Healing Moments in Psychotherapy

Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Daniel J. Siegel (Editor, UCLA School of Medicine), Marion Solomon (Editor)


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.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • November 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70762-5
  • 6.5 × 9.6 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

    Endorsements & Reviews

    “This book is a hopeful example of how we can emerge from holding discrete isolated views of different psychotherapies to the more interesting position of valuing each view for what it can offer, as one perspective, in the search to understand the most complex and meaningful aspect of being human—the human mind. . . . I would highly recommend it to physicians and patients, anyone who works with trauma, academicians, theoreticians, philosophers, and scientists.” — The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

    “[A] pick for any therapist who would understand the latest insights on neuroscience and therapy. . . . [A] powerful survey, highly recommended for professionals.” — Midwest Book Review

    “In this rich volume, Daniel J. Siegel and Marion Solomon bring together a fascinating group of leading thinkers, scientists, and clinicians to link such potent themes as emotion, mindfulness, attachment, and neuroscience into an integrated whole. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy is supremely relevant to the working therapist who wants to understand the theory and science behind good practice.” — Sue Johnson, author of the best-selling book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love; developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples

    Healing Moments in Psychotherapy is a wonderful collection of essays from a well-integrated, multidisciplinary team of therapists and scientists, exploring the powerful capacity of human interactions to effect growth and change. A must-read.” — Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Medical Director, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute; Co-Director, National Complex Trauma Treatment Network; Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

    “This book moves away from the dominant concern with categories and prediction of attachment theory to focus on co-creative, regulatory, multi-leveled meaning-making processes between individuals. From Pat Ogden’s brilliant discussion of enactments and bodily processes to Jaak Panksepp’s neurobiological insights into emotion, Daniel Hughes’s two-minded mindfulness, and Diana Fosha’s emotional therapeutic tilt, Solomon and Siegel have embodied and enacted the new interpersonal neurobiology, integrating theory and therapeutic practice.” — Ed Tronick, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

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