Neuralplasticity: A new paradigm for understanding and treating mental health issues. By Dr. Haley Peckham

    • Mirror Neurons: Use of the Self as Instrument in the Therapeutic Relationship by Karen Young

    • WIRED TO CONNECT - Mona Fishbane

    • The Neuroscience of Interpersonal Connectivity: Benchmarking Strategies for Effective Interventions – Pieter Rossouw

    • Speculations on Emergence: Working the edge of transformational experience and neuroplasticity - Diana Fosha

  • 8

    Cortical Columns, Neural Architecture & Connectivity

    • Introduction to cortical columns

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

    • The Hippocampus and Memory: The Binding of Parallel Cortical Circuits.

    • Gamma-Band Synchronization and Cortical Columns – Robert Moss

    • Vertical and Horizontal Integration in Psychotherapy – Gregg Henriques

  • 9

    The Brain in Development

    • The Emergence of the Social Brain Louis Cozolino

    • Early Emotional Attachment, the Development of the Right Brain, and the Relational Origins of the Unconscious Mind - Allan Schore

    • The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Stress, Adversity, and Trauma: Implications for Social Work (Part 1)

    • The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Stress, Adversity, and Trauma (Part 2)

    • Our Social Brains by Louis Cozolino

    • Individual Emotional Abilities Influence the Impact of Early Life Stress on Brain Volume - Sabine Aust & Malek Bajbouj

    • Mechanisms of Change - Haley Peckham

  • 10

    Neuropsychotherapy Fundamentals

    • Neuropsychothearpy: Defining the Emerging Paradigm of Neurobiologically Informed Psychotherapy

    • Psychological Needs Introduction

    • Motivational Schemas

    • Attachment

    • Orientation and Control

    • Pleasure Maximisation Pain Minimisation

    • Self-Esteem Enhancement

    • Approach/Avoid Networks

    • The Consistency Principle

    • Change

    • NPT Fundamentals (A second series of videos)

  • 11

    Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

    • Neuroscience and Couselling

    • THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY - Professor Louis Cozolino

    • THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS COZOLINO – David Van Nuys

    • THE NEUROSCIENCE OF TALKING THERAPIES - Pieter Rossouw