Louis Cozolino, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and maintains a clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles, California.
Few people have Cozolino's clear understanding of the indivisible nature of mind, brain, and body. Fewer still can make these concepts so accessible, accurately describing the brain as a social organ and humans as complex beings that have been shaped by evolution. Exploring the interface of science and psychotherapy, this book encourages us to know relationship as our natural habitat and to appreciate the conscious and unconscious layers of communication that influence us.--Mary L. Meador, M.D., Board Certified Physician in private practice, Education Chair for Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Teacher of Science of IBNB, Portland Community College Lou Cozolino's new book is a must-have for all therapists and practitioners who support and care for individuals who carry with them pain and hurt. It is a way of looking through the lens of knowledge about the brain, mind, and body to understand deeply the ways in which relationships offer the resources for healing and transformation. Lou is a thoughtful and kind guide to the neuroscience of clinical work. You will want to read the book again and again. Each time, you will discover something more.--Joe Tucci, PhD, CEO of the Austrailian Childhood Foundation Written with concision, elegance and anecdotal verse, this book combines cutting-edge science and the experience-based insights of a master clinician. Lou Cozolino's guide to applied neuroscience will be a treasured resource for therapists, physicians, and counselors for a long time to come.--Gabor Mate, M.D., author In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction