January/February 2014 Cover

Untangling Brain Science

Has it Lived Up to its Promise for Therapists

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon

More and more therapists have begun wondering how far all our impressive-sounding talk about the... Read more

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Labeling behavior in fancy neurophysiological terms can make what we do sound more scientifically rigorous than the notoriously fuzzy language of... Read more

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Most of us put much too much faith in the power of our conscious minds to bring about lasting change. Instead of looking up the higher branches of... Read more

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If therapists are going to bring genuine insights—not just soundbites—from neuroscience into the practice of therapy, they need the nuanced, sophisticated... Read more

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More than any other positive emotion, love resides within connections. It extends beyond personal boundaries to characterize the vibe that pulsates between and... Read more


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