Giveaway This Week!: This week we will be giving away 2 copies of The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide To The Brain! See below.
It’s question time again and today we are addressing 2 questions from our listeners:
  1. Bob Shebib – What specific neurological and biological changes occur for the client as a result of building a relationship with the therapist? Oxytocin? Dopamine? Reduction of stress hormones?
  2. Hillary – when someone experiences trauma in early development there is a “shift” in the nervous system. What does the shift look like in adulthood and is it changeable with secure attachment


  • Richard Hill – Nov 2017 NPT – Prepared, Ready and Able: How we biologically prepare ourselves for future experience.

    McGowan, P. O., Sasaki, A., D’Alessio, A. C., Dymov, S., Labonté, B., Szyf, M., Turecki, G., … Meaney, M. J. (2009). Epigenetic regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor in human brain associates with childhood abuse. Nature neuroscience, 12(3), 342-8.

    Brent, L. J., Chang, S. W., Gariépy, J. F., & Platt, M. L. (2013). The neuroethology of friendship. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1316(1), 1-17.

  • “The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Stress, Adversity, and Trauma: Implications for Social Work” – by Janet Shapiro and Jeffrey Applegate in the September and October issues of The Neuropsychotherapist.


Thanks for listening!

Please leave an honest review on iTunes and please subscribe to our show.

You can also find our podcast at: The Science of Psychotherapy Podcast Homepage

If you want more great science of Psychotherapy please visit our website

[giveaway id=39502]

About The Author: