Collaborative Therapy and Neurobiology is the book many clinicians have been waiting for: an integration of twenty years of scientific and therapeutic cutting-edge ideas into concrete clinical practices. Interpersonal neurobiology and the development of exciting new technologies that allow us to better understand the brain have provided us with an enriched perspective on human experience. Yet, many clinicians wonder how to use this knowledge, and how these discoveries can actually benefit their clients. In particular, what are the concrete practices that each field uses to help clients overcome the issues in their lives, and how can these fields build on each other's ideas? Could minimally developed concepts in each field be combined into innovative and powerful practices to foster client wellbeing? This book offers a collection of writings which provide theoretical food for thought, research evidence, and most importantly hands-on, concrete clinical ideas to enrich therapists' work with a variety of clients. Illustrated with numerous transcripts of conversations and clinical stories, the ideas in this book will stimulate the work of people interested in renewing their practice with new ideas.
About the Author:
Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, PhD, a pioneer in developing practical ways of applying neurobiology, has published over thirty inspiring articles, DVDs, books, and has been featured in AAMFT's Family Therapy. She is the founder of SKIPS, and maintains a private practice of clinical and consulting services. Marie-Nathalie is an acclaimed international speaker, well-known for thought-provoking and energizing presentations. www.mnbeaudoin.com
Jim Duvall, MEd, RSW, is the director of the JST Institute and has been senior editor of Journal of Systemic Therapies for over ten years. He is a consultant, trainer and author who has facilitated hundreds of workshops and courses, and who has consulted with organizations throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, and Asia. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books, as well as co-authored a policy paper about narrative therapy and brief collaborative practices. www.jstinstitute.com