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Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy

Strongly Disagree Disagree Does Not Apply Agree Strongly Agree I can distinguish and describe at least 2 areas of neurobiology research where it is applicable to psychological therapies I understand and explain the historical development of neurobiology as a science, and describe at least 3 ways such knowledge informs psychological processes I can list 4 neurobiological features of the peripheral nervous system that relate to emotional and relational regulation and dysregulation I can show how these features can be related to a) anxiety, b) PTSD, and c) depression I can list 2 developmental issues that impact on neurobiological functioning I am [...]

Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy2019-08-14T17:21:40+01:00

Recommendations for psychotherapists studying neurobiology

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten A difficult subject Neurobiology, even more than biology in general, has become deeply rooted in a multidisciplinary background. As a result, a full insight and evaluation capability of neurobiological research requires a reasonable command of a number of sub-disciplines, including biology itself, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and computer science. Nevertheless, there are possibilities for an educated professional from a different discipline such as psychology to not only make sense of what is involved in neurobiological research findings, but to do this at a level substantially ahead of journalistic popularisation. Character of the module's study material The [...]

Recommendations for psychotherapists studying neurobiology2019-08-22T15:21:22+01:00

Neuroanatomical vocabulary and concepts1

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten The nervous system The human nervous system works closely together with the endocrine system to channel, process and integrate information about the environment and about the body as a whole, and to take action or not, on a macroscopic or microscopic, external or internal scale, as a result. All animals (with the exception of sponges) have at least a rudimentary nervous system. The modern view is that all vertebrates (i.e. including fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds) rely on a central nervous system (CNS) that includes the spinal cord, hindbrain, midbrain, forebrain and optical nerve. The [...]

Neuroanatomical vocabulary and concepts12019-08-22T15:20:35+01:00

Some basics of human biology

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Quick navigation The cellular basis of life Evolution Genetics Embryology and the prenatal period Phylogeny and ontogeny Epidemiology Homeostasis The heart and cardiovascular system The immune system The endocrine system and hormones Sexuality and reproduction Nutrition and the digestive system Complex behavior Ageing While the human mind cannot be reduced to physiological properties, psychology is grounded in biology. Psychological understanding and psychotherapeutic practice are thus significantly enriched by a good knowledge of biology. Modern biology, the "science of life", is informed by a number of principles that give a strong unity to the subject: Life