The Mindsight Colloquium offers an opportunity to meet monthly in a small group of no more than 20 participants to explore in an immersive and experiential manner the interdisciplinary framework of Interpersonal Neurobiology ("IPNB"). Through this small group, we will dive deeply into the professional applications of this field, embodying and integrating the foundations of the mind and well-being.

Here's what past participants have to say about their Colloquium experience:

 "Discussion is lively in a warm and generous environment, with group members given the opportunity to present projects related to their own field of specialty and receive constructive feedback." - Ben (Psy.D)

" unexpectedly amazing experience.  What I thought would be a didactic time of education turned out to be a deep immersion in the felt-sense of Dan's work, as he, and the group as a whole, embodied it." - Marty (MA,MFT)

"...a very rich and deeply satisfying year of learning and bonding with fellow professionals...the Colloquium experience has personally awakened my desire to be of service in mindfulness education and to help adolescents and young children build their own resources and strengths." - Pam (Psychologist)


  • The Colloquium will meet monthly for 2 hours for a total of ten times in Los Angeles, California
  • Participants will be able to attend the monthly Mindsight Lecture Series as part of their Colloquium tuition
  • Small group setting: a maximum of 20 people will be admitted by application only
  • The Colloquium invited proffesionals from different disciplines including mental health, coaches, managers, and educators who are interested in applying the principles of interpersonal neurobiology to their work
  • The purpose of the Colloquium is for educational and professional development.This is not a process, therapy or clinical supervision group.
  1. Name the fields contributing to IPNB.
  2. Define what “consilience” is and how it shapes IPNB.
  3. Outline how attachment theory and research informs IPNB.
  4. Appraise how the mind can be seen as a relational and embodied process.
  5. Defined integration.
  6. Identify how chaos and rigidity are the outcome of impaired integration.
  7. Name nine domains of integration.
  8. Outline how the integration of consciousness is mediated by the Wheel of Awareness practice.
  9. Assess how relationships throughout life shape well-being through contingent communication.
  10. Identify how attachment classifications can change across the lifespan.
  11. Outline the nine functions of the middle prefrontal cortex.
  12. Identify how energy and information flow within the body are regulated by the mind by way of balancing the two branches of the autonomic nervous system.
  13. Describe how the “self” can be defined as a ‘singular noun’ or a ‘plural verb.’
  14. Outline how the view of a ‘separate self’ may limit a sense of meaning and connection to a ‘larger whole.’
  15. Name five factors that promote neuroplasticity across the lifespan.
  16. Describe how loss influences the mind.
  17. Discuss how integrative relationships stimulate the growth of integrative fibers in the brain.
  18. Identify three integrative circuits and how they promote regulation.
  19. Outline how IPNB can be applied in schools as a “whole-brain child” approach.
  20. Identify at least six strategies that help integrate a child’s brain.
  • When is the application due?

The application is due August 15, 2013.

  • When will I hear back if I was accepted?

Everyone will receive an email notification by Augst 22, 2013.


20 hours
20 CE Credits Available
Course Dates:
Sept. 6, 2013
Nov. 22
Dec. 6
Jan. 24, 2014
Feb. 7
March 7
March 28
April 18
May 16
June 6
Fridays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

11980 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 809
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The spirit of empathy, encouragement and thoughtful feedback imbues our individual endeavors, as we work to apply IPNB concepts in our specialized areas. It's definitely a conciliatory and compassionate atmosphere!"
Julie, MFC
Culver City, CA
The colloquium opened new areas of thought and research for me. I already miss my colleagues."
Linda, LCSW, Executive Director
Los Angeles, CA