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Written in a conversational and engaging style, this updated and expanded Third Edition of Thriving! helps future counselors and therapists to succeed in their training and professional development throughout their graduate careers. This informative and inspirational book includes an overview of the literature, personal accounts from students, practical tips/activities, and the latest coverage of such topics as advances in neuroscience research, crisis intervention, and more!

Becoming Neuro-Minded
Becoming Neuro-Minded

Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.

—Jeffrey Eugenides

The communication between the brain and the heart is a two-way dialogue.

—Mindie Kniss

When reassuring a new employee that a job is a simple one to master, a supervisor may say, “Hey, don’t worry! It’s not brain surgery.” In this chapter, we argue that when you succeed in your counseling and therapy work, you actually are performing a procedure that changes neural pathways. So, in fact, your job is brain surgery!

For decades, critics have pejoratively referred to counseling and therapy as warm-fuzzy, touchy-feely treatments that unlike psychopharmacology and other biological interventions, lacked any scientific support for having any real impact on brain functioning. However, in recent years, neuroscience research has been ...

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