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Nov 19, 2018

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It's question time again and today we are addressing 2 questions from our listeners:
  1. Bob Shebib - What specific neurological and biological changes occur for the client as a result of building a relationship with the therapist? Oxytocin? Dopamine? Reduction of stress hormones?
  2. Hillary - when someone experiences trauma in early development there is a "shift" in the nervous system. What does the shift look like in adulthood and is it changeable with secure attachment


  • Richard Hill - Nov 2017 NPT – Prepared, Ready and Able: How we biologically prepare ourselves for future experience.


    McGowan, P. O., Sasaki, A., D'Alessio, A. C., Dymov, S., Labonté, B., Szyf, M., Turecki, G., … Meaney, M. J. (2009). Epigenetic regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor in human brain associates with childhood abuse. Nature neuroscience, 12(3), 342-8.


    Brent, L. J., Chang, S. W., Gariépy, J. F., & Platt, M. L. (2013). The neuroethology of friendship. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1316(1), 1-17.

  • "The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Stress, Adversity, and Trauma: Implications for Social Work" - by Janet Shapiro and Jeffrey Applegate in the September and October issues of The Neuropsychotherapist.



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