“Brain Effects During the Emotional Restructuring Session” Neuropsychotherapist Magazine Article Announced by the Center for Emotional Restructuring LLC

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Published in the April issue of Neuropsychotherapist magazine, the article explains the theorized brain effects of Emotional Restructuring in the treatment of past relationship negative emotional memories

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Emotional restructuring is one component of the Clinical Biopsychological approach.

Clinical psychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., FACPN, FAACP, and M. Christine Mahan, M.A., co-authored the article entitled, “Emotional Restructuring: Clinical Biological Perspective on Brain Involvement.” Emotional Restructuring is a six-step, single session process directed toward neutralization of problematic relationship memories (e.g., parent, spouse, boss). The article provides an explanation on how each step of the procedure theoretically leads to changes in the cerebral cortex of both sides of the brain.

Emotional restructuring is one component of the Clinical Biopsychological approach. The treatment approach is based on the cortical column brain code theory (Dimensional Systems Model). The only psychological treatment manual written on assessment, conceptualization, and treatment based on the cortical column brain-based model is Clinical Biopsychology in Theory and Practice by Dr. Robert A. Moss.

The article reference is: Moss, R. A. (2014). Emotional Restructuring: Clinical Biological Perspective on Brain Involvement, The Neuropsychotherapist, 5, 54-65. In addition to the Neuropsychotherapist.com website, the article is also 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.

The Neuropsychotherapist, together with the supporting website neuropsychotherapist.com, is to develop a platform for a meeting of minds, where therapists can come for a broad overview of the latest research, theory and practice in all areas that affect our mental well-being. Neurology, psychology, relationships, diet, environment, genetics and more have a complicated and multifaceted influence upon our mental lives. The goal is to be aware of all these factors and find effective therapeutic approaches that take them into account.

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.

Dr. Moss is board certified in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. He is the founding editor-in-chief for AIMS Neuroscience which is a theoretical journal scheduled to begin publishing in May. He has authored 49 professional articles and presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. He is currently employed at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC.

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