There are a number of mental health providers (Nurse Practitioners included) that are not as familiar with the latest developments in neuroscience and are a bit skeptical about its use in their clinical practice. introduce the concept of neuroscience and explain how some of the latest developments can be used in everyday practice. Discusses the problem of stigma and the role of clinicians in dispelling myths about mental illness.  

1- Has your understanding of brain science changed? In what way?

2. Please comment and give an example of how you anticipate or have already incorporated your understanding of neuroscience into the counseling and treatment of your clients.

3. In what ways have you noticed or personally experienced the marginalization of persons with mental illness, their relationship with health care providers or their ability to access care?