From Behavioral Counseling to Neurocounseling

As human beings have evolved, so too has this process of helping, including most recently the counseling profession as a whole. With advances in medical imaging and enhanced understandings of neuroscience, much more is known about the impact of counseling on behavior, feelings, thoughts and physiology. Neurocounseling simply states that behavioral and psychological symptoms have correlating physiological and neurological underpinnings.Counseling psychology has grown into a broader paradigm shift that encompasses brain-based research, involving the nervous system, neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, neurobiology, along with counseling psychology. The Neurocounseling is considered a different approach to treating illness where implementing neuroscientific technology into counseling techniques will be involved in the future.National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is increasingly turning to neuroscience as an alternative for moving away from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…


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