Search
banner

Brainstorm: The Power + Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Product Area: Instant download
Featuring: Daniel Siegel, M.D., The world’s leading expert and best-selling author on the confluence of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychotherapy As any ...
Old price: $119.99
$21.00
Product available, you can view or download immediately after payment
Immediate Download after purchase

Information

Faculty:
Daniel J. Siegel
Duration:
2 Hours 3 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 09, 2013

Description

Featuring: Daniel Siegel, M.D., The world’s leading expert and best-selling author on the confluence of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychotherapy

As any parent with a teenager can tell you, their child’s adolescent years can be intimidating, confusing and anxiety-ridden. The behavioral changes that take place during this period strain even the strongest parent/child relationships, leaving both sides frustrated and begging a fundamental question—why do teens act this way?

World-renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author of The Whole-Brain Child, Dr. Dan Siegel, helps you crack this code with groundbreaking research in interpersonal neurobiology for this two hour lecture based on his newest book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Dr. Siegel explores how brain development affects teenage behavior and relationships and helps promote understanding between parents and their teens.

This presentation will offer insights into hyper-rational thinking, impulsivity, changes in the dopamine drive for reward, and increases in the emotional reactivity of the brain to illuminate many of the potential risk factors during these transformative years of life. Rather than seeing adolescence as a period of immaturity or dysfunction, this view suggests that the essence of adolescence—the emotional spark, social engagement, novelty-seeking, and creative explorations—can best be harnessed by supporting these important aspects of our human development.

Outline

Dispelling the popular myths of teenage behavior
  • Cultural myths
  • Modern scientific views
Why teens are driven to seek out novelty and take more risks
  • Sexual identity and relationships
  • Romance and first love
  • Drug use and abuse
  • Other issues
The brain undergoes rapid changes, even throughout one’s early 20s
  • Rebellious “teen” years don’t end when they turn 20
Adolescence is truly a “Golden Age”
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

Faculty

Brainstorm: The Power + Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Related seminars and products: 48

Neuropsychiatrist

Mindsight Institute


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, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA. Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over seventy textbooks. He has also authored several books, five of which are New York Times bestsellers: 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 with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.

Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute.  He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties.  He is an author for Random House and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial:  Dr. Daniel J Siegel is a clinical professor at UCLA School of Medicine. He does not receive compensation.