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EP13 Invited Address 16 - Brainstorm: Debunking the Myths about Adolescence and Revealing the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Siegel, MD

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Invited Addresses |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Neuroscience |  Psychotherapy |  Reframing
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Daniel Siegel, MD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2013
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In this invited address, the emerging science of the adolescent period will be explored to reveal that the essence of this important time of life is actually the source of vitality throughout the lifespan. Reframing this view of our teen years and beyond can help shape how adolescents and adult approach this challenging period of growth. Adolescents and adults can benefit from this new, scientifically-informed perspective on this courageous and creative period of our individual and collective lives.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe four fundamental aspects of the essence of adolescence.
  2. Identify the difference between impulsivity and hyper-rational thinking.
  3. List the two major components of the remodeling process in the teenage brain.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Daniel Siegel, MD, received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London's Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.