With all the buzz about brain science, is it possible to lose sight of the mind?
Dan Siegel, pioneer in the applications of brain science to psychotherapy, wants to make sure we don't, reminding us that the mind is much bigger than the brain. It extends throughout the whole body and it also includes other people.
So as a mental health professional, you're not just looking at what's inside a client's head. You're working with the fully embodied, relational mind and during the assessment phase you're fundamentally exploring just how healthy that mind is.
In this video, Dan shares the indicators of mental health that he looks for during the assessment phase. Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.
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Most of us have watched with a mix of fascination and confusion as the once obscure subject of brain science has become the number one topic in our field. But for many therapists, the nagging question still remains: "How can brain science actually improve my work with clients in concrete ways?” What’s hard to find is information on the practical applications of brain science and how to use them in your own clinical practice. Below are some other Psychotherapy Networker resources you might find useful.