Mona DeKoven Fishbane, PhD is the director of the couple therapy training program at the Chicago Center for Family Health. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel's books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com.
"You know this book is going to be good when you learn it is part
of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology and that the
Foreword is written by Dan Siegel. Mona DeKoven Fishbane has
created an intelligent classic - 266 pages packed with useful
information that will enlighten therapists for years to come. . . .
I not only recommend this book, I have also quoted from it on
numerous occasions. . . . Fishbane has given therapists an
extraordinary gift, and after reading this book, I think readers
will agree." -- The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
"Mona DeKoven Fishbane has written an innovative and very readable book for both new and experienced clinicians. . . . [She] provides couple therapists, as well as the couples that they treat, with a scientific, evidence-based foundation for hope and optimism for the future." -- PsycCRITIQUES
"[A] masterful book. . . . [S]oak in the wisdom of this elegant and illuminating synthesis." -- Daniel J. Siegel, MD, from the Foreword
"Mona Fishbane thoroughly researches the new neurobiology and deftly draws its implications for couple therapy. She combines the erudition of a scholar with the wisdom of a master clinician." -- Dan Wile, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley; Author, After the Honeymoon
"Finally, a terrific and very readable book that combines what we know scientifically about healthy relationships with what we are learning about the functioning of the brain. This book should be part of every clinician's library." -- John M. Gottman, Ph.D., author of What Makes Love Last?
"This book gently guides us through the science behind one couple's everyday struggles and victories, allowing all those who work with couples to appreciate and learn from their psychological and neurobiological journey." -- Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT); author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
"In this beautifully crafted book, Dr. Fishbane brilliantly weaves together a wealth of neuroscience research findings and her invaluable wisdom as a master couple and family therapist and inspiring clinical educator to demonstrate how the brain influences our most intimate bonds. Offering useful practice suggestions and vivid case illustrations, she explains how, with the brain's plasticity, we can shape and change patterns of interaction to bring out the best in loving relationships over the life course. I recommend this book most highly to deepen and enrich the practice of all seasoned clinicians as well as beginning therapists." -- Froma Walsh, PhD, Co-Director of Chicago Center for Family Health; Mose & Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita at School of Social Service Admin and Dept of Psychiatry, University of Chicago