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Digital Seminar

Module 5: Relationships 1

Daniel J. Siegel, MD
1 Hour 36 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 19, 2016
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This dynamic, comprehensive training course features a thorough exploration of the latest science in Interpersonal Neurobiology (“IPNB”), a trans-disciplinary, scientific framework, and the Mindsight approach. It is designed to enhance your practice and optimize the health of your patients, no matter what your clinical background or orientation may be.

Enjoy focused lectures on how to integrate the IPNB framework into clinical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment, engage in guided practices and reflections, and explore detailed case examples. 


The 36 hours of comprehensive training covers the areas of: 


Mind: Explore the most recent science of what the mind is and how to optimize mental health. Master the foundational concepts of integration, energy flow, consciousness, and subjective experience to provide effective therapeutic interventions. 


Brain: Dive into the fascinating field of neuroplasticity as Dr. Siegel highlights the structure and function of the embodied brain and the bodily systems that shape our mental lives. Take away tools to help clients integrate their body and its nervous system to live with well-being and a happiness that includes meaning, connection, and emotional balance. 


Relationships: Explore all stages of development, from conception to adulthood, illuminating how our early life experiences and relationships shape who we become. Learn the science of relationships, from romantic to familial and friendships, and discover how to support healthy interpersonal connection. 


Attachment: Discover how early attachment experiences relate to patterns in adult relationships and clinical implications for life-long connections that impact our healthspan – how long we live with well-being. With a focus on the Adult Attachment Interview, explore how to help clients work through traumatic relationships, construct coherent narratives, and create secure attachment patterns throughout the lifespan.


The 9 Domains of Integration: Enjoy the most thorough teachings in the key elements of integration, the differentiation and linkage of parts of a system, which includes domains of: consciousness, bilateral and vertical neurology, state, memory, narrative, interpersonal, time, and identity. With detailed explanations, case examples, and clinical summaries of each topic, you will be able to incorporate these elements into your practice immediately. 




  • Introduction
  • Mind
    1. An Emergent Property of Energy Flow
    2. Self-organization and Integration
    3. Consciousness
    4. Subjective Experience
    5. Information Processing
    6. Awareness of Breath Practice
    7. The Interrogatives: The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of the Mind     
    8. Mindsight
    9. Triception and the Window of Tolerance
    10. Integrative Movement I: Warm up, Step 1 and 2
  • The Embodied Brain 
    1. The Brain: Developmental Neurobiology
    2. How the Brain Grows and Changes
    3. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Neuronal Growth and Development
    4. Dr. Siegel’s Hand Model of the Brain: The Brain in the Palm of Your Hand
    5. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: The Brain
  • Relationships
    1. Connection Across the Lifespan
    2. Presence, Attunement, Resonance, and Trust (PART): Verbal and Nonverbal Communication      
    3. Integrative Movement II: Steps 3 and 4        
    4. PART:
      1. Presence
      2. Attunement
      3. Resonance            
      4. Trust         
    5. Relationships:
      1. Rupture and Repair
      2. Kindness, Compassion, and Empathy
      3. Forgiveness
      4. Reflective Dialogues
  • Attachment
    1. The 4 Ss of Attachment
    2. The Field of Attachment Research
    3. Strategies of Attachment
    4. Secure Attachment
      1. The Infant Strange Situation
      2. The Adult Attachment Interview
    5. Avoidant Attachment
    6. Ambivalent Attachment
    7. Disorganized Attachment      
    8. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Relationships, Attachment, and Interpersonal Connection
  • Domains of Integration
    1. The 9 Domains of Integration


  1. Consciousness
    1. Integration of Consciousness
    2. Integrative Movement III: Step 5 and Step 6
    3. Awareness of Breath: Mindsight Lens
    4. Introduction to Dr. Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness Practice
    5. Integration of Consciousness: The Science of the Wheel of Awareness Practice
    6. The Plane of Possibility
    7. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: The Integration of Consciousness
  2. Bilateral
    1. Bilateral Integration
    2. Asymmetry of Structure and Function
    3. Bilateral Development
    4. Bilaterality and Learning
    5. Attachment and Bilaterality
    6. Integrative Movement IV: Step 7
    7. Case Example
  3. Vertical 
    1. Vertical Integration
    2. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Vertical Integration
  4. Memory
    1. Memory Integration
    2. Implicit Memory
    3. Memory and Forgetting
    4. Learning and Unlearning
    5. Forgetting and Remembering
    6. Memory: Emotion, Anticipation, and States
    7. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Memory
    8. Case Example
    9. Integrative Movement V: Step 8
  5. Narrative
    1. Narrative Integration
    2. Trauma and Narrative Resolution
    3. Self and Evolving Narrative
    4. Narrative: Reframing Stress, Grit, and Mindset
    5. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Narrative Integration
    6. Case Example
  6. State
    1. State Integration
    2. Qualities of State of Mind
    3. State Integration: Layers, Aspects, and Parts
    4. State Integration: Dissociation
    5. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: State Integration
    6. Case Example


  1. Interpersonal 
    1. Interpersonal Integration
    2. Romantic Relationships
    3. Interlocking States           
    4. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Interpersonal Integration     
    5. Case Example
    6. Integrative Movement VI: Steps 9 and 10
  2. Temporal 
    1. Temporal Integration
    2. Time: Newtonian and Quantum Levels 
    3. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Temporal Integration            
    4. Case Example
  3. Identity 
    1. Identity Integration
    2. Personal Identity  
    3. Identity Integration: Belonging to a We
    4. Clinical Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment: Identity Integration
    5. Case Example
    6. Bringing Your Interpersonal Neurobiology Framework and Mindsight Approach Into Life and Clinical Practice



  1. Analyze what the mind is from an interpersonal neurobiology perspective
  2. Consider how energy and information flow is regulated and forms the complex system of the mind
  3. Breakdown the concepts of consciousness, subjective experience, and information processing
  4. Communicate the role that mindsight – insight, empathy, and integration – plays in well-being and rewarding relationships
  5. Assess and expand a client’s window of tolerance for certain emotions 
  6. Explore the ways in which the brain develops and changes through relationships, consciousness, and neuroplasticity
  7. Present for colleagues and clients Dr. Siegel’s Hand Model of the Brain to support emotional regulation
  8. Evaluate the seven nonverbal aspects of communication and their role in connecting with others
  9. Analyze how Presence, Attunement, and Resonance foster Trusting relationships – the PART we play in psychotherapy
  10. Model reflective dialogues for clients
  11. Analyze the role self-compassion plays in integration and well-being of clients
  12. Connect how relational integration is the basis to neural integration
  13. Evaluate secure, ambivalent, avoidant, and disorganized attachment categories
  14. Implement findings from the Adult Attachment Interview into clinical assessment and treatment
  15. Support client’s ability to create a coherent narrative and earned secure attachment pattern
  16. Reframe mental health challenges as opportunities for growth
  17. Implement conceptualizations of the 9 domains of integration into diagnosis, treatment planning, and intervention  
  18. Model the 9 domains of integration by engaging in and teaching clients the integrative movement series
  19. Present to clients Dr. Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness practice to integrate consciousness and support well-being
  20. Explore integration of consciousness through Dr. Siegel’s model of the plane of possibility
  21. Analyze the roles of and relationship between the left and right sides of the brain
  22. Specify impediments to bilateral integration and use clinical techniques to support the growth of bilateral integration
  23. Employ methods to support neuroplasticity to achieve greater neural integration and well-being when a client has challenges in vertical differentiation and/or linkage within the nervous system
  24. Evaluate impairment of integration in memory processes in everyday life and in trauma
  25. Analyze the role of both implicit and explicit memory in trauma resolution and health
  26. Assess coherency of narrative and identify how to cultivate coherence
  27. Reframe “stress” from an interpersonal neurobiology lens to help clients build resilience, grit, and a growth mindset
  28. Separate layers, aspects, and parts in the context of the sense of self
  29. Explore the adaptive strategy of dissociation and ways to work with clients to integrate differentiated states
  30. Evaluate the neurobiological processes, attachment patterns, and innate drives that relate to romantic relationships
  31. Develop interpersonal integration and resolve interlocking states through increased resonance and attunement
  32. Breakdown the quantum and Newtonian aspects of experience from a physics perspective
  33. Evaluate issues of mortality, uncertainty, and transience and the experience of the Arrow of Time in support of temporal integration
  34. Reframe the experience of identity from an interpersonal neurobiology lens
  35. Assess the evolutionary, cultural, and familial aspects of identity
  36. Formulate how to support integration of identity to bring more compassion and kindness into the world 






Daniel J. Siegel, MD's Profile

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Mindsight Institute

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. 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.), and 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 Siegel is the clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, the medical director of Lifespan Learning Institute, the executive director of Center for Human Development and Mindsight Institute, and the founding editor of Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Daniel Siegel receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel Siegel serves on the advisory board for Gloo and Convergence in Washington, D.C.

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