Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood

Parenting Your Adult Child


Daniel Siegel, Caroline S. Welch

June 30-July 2, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights
CE Credits available

$375 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if only we could understand what’s going on in the adolescent mind? Believe or not, now we can! This workshop uses the interdisciplinary developmental approach in the field of interpersonal neurobiology to dive deeply into the parenting experience of supporting the growth of adolescents into young adulthood and beyond.

Understand what adolescents in your working and personal life are going through. Discover how to build upon the ideas in Dr. Daniel Siegel’s New York Times bestseller Brainstorm to enhance your relationships with the adolescents in your life and to reactivate the best parts of adolescence in you.

This weekend, you will learn:

  • A science-based approach to support adolescents as they mature into adulthood
  • How the brain changes during adolescence and how the mind emerges
  • What needs to change in the relationship between adolescents and the adults in their lives, including parents, during this important period of transition.

The workshop will include plenty of examples from the presenters’ own family experiences, as well as from Dan’s clinical practice of 30 years. There will be experiential exercises and group discussions. You will take home strategies for keeping up with your adolescents’ developmental changes, and you will return to work and family life rejuvenated, with a new understanding of the essence of adolescence!

Faculty Bio

Daniel Siegel

Daniel Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Also at UCLA, he is a founding codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

As the executive director of the Mindsight Institute—which offers online learning and in-person lectures focusing on the development of ‰mindsight‰ in individuals, families, and communities—he is also addressing the intersection of human relationships with basic biological processes. As a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, he studied family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative.

Known for his unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting to a range of audiences, Dr. Siegel has addressed diverse local, national, and international groups, including Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the King of Thailand, Google University, London‰’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.

His books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Therapist, The Whole-Brain Child, Brainstorm, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child‰’s Developing Mind. He lives in Southern California with his family.

Caroline S. Welch

Caroline S. Welch is a sought-after international speaker known for her expertise in law, mediation, and mindfulness.

A meditator for more than 30 years, she is CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc., in Santa Monica, California, and cofounder, with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, of the Mindsight Institute, whose mission is to make the latest neuroscience accessible for personal and professional development through online and in-person programs.

Caroline was a civil litigator for more than 10 years, primarily representing Japanese corporate clients. She was also vice president in litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), and senior counsel at Spelling Entertainment, where she supervised litigation and served as production attorney for Judge Judy.

Caroline is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a master‰’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California.

Why Attend

  • Learn the scientific explanations for what happens neurobiologically in adolescents and the reasons for their corresponding behaviors.

  • Create ease in relationship with adolescents in your life, and reconnect with the positive attributes of the adolescence in you.

  • Develop a newfound appreciation for the human growth process, and learn how to support yourself and adolescents through the journey.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Dress comfortably.

  • Recommended Reading

    Brainstorm, Daniel J. Siegel, MD

  • Special Interest to

    Clinicians who work with adolescents


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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