Daniel J. Siegel

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Daniel J. Siegel
Born July 17, 1957
Alma mater Harvard Medical School
UCLA
Occupation Psychiatrist, author

Daniel J. Siegel (born July 17, 1957) is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.

Background[edit]

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA [1] with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center [2] at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach. Siegel is also on the Board of Trustees at the Garrison Institute.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional audience. He is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (2nd. Ed., Guilford, 2012). This book introduces the field of interpersonal neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide. Dr. Siegel serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over sixty textbooks. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton, 2007)[3] explores the nature of mindful awareness as a process that harnesses the social circuitry of the brain as it promotes mental, physical, and relational health. The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton, 2010), explores the application of focusing techniques for the clinician’s own development, as well as their clients' development of mindsight and neural integration. Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton, 2012), explores how to apply the interpersonal neurobiology approach to developing a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and empathic relationships. The New York Times bestseller Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Norton, 2016) offers a deep exploration of our mental lives as they emerge from the body and our relations to each other and the world around us. His upcoming book Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence (Tarcher/Perigee, August 2018) will provide practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life. Dr. Siegel's publications for professionals and the public have been translated into over 40 forty languages.

Dr. Siegel’s book, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam, 2010), offers the general reader an in-depth exploration of the power of the mind to integrate the brain and promote well-being. He has written five parenting books, including the three New York Times Bestsellers Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Penguin Random House, 2014); The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Brain and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, both with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD., The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child (Bantam, 2018) also with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD., and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003) with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

Dr. Siegel's unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting and accessible has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups including mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London's Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He lives in Southern California with his family.

Siegel is known as a mindfulness expert[4] and for his work developing the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology,[5] which is an interdisciplinary view of life experience that draws on over a dozen branches of science to create a framework for understanding of our subjective and interpersonal lives.[6]

Siegel's most recent work integrates the theories of Interpersonal Neurobiology with the theories of Mindfulness Practice and proposes that mindfulness practice is a highly developed process of both inter and intra personal attunement.[7]

Works[edit]

  • The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience (New York: Guilford Press, 1999)
  • Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain (New York: WW Norton & Company, 2003). Co-edited with Marion Solomon.
  • Parenting From the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (New York: Tarcher, 2004). Co-author with Mary Hartzell.
  • Foreword to Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy by Kekuni Minton, Pat Ogden, and Clare Pain (New York: WW Norton & Company, 2006)
  • The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (New York: WW Norton & Company, 2007)
  • The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (New York: WW Norton & Company, 2009). Co-edited with Diana Fosha and Marion F. Solomon.
  • The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (New York: WW Norton & Company, 2010)
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (New York: Bantam, 2010)
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive (New York: Delacorte Press, 2011). Co-author with Tina Payne Bryson.
  • The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (New York: Guilford Press, 2012). ISBN 978-1-4625-0390-2.
  • Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012)
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (New York: Penguin Putnam, 2013)
  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (New York: Bantam, 2014). Co-author with Tina Payne Bryson.
  • Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (New York: WW Norton & Company, 2016)
  • The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child (New York: Bantam, 2018). Co-author with Tina Payne Bryson.
  • Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence (New York: TarcherPerigee, 2018).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huffington Post biography. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-j-siegel-md Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  2. ^ "About MARC". marc.ucla.edu/. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ W W Norton page
  4. ^ Firestone, Lisa. (2013, August 8) 'The Power of Choosing Your Thoughts,' Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-firestone/choosing-your-thoughts_b_3461686.html Retrieved 18 October 2013
  5. ^ Interpersonal Neurobiology
  6. ^ Source - The Developing Mind (Siegel 1999).
  7. ^ personal attunement. Source - The Mindful Brain (Siegel 2007)

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