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Introduces a plain language, clinical framework where neuroscience shows how words and relationship can bring about change.

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eBook: The Common Infrastructure of Psychotherapy

Explains the framework from the Infographic with much more detail. 77 pages.

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eBook: Getting the Most from Your Therapy

By Dr. Smith especially for clients. 128 pages.

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Dr. Smith's Books

Course Textbook

Covers theory, practice, and a catalog of problems  psychotherapy aims to change. Integrates all orientations. Click on book image to see more.

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How facing dreaded feelings leads to freedom.

Written for everyone but not "dummed down." Explains how experiencing emotion in a context of connection changes us.

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An Edited Compilation of Posts and Comments

Combining the wisdom of Dr. Smith's posts with many of the comments that have added so much wisdom on the subject.

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Recommended Books

Titles from Jaak Panksepp, Sue Johnson, Bessel van der Kolk, and Amir Levine.

Amir Levine

Uniquely detailed description of the characteristics of adult attachment styles.

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Jaak Panksepp

Dense science for anyone, but don't miss the section on the SEEKING system.

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Bessel van der Kolk

Must read for survivors and therapists who deal with early life trauma.

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