Jeffery Steven SmithNew York Medical College | NYMC · Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jeffery Steven Smith
Building online training in science-based framework for efficient learning of psychotherapy regardless of orientation.
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Today we are at a tipping point, ready for a unifying infrastructure of theory for psychotherapy, the Affect Avoidance Model. A new, major revision of the preprint, written with Benjamin N. Johnson presents the model and shows how it explains the action of psychotherapy from words spoken in session to changes in synapses.
July 2015 - August 2015
- SEPI, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Newsletter Editor
This is the third iteration in a project to develop a theoretical framework for psychotherapy that is compatible with all contemporary orientations and has explanatory power with respect to causation of pathology, maintenance of pathology and change processes. The end product is a series of ten principles developed under extensive peer review by me...
This title (due in March 2017 from Springer) combines the many schools of thought on psychotherapy into one reader-friendly guide that coaches psychotherapists through the various techniques needed as the field expands. Unlike any other book on the market, this text considers all of the simultaneous advances in the field, including the neurobiology...
[AUTHOR ADDENDUM: Interestingly, 2004 was also the year that Sevil Duvarci and Karim Nader. (Journal of Neuroscience October 2004) described the phenomenon of reconsolidation which gives the biochemical basis of catharsis as described clinically in this article.] Original Abstract: Work with survivors of childhood trauma sheds light on the enigmati...
Where psychotherapy training is too complicated and splintered, knowledge of the science and requirements of memory reconsolidation both confirms and explains how diverse therapies achieve change. Having a unified, explanatory framework helps students organize knowledge from multiple sources to visualize and apply underlying principles to clinical...
The field of psychotherapy integration has long sought an explanatory model for therapeutic action across orientations. We take advantage of advances in the neurobiology of memory and emotion to propose such a model for psychopathology and its treatment. These pathologies are generated by the brain’s evolutionally architected systems for prediction...