Establishing a new, scientifically validated foundation for current psychotherapeutic practice.
The twenty-first-century psychotherapist can no longer be constrained by specific schools of practice or limited reservoirs of knowledge. But this new “era of information” needs to be integrated and made manageable for every practitioner. This book helps therapists learn more about this new knowledge and how to apply it effectively.
In this single-volume learning resource, Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz introduce practitioners to the many elements that create our psychology. From basic neuroscience to body-brain systems and genetic processes, therapists will discover how to become more “response-able” to their clients. Topics include neurobiology, genetics, key therapeutic practices to treat anxiety, depression, trauma and other disorders; memory; mirror neurons and empathy, and more. All are presented with case studies and treatment applications.
About the Author
Richard Hill is managing editor of The Science of Psychotherapy magazine and lives in Sydney, Australia.
Matthew Dahlitz is editor-in-chief of The Science of Psychotherapy magazine. He founded The Neuropsychotherapist in 2013 and lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Hill and Dahlitz invite the reader into a new era of mental health and the science of psychotherapy. This book simultaneously reduces concepts to component parts while expanding our curiosity into the interconnectedness of complex systems throughout the body, mind, brain, environment, and relationships. Hill and Dahlitz tear down the walls that have isolated psychotherapeutic archetypes while reinforcing an integrated scientific foundation for psychotherapy in the twenty-first century and beyond. — Eric T. Beeson, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
With the publication of their latest book, Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz have succeeded admirably in providing mental health practitioners of all modalities with a guide to evidence-based, cutting edge, twenty-first century psychotherapy. Through case studies and the latest empirical research, Hill and Dahlitz go well beyond the typical analysis of behavior and emotions to reveal a subterranean world of neuro- and sociobiology that drives and underpins our very existence. This book is an indispensable guide for practitioners of all levels of experience. — Roger Keizerstein, LCSW, author of A Child Who Felt Too Much and Other Therapeutic Tales of Love and Healing For The New Millennium
An important addition to the literature, The Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Psychotherapy, amalgamates in an easy-to-understand format the latest in bio–psycho–social research. Therapists can use these findings and concomitant recommendations to advance their clinical practice. — Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
[A] goldmine of information for not only psychotherapists but also medical professionals.... Hopefully, this book will be compulsory reading for all aspiring mental health professionals — Gunnel Minett, psychologist and author of Exhale: An Overview of Breathwork
[Hill & Dahlitz] are excellent writers…. These two talented authors address the complexities of therapy and ways to use new research findings and methodologies to enhance clinical practice. I highly recommend it! — Michael Yapko, author of Process-Oriented Hypnosis, SCEH’s 2021 Arthur Shapiro Award Winner for best book on hypnosis