Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
Clinical psychologist Dr. Robert A. Moss is the author of the article that bridges the basic brain model (Dimensional Systems Model) of cortical processing and the applied treatment approach (Clinical Biopsychology). The paper discusses why the part of the brain that allows us to talk to ourselves in a logical reasoning fashion is often unable to control emotional reactions tied to past memories. It provides a new understanding of consciousness in which our self-talk is only a small part.
Based on how and where detrimental negative emotional memories are stored, there is an explanation on the manner Emotional Restructuring neutralizes the effects of those influential memories. An additional explanation is why losses result in expected depressive symptoms. Just as we have a native interpersonal spoken language based on our left hemisphere receptive and action memories, we also have a native interpersonal emotional language based on right hemisphere memories. The right hemisphere memories are the ones which explain both personality (i.e., a relatively stable pattern of behaviors) and personality disorders. In relation to brain research, it cautions that fMRI scans are likely not to show what areas of the cortex are actually involved when the memories are long-standing in nature.
In contrast to other psychotherapy theories (psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, cognitive-behavioral), the Clinical Biopsychological approach is the only one based on how the brain processes and encodes information. Full information on all aspects of the brain theory and its applications, including all related articles, is available at the website. Dr. Moss is board certified in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He has authored 43 professional articles and presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences.
Moss, R. A. (2013). Psychotherapy and the brain: The dimensional systems model and clinical biopsychology. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 34, 63-89.