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The Brain, the Mind, and Your Practice

In Parenting From the Inside Out, Siegel and Hartzell propose that the brain and interpersonal relationships produce what we think of as mind. How might this position inform your work as a marriage and family counselor or therapist working with infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents and their families?

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*How might this position inform your work as a marriage and family counselor or therapist working with infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents and their families?

Note: I did not have the resource, "Parenting from the inside out' by Siegel and Hartzell. The two resource from which this post is drawn consists of works commenting on Siegel's work in this book—one directly on the topic with quotes from Siegel and Hartzell's book. The author article is from Siegel commenting on his own therapeutic practice outlined in the parenting book. Hope this is beneficial for you in response to your question.

Fishbane (2007) describes the meaning behind Siegel and Hartzell's book on "Parenting from the outside out", based on their initiatives to compare the dynamic circuitry of the brain with the dynamic relationships within parenting and with families. The brain is the organ in our bodies that most directly controls our thoughts. Siegel and Hartzell (2003 as cited in Fishbane, 2007 utilizes the mechanism of the brain in neuronal imagery to explain how human beings are wired. For instance they begin by noting that neuronal circuits are wired through a ...

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This solution examines the Siegel and Hartzell parenting analogy in the context of neural mechanisms of the brain.

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