Neuroscience for Counselors and Therapists: Integrating the Sciences of the Mind and Brain presents students with an accessible, insightful discussion of the virtues and vices of integrating neuroscience into existing models of counseling practice. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Neuro in Session Sections make use of clinical cases to more clearly present both the integration and application of neuroscience in practice. These case vignettes follow a client through various forms of integration across various models. This supports the reader’s understanding of the material, moving integration from an abstract concept to a concrete one. Rather than offering multiple vignettes, the book offers one comparative vignette in each chapter.
Your Brain, Explained Sections present a technical, scientific view of neural elements and phenomena found throughout the chapter. These sections are placed near the end of the chapter and provide readers with more detailed information about a topic referenced in the chapter without interrupting the flow of the chapter.
Chapter Summaries effectively review key information presented within each chapter.
Chapter Wrap-Up Sections guide the reader in reflecting on highlights of the chapter and main takeaways, and augment the opening questions in the chapter.
Reflection Questions and Exercises throughout the text encourage critical thought, introspection, and allow students to make connections with their personal experiences and ideas.
Informational Tables and Figures provide emphasis and detail for critical information covered throughout the book.