We are currently completing a number of systematic literature reviews focusing on neuroscience concepts (e.g., neuroscience of emotion, Polyvagal Theory) that are most closely related to the integration of neuroscience in counseling and psychotherapy. Additionally, we are focusing on the development of neuroeducation programs, evaluation of neuroscience-based models of resilience, development of neuroscience informed cognitive behavioral therapy and new ideas that emerge from the team daily.
Depending on your goals and interests, team members’ participation may differ. Generally, graduate student researchers commit to an average of five hours per week for a year, spread out during and between quarters.
I’ve found working on the Neuroscience Integration Lab to be incredibly important to my growth as a student and researcher. It has been amazing to be able to participate in this type of research at the graduate level, and I feel better prepared in my studies because of it. As a student hoping to pursue a doctorate in this field, this experience has been invaluable.
Being a member of the Neuroscience Integration Lab has afforded me the opportunity to be taught by an expert researcher and to collaborate with peers who challenge me. I have been able to add projects to my CV for my application to doctoral programs, something I felt nervous obtaining prior to the lab. I have made great friends through this experience and strengthened my relationships that existed with individuals in the lab prior to joining this team. I feel very proud of the work we do.