Best Medical Neuropsychology Books
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1. The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Author: by Bessel van der Kolk
September 25, 2014
‘Dr. van der Kolk’s masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller’ Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations.
Here one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.’Van der Kolk draws on thirty years of experience to argue powerfully that trauma is one of the West’s most urgent public health issues …
Packed with science and human stories’ New Scientist’Everyone should read this book’ Nigella Lawson
2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
Author: by Francine Shapiro
The Guilford Press
The authoritative presentation of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, this groundbreaking book-now revised and expanded-has enhanced the clinical repertoires of more than 125,000 readers and has been translated into 10 languages. Originally developed for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this evidence-based approach is now also used to treat adults and children with complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, addictive behavior problems, and other clinical problems.
EMDR originator Francine Shapiro reviews the therapy’s theoretical and empirical underpinnings, details the eight phases of treatment, and provides training materials and resources. Vivid vignettes, transcripts, and reproducible forms are included. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
New to This Edition *Over 15 years of important advances in therapy and research, including findings from clinical and neurophysiological studies. New and revised protocols and procedures. Discusses additional applications, including the treatment of complex trauma, addictions, pain, depression, and moral injury, as well as post-disaster response.
3. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
Author: by Deb Dana
The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language.
Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients’ experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems.
Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy.
4. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Author: by Daniel J. Siegel MD
In this New York Timesbestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways.
In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescencefor example, that it is merely a stage of immaturity filled with often crazy behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.
Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
5. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Author: by Norman Doidge
An astonishing new science called “neuroplasticity” is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed.
From stroke patients learning to speak again to the remarkable case of a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, The Brain That Changes Itself will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
6. Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia: 101 Games and Activities to Teach Your Child to Read
Author: by Hannah Braun M.Ed.
Fun exercises to make reading easier for kids with dyslexia ages 7 to 12 Learning to read with dyslexia can be a challenge for kids, but it’s a challenge they can conquerwith the right tools. Using a targeted approach to skill development, Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia features more than 100 colorful games and activities that strengthen auditory processing skills, support letter formation in writing, and, most importantly, make reading fun!
This workbook filled with dyslexia tools for kids offers: Daily practiceThis standout among dyslexia books gives kids opportunities to practice their reading skills with exercises focused on phonemic awareness, dysgraphia, and auditory processing disorder. Playful activitiesKids will delight in exploring everything from phonics games to mazes, word association, matching, coloring, listening, and more.
6 Different learning methodsGet a dyslexic reading aid for kids that’s built on multiple research-based approaches to learning, giving kids a chance to see what works best for them. Turn kids into lifelong readers, and help them along the road to overcoming dyslexia with fun-filled games that build their skills and confidence.
7. How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
Author: by Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett Ph.D
Fascinating …A thought-provoking journey into emotion science. Wall Street Journal A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented. Scientific American A brilliant and original book on the science of emotion, by the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin.
Daniel Gilbert, best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions.
Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution.Mind-blowing.
8. Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Manual
Author: by Patricia A. Resick
The Guilford Press
The culmination of more than 25 years of clinical work and research, this is the authoritative presentation of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Written by the treatment’s developers, the book includes session-by-session guidelines for implementation, complete with extensive sample dialogues and 40 reproducible client handouts.
It explains the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of CPT and discusses how to adapt the approach for specific populations, such as combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, and culturally diverse clients. The large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day use. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.
9. The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves
Author: by Curt Thompson
The Gospel Coalition Top Books of 2015 in Faith and WorkHearts Minds Bookstore’s Best Books of 2015, Applied Theology, Basic Christian Living, Whole Life DiscipleshipOutreach Magazine’s Resources of the YearWe’re all infected with a spiritual disease.Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our personal lives and vocational endeavors.
It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a damaged version of ourselves that results in unhealed pain and brokenness. But God is telling a different story for your life. Psychiatrist Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots.
He also provides the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds. Thompson’s expertise and compassion will help you identify your own pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind you.
10. Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain―And How They Guide You
Author: by Rebecca Schwarzlose
Enlightening and ambitious a book that travels into rich terrain, charted by a smart and eager tour guide. New York Times Book Review A path-breaking journey into the brain, showing how perception, thought, and action are products of maps etched into your gray matterand how technology can use them to read your mind.
Your brain is a collection of maps: detailed representations, scrawled across your brain’s surfaces, of the sights, sounds, and actions that hold the key to your survival. Although scientists began discovering these maps over a century ago, we are only now beginning to unlock their secretsand comprehend their profound impact on our lives.
Brain maps distort and shape our experience of the world, support complex thought, and make technology-enabled mind reading a modern-day reality. They shine a light on our past and our possible futures. In the process, they invite us to view ourselves from a startling new perspective.
In Brainscapes, Rebecca Schwarzlose combines unforgettable real-life stories, cutting-edge research, and vivid illustrations to reveal brain maps’ surprising lessons about our place in the worldand about the world’s place within us.
11. Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
Author: by Lisa Feldman Barrett
From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a captivating collection of short essays about your brain, in the tradition of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Have you ever wondered why you have a brain?
Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears. In seven short essays (plus a bite-sized story about how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research.
You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a “lizard brain” and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behavior.
Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humor, and important implications for human nature-a gift of a book that you will want to savor again and again.
12. Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems
Author: by Frank G. Anderson
PESI Publishing, Inc.
Hope and light are on the horizon to help clients overcome the challenges of healing and releasing the pain of relational trauma. The highly acclaimed Transcending Trauma explores a unique, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to resolving complex and dissociative trauma.
In this transformative book Frank Anderson, MD, masterfully details an IFS path to therapy that allows clients to access their inherent capacity for healing called Self-energy while also helping them welcome, as opposed to manage, the extreme emotions frequently associated with trauma.
Included are clinical case examples, summary charts, current neuroscience research, and personal stories that will enable your clients to reclaim self-connection, experience self-love, and regain the ability to connect with and love others. Designed with clinicians in mind, this book offers a comprehensive map to complex trauma treatment that will enable readers to: -Learn how to stay calm and steady in the presence of extreme symptoms -Discover a different approach to resolving attachment trauma -Gain confidence when addressing shame, neglect, and dissociation -Understand the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation -Integrate neuroscience-informed therapeutic interventions -Effectively address medications and common comorbidities -Incorporate IFS with other models of treatment
13. A Sense of Self: Memory, the Brain, and Who We Are
Author: by Veronica O'Keane
How do our brains storeand then conjure uppast experiences to make us who we are? A twinge of sadness, a rush of love, a knot of loss, a whiff of regret. Memories have the power to move us, often when we least expect it, a sign of the complex neural process that continues in the background of our everyday lives.
This process shapes us: filtering the world around us, informing our behavior and feeding our imagination. Psychiatrist Veronica O’Keane has spent many years observing how memory and experience are interwoven. In this rich, fascinating exploration, she asks, among other things: Why can memories feel so real?
How are our sensations and perceptions connected with them? Why is place so important in memory? Are there such things as true and false memories? And, above all, what happens when the process of memory is disrupted by mental illness?
O’Keane uses the broken memories of psychosis to illuminate the integrated human brain, offering a new way of thinking about our own personal experiences. Drawing on poignant accounts that include her own experiences, as well as what we can learn from insights in literature and fairytales and the latest neuroscientific research, O’Keane reframes our understanding of the extraordinary puzzle that is the human brain and how it changes during its growth from birth to adolescence and old age.
14. Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
Author: by Suzette Boon
Winner of the 2011 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Pierre Janet Writing Award. A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors. This training manual for patients who have a trauma-related dissociative disorder includes short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that address ways in which dissociation interferes with essential emotional and life skills, and support inner communication and collaboration with dissociative parts of the personality.
Topics include understanding dissociation and PTSD, using inner reflection, emotion regulation, coping with dissociative problems related to triggers and traumatic memories, resolving sleep problems related to dissociation, coping with relational difficulties, and help with many other difficulties with daily life.
The manual can be used in individual therapy or structured groups.
15. The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
Author: by Iain McGilchrist
Yale University Press
A pioneering exploration of the differences between the brain’s right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture”one of the few contemporary works deserving classic status (Nicholas Shakespeare, The Times, London)Persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative master’ the right.
Brilliant and disturbing. Salley Vickers, a Guardian Best Book of the Year”I know of no better exposition of the current state of functional brain neuroscience.W.F. Bynum, TLSWhy is the brain divided? The difference between right and left hemispheres has been puzzled over for centuries.
Drawing upon a vast body of brain research, the renowned psychiatrist, author, and thinker Iain McGilchrist reveals that the difference between the two sides is profoundtwo whole, coherent, but incompatible ways of experiencing the world. The detail-oriented left hemisphere prefers mechanisms to living things and is inclined to self-interest, while the right hemisphere has greater breadth, flexibility, and generosity.
16. The Art of Thinking Clearly
Author: by Rolf Dobelli
The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid cognitive errors and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.
Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions.
Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-makingwork, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.