The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy

Healing the Social Brain

Louis Cozolino (Author)

Overview | Contents

An update to the classic text that links neuroscience and human behavior in the context of therapy.

This groundbreaking book explores the recent revolution in psychotherapy that has brought an understanding of the social nature of people’s brains to a therapeutic context. Louis Cozolino is a master at synthesizing neuroscientific information and demonstrating how it applies to psychotherapy practice. New material on altruism, executive function, trauma, and change round out this essential book.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • May 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-393-71264-3
  • 6.6 × 9.6 in / 608 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“There is no doubt that psychotherapists would benefit from understanding the neurobiology underpinning their interaction with patients. . . . [T]his is a ‘must read’ for psychotherapists of the 21st century.” — British Journal of Psychiatry

“Beautifully organized and artfully presented, Cozolino provides an expansive and insightful account of the neuroscience that transpires between two individuals on a healing journey and why this neuroscience cannot be ignored.” — Psych Central

“[T]he third edition of this must-have book from one of the great clinical psychologists of our time. . . It provides a clear overview of how the brain works, including a focus on the social brain and the neurobiology of attachment. . . . Written in a clear, engaging way, as though telling an unfolding story, making difficult material easily accessible.” — Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy

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