The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science

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The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science
by R. Douglas Fields, PhD

8.0 CE credits  --------    Intermediate level  

This book looks at a part of the brain that has been largely ignored until recently – the glia cells.  It is a fascinating account of these cells and their many functions and involvement in health and disease, and also an illustration of the tendency science sometimes has to overlook important information or ignore paths of research because they do not fit into the currently accepted dogma or paradigm.  Includes chapters on how glial cells may be involved in disease processes such as Alzheimer's, mental health issues such as addiction, and the underpinnings of learning and memory.

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Cooking Slowly: Where is Psychotherapy Practice Headed? And Do We Want to Go There?

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by Chris D. Cooper, PhD

2.0 hours of CE credit   --------    Introductory to intermediate level

This 36-page booklet is based on a presentation made by Dr. Cooper on June 6, 2014 at Children’s Friend, Inc. of Worcester, MA.  It begins with some thoughts about culture and paradigms, and uses an old story about a frog sitting in water that is slowly heated until he cooks without noticing as the metaphor for what is happening now in psychology and the practice of psychotherapy.  Included are sections about how we come to know what we know and what exactly drives scientific discovery in the directions it seems to automatically take.  It looks at incentives such at the 2014 B.R.A.I.N. Initiative and funding for scientific projects, and considers both the upside of the current focus on the brain and neuroscience as well as exploring the considerable downside.  In addition, some alternative ways of viewing mental health treatment are considered.


18-question true/false + multiple choice test

$20.00
 


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