“New Therapist Magazine Article on Clinical Biopsychology: Brain-Based Psychotherapy” Announced by the Center for Emotional Restructuring LLC

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The current issue of New Therapist magazine introduces practicing psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to this new brain-based approach in psychotherapy integration.

Indispensable survival guide for the thinking psychotherapist

There has been a growing interest in the brain as it relates to psychotherapy over the past 20 years. Concepts such as “mirror neurons” and “memory reconsolidation” have captured the field’s attention.

Clinical psychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., FACPN, FAACP, is the author of the article titled, “Brain-Based Views on Psychotherapy Integration: Clinical Biopsychology” that is based on the cortical column brain code theory (Dimensional Systems Model) and the applied treatment approach. The article serves as a primer for practitioners on the detailed peer-reviewed articles previously published. This is a step toward promoting recognition of how a brain code model can guide assessment, conceptualization, and treatment for psychological problems.

As stated in the article, “There has been a growing interest in the brain as it relates to psychotherapy over the past 20 years. Concepts such as ‘mirror neurons’ and ‘memory reconsolidation’ have captured the field’s attention. The role of the amygdala in fear conditioning as related to trauma and subcortical emotional memory storage appear as common themes. Despite this interest, many psychotherapists lack the knowledge base to critically evaluate brain-related studies and how this information relates to different psychotherapy approaches and their integration.”

The article reference is: Moss, R. A. (2014). Brain-based views on psychotherapy integration: Clinical biopsychology. New Therapist, 89, 6-15. The article is available for review at Dr. Moss’ contribution pages at ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu. All other articles on the column brain model and clinical biopsychology are also available at those sites.

New Therapist is an independent, subscription-based magazine for mental health therapists, produced by journalists and therapists on five continents. It is published bimonthly (every second month) and provides the most current coverage of the changing world of therapy. The magazine aims to provide the definitive read on what's happening in the therapy industry while ensuring the product can be accessible and stimulating enough to be leisure reading.

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. In this regard, Dr. Moss has written professional and relationship books, including those on Giver Taker patterns (Type-G and Type-T personalities). Psychotherapy integration and comprehensive treatment are possible since the approach recognizes that negative mood states may occur from current factors/situations, negative emotional memories, and/or loss issues. This allows the identification of all contributing factors with treatment being directed at each.

Full information on all aspects of the brain theory and its applications, including all related articles, is available at emotionalrestructuring.com. He has a blog on a variety of topics related to his work. Dr. Moss is board certified in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He is the editor-in-chief of AIMS Neuroscience, a peer-reviewed professional journal. He has authored 48 professional articles and presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. He is employed as a clinical neuropsychologist at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

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