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...

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

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...