Behavioral Neuroscience for the Human Services
Foundations in Emotion, Mental Health, Addiction, and Alternative Therapies
Harriette C. Johnson, PhD
Table of Contents
Our Professions Come of Age
Neuroscience Knowledge and Tools for Biopsychosocial Practice
1. Why should I care about brain science? I'm a "People" person
2. Neuroscience knowledge: How Is It Faring at the Beginning of the Second Decade of the Millennium?
3. Normality, Professional Culture, and Psychiatric Disorders: Diagnosing Jared
4. Breaking through: Is it nature or nurture? Domains of biological influence on psychological functions
5. Why do we know so much more now than a few years ago?..........
6. What can we make of Jenny's rages? Biology-environment disputesamong mental health social work specialists
7. The biopsychosocial perspective:Theoretical frameworks, unifying themes
8. The biopsychosocial perspective: Genetics, epigenetics, and complex adaptive systems
9. Assessment and intervention planning with individuals and families: Three tools for combining multisystem and evidence-based analysis
10. Complementary roles of quantitative and narrative approaches: How we used them together to learn about parent/professional relationships
Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Brain Works
11. Brain Structures: Larger (Visible to the Human Eye)
12. Structures: Microscopic (Neurons, Synapses, and Other Amazing Contributors to Brain Works)
13. The Brain's Natural Chemicals: Precursors, Messengers, and Enzymes
14. Neurotransmission: How the Brain Sends and Receives Messages
15. Neurotransmitters: Synthesis through Release in Four Steps
16. Outcomes: The Fifth Step in Neurotransmission
17. Some Classes of Drugs and Other Substances: Actors in the Brain
18. Using Neuroscience Information to Empower (excerpt from process recording)
Neural Networks Today, Connectomes on the Horizon
19. Human Neural Systems Working For You Day and Night
20. Pleasures: Your Favorites, My Favorites, and How Brain Ingenuity Puts Them on the Map.
21. Eating: The Pleasures that Keep on Pleasing
22. Eating and Obesity: Has Pleasure Vanquished Homeostasis?
23. Trauma and Stress: Neural Networks
24. Jason: Multiple Traumas, Social Work Interventions
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Definitions, Contributing Factors, and Interventions
25.Addiction: Definitions, Risk and Protective Factors
26. Brain Structures and Systems Involved in Substance Abuse and Addiction
27. How Do We Become Addicted? Brain Changes and Psychological Changes
28 Cultures of Therapy and the Recovery Boondoggle
29. Some Street Drugs-How They Can Get You Hooked
30. How Do Psychosocial Interventions Work in the Context of a Changed Brain?
31. Treat Drugs with Drugs? Is That Craziness?
32. Assessing Pat: (A) Food Struggles and Mental Challenges. A Young Woman and Her Family Respond to Co-occurring Conditions
Child and Adult Development
Recent Research on Critical Developmental Topics
33. Genes, Temperament, and Resilience
34. Affiliation, Bonding, and Attachment
35. Stress and Vulnerability
36. Critical Periods in Child Development
37.Tyrone: ADHD, Genes, Environmental Stressors, and Family Coping
38. Consciousness: An Evolutionary Perspective
Mental Health and Mental Illness
Medical Conventions, : Recent Research, from Assessment to Intervention Planning
39. Approaching the Era of the DSM-5: Sea Change in Practice Ideologies?
40. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?
41. What can today's neuroscience tell us about mental conditions? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) as a case in point
42. Neuroscience with Social Science Can Give Us Insights about Pat
43. Borderline Characteristics:Medications
44. Borderline Characteristics: Non-Pharmacological Interventions
45. Assessing Pat (B), MEBA items 8-13 (continued from Part IV, MEBA items 1-7):Thoughts of death, borderline dimensions, and obsessive-compulsive traits in a person with eating challenges
Multiple Routes to Quality of Life:
Recent Research on Supportsfor Living
46. Authenticity in therapeutic alternatives: How can I tell the best natural treatments from snake oil?
47. Traditional, alternative, and integrative medicine, plus None-of-the above: How they can elevate our emotions, cognitions, and behaviors
48. None-of-the-Above: Exercise as a major example1
49. Alternatives to conventional treatments: David's mother draws on new knowledge to find better help for David