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Does Neuroscience Matter?

The Biological Power of the Talking Cure

Louis Cozolino • 5/29/2019

By Louis Cozolino - Some therapists bristle at the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy, calling it irrelevant or reductionistic. But it's hard to grasp how the brain could be irrelevant to changing the mind. Knowing about neuroscience is invaluable for therapists, not because it offers specific new techniques or clinical theories, but because it provides a deeper understanding of the biological power of the "talking cure."

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How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships
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1/17/2018
Authors:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
LOUIS COZOLINO, PH.D.
 
LANCE DODES, M.D.
 
MARY LOU SCHACK
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The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences
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8/1/2016
Authors:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
 
LANE PEDERSON, PSY.D, LP
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
LOUIS COZOLINO, PH.D.
 
CHRISTINE COURTOIS, PHD, ABPP
 
JAMES HOPPER, PH.D.
 
LANCE DODES, M.D.
 
FELITTI, VINCENT
 
MARY LOU SCHACK
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The Merits of Applying Brain Science in Therapy

Using the Brain to Explain Fear and Anxiety Objectively

Louis Cozolino • 4/30/2015

The aspects of our brains that evolved 50,000 years ago—which give us astonishing powers of thought, logic, imagination, empathy, and morality—also share skull space with the ancient brain equipment that we've inherited from our mammalian and reptilian forebears over the past several million years, including the neural circuitry involved in fear and anxiety. Some therapists bristle at the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy, calling it irrelevant or reductionistic. But information about the brain and how it evolved helps us communicate with clients about their problems in an objective and non-shaming manner. It's hard to grasp how the brain could be irrelevant to changing the mind.

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The Brain Science of Self-Deception

Understanding the Limits of Self-Awareness

Louis Cozolino • 5/8/2014

It’s commonly suggested that depression results from seeing reality too clearly. Repression, denial, and humor grease the social wheels and lead us to put a positive spin on the behavior of those around us. This may be why humans have so few networks dedicated to self-insight and so many ways of distorting reality in their favor.

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The Triune Brain: Three Brains Attempting to Work as One

How the Evolution of the Human Brain has Led to the Existence of the Triune Brain

Louis Cozolino • 12/12/2013

When thinking about the general evolution of humans, we primarily compare ourselves to our chimp-like ancestors. But when it comes to the specific evolution of the human brain we must share skull space with the ancient brain equipment that we’ve inherited from our mammalian and reptilian forebears over the past several million years.

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It's a Jungle in There

We're Not as Evolved as We Think

Louis Cozolino • 9/1/2008

The human brain is an anachronistic menagerie that confronts the psychotherapist with the challenge of treating a human, a horse, and a crocodile, all attempting to inhabit the same body and often struggling for dominance simultaneously.

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How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships
Copyright:
1/17/2018
Authors:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
LOUIS COZOLINO, PH.D.
 
LANCE DODES, M.D.
 
MARY LOU SCHACK
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POS053885
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The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Copyright:
8/1/2016
Authors:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
 
LANE PEDERSON, PSY.D, LP
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
LOUIS COZOLINO, PH.D.
 
CHRISTINE COURTOIS, PHD, ABPP
 
JAMES HOPPER, PH.D.
 
LANCE DODES, M.D.
 
FELITTI, VINCENT
 
MARY LOU SCHACK
Product:
POS051500
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Does Neuroscience Matter?

The Biological Power of the Talking Cure

Louis Cozolino • 5/29/2019

By Louis Cozolino - Some therapists bristle at the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy, calling it irrelevant or reductionistic. But it's hard to grasp how the brain could be irrelevant to changing the mind. Knowing about neuroscience is invaluable for therapists, not because it offers specific new techniques or clinical theories, but because it provides a deeper understanding of the biological power of the "talking cure."

Daily Blog

The Merits of Applying Brain Science in Therapy

Using the Brain to Explain Fear and Anxiety Objectively

Louis Cozolino • 4/30/2015

The aspects of our brains that evolved 50,000 years ago—which give us astonishing powers of thought, logic, imagination, empathy, and morality—also share skull space with the ancient brain equipment that we've inherited from our mammalian and reptilian forebears over the past several million years, including the neural circuitry involved in fear and anxiety. Some therapists bristle at the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy, calling it irrelevant or reductionistic. But information about the brain and how it evolved helps us communicate with clients about their problems in an objective and non-shaming manner. It's hard to grasp how the brain could be irrelevant to changing the mind.

Daily Blog

The Brain Science of Self-Deception

Understanding the Limits of Self-Awareness

Louis Cozolino • 5/8/2014

It’s commonly suggested that depression results from seeing reality too clearly. Repression, denial, and humor grease the social wheels and lead us to put a positive spin on the behavior of those around us. This may be why humans have so few networks dedicated to self-insight and so many ways of distorting reality in their favor.

Daily Blog

The Triune Brain: Three Brains Attempting to Work as One

How the Evolution of the Human Brain has Led to the Existence of the Triune Brain

Louis Cozolino • 12/12/2013

When thinking about the general evolution of humans, we primarily compare ourselves to our chimp-like ancestors. But when it comes to the specific evolution of the human brain we must share skull space with the ancient brain equipment that we’ve inherited from our mammalian and reptilian forebears over the past several million years.

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It's a Jungle in There

We're Not as Evolved as We Think

Louis Cozolino • 9/1/2008

The human brain is an anachronistic menagerie that confronts the psychotherapist with the challenge of treating a human, a horse, and a crocodile, all attempting to inhabit the same body and often struggling for dominance simultaneously.

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Louis Cozolino, Ph.D.. is Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University and has a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. He is the author of The Healthy Aging Brain, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships. The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy and The Making of a Therapist. Dr. Cozolino is an expert in neuroscience, social brain, stress and trauma. He has conducted research in the areas of schizophrenia, child abuse, the impact of stress, the biobehavioral sciences and psychotherapy. Dr. Cozolino holds a Ph.D. from UCLA and an M.T.S. from Harvard University.