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Master of Science in Counseling
Neurocounseling, neuroscience, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, brain and body connection, mental health
Neurocounseling integrates Neuroscience into mental health counseling by using psychoeducation, teaching, and illustrations as well as other forms of therapy (CBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, etc.) to assist clients in understanding the neurological basis of many mental and behavioral health concerns. Clients can benefit from Neurocounseling as they gain a more comprehensive understanding of the central nervous system and brain function in connection to the body, cognition, mood, and behaviors, also known as the mind and body connection. Neuroplasticity and neurogenesis allow us to understand the brain’s amazing capability to grow and change. Understanding neuroscience allows for more integrated case conceptualization when working with clients who are experiencing, mental, physical, and behavioral health concerns.
Clark, Sherri, "Neurocounseling and the Counseling Profession: Integrating Neuroscience into the Practice of Counseling" (2020). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 410.