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The Mindful Therapist: An Approach to Cultivate Your Mind to Be the Best Therapist with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Join Dr. Siegel in an exploration of the mind, what it means to be mindful, and how to cultivate presence and mindfulness in the therapeutic relationship. In this workshop, Dr. Siegel will provide a deep understanding of the nature of the mind through an interpersonal neurobiology and mindsight lens, which serves as a foundation to further explore the areas of mindfulness, attention, intention and consciousness. Dr. Siegel will teach you how to integrate mindfulness into the clinical setting – from conceptualization, to treatment planning, to intervention.

While learning to be a more mindful therapist benefits your clients’ journey towards healing, it also supports your own well-being. Dr. Siegel explains how being more mindful and learning to be present helps to avoid therapy burnout. This also helps increase health in body, mind and relationships while it promotes kindness and compassion, improving the life for both you and your clients.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is the leading authority on interpersonal neurobiology. His work is changing our understanding of the brain and improving the outcomes of psychotherapy. Mindsight comes from his years of research and clinical practice in the areas of mindfulness, neuroscience and attachment. Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence, compares the potential of Mindsight to Darwin’s theory of evolution and Freud’s theory of the unconscious. This workshop is a must to revolutionize your work as a therapist and lead a more fulfilling life!


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Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
5 Hours 54 Minutes
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Sep 16, 2016
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This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Mindsight Institute

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., 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. Siegel'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, Ph.D.: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Power of Showing Up also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), The Yes Brain (also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel 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. 

Non-financial:  Dr. Daniel J Siegel is a clinical professor at UCLA School of Medicine. He does not receive compensation.

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  1. Explain how brain science permits a new way of viewing mindfulness, personal transformation and the therapeutic relationship.
  2. Implement the three components of the learnable skill of mindsight: insight, empathy and integration.
  3. Define the mind, which is missed in the field of mental health.
  4. Utilize a comprehensive assessment based on the domains of integration.
  5. Design personally tailored interventions focusing on specific combinations of domains of integration for individual clients.
  6. Implement treatment strategies according to a person’s attachment patterns that will optimize integration.
  7. Explain how treatment planning is a collaborative process of the therapeutic relationship.


Mindfulness and Why it Matters

  • Mindfulness research
  • Practice from Buddhism to Western culture
  • Attention and consciousness

Role of Mindsight in the Therapeutic Process

  • Neural integration
  • The power of neuroplasticity to change the brain
  • The plane of possibility and the neural nature of consciousness
  • Mind as an embodied, relational, self-organizing and emergent process of energy and information flow
  • The plane of possibility and the neural nature of consciousness
  • Therapeutic interactions can promote neural integration

The Essential Pathways Toward Trust, Truth and Transformation

  • Illuminating the pathways of change
  • Transform ourselves to create neural integration
  • The wheel of awareness
  • Practical daily steps to cultivate a mindful brain
  • Differentiate between empathy, compassion, kindness and joy

The Neurobiology Of:

  • Presence
  • Attunement
  • Resonance

Implement in Clinical Work

  • Assess a range of symptoms that impair healing
  • Interventions focusing on specific combinations of domains of integration
  • Treatment planning collaborated with the therapeutic relationship
  • Strategies according to a person’s attachment patterns that will optimize healing

Target Audience

Psychotherapists, Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Case Managers, Nurses, Physicians, Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 5


Thay V


Michele M

"Dr. Siegel is not only very educated and experienced, he is a kind, good human being who cares about everyone and wants to share what he knows to help other humans improve their lives. His humaneness and wishes for the well-being and connectedness of us to all other inhabitants of this planet is inspiring. I loved his constant reminders to treat others/clients/patients/fellow travelers with respect and positive wishes, including ourselves. I loved his seminar!"

Angela P

"great program and insightfull speaker "

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