The Science of Consciousness and the Future of Psychotherapy
One of the most popular speakers in our field today, Daniel Siegel is celebrated for his contributions over the past two decades in bringing the once exotic subject of brain science to the attention of a generation of therapists. His vast knowledge of the subject is important, of course, but what keeps the audience in the palm of his hand is his crystal-clear explanations of complex material, and his genius for making us laugh even as we’re taking it all in. Currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, his many influential books include The Developing Mind, Mindsight, The Mindful Therapist, and most recently, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.
In his keynote, he’ll focus on how the advances across a range of disciplines—including brain science, psychiatry, attachment theory, quantum physics, and spirituality to name just a few—have expanded our conception of consciousness and their implications for the practice of psychotherapy.
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.
Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which includes over 70 textbooks. Dr. Siegle's books include his five New York Times bestsellers: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence; Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Power of Showing Up, also with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, MEd), and The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.
Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties. He is an author for Random House and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.