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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, 3rd Edition
Healing the Social Brain

Louis Cozolino
W.W. Norton & Company, 2010

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Identify and describe the evidence for brain processes involved in change in psychotherapy
• Describe the overlap between neurology and psychology
• Describe neural integration in different models of psychotherapy
• Describe neural networks
• Describe the multiple memory systems in psychotherapy
• Describe laterality
• Describe executive function
• Review the meaning of consciousness
• Describe multilevel integration
• Recognize and describe:
• social brain processes
• attachment schemas
• attachment neurobiology
• anxiety and fear processes
• trauma and dissociative processes
• narcissism and pathological caretaking
• neural plasticity
• a model of executive function that allows us to react to danger, successfully navigate the world, establish and maintain attachment, and create a sense of self and internal reality.

Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University and a clinical psychologist in private practice. He is the author of three other books.

An update to the classic text that links neuroscience and human behavior in the context of therapy. This groundbreaking book explores the recent revolution in psychotherapy that has brought an understanding of the social nature of people's brains to a therapeutic context. Louis Cozolino is a master at synthesizing neuroscientific information and demonstrating how it applies to psychotherapy practice. New material on altruism, executive function, trauma, and change round out this essential book.

Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully organized and artfully presented, Cozolino provides an expansive and insightful account of the neuroscience that transpires between two individuals on a healing journey and why this neuroscience cannot be ignored." -- Psych Central


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