My Name Is Dr. Dan Siegel

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My Name is Dr. Dan Siegel. I attended Harvard Medical School and later on traveled to UCLA to finish my postgraduate medical work. While attending I specialized in pediatrics, child, adolescent, teen, and adult psychiatry. I currently reside in southern California with my family and am a clinical psychiatry professor at UCLA School of Medicine. I pioneered a new field known as interpersonal neurobiology. Within this field I delve into different aspects of science, such as biology, physics, linguistics, and psychology to understand what is needed to maximize a healthy mind. Through this work I have gone on to define mental health and even the mind itself. My theory poses the idea that, we are who we are because of the relationships we…show more content…
My work has taken me all over the world. I have lectured in front of His Holiness the Dalia Lama, Pope John II, the King of Thailand, Google University, and London 's Royal Society of Arts. I am the author of numerous books, articles, and text, including, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Guilford, 1999), in which I first introduced the world to my field of interpersonal neurobiology. This books has since gone on to be applied by different organizations across the globe, such as the U.S Department of Justice, The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, as well as Microsoft and Google. More recently, I have published books focusing on parent child relationships and Mindsight. I currently continue to travel and lecture at symposiums and conferences all over the world. I love introducing my field to people in hopes that it will have as wonderful impact and affect on their life as I know it will. My theory behind interpersonal neurobiology refutes the once popular scientific idea that the brain stops neurological growth as early as young adulthood. It instead poses the belief that the brain is continuously growing and forming new neurons and links. From this I looked into how these new neurological links affect the mind and body, both negatively and positively so that clinicians are more aware of how to treat patients and help them gain a healthier more positive well-being. One of the
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