This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical overview and clinical guidelines for the application of neuropsychotherapy. It takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining neuropsychological knowledge with recent conceptualizations from neuroscience and psychotherapy, with special emphasis on the role of working alliance.

The first part of the book focuses on the historical roots of neuropsychotherapy. Then, a framework of interpersonal process in neuropsychotherapy and conceptualization for clinical purposes are described. Resistance is described through a historical perspective of conceptualizations to the present-day demands of understanding this phenomenon in the process of neuropsychotherapy. In addition, the neuropsychology of emotions is presented in a therapeutic process through a case intervention.

The latter chapters of the book are concerned with special interest interventions and psychotherapeutic working methods suited for neuropsychotherapy.

Representing a wide variety of theoretical, research oriented, clinical neuropsychological and psychotherapeutic expertise, this book will interest professionals in neuropsychological rehabilitation and those working with patients with cognitive, emotional and behavioral disorders in in-patient and out-patient settings.

chapter 1|28 pages

Neuropsychotherapeutic Approaches in the Rehabilitation Context

ByRitva Laaksonen, Mervi Ranta

chapter 2|10 pages

Neuropsychological Assessment in Adults

Integrating Neuropsychological Knowledge for Treatment and Therapeutic Purposes
ByRaija Ylikoski

chapter 3|26 pages

Brain Development and the Everlasting Process of Self-Regulation

Implications for the Development of Perception, Attention, Language, and Memory
ByNina Sajaniemi

chapter 4|12 pages

Motivational Regulation and Its Effect on Mental Processing in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

A Rehabilitation Perspective
ByLiisa Paavola, Jukka Loukkola

chapter 6|20 pages

Resistance in Treating Neurological Patients

ByPaula Häkkinen

chapter 7|16 pages

Process-Oriented Neuropsychological Outpatient Rehabilitation

Practical Examples of Various Etiological Groups at the Post-Acute Stages
ByArja Lindell, Tarja Ketola

chapter 10|12 pages

Challenge to Change in the Family Narrative

ByTarja Ketola, Liisa Paavola, Nina Sajaniemi

chapter 12|30 pages

Summary of Applications of Psychothera-peutic Methods in Neuropsychotherapy

ByRitva Laaksonen, Mervi Ranta