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ERIC Number: EJ857311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Translating Neurodevelopment to Practice: How to Go from "fMRI" to a Home Visit
Walker, Robert
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v14 n4 p256-265 2009
Bruce Perry's "Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics" (NMT) has great potential for enriching how children are cared for in families and in the social institutions charged with treating emerging disorders in young children. The NMT also suggests that many, if not most, currently used interventions seem pale and destined to have little or no effect on maturational outcomes because of their ignorance of target areas in the brain. Clinicians and child protective service practitioners need to have a clear understanding of how the brain and environment interact to produce thinking, feeling and behaving. Clinicians must learn how to think neurodevelopmentally throughout assessment and treatment. This is different from seeing evidence-based practices as manualizable stepwise components that can be blindly followed in the clinical setting. NMT requires a far more sophisticated education of clinical professionals during their graduate exposure instead of depending on episodic training on packaged evidence-based practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A