Brain vs. Mind: What’s the Difference?

Dan Siegel on the Distinctions Between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

As the language of neuroscience has become more and more commonplace in the consulting room, it’s no surprise that the line that separates brain science from psychotherapy can become a bit blurred.

No one understands this more than 2014 Symposium presenter Dan Siegel, a pioneer in the movement to get psychotherapists to understand how the brain operates and how that knowledge intersects with the work therapists do with their clients.

But it’s important to recognize the difference between being a mental health professional with knowledge of neuroscience, and an actual neurologist. In a clip from one of our Networker Webcast series, Dan talks about this distinction and the perspective he works from that embodies the functions of the mind.

Dan Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. His latest book is Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.

Join us at the 2014 Networker Symposium to hear Dan speak as part of the Future View panel, “Charting Psychotherapy’s New Horizons,” and/or attend his workshops, “Myths of the Teen Brain” and “Neuroscience and Positivity.”

Networker Symposium 2014
March 20-23 in Washington, DC

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