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The Science of Psychotherapy July 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy July 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the globe there is a feeling that something about the way we have lived has ended and a new way of life is beginning. How many times in history has this been true for the whole world: that a single event has irrevocably changed the...

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2021

This past year with COVID-19 has revealed how we are all equally vulnerable to this microscopic assailant. On the positive side, many have felt a sense of commonality and connection with people in countries previously given little thought. Ironically, separation has...

The Science of Psychotherapy May 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy May 2021

In various books, poems and songs, May is dubbed as The Merry Month of May. The musical, Camelot, takes it one Spring step further into the Lusty Month of May! I am always intrigued when a positive affirmation is created. What is the motivation? It might be that May...

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The pleasure of curating this magazine never wanes. There is always fascinating material coming in from around the globe. In this vein, we continue our series of international Last Words with Flavio Cannistra from Italy. He begins with a famous quote which produces...

The Science of Psychotherapy August 2021

The Science of Psychotherapy August 2021

I recently saw a post at space.com, titled “How many atoms are in the observable universe?” The author, Harry Baker, presented a compelling case which takes into account the 13.8-billion-year age of the universe, the 300 million years before light existed, and how the...

Book Giveaway – How We Practice Therapy Now

Book Giveaway – How We Practice Therapy Now

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Andrew Thomas talks about the Rainbow Map

Andrew Thomas talks about the Rainbow Map

Andrew Thomas (MBACP in the UK) has developed a tool he calls the Rainbow Map that is being used by therapists in many modalities for trauma and anxiety. Richard Hill meets Andrew and talks about the development and use of this rather useful therapeutic tool. To find...

Remember more by taking breaks

Remember more by taking breaks

Longer breaks during learning lead to more stable activation patterns in the brain We remember things longer if we take breaks during learning, referred to as the spacing effect. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology gained deeper insight into the...

Giveaway – 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions

Giveaway – 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions

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Brain Repair Discovery Could Lead to New Epilepsy Treatments

Brain Repair Discovery Could Lead to New Epilepsy Treatments

School of Medicine researchers have discovered a previously unknown repair process that takes place in the brain that they hope could be harnessed and enhanced to treat seizure-related brain injuries. Common seizure-preventing drugs do not work for approximately a...

Long COVID and Mental Health with Dr John Arden

Long COVID and Mental Health with Dr John Arden

Today we catch up with long-time contributor and friend Dr John Arden and talk about the long term mental health impacts of COVID-19. It was a long conversation so we give you a 30min segment here, but if you want to listen (and watch) the entire conversation please...

The Whole-Brain Child Book Giveaway

The Whole-Brain Child Book Giveaway

Contgrats Sue for winning this book! Learn more as a member of The Science of Psychotherapy! Get access to hundreds of articles, videos, and a community of mental health professionals to help you understand the art and the science of psychotherapy.

Dr Carl Erik Fisher talks addiction

Dr Carl Erik Fisher talks addiction

Dr Carl Erik Fisher is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, where he teaches topics related to psychiatry, law, ethics, neuroscience, and society. He also has a private psychiatry practice, primarily focused on substance use problems...

What does the sleeping brain think about?

What does the sleeping brain think about?

Thanks to a unique system that decodes brain activity during sleep, a UNIGE team is deciphering the neuronal mechanisms of memory consolidation. We sleep on average one third of our time. But what does the brain do during these long hours? Using an artificial...