Book Description

Review 'The serious practitioner of psychotherapy will find this book a remarkable 'game-changer' in terms of therapeutic practice.?Hanna uses her outstanding skills as a synthesizer of approaches to help us not only understand the implications of the new science of how the brain works, but more importantly helps us use this information in approaches that get therapeutic results.?This book is going to be a whole new conversation starter in the field.' - Terry D. Hargrave, PhD, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary; Co-author of Restoration Therapy:? Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy 'With artful clarity Hanna illuminates how social process is biological process. Using a straightforward, de-jargoned approach she demystifies the science of the brain and explains how what happens in the brain is inextricably tied to emotional, psychological, and interpersonal dynamics. Best of all, she masterfully demonstrates how therapists can use basic principles of neuroscience to foster interpersonal change. This book is a must-read for those who are committed to fostering healing and health from a truly systemic perspective. - Tracey A. Laszloffy, PhD, Director,?Center for Relationship Healing; Co-author of Teens Who Hurt; Couples and Family Therapist in Private Practice, Norwich, Connecticut Read more About the Author Suzanne Midori Hanna, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist with over 30 years? experience as a clinician, educator, and program developer. She is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been a faculty member, program director, and program developer for three COAMFTE-accredited programs in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and California. Her specialization in integrative family trauma treatment is the result of 20 years working with African Americans in Kentucky and California. She has authored The Practice of Family Therapy and co-edited with T. Hargrave The Aging Family. Her practice includes family therapy, consultation, training, and evaluation to nonprofit organizations who serve veterans and disadvantaged trauma survivors. She is also an instructor for Amridge University and a senior scholar for the Hiebert Institute. Read more