This book is a long awaited clinical Epiphany. Reading Matt Bennett’s book Connecting Paradigms: A Trauma Informed & Neurobiological Framework for Motivational Interviewing Implementation will make you feel like every single clinical pearl you’ve ever learned has come together in the most beautiful and utilitarian necklace. It pulls the chord all the way from neurobiology class through motivational interviewing, all with a foundational philosophy of harm reduction.  In my pursuit of learning to be a healer, helping others do the same, and appreciating my own personal process, I hadn’t yet encountered such a concise, practical and all inclusive approach. Many of us have gone to trainings, filled out CME papers that asked ‘how will you use this in your practice?’.  What Matt has captured in this book is our practice for guiding others and ourselves through the journey of recovery from trauma.

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