Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology and Couple Therapy by Mona DeKoven Fishbane, PhD
Sharing her extensive clinical experience and an integrative perspective informed by neuroscience and relationship science, Mona Fishbane gives us insight into the neurobiology underlying couples' dances of reactivity. Readers will learn how partners become reactive and emotionally dysregulated with each other, and what is going on in their brains when they do. Clear and compelling discussions are included of the neurobiology of empathy and how empathy and selfregulation can be learned. Understanding neurobiology, explains Fishbane, can transform your clinical practice with couples and help you hone effective therapeutic interventions.
This book aims to empower therapists- and the couples they treat-as they work to change interpersonal dynamics that drive them apart. Understanding how the brain works can inform the therapist's theory of relationships, development, and change. And therapists can offer clients neuroeducation about their own reactivity and relationship distress and their potential for personal and relational growth. A gifted clinician and a particularly talented neuroscience writer, Dr. Fishbane presents complex material in an understandable and engaging manner. By anchoring her work in clinical cases, she never loses sight of the people behind the science.