Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy provides a basic overview of structure and function of the brain and nervous system, with special emphasis on changes that occur when the brain is exposed to trauma. The book presents a unique and integrative approach that blends soma and psyche beyond the purview of traditional talk therapy and introduces a variety of trauma-informed approaches for promoting resilience. Each chapter includes case studies, examples, and practical and adaptable tools, making Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy a go-to guide for information on applying lessons from neuroscience to therapy.
Julie A. Uhernik, RN, LPC, NCC, is a clinician in private practice in Colorado. In addition to counseling work with couples, individuals, and families, she specializes in disaster mental health and trauma. She has worked in emergency planning and public health and serves on several national disaster mental health response teams.
List of Figures Preface Acknowledgements 1.A New Look at the Amazing Brain 2. Basic Brain Functioning 3.Connections 4.The Communicators 5.Trauma and the Brain 6.The Therapist Imperative 7. What Does It Mean to Heal? 8. Pacing Counseling with the Intent to Heal 9. The Whole of Experience: Integrative and Creative Approaches for Trauma Treatment 10. Trauma, the Brain, and the Future