OLIVER TURNBULL ON ‘NEUROSCIENCE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS’
NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS IRELAND STUDY GROUP
Neuroscience for Psychotherapists
Abstract: Neuroscience and the psychotherapies seem like very distinct disciplines – but the new field of affective neuroscience has brought them considerably closer. This lecture offers a tutorial review of the many points of contact: basic emotion systems and their evolutionarily or developmental origins; core cognitive systems and their unconscious nature; and the systems which manage and regulate thoughts and feelings. These findings offer the important scientific grounding that any evidence-based psychotherapy needs. In addition, it offers an increased understanding of how psychotherapies might interact with more biologically-oriented approaches: where a shared language with organic psychiatry has important implications for the multi-disciplinary team.
Short Bio: Professor Oliver Turnbull is a neuropsychologist (and a clinical psychologist), with an interest in emotion and its many consequences for mental life. His interests include: emotion-based learning, and the experience that we describe as ‘intuition’; the role of emotion in false beliefs, especially in neurological patients; and the neuroscience of psychotherapy. He is the author of a number of scientific articles on these topics, and (together with Mark Solms) of the popular science text ‘The Brain and the Inner World’, and for a decade was Editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis. He is a Professor of Neuropsychology in Bangor University, where he is Pro Vice Chancellor (Teaching & Learning).
Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 6 pm, at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Lloyd Building Room LB 11
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