Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychotherapy provides a bionetwork theory unifying empirical evidence in cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology to explain how emotion, learning, and reinforcement affect personality and its extremes. The book uses the theory to explain research results in both disciplines and to predict future findings, as well as to suggest what the theory and evidence say about how we should be treating disorders for maximum effectiveness. While theoretical in nature, the book has practical applications, and takes a mathematical approach to proving its own theorems. The book is unapologetically physical in nature, describing everything we think and feel by way of physical mechanisms and reactions in the brain. This unique marrying of cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology provides an opportunity to better understand both.
SECTION 1: THEORETICAL UNIFICATION PART 1: THE PROBLEM CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2: ISSUES & IMPEDIMENTS TO THEORETICAL UNIFICATION PART 2: A PROPOSED SOLUTION CHAPTER 3: CORE NETWORK PRINCIPLES: THE EXPLANATORY NUCLEUS CHAPTER 4: COROLLARY NETWORK PRINCIPLES CHAPTER 5: EMOTION CHAPTER 6: SIMULATING PSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA AND DISORDERS PART 3: EVALUATION: CRITICISM & REBUTTALS CHAPTER 7: EVALUATION, CRITICISMS AND REBUTTALS SECTION 2: PSYCHOTHERAPY INTEGRATION CHAPTER 8: PSYCHOTHERAPY INTEGRATION: PROBLEMS AND ISSUES CHAPTER 9: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF PRINCIPLE 1: UNCONSCIOUS PROCESSING CHAPTER 10: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF PRINCIPLE 2: LEARNING AND MEMORY CHAPTER 11: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NETWORK PRINCIPLES 3 - 12 CHAPTER 12: PSYCHOTHERAPY INTEGRATION