Contributed by Dan Siegel

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"You're a Moron"

An Angry Client Embraces Therapy at 92

At 92, a pugnacious client discovers that it’s never too late to change. Read more

Daniel J. Siegel, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned neuropsychiatrist, joined us for an Ask Me Anything LIVE virtual event! Read more

On the Death of My Friend

A Reflection on Bipolar Disorder and Suicide

Helping our community understand the suicide of one of modern psychotherapy’s most cherished public figures. Read more

On the Death of My Friend Rich Simon

A Reflection on Bipolar Disorder and Suicide

Dan Siegel, author and cofounder of the Mindsight Institute, was a close friend of Networker editor Rich Simon for over two decades. Rich's family has asked... Read more

The Healthy Mind Platter

Giving Presence

Our minds are more than what happens inside our skulls, and even in our bodies. They’re fully embodied, and they’re fully relational. Here are seven daily... Read more

Symposium Highlight May 6, 2019

Consciousness and Connection

Highlights from Symposium

It’s hard to think of anyone who's had more influence on our field than neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel. His far-ranging keynote proposed that the integration... Read more

VIDEO: Dan Siegel on Embracing the Energy and Creativity of the Adolescent Mind

Why Adolescent Behavior is More Than Just Raging Hormones

In his Symposium address, Dan Siegel challenged some common myths about adolescence and suggested that the aspects of adolescence that can drive us... Read more

VIDEO: Dan Siegel on Engaging Teen Clients

They're More Interested in Brain Science Than You Think

Dan Siegel knows that nobody—especially an angst-filled teenager—likes being told what to do. That’s why he takes a more roundabout approach to... Read more

VIDEO: What's the Difference Between Brain and Mind? Dan Siegel Explains

The Distinctions between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

With all the buzz about brain science, is it possible to lose sight of the mind? Dan Siegel, a pioneer in the applications of brain science to psychotherapy... Read more

Symposium Highlight October 11, 2017

VIDEO: Dan Siegel on the Therapist's Mission in the Modern Age

Attending to How We Relate to Each Other and the Planet

In this video clip from his 2015 Networker Symposium Keynote address, "Healing and Hope in the Human Age," psychiatrist and bestselling author Dan Siegel... Read more

When All Else Fails

Stories of Vulnerability and Possibility

The self-assurance of expert practitioners who publicly present their work can lead everyday therapists to believe that psychotherapy is a far more predictable... Read more

Symposium Highlight May 1, 2017

The Science of Consciousness and the Future of Psychotherapy

Dan Siegel on Rising Above the Brain's Limitations

In his 2017 Networker Symposium keynote address, neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel challenged the audience to move beyond the limiting concept of the “separate... Read more

According to Dan Siegel, understanding the connection between the brain and the miraculously various operations of the human mind and body is the first step in... Read more

Then, Now & Tomorrow

Oral Histories of Psychotherapy 1978-2017

A group of innovators and leaders look back over different realms of therapeutic practice and offer their view of the eureka moments, the mistakes and... Read more

VIDEO: A New Way to Engage Teen Clients

Dan Siegel on the Power of Teenage Brain

Dan Siegel, author of Brainstorm: The Power and the Purpose of the Teenage Brain, knows that nobody—especially an angst-filled teenager—likes being told... Read more

VIDEO: Assessing the Unintegrated Brain

How to Change the Brain in Therapy

It’s one thing to throw around the scientific-sounding language of brain science, it’s another to actually develop concrete clinical procedures based on... Read more

Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

How One Client Effectively Applied Dan Siegel’s Neurobiology Lesson

Psychotherapy Networker Founder Rich Simon listens to Dan Siegel about neuron "sponges," empathy, and how it all impacts depression. Read more

The Verdict Is In

The Case for Attachment Theory

Fifty years of research has confirmed that the emotional quality of our earliest attachment relationships is central to our well-being as adults. Read more

Complexity Choir

The eight domains of self-integration

As unlikely as it may sound, the mathematics of complexity theory could offer us the key to the elusive secrets of mental health and personal well-being. Read more

A Week of Silence

Quieting the Mind and Liberating the Self

How would it feel to sit completely still for a week, not communicating with anyone, just tuning in to the seemingly chaotic jumble of your own thoughts? A... Read more

Dan Siegel

Longtime Psychotherapy Networker contributor 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.