Brain Based Parenting The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Brain Based Parenting  The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes,Jonathan Baylin
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-04-23
  • ISBN : 0393707288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explains the brain mechanisms behind caregiving and parenting and describes how parents can help regulate their emotions to best preserve their parent-child relationship and learn how to be a "good parent."

The Impact of Attachment Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


The Impact of Attachment  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Susan Hart
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2010-11-29
  • ISBN : 0393707121
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How early infant-parent interactions can explain adult social and emotional relationships. Combining theories of neurobiology, interpersonal relationships, and intrapsychic concepts, this book explores the importance of attachment. Hart addresses children's normal development and relational disorders and presents an integrated therapeutic approach that takes attachment issues into consideration. Complex neurobiological and behavioral theory are transformed into protocols that can be easily implemented by the practicing clinician.

The Neurobiology of Attachment Focused Therapy Enhancing Connection Trust in the Treatment of Children Adolescents Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


The Neurobiology of Attachment Focused Therapy  Enhancing Connection   Trust in the Treatment of Children   Adolescents  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Jonathan Baylin,Daniel A. Hughes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 0393711056
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uniting attachment-focused therapy and neurobiology to help distrustful and traumatized children revive a sense of trust and connection. How can therapists and caregivers help maltreated children recover what they were born with: the potential to experience the safety, comfort, and joy of having trustworthy, loving adults in their lives? This groundbreaking book explores, for the first time, how the attachment-focused family therapy model can respond to this question at a neural level. It is a rich, accessible investigation of the brain science of early childhood and developmental trauma. Each chapter offers clinicians new insights—and powerful new methods—to help neglected and insecurely attached children regain a sense of safety and security with caring adults. Throughout, vibrant clinical vignettes drawn from the authors' own experience illustrate how informed clinical processes can promote positive change. Authors Baylin and Hughes have collaborated for many years on the treatment of maltreated children and their caregivers. Both experienced psychologists, their shared project has bee the development of the science-based model of attachment-focused therapy in this book—a model that links clinical interventions to the crucial underlying processes of trust, mistrust, and trust building—helping children learn to trust caregivers and caregivers to be the "trust builders" these children need. The book begins by explaining the neurobiology of blocked trust, using the latest social neuroscience to show how the child's early development gets channeled into a core strategy of defensive living. Subsequent chapters address, among other valuable subjects, how new research on behavioral epigenetics has shown ways that highly stressful early life experiences affect brain development through patterns of gene expression, adapting the child's brain for mistrust rather than trust, and what it means for treatment approaches. Finally, readers will learn what goes on in the child's brain during attachment-focused therapy, honing in on the dyadic processes of adult-child interaction that seem to embody the core "mechanisms of change": elements of attachment-focused interventions that target the child's defensive brain, calm this system, and reopen the child's potential to learn from new experiences with caring adults, and that it is safe to depend upon them. If trust is to develop and care is to be restored, clinicians need to know what prevents the development of trust in the first place, particularly when a child is living in an environment of good care for a long period of time. What do abuse and neglect do to the development of children's brains that makes it so difficult for them to trust adults who are so different from those who hurt them? This book presents a brain-based understanding that professionals can apply to answering these questions and encouraging the development of healthy trust.

8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships 8 Keys to Mental Health


8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships  8 Keys to Mental Health
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2013-10-14
  • ISBN : 0393708802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing attachment theory essentials to everyday life.

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Healing Moments in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Daniel J. Siegel,Marion Solomon
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2013-11-18
  • ISBN : 0393708837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy. A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through the voices of a dozen clinicians and scientists presenting their combined experiences and wisdom, it serves as a window into the process of healing. Practical examples and empowering research data support the ways in which therapeutic relationships can help catalyze health and restore wellness within psychotherapy.

The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play Brain Building Interventions for Emotional Well Being


The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play  Brain Building Interventions for Emotional Well Being
  • Author : Theresa A. Kestly
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2014-09-29
  • ISBN : 0393709663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nurturing brain development in children through play. The mental health field has seen a significant shift in the past decade toward including a neuroscience perspective when designing clinical interventions. However, for many play therapists it has been challenging to apply this information in the context of play therapy. Here, Theresa Kestly teaches therapists how to understand the neurobiology of play experiences so the undeniable benefits of play therapy can be exploited to their fullest. At last, clinical readers have a book that takes seriously the importance of play and brings a scientific eye to this most important aspect of life. Drawing on concepts of interpersonal neurobiology, the benefits of play interventions to achieve attunement, neural integration, healthy attachment, and the development of resilience and well-being become clear. The book is organized into three parts. The first part lays a conceptual foundation for considering play in relation to the neurobiology of the developing brain and mind. The next part explores specific topics about play including the therapeutic playroom, the collaborative relationship between therapist and clients, storytelling, and mindfulness. The last part of the book asks questions about the state of play in our families, clinics, and schools. How did we get to a place where play has been so devalued, and what can we do about it? Now that we know how important play is across the lifespan from a scientific standpoint, what can we do to fully integrate it into our lives? After reading this book, clinicians, teachers, and even parents will understand why play helps children (and adults) heal from painful experiences, while developing self-regulation and empathy. The clinical examples in the book show just how powerful the mind is in its natural push toward wholeness and integration.

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology An Integrative Handbook of the Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology  An Integrative Handbook of the Mind  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Daniel J. Siegel
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-04-02
  • ISBN : 039370713X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The central concepts of the theory of interpersonal neurobiology. Many fields have explored the nature of mental life from psychology to psychiatry, literature to linguistics. Yet no common “framework” where each of these important perspectives can be honored and integrated with one another has been created in which a person seeking their collective wisdom can find answers to some basic questions, such as, What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? How do we know things, how are we conscious of ourselves? What is the mind? What makes a mind healthy or unwell? And, perhaps most importantly: What is the connection among the mind, the brain, and our relationships with one another? Our mental lives are profoundly relational. The interactions we have with one another shape our mental world. Yet as any neuroscientist will tell you, the mind is shaped by the firing patterns in the brain. And so how can we reconcile this tension—that the mind is both embodied and relational? Interpersonal Neurobiology is a way of thinking across this apparent conceptual divide. This Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology is designed to aid in your personal and professional application of the interpersonal neurobiology approach to developing a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and empathic relationships. It is also designed to assist you in seeing the intricate foundations of interpersonal neurobiology as you read other books. Praise for Daniel J. Siegel's books: “Siegel is a must-read author for anyone interested in the science of the mind.” —Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships “[S]tands out for its skillful weaving together of the interpersonal, the inner world, the latest science, and practical applications.” —Jack Kornfield, PhD, founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center, and author of A Path With Heart “Siegel has both a meticulous understanding of the roles of different parts of the brain and an intimate relationship with mindfulness . . . [A]n exciting glimpse of an uncharted territory of neuroscience.” —Scientific American Mind “Dr. Daniel Siegel is one of the most thoughtful, eloquent, scientifically solid and reputable exponents of mind/body/brain integration in the world today.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are, Full Catastrophe Living, and Coming to Our Senses

Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment Focused Interventions Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families


Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment Focused Interventions  Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes,Kim S. Golding,Julie Hudson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2019-01-08
  • ISBN : 039371246X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.

The Little Book of Attachment Theory to Practice in Child Mental Health with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy


The Little Book of Attachment  Theory to Practice in Child Mental Health with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes,Ben Gurney-Smith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • ISBN : 0393714365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical guide to implementing the rich theory of attachment for treating mental health challenges in children. This book both explains and illustrates how the practice of child mental health professionals can be enhanced, whatever their treatment approach, to encourage engagement, resilience, and development in children with mental health problems. Alongside practical recommendations, Daniel Hughes and Ben Gurney-Smith use dialogue from clinical work to illustrate applications of these principles from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy as well as other attachment-based practices with parents and children. This “little book” will demystify how attachment theory—one of today’s most in-demand approaches—can actually be brought into clinical work. Topics include regulating emotional states; repairing ongoing relationships; establishing an attachment-based therapeutic relationship; accepting a child’s inner life; assessing the caregiver’s need for safety, regulation, and reflection; the importance of nonverbal and verbal conversations in facilitating secure attachment; and strengthening the mind of the child.

Attachment Focused Parenting Effective Strategies to Care for Children


Attachment Focused Parenting  Effective Strategies to Care for Children
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2009-03-16
  • ISBN : 9780393707151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An expert clinician brings attachment theory into the realm of parenting skills. Attachment security and affect regulation have long been buzzwords in therapy circles, but many of these ideas—so integral to successful therapeutic work with kids and adolescents— have yet to be effectively translated to parenting practice itself. Moreover, as neuroscience reveals how the human brain is designed to work in good relationships, and how such relationships are central to healthy human development, the practical implications for the parent-child attachment relationship become even more apparent. Here, a leading attachment specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside, equipping therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles. A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians and parent-educators who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children, this book presents the techniques and practices that are fundamental to optimal child development and family functioning—how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love. Filled with valuable clinical vignettes and sample dialogues, Hughes shows how attachment-focused research can guide all those who care for children in their efforts to better raise them.

Being a Brain Wise Therapist A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Being a Brain Wise Therapist  A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Bonnie Badenoch
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2011-01-03
  • ISBN : 0393707202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, part of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, brings interpersonal neurobiology into the counseling room, weaving the concepts of neurobiology into the ever-changing flow of therapy. Neuroscientific discoveries have begun to illuminate the workings of the active brain in intricate detail. In fact, sometimes it seems that in order to be a cutting-edge therapist, not only do you need knowledge of traditional psychotherapeutic models, but a solid understanding of the role the brain plays as well. But theory is never enough. You also need to know how to apply the theories to work with actual clients during sessions. In easy-to-understand prose, Being a Brain-Wise Therapist reviews the basic principles about brain structure, function, and development, and explains the neurobiological correlates of some familiar diagnostic categories. You will learn how to make theory come to life in the midst of clinical work, so that the principles of interpersonal neurobiology can be applied to a range of patients and issues, such as couples, teens, and children, and those dealing with depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Liberal use of exercises and case histories enliven the material and make this an essential guide for seamlessly integrating the latest neuroscientific research into your therapeutic practice.

Anxious Mums


Anxious Mums
  • Author : Jodi Richardson
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • ISBN : 1760897744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The challenge of anxiety never tests you more than when you become a mother. From conceiving, to pregnancy, to birth, and forever more, there are infinite reasons for your anxiety to be heightened. The impact on mothers isn't just the anxiety itself, it's the stop sign it seems to put up in front of you at almost every turn. Anxiety can stand in the way of living a rich, full and wonderful life, and from fulfilling your potential personally, professionally and as a mother. But this doesn't have to be your reality. Dr Jodi Richardson, co-author of the bestselling Anxious Kids, knows this because she lives with anxiety and is a wellbeing expert. Now, she wants to educate and inspire mothers to- recognise and understand your anxiety build the skills and a lifestyle to manage and minimise your symptoms develop thinking skills to manage unhelpful and worrying thoughts cultivate confidence to embrace change and uncertainty strengthen your ability and willingness to tolerate discomfort know and act by your values enrich relationships with your partner, friends and children understand emotional labour and manage your 'mental load' strive to fulfil personal and professional goals and ambitions raise emotionally intelligent children with skills for flourishing mental health Grounded in positive psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxious Mums cuts through the science, giving mums the knowledge, tools, support and confidence to make a positive difference not just to their own mental health but to that of their whole family.

The Development of the Unconscious Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


The Development of the Unconscious Mind  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Allan N. Schore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2019-03-26
  • ISBN : 0393712923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An exploration of how the unconscious is formed and functions by one of our most renowned experts on emotion and the brain. This book traces the evolution of the concept of the unconscious from an intangible, metapsychological abstraction to a psychoneurobiological function of a tangible brain. An integration of current findings in the neurobiological and developmental sciences offers a deeper understanding of the dynamic mechanisms of the unconscious. The relevance of this reformulation to clinical work is a central theme of Schore's other new book, Right Brain Psychotherapy.

Brain Based Parenting The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment


Brain Based Parenting  The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes,Jonathan Baylin
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-04-23
  • ISBN : 0393707687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An attachment specialist and a clinical psychologist with neurobiology expertise team up to explore the brain science behind parenting. In this groundbreaking exploration of the brain mechanisms behind healthy caregiving, attachment specialist Daniel A. Hughes and veteran clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin guide readers through the intricate web of neuronal processes, hormones, and chemicals that drive—and sometimes thwart—our caregiving impulses, uncovering the mysteries of the parental brain. The biggest challenge to parents, Hughes and Baylin explain, is learning how to regulate emotions that arise—feeling them deeply and honestly while staying grounded and aware enough to preserve the parent–child relationship. Stress, which can lead to “blocked” or dysfunctional care, can impede our brain’s inherent caregiving processes and negatively impact our ability to do this. While the parent–child relationship can generate deep empathy and the intense motivation to care for our children, it can also trigger self-defensive feelings rooted in our early attachment relationships, and give rise to “unparental” impulses. Learning to be a “good parent” is contingent upon learning how to manage this stress, understand its brain-based cues, and respond in a way that will set the brain back on track. To this end, Hughes and Baylin define five major “systems” of caregiving as they’re linked to the brain, explaining how they operate when parenting is strong and what happens when good parenting is compromised or “blocked.” With this awareness, we learn how to approach kids with renewed playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy, re-regulate our caregiving systems, foster deeper social engagement, and facilitate our children’s development. Infused with clinical insight, illuminating case examples, and helpful illustrations, Brain-Based Parenting brings the science of caregiving to light for the first time. Far from just managing our children’s behavior, we can develop our “parenting brains,” and with a better understanding of the neurobiological roots of our feelings and our own attachment histories, we can transform a fraught parent-child relationship into an open, regulated, and loving one.

Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality Evolution Culture and Wisdom Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality  Evolution  Culture  and Wisdom  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Darcia Narvaez
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2014-10-20
  • ISBN : 0393709671
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Inaugural Expanded Reason Award: A wide-ranging exploration of the role of childhood experiences in adult morality. Moral development has traditionally been considered a matter of reasoning—of learning and acting in accordance with abstract rules. On this model, largely taken for granted in modern societies, acts of selfishness, aggression, and ecological mindlessness are failures of will, moral problems that can be solved by acting in accordance with a higher rationality. But both ancient philosophy and recent scientific scholarship emphasize implicit systems, such as action schemas and perceptual filters that guide behavior and shape human development. In this integrative book, Darcia Narvaez argues that morality goes “all the way down” into our neurobiological and emotional development, and that a person’s moral architecture is largely established early on in life. Moral rationality and virtue emerge “bottom up” from lived experience, so it matters what that experience is. Bringing together deep anthropological history, ethical philosophy, and contemporary neurobiological science, she demonstrates where modern industrialized societies have fallen away from the cultural practices that made us human in the first place. Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality advances the field of developmental moral psychology in three key ways. First, it provides an evolutionary framework for early childhood experience grounded in developmental systems theory, encompassing not only genes but a wide array of environmental and epigenetic factors. Second, it proposes a neurobiological basis for the development of moral sensibilities and cognition, describing ethical functioning at multiple levels of complexity and context before turning to a theory of the emergence of wisdom. Finally, it embraces the sociocultural orientations of our ancestors and cousins in small-band hunter-gatherer societies—the norm for 99% of human history—for a re-envisioning of moral life, from the way we value and organize child raising to how we might frame a response to human-made global ecological collapse. Integrating the latest scholarship in clinical sciences and positive psychology, Narvaez proposes a developmentally informed ecological and ethical sensibility as a way to self-author and revise the ways we think about parenting and sociality. The techniques she describes point towards an alternative vision of moral development and flourishing, one that synthesizes traditional models of executive, top-down wisdom with “primal” wisdom built by multiple systems of biological and cultural influence from the ground up.

Healing Trauma Attachment Mind Body and Brain Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Healing Trauma  Attachment  Mind  Body and Brain  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Marion Solomon,Daniel J. Siegel
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2003-03-17
  • ISBN : 0393703967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born out of the excitement of a convergence of ideas and passions, this book provides a synthesis of the work of researchers, clinicians, and theoreticians who are leaders in the field of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy. As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships of childhood, adulthood, and the treatment milieu change aspects of the structure of the brain and ultimately alter the mind.

The Mindful Brain Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well Being Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


The Mindful Brain  Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well Being  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Author : Daniel J. Siegel
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2007-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780393068702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new framework for maintaining mental health and well-being. From the author of the internationally-acclaimed best-selling text The Developing Mind, and esteemed leader and educator in the field of mental health, comes the first book ever to integrate neuroscience research with the ancient art of mindfulness. The result is a groundbreaking approach to not simply mental health, but life in general, which shows readers how personal awareness and attunement can actually stimulate emotional circuits in the brain, leading to a host of physiological benefits, including greater well-being, resilience, emotional balance, and improved cardiac and immune function. For clinicians and laypeople alike, Siegel’s illuminating discussions of the power of the focused mind provide a wealth of ideas that can transform our lives and deepen our connections with others, and with ourselves.

The Developing Mind Second Edition


The Developing Mind  Second Edition
  • Author : Daniel J. Siegel
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2015-02-04
  • ISBN : 1462520677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Daniel J. Siegel goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring the role of interpersonal relationships in forging key connections in the brain. He presents a groundbreaking new way of thinking about the emergence of the human mind and the process by which each of us becomes a feeling, thinking, remembering individual. Illuminating how and why neurobiology matters. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant scientific and technical advances. *Expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics, including neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mindfulness, and the neural correlates of consciousness. *Useful pedagogical features: pull-outs, diagrams, and a glossary. *Epilogue on domains of integration--specific pathways to well-being and therapeutic change.

Attachment Focused Family Therapy


Attachment Focused Family Therapy
  • Author : Daniel A. Hughes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2007-05-17
  • ISBN : 9780393075410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over fifty years ago, John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth’s research on the developmental psychology of children formed the basic tenets of attachment theory. And for years, following these tenets, the theory’s focus has been on how children develop vis-a-vis the attachments—whether secure or insecure—they form with their caregivers. In the therapy room, this has meant working with individuals one-on-one, with the therapist assuming the role of the attachment figure in order to provide a secure base for treating clients’ problems that arose from troubled interpersonal relationships in childhood. Here, Daniel A. Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, is the first to expand this traditional model, applying attachment theory to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family—not simply the individual in question—to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity. Beginning with an overview of attachment and intersubjectivity—the twin theories from which he forms his treatment plan—Hughes carefully outlines, chapter by chapter, the core principles and strategies of his family-based approach. He elaborates on the need to develop and maintain PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy)—the central therapeutic stance of attachment-focused family therapy—and supplies tips and sample dialogues for implementing this position. The importance of fostering affective/reflective (a/r) dialogue is covered in detail, as well as helping families to manage shame, understand and embrace the break-and-repair cycle of their interactions, and explore and resolve childhood trauma. Also discussed are the more procedural issues of how to incorporate parents into therapeutic conversations, when and how to question them on their own attachment histories, and how to “be” with children. Grounded in the fundamental principle of parents facilitating the healthy emotional development of their children, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is the first book of its kind to offer therapists a complete manual for using attachment therapy with families. Extensive case studies, vignettes, and sample dialogues throughout clearly demonstrate how Hughes’s model plays out in the therapy room. By showing therapists how to create a bond of psychological safety and intersubjective discovery with parents and caregivers, Hughes reveals how they, in turn, can bring about similar experiences of safety and discovery for their children.

The Social Neuroscience of Education Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education


The Social Neuroscience of Education  Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom  The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education
  • Author : Louis Cozolino
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2013-01-07
  • ISBN : 0393706095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A psychology professor and author investigates the different ways the human brain learns best at every age and uses social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology to demonstrate what good teachers do to maximize brain stimulation in difficult students.