Daniel J. Siegel


Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding codirector 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 the 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 he coauthored with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include IntraConnected; The Developing Mind; The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology; Mindsight; The Mindful Brain; The Mindful Therapist; and Becoming Aware. Dr. Siegel also serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on interpersonal neurobiology which currently contains over seventy textbooks.  

Learn more about this presenter's work:


  • Clinical Intuition at Play

    Every psychotherapist relies on flashes, hunches, gut feelings, body experiences, or behavioral impulses, says clinical psychologist Terry Marks-Tarlow.

  • Turning Point Q&A with Daniel Siegel

    Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and executive director of the Mindsight® Institute....

  • Mindfulness for a Happier, Healthy Brain—and Life

    Daniel J. Siegel, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, has taken the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or awareness, and tied it to the science of the brain.

  • How Mindfulness Works

    Our hard-wired tendency to avoid pain actually causes much of our suffering, says Ronald D. Siegel, professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. To counteract avoidance, he recommends the practice of mindfulness.