Where are negative emotional memories stored?

Anger, fear, guilt, depression, anxiety. No one wishes to experience these feelings, however, they are inevitable to many of us. For some, these negative emotions and memories can interfere with our daily functioning and affect us and those around us greatly. Somehow...

Where are negative emotions stored?

BIG QUESTION Our latest “Big Question” is:  “Where are negative emotional memories stored in the brain and how are they best treated in psychotherapy?” If you are knowledgeable in this area we would love to hear your answer, or at least...

Can Empathy Be Taught? – Robert Moss

Robert Moss Big Question “Can Empathy Be Taught?”   For anyone who has done clinical supervision of graduate students, there is no doubt that there are wide variations in the “natural” abilities of students to utilize warmth, genuineness,...

Can Empathy Be Taught?

The Big Question “Can Empathy Be Taught?”   To be empathically attuned to a client is no doubt a cornerstone of effective psychotherapy. But can this vital ingredient of the therapeutic alliance be taught? And if so, what is the neurobiology that...

The Future of Diagnosis

Terry Marks-Tarlow Big Question “In light of the new DSM-5 release and the NIMH’s proposed RDoC framework – what is the future for mental disorder classification and diagnosis?”   I believe that the future of psychiatric diagnosis is one...

The Future of Diagnosis

The Big Question “In light of the new DSM-5 release and the NIMH’s proposed RDoC framework – what is the future for mental disorder classification and diagnosis?” THE BIG QUESTION is a regular activity for our Panel of Experts to weigh in...

Columnar Brain Model

Robert Moss Big Question “What is the next big breakthrough you are waiting for in mental health?” Iam obviously biased about the next major breakthrough based on my own area of interest. As many readers are probably aware, there are two massive projects...

Next Breakthrough or Next Shift?

Richard Hill Big Question “What is the next big breakthrough you are waiting for in mental health?”   A number of developments over the past decade seem to be pointing to a possible shift in the way we assess the relationship of academic study and...
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