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Daniel J. Siegel

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 theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (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. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit:

Books by Daniel J. Siegel

  1. Book CoverHealing Moments in Psychotherapy

    Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy.More

  2. Book CoverThe Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice

    Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience to better understand emotion.More

  3. Book CoverHealing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain

    Born out of the excitement of a convergence of ideas and passions, this book provides a synthesis of the work of researchers, clinicians, and theoreticians who are leaders in the field of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy.More

  4. Book CoverHow People Change: Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy

    Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience to understand psychotherapeutic change.More

  5. Book CoverMind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

    A New York Times Bestseller.

    A scientist’s exploration into the mysteries of the human mind.More

  6. Book CoverThe Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being

    A new framework for maintaining mental health and well-being.More

  7. Book CoverThe Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

    Bringing mindfulness techniques to your psychotherapeutic work with clients.More

  8. Book CoverPlay and Creativity in Psychotherapy

    Distinguished clinicians demonstrate how play and creativity have everything to do with the deepest healing, growth, and personal transformation.More

  9. Book CoverPocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind

    The central concepts of the theory of interpersonal neurobiology.More