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Dan Siegel, MD Author, renowned psychiatrist

Dan 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 speaks internationally to many different groups, including teachers, mental health and healthcare professionals, business leaders, and to the general public. He lives in Southern California with his family.

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Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
The Power of Showing Up
January 10 - 12, 2020
Research in the field of attachment reveals that the most essential tool to helping children thrive is really showing up. Dr. Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, renowned clinician-educators and best-selling authors of many parenting books, present a powerful weekend workshop examining the science and practice of being present. Explore what it means to truly “show up” in parenting and in life, and enhance your relationships with your child, your partner, and even with yourself.

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