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



May 2015 | 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

“A much-needed approach, bridging an increasingly narrowing gap in our understanding of mind and body in the mental health field.”

Randolph Lee, Trinity College

“This text presents the leading edge of the new wave of what has been called ‘postmodern psychology.’”

Thomas C. Burns, Mercer University

Innovative and exciting. Great blending of theory and hands-on, relevant concepts and ideas.”

Christine Florther, Centenary College

“The author takes complicated material and presents it in an insightful and engaging manner.”

Andrea Polites, College of DuPage

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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