In her two game-changing bestsellers, The Female Brain and The Male Brain, Brizendine has drawn on recent neurobiological research, cognitive science, genetics, and hormonal biology to propose that men and women have different brain structures that help shape how each gender thinks, behaves, and expresses love. Take this opportunity to learn what the latest research tells us about the neurobiological differences between the sexes nobody knew about even 10 years ago.
Louann Brizendine, M.D., is a neurobiologist and practicing clinician with 25 years of experience who specializes in the relationship dynamics resulting from the neurobiological differences between the male and female brain. A faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center, she’s the founder and director of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic. Her books include the bestsellers The Female Brain and The Male Brain. Website – Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic: http://brizlab.ucsf.edu/brizlab/wmhc.html/.
1. List 3 biologically-based distinctions between the male and the female brain
2. Review the latest neurobiology research findings to show how the unique and different structures play out in their relationships
3. Discuss how therapists can use this knowledge to better help couples bridge their differences