Dr. Dan Siegel’s Comprehensive
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) Course

  • The latest science synthesized and made accessible by Dr. Siegel's unique ability to present complex concepts simply

  • Monthly live Q & A sessions with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Practical applications of the science underlying Interpersonal Neurobiology to build resilience and well-being

  • Whether for work in mental health, business, education, coaching, or for personal growth, this course is designed to strengthen the mind, enrich relationships and enhance health

Play Video
Course Introduction

Why Study Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)?

Have you ever wondered what the mind might really be?

Have you ever longed for a way to combine science 
with practical applications to help develop healthy minds?

If so, you may find the interdisciplinary framework of IPNB
to be exciting and useful. 

In this mastery-level certificate course,
Dr. Dan Siegel will show you how to apply IPNB to your work
and to the everyday challenges of life.

We’ll dive into a new view of what the mind and mental health
may actually be, addressing common clinical situations
including those arising from adverse childhood experiences
and other forms of trauma.

Our Students

Who Takes this Course?

We designed this course for mental health practitioners, coaches, educators, executives and others interested in mastering IPNB to enhance resilience and promote professional and personal well-being.

No prerequisites needed!

Join the hundreds of engaged and inspired students who have taken this course!

Course Overview


hours of comprehensive training


hours of live, Q & A sessions
with Dr. Siegel


month semester
Jan 2021 - June, 2021

Scientific Foundations of IPNB

Cutting-edge science and insights into the interconnections of mind, brain and relationships

Experiential Exercises
and Practical Tools

In-depth explorations of the Hand Model of the Brain, The Wheel of Awareness, case examples and detailed descriptions of practical applications

Online Learning Community
and Study Groups

The option to join an online learning community or study groups with your peers to share and collaborate

Course Syllabus - Highlights

Segment 1

Mind, Brain and Relationships in the Cultivation of Well-Being

Segment 2

Attachments and How Close Relationships Shape Who We Are

Segment 3

The First Domain of Integration: Consciousness and Dr. Siegel’s Reflective Practice, “The Wheel of Awareness”

Segment 4

The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Domains of Integration: Linking the Two Sides of the Brain, the Embodied Brain and Memory

Segment 5

The 5th and 6th Domains of Integration: Making Sense of Life through Our Narratives and States of Mind

Segment 6

The 7th, 8th and 9th Domains of Integration: Interpersonal Relationships, Dimensions of Time, and Facets of Identity

Click here for a detailed Course Syllabus

Meet Your Teacher

Dr. Dan Siegel

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. He has also written The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Additionally, Dr. Siegel serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which currently contains over seventy textbooks.

What Our Students Have to Say


"Dr. Dan Siegel possesses one of the most brilliant minds of our century. His ability to integrate the brain, attachment and relationships in a coherent and simple way is commendable. Studying under Dr. Siegel is highly encouraged. I use his wisdom, knowledge and mindsight strategies in my own private practice."
Angela Bisignano
PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles, CA
“I am learning more throughout this course than I did in grad school. And, so far, the first Q and A has been incredibly valuable. It feels as if I am in a classroom with the opportunity to engage the professor (which is lacking these days) …I often refer to [Dr. Siegel’s] work and recommend [his] books to my clients. … Since starting the program – after having read most of [Dr. Siegel’s] books – everything is clicking.”
Jennifer Summerfeldt
Edmonton, AB, Canada
"This course is enriching every part of my humanity as I apply it to my clinical work, my parenting, my spiritual practice and to all my relationships, both with others/the world and with myself. It is at once illuminating, fascinating, challenging and humbling to be a student of this course, and I am deeply grateful to you all at the Mindsight Institute."
Dr. Julie Meehan
PhD, DClinPsych, Clinical Psychologist
Sligo, Ireland
"I absolutely love this course. I have followed Dan for some time and have experienced how relevant his work is to my practice. The way Dan offers his teachings is so inspiring. He is personal, intellectual, clear and teaches with a lot of joy. It adds so much to my work and to my personal life. Dan knows how to inspire to rewire on so many levels that it changes the way I view myself."
Gees Boseker
Body psychotherapist
the Netherlands

Sample Course Lecture

Here is a sample lecture from this course where Dan provides a broad overview of Interpersonal Neurobiology including its history, and its relationship to other scientific disciplines.

Join Today

6 Month Option

June 15 - Dec 15th

  • 36 hours of Course Video

  • Monthly Live Q & A with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


for 10 months

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 18th

Save over $400

Or pay in full to save an additional $42

6 Week Option

June 15 - July 27th

  • 36 hours of Course Video

  • Weekly Live Q & A with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


for 4 months

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 18th

Save over $400

Or pay in full to save an additional $46

Course Only

  • 36 hours of Course Video

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


for 10 months

CE Credits and Certificate

This online activity offers a maximum of 36 CE Credits. 

Participants are also eligible to get a Certificate of Completion after finishing this course. Earn your certificate and CE Credits today!

Find out more about details about CE Credits here.

Find out more about learning objectives.

Additional Benefits

20% Discount

Get a 20% discount on all other Mindsight online classes for 2020

Artboard 23

Community Membership

Membership in our IPNB online community

Special Gift

All students will receive a new lecture by Dr. Siegel on IPNB and the Mindsight Approach

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied, we will promptly issue you a refund within 30 days from the start of the course


Group Program

Save 15% when you sign up with a buddy or a group – Fill out our contact form to get started

Safe and Secure

We provide our courses using the latest technology to ensure security

Have Questions?

This activity course offers a maximum of 36 CE Credits.
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)

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 36 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.

No, there is no additional charge to receive CE Credits. To obtain your CE Credits and Certificate, please email the Mindsight Institute Team at [email protected] to request an exam (you can take an exam after completion of each segment or at the end of the entire course – that is up to you). Once your exam is graded and processed, a digital CE Credit Certificate will be emailed to you.

Absolutely. Once you have completed the course, just email the Mindsight Team at [email protected] and a Certificate of Completion will be processed and a digital copy will be emailed to you.

Dr. Siegel is well-known for his ability to make complex scientific concepts accessible, and provides plenty of detailed applications to our work and personal lives.  Rest assured that prerequisites and/or a science background are not required in order to benefit from this course.

Once you enroll in the class, you will receive details from the Mindsight Institute via email regarding access to your courses and the online learning community. These emails will be sent prior to the opening of the first day of the class.

We will be rolling out each segment in the corresponding month. You will receive access to the first segment prior to the first day of the course being live and open, and then the next segment will be made available to you in the following month, and so on…

This is a self-paced program and you will be able to learn at your convenience during each segment. You are also encouraged to take part in study groups within the online learning community, and to join the live, monthly Q & A sessions with Dan to ask questions and discuss material suggested in the corresponding course sequence.


The Live Q & A times for the 6 month cohort are: 

Thursday, July 8 – 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, August 5 – 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, September 9 – 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, October 7 – 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, November 4 – 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, December 2 – 12-1:30 p.m. PST

The Live Q & A times for the 6 week cohort are: 

Monday, June 21 – 1:00 – 2:30 PST
Monday, June 28 – 1:00 – 2:30 PST
Friday, July 9 – 1:00 – 2:30 PST
Monday, July 12 – 1:00 – 2:30 PST
Monday, July 19  – 1:00 – 2:30 PST
Monday, July 26 – 1:00 – 2:30 PST



Not a problem! We will record each live Q&A for viewing by course participants at any other time convenient to their schedule.

The course itself contains 36 total hours of video content and each segment will be rolled out in its corresponding month during this 6-month course. Ultimately, this is a self-paced program and you will be able to learn at your convenience. In other words, there are no limits on how or when you digest the information. Even if you are interested in CEUs, you can take exams as your schedule allows.

The only dedicated times we have scheduled are for the live Q & A sessions and even those are recorded and archived for future viewing.

You will be able to take in the course content whenever convenient in your schedule.   Also the Q & A sessions will be offered live monthly, and recorded, so you will be able to listen at your convenience.  Finally, our global, online community will be available to you anytime for discussion with other students.

The course is a self-paced program that does not require live attendance. The only times that we have scheduled are for the live Q & A sessions and we have done our best to accommodate our students from around the globe. Our current course has participants from over 20 countries. Also, we will record each session so you can view it at your convenience.

In addition, we would encourage you to keep in contact with other students and our team here at the Mindsight Institute via the online learning community. This will be a great resource for you and will offer you the opportunity to exchange ideas with other students, and even submit questions for Dr. Siegel if you cannot make any of the live Q & As.

You can pay for the course upfront with either Paypal or Credit Card or enroll in our monthly payment plan. The monthly payment plan is only available for credit cards.

During these challenging times, we decided to not only reduce the overall cost of the course, but also to provide a longer payment plan that results in a lower monthly cost.

They will remain in your Library forever.

The course videos cannot be downloaded; however, they can be watched on any device and can be streamed at your convenience.

Yes! If for any reason you are unhappy with the course please contact us within the first 30 days for a full refund.

The online community will be a gathering place for additional learning and sharing and will be made up of your peers who are also registered for the class. This will also be the location where all notices, reminders, and more information will be shared from the Mindsight Institute and Dr. Siegel. Once you enroll in the course, you will get an email invitation with all of the instructions to join the online learning community.

We have found that planning ahead for 6-months can be difficult for some schedules, so we wanted to offer something that could provide more options.

The only differences would be in the timing of delivery for the course content and the schedule of the live Q & A Sessions (weekly for the 6-week version / monthly for the 6-month version). The content of the course is the same and you will also be a part of an online learning community.


Each segment will be distributed weekly. The first segment will become available to you by June 15, 2021 and then each subsequent segment will be delivered on the following Monday of the next week.


Join Today

6 Month Option

  • 36 hours of Course Video

  • Monthly Live Q & A with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


for 10 months.

Save over $400

Or pay in full and save an additional $42

6 Week Option

  • 36 hours of Course Video

  • Monthly Live Q & A with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content


for 4 months.

Save over $400

Sign Up for Our List to Be Notified of new classes and special offers!