In this rich volume, Daniel J. Siegel and Marion Solomon bring together a fascinating group of leading thinkers, scientists, and clinicians to link such potent themes as emotion, mindfulness, attachment, and neuroscience into an integrated whole. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy is supremely relevant to the working therapist who wants to understand the theory and science behind good practice. --Sue Johnson, author of the best-selling book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love; developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (02/01/2014)"<br ><br >Healing Moments in Psychotherapy is a wonderful collection of essays from a well-integrated, multidisciplinary team of therapists and scientists, exploring the powerful capacity of human interactions to effect growth and change. A must-read. --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Medical Director, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute; Co-Director, National Complex Trauma Treatment Network; Professor, Boston University School of Medicine (02/01/2014)
"This intriguing book draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research and clinical practice to explore what heals in the psychotherapeutic relationship." --Attachment (Vol 11, Issue 2)
This book moves away from the dominant concern with categories and prediction of attachment theory to focus on co-creative, regulatory, multi-leveled meaning-making processes between individuals. From Pat Ogden's brilliant discussion of enactments and bodily processes to Jaak Panksepp's neurobiological insights into emotion, Daniel Hughes's two-minded mindfulness, and Diana Fosha's emotional therapeutic tilt, Solomon and Siegel have embodied and enacted the new interpersonal neurobiology, integrating theory and therapeutic practice. --Ed Tronick, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School (02/01/2014)
About the Author
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is an internationally acclaimed author and award-winning educator and is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is a co-investigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and is co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. His books include Healing Trauma, The Healing Power of Emotion, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Trauma and the Body, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, and more. He lives in Santa Monica, California. Marion Solomon, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Senior Extension faculty at the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences at UCLA. She is also director of clinical training at the Lifespan Learning Institute and author of Narcissism and Intimacy, co-author of Short Term Therapy For Long Term Change, and co-editor of Countertransference in Couples Therapy and Healing Trauma.