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Go beyond Dr. Siegel's New York Times' bestselling book Brainstorm

Learn how and why the brain and mind change during adolescence.

Gain a better understanding of adolescence as a whole

Discover tools and exercises to enhance communication

Build stronger relationships with the adolescents in your life

Enjoy 5 lectures by Dan, eligible for a total of 7 CEs

Lecture 1: The ESSENCE of Adolescence

⇒ Explore the ESSENCE of adolescents – the Emotional Spark, Social Engagement, Novelty-seeking, and Creative Exploration that occurs in this point of development.

Lecture 2: Your Brain

⇒ Dr. Siegel focuses on the critical neurological changes that occur in adolescence and the resulting changes in behavior, internal experience, and challenges to integration.

Lecture 3: Your Attachments

⇒ Learn how early life experiences – and how we make sense of these experiences – influence our mind and future relationships.

Lecture 4: Staying Present Through Changes and Challenges

⇒ Dr. Siegel describes how adolescents and adults can learn to cultivate presence and engage in reflective dialogues to better understand each other and connect.

Lecture 5: Mindsight Tools and Exercises

⇒ Dr. Siegel provides insight and practices to help cultivate mindsight abilities, which can be used in personal and professional contexts.

Online Q&A: Previously recorded 90-minute Q&A session where Dr. Siegel anawers questions from previous students of the course

This online activity offers a maximum of 7 CE Credits

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The Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute are cosponsors of the Continuing Education programs offered. 


APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 

CAMFT: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)

CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CMA is approved by ACCME to accredit CME providers.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute.

The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this online activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

It is your responsibility to verify with your licensing board / organization that they will accept the types of CE credit we offer. Out of state LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs should verify with their licensing board if they will accept BBS CE.

CE Credit requests are currently processed bi-monthly - on the second and last Sunday of each month. To request a CE exam for a given course or series, please email the Mindsight Team at info@mindsightinstitute.com. Upon completion of the exam, please email the exam to us at info@mindsightinstitute.com for review. Once you have passed the exam, your CE Certificate be emailed to you as soon as it's available. 


Disclosure: The speakers, and planning committee members listed below have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

- Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Marion Solomon, PhD 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the changes that occur in the emotional, social, motivational, memory, appraisal, and reward systems in adolescent development
  2. Differentiate the biological process of puberty from the internal process of adolescence
  3. Implement mindsight tools and exercises that promote integration, provide self-regulatory capability, and support adolescent development
  4. Describe the evolutionary history and purpose of the remodeling period of the adolescent brain and how this process relates to the adolescent mind
  5. Explore how genetics, epigenetics, experiences, and our adaptation to experiences shape our development
  6. Identify the key processes of neuroplasticity and how to take advantage of this unique quality to promote well-being
  7. Explain Dr. Siegel’s Hand Model of the Brain and apply this model to situations in which one has “flipped his or her lid”
  8. Describe different attachment models, including secure vs. non-secure and organized vs. disorganized attachment patterns
  9. Identify how self-reflection, presence, and making sense of our own experiences affect adolescents around us 
  • How long will I have access to the video lectures?

You may watch the lectures as many times as you'd like and they will remain in your library forever.

  • What is the best way to view the video?

Stream the video lectures on any computer, tablet, iPhone or Android-based device of your choice!​

  • How do I get my CE Hours? Who is eligible to receive CE Hours?

Once you have finished the course, please email the Mindsight Team at info@mindsightinstitute.com to request the test. Upon verification that you have passed the program's CE test with a score of 80% or higher, your CE certificate will be emailed to you within ten business days. If you require CE credit on an urgent basis, please let us know. Courses offering CE credit are approved by the APA, BRN, CAMFT, and IMQ/CMA.

  • May I earn CE Hours if I am located outside of California?

All CE accreditation information for Mindsight Institute courses can be found on our CE Credits page. If you are located outside of California, please contact your licensing board to see if they will honor CEs from the Mindsight Institute.

  • How do I earn a Certificate of Completion?

A Certificate of Completion is available after completing this course. Please email the Mindsight Team at info@mindsightinstitute.com to request a test.





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A truly wonderful course - enlightening and useful in so many ways.
J. Lacey
Vancouver, Canada
A thorough breakdown of the science behind adolescence with practical tools for supporting youths and their development. A must-take for anyone who works with children.
P. Barbrow
Munich, Germany