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.
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Brain Fundamentals

Introduction with Richard Hill & Matthew Dahlitz

Core Resources

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  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to Brain Fundamentals

  • 2

    Brain Structure

    • Clinical Guide to "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

    • Perception, Relations, and the Divided Brain: A guide for therapists (Part 1) by Matthew Dahlitz

    • Perception, Relations, and the Divided Brain: A guide for therapists (Part 2) by Matthew Dahlitz

    • Attention: Part 6 of the exploration of The Matter With Things by Iain McGilchrist

  • 3

    Neocortical & Subcortical Divisions

    • Clinical Guide to Neocortical and Subcortical Divisions of the Brain

    • 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

    • The Thalamus - Jennifer Sweeton

  • 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

    • Brain and Emotions Clinical Guide

    • Various Perspectives

    • Joseph LeDoux on Emotions

    • Fear & Anxiety in The Feeling Brain

    • Perception, Relations, and the Divided Brain: A guide for therapists (Part 4) by Matthew Dahlitz

    • 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

    • Clinical Guide to Memory

    • 1 hour CEU reading course...

    • Types of Memory

    • The Hippocampus

    • Recall, Trauma and Reliability of Memory

    • Memory Reconsolidation

    • Where are negative emotional memories stored?

    • 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

    • The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Executive Functioning - Louis Cozolino, Carly Samuelson, & Chloe Drulis

    • Mirror Neurons

    • Mirror Neurons and Empathy

    • Clinical Guide to "Interpersonal Neural Networks and Plasticity"

    • 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

    • On the Underside of the Brain: The Psychotherapeutic Potential of the Cerebellum A Personal Reflection by Stefan Neszpor

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

    • Interview with John Dowling - Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition

    • THE NEUROSCIENCE OF TALKING THERAPIES - Pieter Rossouw

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

    • John Randolph and The Brain Health Book

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A simple yet elegant explanation of the most complex Orga...

Paul Stone

I enjoyed the course, finding all of the information presented thoughtfully and clearly. I highly recommend this course!

I enjoyed the course, finding all of the information presented thoughtfully and clearly. I highly recommend this course!

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Kiros Hetep

Suberb, easy to grasp and so important to know

Suberb, easy to grasp and so important to know

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Wonderful Course!!

Kate O'Shea

Excellent! So much clinically oriented information presented in a very accessible and personable way!

Excellent! So much clinically oriented information presented in a very accessible and personable way!

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Stephen Holmes

I gained a deeper and broader understanding of what is likely to be going on inside my clients and me when we collaborate to co-create therapy. It also gave ...

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I gained a deeper and broader understanding of what is likely to be going on inside my clients and me when we collaborate to co-create therapy. It also gave me insights into how look out for and interpret various presenting symptoms which may suggest a pathology that would warrant referring the client to a more suitably qualified practitioner.

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The Science of Psychotherapy May 2021

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