Volume 6 Issue 7 short reading course

Addiction; Left and Right Hemispheres (1 hour)

In this course you will learn:

  • The nature of addiction and why it should be considered a disease
  • Insights from an addiction specialist
  • The nature of the left and right hemispheres
  • How we might be living in a fundamentally pathological society

(This course is for Standard, Premium, and Professional subscribers only)


NPT Vol 6 Issue 7 (1 hour)
One hour reading course for The Neuropsychotherapist volume 6 issue 7
Module 1 The Science of Addiction
Unit 1 The Science of Addiction Part 1
Unit 2 The Science of Addiction Part 2
Module 2 Considering the Nature of our Left and Right Hemispheres’ Engagement
Unit 1 Considering the Nature of our Left and Right Hemispheres' Engagement (Part 1)
Unit 2 Considering the Nature of our Left and Right Hemispheres' Engagement (Part 2)
Volume 6 Issue 7 short reading course will take you though the articles The Science of Addiction and Considering the Nature of our Left and Right Hemispheres’ Engagement.

This self-study activity consists of 1 hour of continuing education, or professional development, instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary across countries, organizations and state board regulations. Please save the test results at the end of each unit, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your organization to determine specific filing requirements.

We are unable to guarantee the success of logging 1 CE/PD points for this course as the requirements vary significantly across countries, states, and organizations.

All self-study participants will have to have achieved 80% or better pass rate to receive a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test – these are available as a download after you complete each test section.

In this course you will learn:
  • The nature of addiction and why it should be considered a disease
  • Insights from an addiction specialist
  • The nature of the left and right hemispheres
  • How we might be living in a fundamentally pathological society
  • The latest wisdom from Allan Schore and Iain McGilchrist

Dr. Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He’s the author of four seminal volumes, most recently, The Science and the Art of Psychotherapy (Norton, 2012). Soon Norton will publish two more books: Right Brain Psychotherapy and The Development of the Unconscious Mind. Allan’s contributions appear in multiple disciplines: infant mental health, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, and more. He’s the past editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. He’s won multiple awards, including an award for outstanding contributions to practice in trauma psychology.

Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. He’s been a research fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He’s published original articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics of literature, philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry. He’s probably best known for his 2009 book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale).

He’s currently working on a film entitled The Divided Brain, though we’re not sure of the exact release date; but a film by Bruce Parry, called Tawai: A Voice from the Forest, is a fabulous film that features a lot of work that Iain has done, and the concept of looking at the world from the right-brain perspective, and the necessity of doing that in terms of moving forward in our universe. Iain is also currently writing a book entitled There Are No Things for Penguin Press.


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