International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy

Volume 3, 2015

ISSN 2202-7653

doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2015




Volume 3 Content

Issue 1

1. Editorial Statement – Pieter Rossouw

2. Memory Reconsolidation Understood and Misunderstood – Bruce Ecker

47. Neuropsychotherapy:Defining the Emerging Paradigm of Neurobiologically Informed Psychotherapy – Matthew Dahlitz

70. Russian Psychology and Neuropsychotherapy: Comparative Analysis – Maria I. Kostyanaya

89. The Development of Memory: Implications for Learning and EducationPieter Rossouw

92. Social Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (SDHD): A Sibling of ADHD? – Sandy Laurens & Pieter Rossouw

Issue 2

101. Book Review – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment
102. Mothers’ Expectations of Parenthood: The Impact of Prenatal Expectations on Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Post Birth – Kathryn Lazarus and Pieter Rossouw

124. Efficacy of Drawings as a Measure of Attachment Style and Emotional Disturbance: An Australian Children Investigation – Jasmin Singh & Pieter Rossouw

131. Neuropsychotherapy in continuing professional development: Is it really helpful in mental health professions? – Zhi Xiang On & Pieter Rossouw

139. Intergenerational trauma in remote Australia and Papua New Guinea: A neuropsychological perspective – Monika Knausenberger & Pieter Rossouw.




We are excited to release this edition of the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy as we enter our third year since the launch. The global uptake of applied brain based research is in line with the post decade of the brain phase as well as shifts in traditional treatment modalities like the shift towards the neural underpinnings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies – the “fourth wave” of CBT; the focus on the neural basis of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and focus on the neuroscience of analytical therapies to name a few.

The field of psychotherapy and psychological research has entered a phase that focuses on the interplay between neuroscientific underpinnings and practical applications to enhance outcomes for the ever growing demand to find workable strategies to effectively address patterns of unwellness.
One of the key variables that inform the development of a well-integrated person (neural system) is our education systems. In this volume we discuss the pitfalls of a fear based education system and implications of such an approach on individual neural development as well as societies in general and call for a stronger research agenda to address this from neural perspective. We hope this will add to the debate and research in this domain.

Neuroscience research should always be mindful of its ultimate focus – the wellness of societies and improvement of mental wellbeing. The words of Nobel laureate, Erik Kandel comes to mind:
Patient care is our most important responsibility. That is why we are here. Never let patient care take a secondary role. Patient welfare is the ultimate goal of biological science and it is the engine that drives the whole scientific enterprise.

Neuroscience opens amazing new opportunities to benefit you clients – utilise it, do it justice and enjoy the future!” (Kandel, E. R., 2006. In Search of Memory. The Emergence of a new Science of Mind. New York, NY: W.W. Norton)

Pieter Rossouw
Summer 2015

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