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Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists
Integrating the Sciences of Mind and Brain



© 2016 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists provides an accessible overview of the structure and function of the human brain, including how the brain influences and is influenced by biology, environment, and experiences. Full of practical applications, this cutting-edge book explores the relationships between recent neuroscience findings and counseling theories and then uses these integrated results to address four categories of common life disturbances: anxiety, depression, stress, and addictions. The book’s case-based approach helps readers understand the language of neuroscience and learn how neuroscience research can enhance their understanding of human thought, feeling, and behaviors.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
SECTION I: OVERVIEW
 
1 Navigating Neuroscience: Philosophical and Theoretical Underpinnings
What to Expect  
Assumptions  
Returning to Juanita  
Theoretical Underpinnings  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
2 Structures, Systems, and Functions
Brain Organization and Overview  
Neurons: Basic Building Blocks  
Major Brain Systems and Functions  
Summary  
Note  
References  
 
SECTION II: THEORY INTEGRATION
 
3 Contemporary Psychodynamic Approaches and Neuroscience
Introduction  
Psychoanalytic Theory  
Moving Toward Integration  
Attachment and Interpersonal Relationships  
Consciousness  
Memory and Memories  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
4 Behavioral Approaches and Neuroscience
Behavior Matters  
Behaviorism and Hebb  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
5 Humanistic Approaches and Neuroscience
Introduction  
Theory Overview  
Mirror Neurons  
Motivational Interviewing: Applied Person-Centered Therapy  
Existential Perspective  
Gestalt Perspective and Neuroscience  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
6 Constructivist Approaches and Neuroscience
Keeping the Brain in Mind  
Constructivist Approaches to Relationship  
Right-Mode Processing in the Brain  
Attention and Attending  
Philosophy of the Brain  
Seeing is Believing, or...Pygmalion, and Believing Is Seeing!  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
SECTION III: APPLIED INTEGRATION
 
7 Anxiety and Neuroscience
Introduction  
What is Anxiety...in the Brain?  
Where is Anxiety…in the Brain?  
Generalized Anxiety Disorder  
Integration  
Foundations: Theory Responses to Anxiety  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
8 Depression and Neuroscience
Introduction  
What is Depression…in the Brain?  
Where is Depression…in the Brain?  
Integration  
Foundations: Theory Responses to Depression  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
9 Stress and Stress Disorders
Introduction  
What is Stress…in the Brain?  
Where is Stress…in the Brain?  
Integration  
Foundations: Theory Responses to Stress  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
10 Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
Introduction  
What is Addiction…in the Brain?  
Where is Addiction…in the Brain?  
Integration  
Foundations: Theory Responses to Addiction  
Summary  
Notes  
References  
 
Index
 
About the Author

Excellent compliment to: CBT for Beginners Second Edition
Jane Simmons, Rachel Griffiths

Kim McBride, MA, LMFT
Psychology Dept, Antioch University-Seattle
October 28, 2014

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Charles "Chad" C. Luke II

Chad Luke is a counselor educator who teaches theory, technique, multicultural counseling, neuroscience for counselors, group counseling, ethics, and other courses at Tennessee Technological University. He is a clinical supervisor, providing clinical, developmental consultation to students, graduates, and treatment programs, and a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee with over 15 years of clinical experience. Luke has written and presented nationally on neuroscience, career development, group counseling, and psychological factors impacting college student development, among others. He has been a director of counseling at a career... More About Author

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