Executive Director, Mindsight Institute


Daniel J. Siegel, MD is the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization—based on his concept of Mindsight—offering online learning and in-person workshops that explore how the mind, embodied brain, and relationships shape our development and provide applications for enhancing mental health and well-being.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting has led to numerous speaking engagements addressing diverse local, national and international groups including mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London's Royal Society of Arts. He was the first scientist to present in Myanmar on the topics of child development, parenting, education, and mental health.

As an internationally-renowned neuropsychiatrist and author, Dr. Siegel’s books have been translated into over forty languages. He has published extensively for the professional audience, has authored numerous articles, chapters, and internationally acclaimed textbooks, and serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, which contains over 60 textbooks and is the bestselling professional series in the field of mental health. Dr. Siegel’s books for the clinical audience include:

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton, 2012).
The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Guilford, 2012)
The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton, 2010)
The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton, 2007)

Dr. Siegel also writes books for the general reader and the parent/caregiver population, providing an in-depth yet accessible exploration of the science of mental, neural and relational well-being with applicable tools to support optimal development. These books include:

Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (New York Times Bestseller, 2017)
No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (2014) (co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.; New York Times Bestseller)
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (New York Times Bestseller, 2013)
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (2011) (co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.; New York Times Bestseller)
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (2010)
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (2003) (co-authored with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.)

His upcoming books, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child and Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, will be released in January 2018 and August 2018 respectively.

Dr. Siegel is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and is the Founding Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships.  He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and is on the Board of the Garrison Institute and the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach. Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate work at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

For speaking engagements, Dr. Siegel may be contacted through Kristi Morelli at Kristi@DrDanSiegel.com.

For general inquiries, please contact info@DrDanSiegel.com.