The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain


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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 1.7 X 9.3 inches | 2.45 pounds
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About the Author

Dr. Lou Cozolino practices psychotherapy and consulting psychology in Beverly Hills, California. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and an MTS from Harvard University. He has been a professor at Pepperdine since 1986 and lectures around the world on psychotherapy, neuroscience, trauma, and attachment. Dr. Cozolino is the Series Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the author of ten Norton books, including the bestsellers The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, 3rd Edition, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, 2nd Edition, and The Making of a Therapist.


Beautifully organized and artfully presented, Cozolino provides an expansive and insightful account of the neuroscience that transpires between two individuals on a healing journey and why this neuroscience cannot be ignored.
There is no doubt that psychotherapists would benefit from understanding the neurobiology underpinning their interaction with patients. . . . [T]his is a 'must read' for psychotherapists of the 21st century.
[T]he third edition of this must-have book from one of the great clinical psychologists of our time. . . It provides a clear overview of how the brain works, including a focus on the social brain and the neurobiology of attachment. . . . Written in a clear, engaging way, as though telling an unfolding story, making difficult material easily accessible.