Neuroscience and Spirituality

School of Professional Psychology and Health PSY 6664 2.00

Spirituality is understood as a common aspect of human experience that presents in the therapeutic context. Recent neuroscience evidence provides potential insights for refining psychotherapy theory and practice. This course offers an overview of the conceptual foundations and clinical applications of the relevant neuroscience research on attachment, trauma, dreaming and spontaneous thought, creativity and mental illness, peak performance, mindfulness and other forms of meditation, empathy, multiple selves, sense of selfhood, and coherent narrative formation. Priority to PsyD students

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