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A brief guide to the most important neuroscience concepts for all mental health professionals.

Louis Cozolino helps clinicians to broaden their thinking and deepen their clinical toolbox through an understanding of neuroscience, brain development, epigenetics, and the role of attachment in brain development and behavior.

The effective therapist must have knowledge of evolution and neuroanatomy, as well as the systems of our brains and how they work together to give rise to who we are, how we thrive, and why we suffer. This book will give clinicians all they need to understand the social brain, the developing brain, the executive brain, consciousness, attachment, trauma, memory, and the latest information about clinical assessment. Key figures and terms of neuroscience, along with numerous case examples, bring the material to life.

Cozolino is one of the most gifted clinical writers on neuroscience, and his long-awaited pocket guide is a must-buy for any clinician working on the cutting edge of treatment.

©2020 Louis Cozolino (P)2020 Tantor

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Fascinating & Insightful

Dr. Cozolino is a brilliant Psychologist and teacher. He consistently writes fascinating and practical books for therapists and the lay person. Loved this book and find it very helpful.

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  • Becca Powell
  • 2020-12-07

High quality information and practical application

This guide is at the apex when it comes to quality information for clinicians who can appreciate the neurobiological implications of what they do.

It is also well performed by the reader, which makes it an engaging and stimulating read.

The author's personal examples in case studies bring the material to life. Much like other excellent authors in this general area of study (Levine, Damasio, Siegel, Van der Kolk, etc), the author gives his unique contribution with sweeping breadth and piercing depth into the nervous system's workings and neurodynamic implications for practice, including what makes the difference between effective and transformative practice and something less effective and less transformative.
moreover, the author properly eschews the dogmatic ideas and turf oriented tomfoolery that often keeps practitioners from disparate schools of thought from learning from each other.

I can recommend this book without reservation to any clinician who truly wants to understand more about the brain and body in the therapeutic process as well as in their own healing and development as a person and healer.

Jared Powell, LCSW, MSW, JD

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