Bringing together clinical expertise with the latest findings from social, affective, and cognitive neuroscience, this accessible guide outlines how basic concepts of neuroscience and family therapy can be highly relevant to all mental health treatment.
This expanded second edition includes content on a range of areas including effects of racism, poverty, violence, and childhood abuse on the brain; substance abuse; and advances in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Grounded in five key tenets of neuroscience, the approaches highlighted in this book focus on the safety of secure bonds for children, adolescents, couples, and families, as well as how an understanding of neuroscience can be utilized by professionals during trauma therapy. The stages of brain development provide a map for practitioners that illustrates dozens of practical, daily interventions. Chapters discuss neuroscience in light of a range of contemporary dilemmas for client engagement, accompanied throughout by fresh case examples, worksheets, clinical guidelines, and step-by-step interventions.
Written in a jargon-free style, The Transparent Brain in Couple and Family Therapy, second edition is an essential resource for mental health professionals using neuroscientific principles to bring relief to clients from diverse backgrounds.