Psychotherapy in Australia; May2007, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p60-65, 6p, 1 Black and White Photograph
With the advent of the neuroscience revolution there is a push to add 'cutting edge' findings of science to validate every clinical observation. As psychotherapy continues to struggle to meet the challenge of demonstrating its effectiveness, neuroscience is a hard path we can use to point to changes arising from our interventions. And yet, how much can neuroscience inform the practice of psychotherapy? JONATHAN NORTON suggests that psychotherapy will benefit from not being overly captured or enchanted by discourses that arise from the excitement around cognitive science and interpersonal biology. The results of neuroscience show nothing more than the underlying physiological correlates of behaviour. It is doubtful that there can be a clear, single unitary set of neurobiological processes underlying most mental and behavioural disorders. Norton argues that it is personal meaning, not brain functioning that matters. This is true when it comes to effective treatments and is what remains central to psychotherapy. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Psychotherapy in Australia; Nov2003, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p58, 6p, 1 Black and White Photograph
Presents information on the limitations of attachment theory for adult psychotherapy. Background on the attachment theory; Discussion on the limitations of the theory; Information on the alternative interpretation of the behavior of infants; Assessment of the alleged biological basis of attachment formation; Elaboration on the proposed general characteristics of attachments.
Psychotherapy in Australia; May2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p53-54, 2p
Focuses on the views of Galen Strawson, professor of philosophy at the University of Reading, on narratives. Relevance of narrative to an understanding of self and world; Difference between psychological and ethical narrativity; Therapeutic applications of narratives.
Psychotherapy in Australia; Aug2004, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p77-77, 1p, 1 Black and White Photograph
Provides information on the 26th Freud Conference held in Melbourne, Victoria on May 15, 2004. Papers presented by sociologist Nancy Chodorow and historian Robert McElvaine; Sponsors of the conference; Conference organizers.