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For psychotherapists who want the neuroscience behind the theory,
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This review is from: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) (Hardcover)
This book delivers what I want from it: a way to link ideas of psychotherapy, psychology and neuroscience. It starts with an overview of where psychotherapy is now, and the history behind the different modalities, before going on to the legacy of evolution on our brain and neural networks. Other parts explore how a healthy mind experiences the world, an integrated sense of itself and its social environment, as well as what happens when problems arise. When explained simply, neuroscience has much to offer psychotherapists who are seeking to improve their knowledge about why they are taught certain concepts and techniques. It is also well-researched: the references at the back of the hardback edition run to over 70 pages (the 'meat' of the book is just over 350 pages, so that's a fair ratio). It is similar to Brain-based Therapy with Adults: Evidence-based Treatment for Everyday Practice and A User's Guide to the Brain. In-depth reviews of this book can be seen on Amazon.com.