Through Windows of Opportunity

Author: Marianne Bentzen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429923015
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Research has shown that nonspecific factors such as relationship and personality have a stronger correlation to outcome than method. The basic argument of Through Windows of Opportunity is that skilled psychotherapists do similar things while describing them differently, and that psychological healing is created in the context of relationship. This book presents the work of four therapists: Peter Levine from the USA (working with with Somatic Experiencing on trauma states); Jukka Makela from Finland (with Theraplay, working with disorganized attachment); Haldor Ovreeide from Norway (with a therapeutic conversation in a disrupted son-mother dyad); and Eia Asen from the London Marlborough Clinic (with systemic and mentalization-based family therapy working on a dependent attachment pattern). The closing chapters of the book summarize the high points of the discussions among the four therapists about nonspecific but shared aspects of their interventions, moderated by Susan Hart and Marianne Bentzen.

Psychodynamic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Author: Liselotte Grunbaum
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1782205225
Format: PDF
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This book is both a textbook and book of reference for all child and adolescent psychotherapists. It addresses both novices, who need to learn the theories and methods of the work, and also experienced psychotherapists, who want to expand their knowledge, at the same time getting a readily-accessible update and revival of the many ways in which psychodynamic child and adolescent psychotherapy enters into contemporary practice. The book offers a clear, methodologically precise and updated introduction to the theories, methods and practice of the field. The authors demonstrate through practical examples what psychodynamic child and adolescent psychotherapy is, and how a psychotherapy can be planned and carried out, expounding the necessary preconditions, settings and methods. A personal understanding of the complexity of the therapeutic relationship is presented together with an elucidation of drawings and symbolic play, parallel work with parents, and the special conditions for work with adolescents. A special section deals with the meaning of time, beginnings, endings, and breaks in psychotherapy, followed by a part about the methodological adaptations necessary for psychotherapy with children and adolescents suffering from maltreatment and complex trauma. The book ends with a description of the present state of research in the field.

The Impact of Attachment Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707121
Format: PDF, ePub
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How early infant-parent interactions can explain adult social and emotional relationships. Combining theories of neurobiology, interpersonal relationships, and intrapsychic concepts, this book explores the importance of attachment. Hart addresses children's normal development and relational disorders and presents an integrated therapeutic approach that takes attachment issues into consideration. Complex neurobiological and behavioral theory are transformed into protocols that can be easily implemented by the practicing clinician.

Inclusion Play and Empathy

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450243X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Contributions from early childhood educators, teachers, psychologists, music therapists, occupational therapists, and psychotherapists highlight the crucial role that early relationships and interactions in group settings play in the development of children's personal, emotional and social skills. The book features the latest research and methods for successfully encouraging the development of these skills in groups of children aged 4-12. It explores how play within children's groups can be facilitated in order to foster emotional and empathic capacities, how to overcome common challenges to inclusion in schools and introduces practical, creative approaches to cultivating a sense of unity and team spirit in children's groups.

The Neuroaffective Picture Book

Author: Marianne Bentzen
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623172543
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This concise, charmingly illustrated book offers an introduction to the evolution and early development of the brain and personality that form the crucial foundation for lifelong learning and growth. Designed for psychologists, psychotherapists, coaches, and child care professionals--as well as social workers and anyone else who wants to know more about the biological roots of emotion and relationship--this book is the most accessible primer on developmental neuropsychology available, combining easy-to-understand text with light-hearted illustrations. Covering topics such as the autonomic nervous system, neuroaffective development, the role of the prefontal cortex, and the zone of proximal development, The Neuroaffective Picture Bookis a unique and useful tool for learning about emotions, social skills, and self-regulation.

Brain Attachment Personality

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855755888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book focuses on the brain structures that are essential for the formation of relationships, personality development, and emotions. It attempts to provide an understanding of the way that the uniquely human nervous system develops capacities for empathy, mentalization, and reflection that enable us to address such aspects as past and presence, interpersonal relations, ethics, art, and aesthetics. Each chapter seeks to present the necessary knowledge for an understanding of our inherent neural basis for interpersonal interactions. The individual chapters can be read independently. Some passages will be more demanding than others and may be safely skipped without rendering the rest of the text meaningless.

The Neurobiology of Childhood

Author: Susan L. Andersen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642549136
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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During the past years there has been rapid progress in the understanding of how early life stress impacts psychopathology in children. The first two parts of this book present the basic principles of brain development and describe the most important neuronal systems. This includes systems involved in emotion processing, cognitive control, and social processes. These first two general sections are followed by an overview about recent research on various neuronal and psychiatric disorders, where environmental exposures and altered brain development play an important role: sleep, autism, ADHD and other developmental forms of psychopathology.

The Neuroaffective Picture Book 2 Socialization and Personality

Author: Marianne Bentzen
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
ISBN: 1782225994
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed for psychologists, psychotherapists, and childcare professionals, The Neuroaffective Picture Book 2 – Identity and Socialization outlines the developmental psychology of identity and interaction skills from age 2 to 20 years, combining easy-to-understand text with light-hearted illustrations. The text describes the development of the basic human motivation systems of attachment, play, status, gender identity and empathic mentalization during these years. The importance of peer relationships is highlighted, as well as reflections on how adult family members, mentors, therapists and teachers – hopefully wiser as well as older heads – can best support healthy maturation. This stand-alone book continues the work of the previous volume, The Neuroaffective Picture Book, which gives an overview of personality development during the first few years of life.

Microservices

Author: Eberhard Wolff
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134650409
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Most Complete, Practical, and Actionable Guide to Microservices Going beyond mere theory and marketing hype, Eberhard Wolff presents all the knowledge you need to capture the full benefits of this emerging paradigm. He illuminates microservice concepts, architectures, and scenarios from a technology-neutral standpoint, and demonstrates how to implement them with today’s leading technologies such as Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud. The author fully explains the benefits and tradeoffs associated with microservices, and guides you through the entire project lifecycle: development, testing, deployment, operations, and more. You’ll find best practices for architecting microservice-based systems, individual microservices, and nanoservices, each illuminated with pragmatic examples. The author supplements opinions based on his experience with concise essays from other experts, enriching your understanding and illuminating areas where experts disagree. Readers are challenged to experiment on their own the concepts explained in the book to gain hands-on experience. Discover what microservices are, and how they differ from other forms of modularization Modernize legacy applications and efficiently build new systems Drive more value from continuous delivery with microservices Learn how microservices differ from SOA Optimize the microservices project lifecycle Plan, visualize, manage, and evolve architecture Integrate and communicate among microservices Apply advanced architectural techniques, including CQRS and Event Sourcing Maximize resilience and stability Operate and monitor microservices in production Build a full implementation with Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud Explore nanoservices with Amazon Lambda, OSGi, Java EE, Vert.x, Erlang, and Seneca Understand microservices’ impact on teams, technical leaders, product owners, and stakeholders Managers will discover better ways to support microservices, and learn how adopting the method affects the entire organization. Developers will master the technical skills and concepts they need to be effective. Architects will gain a deep understanding of key issues in creating or migrating toward microservices, and exactly what it will take to transform their plans into reality.

Brain Oscillations and Predictive Coding What We Know and What We Should Learn

Author: Roumen Kirov
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889451615
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Predictive coding (PC) is a neurocognitive concept, according to which the brain does not process the whole qualia of external information, but only residual mismatches occurring between incoming information and an individual, inner model of the world. At the time of issue initiation, I expected an essential focus on mismatch signals in the brain, especially those captured by neurophysiologic oscillations. This was because one most plausible approach to the PC concept is to identify and validate mismatch signals in the brain. Announcing the topic revealed a much deeper consideration of intelligible minds of researchers. It turned out that what was of fundamental interest was which brain mechanisms support the formation, maintenance and consolidation of the inner model determining PC. Is PC a dynamic construct continuously modulated by external environmental or internal mental information? The reader will be delighted to get acquainted with the current views and understanding of eminent scholars in the field. It will be challenging to discover the realm of sleep where both physiological, energy preserving and mental qualia principles build on the inner models to shape and transform the self. And where neurophysiologic oscillations may both transmit external information and translate inner models from state to state to preserve the self-continuity and compactness.