Dr. Dan Siegel will speak on Wednesday, April 18, 5-6:30 pm in Carrington Auditorium at Missouri State University, on
“How relationships, the mind, and the brain interact to shape the development of children, families and communities.”
Dr. Siegel will speak about his work in interpersonal neurobiology and answer audience questions live via a Skype video link. Following this (6-6:30 pm) a local audience discussion will follow.
Dr. Siegel 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. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships.
Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional audience. He is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are. This book introduces the field of interpersonal neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. His latest parenting book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, with Tina Bryson, PhD., was released on October 4, 2011.
Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts easy to understand and exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, and clergy. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.
This is a kick-off event for the MSU Interdisciplinary Council for Children, Families, and Society’s new public affairs speaker series. The goal of this event is to increase campus and community discussion of the role and value of children and families to the well-being of society.
For more info on this event see the attached flyer, and these websites: http://calendar.missouristate.edu/viewevent.aspx?eventid=74361&occurrenceid=128072
For more info on Dr. Siegel: http://drdansiegel.com/home/