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Changing the Stigma: Why Therapy Works

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What are the key elements to success in psychotherapy?
Air Date: 11/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lou Cozolino, Author
LouLou Cozolino has been a writer, professor, and practicing psychologist in Los Angeles, California since 1986. In addition to holding degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology, he has studied, worked, and written in the areas of neuroscience, neuropsychiatry, and education.

A full-time member of the graduate psychology faculty at Pepperdine University, he has trained hundreds of Masters and Doctoral students for the past 30 years. His clinical interests focus on the recovery from dysfunctional families, childhood trauma, and head injuries using a combination of psychodynamic and systems approaches informed by neurobiology.

Lou has lectured around the world on attachment, brain development, evolution, and the synthesis of neuroscience and psychotherapy. In addition to Why Therapy Works, he is the author of The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, The Making of a Therapist, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Healthy Aging Brain, The Social Neuroscience of Education, and Attachment-Based Teaching. Lou has also authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on child abuse, schizophrenia, language, and cognition.

His current interests are in the areas of the synthesis of neuroscience and evolution with education and leadership. Lou is also an editor at W.W. Norton for two book series focused on the application of interpersonal neurobiology to the fields of mental health and education.
Changing the Stigma: Why Therapy Works
Whether you've just gone through something traumatic, or have been struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn for help.

Unfortunately, therapy has developed a negative stigma and isn't seen as a successful way to help treat mental health.

That's far from the truth. There have been many studies, books, and research papers published showing the many benefits therapy has on your overall health.

What are the key elements to success in psychotherapy?

Listen in as Author Lou Cozolino shares why therapy is extremely beneficial for your mental health, as well as your overall health.
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