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It was once a scientific given that the brain’s capacities were established in infancy and remained constant throughout life. Now, nearly every day, it seems, new findings about the how the brain actually functions are revamping our understanding of this dynamic organ. Explore the changes that occur in the brain throughout life and learn how psychotherapy can best work in tandem with the brain’s natural developmental course.
Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, is leader of a new breed of clinicians joining a sophisticated grasp of neuroscience with an appreciation for the nuances of the clinical encounter. He’s the author of The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Making of a Therapist, and The Healthy Aging Brain.
1. Discuss the evolution & function of the brain and connect it to your practice of psychotherapy
2. List 3 ways the brain has evolved for sustained engagement throughout the lifespan
3. List 3 ways the brain is a social organ and how its ability to influence and change has been accomplished