Neuroscience Resources

Newly Released by Julie Uhernik


Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy provides a basic overview of structure and function of the brain and nervous system, with special emphasis on changes that occur when the brain is exposed to trauma. The book presents a unique and integrative approach that blends soma and psyche beyond the purview of traditional talk therapy and introduces a variety of trauma-informed approaches for promoting resilience. Each chapter includes case studies, examples, and practical and adaptable tools, making Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy a go-to guide for information on applying lessons from neuroscience to therapy.

Julie's Recommended Reading

General Books

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen
  • The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well- Being by Daniel J. Siegel
  • Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises by Lawrence Katz and Manning Rubin
  • My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte-Taylor, Ph.D.
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (New York: Hyperion Books, 2008).

Marriage and Family Books

  • Beautiful Boy — a father's journey through his son's addiction by David Sheff (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008)
  • Why Marriages Succeed Or Fail…And How You Can Make Yours Last by John Gottman (New York: Simon and Shuster Paperbacks, 1994)
  • Step-by Step-Parenting A Guide to Successful Living with a Blended Family by James D. Eckler (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1993)
  • Give Them Wings — Preparing for the Time Your Teens Leave Home by Carol Kuykendall (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 1994)
  • For Each Other  Sharing Sexual Intimacy by Lonnie Barnach ( New York, New York: Anchor Books, 2001)
  • Hold Me Tight – by Sue Johnson offers a new look for optimizing relationship wellness (New York, Little Brown and Company, 2008)
  • It Didn’t Start With You- by Mark Wolynn addresses the impact of family trauma, the science discoveries of epigenetics and an approach for breaking the cycle (New York, Viking Press, 2016)

General Wellness Books

  • Emotional Intelligence — Why it Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman ( New York, New York :Bantam Dell, 1995)

Upcoming Speaking and Workshops:

  • 2017 American Counseling Association Conference in San Francisco: March 16-19 Educational session “New in Neuroscience- New Directions in Treatment and What the Counselor Needs to Know”