5 hours, 38 minutes
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Psychotherapy enables individuals identify patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior that may be restricting them from living a full and rewarding life. Some of these aspects of a person’s presenting profile may be due to experiences from attachment relationships while others may be a function of inborn neural propensities called temperament.
Join Daniel J. Siegel M.D., UCLA brain scientist, psychotherapist, world renowned expert and best-selling author, and dive deeply into the study of how experiences interact with temperament in the unfolding human personality throughout the lifespan. You will focus on how to disentangle these important but distinct aspects of human development to optimize therapeutic outcome.
Outline ways in which childhood temperament may persist as adult personality
Identify the ways in which attachment influences the development of emotion regulation and the capacity for intimacy in adulthood
Discuss how psychotherapy can loosen the grip of temperament and heal the lingering impact of traumatic experiences
Identify the spectrum of personality traits and how these fit into the notion of “categories” of attachment
Understand the ways in which inborn neural propensities interact with experience to shape personality
Serenity, Courage and Wisdom in the Psychotherapeutic Process
Seeing the range of traits of an individual
Discerning what is experientially formed adaptations and inborn neural propensities
Dancing with complexity
The Importance of Genetics and Temperament in Human Development
Schools of thought regarding temperament
What does temperament have to do with personality?
Where do childhood temperament variables go?
How Attachment Experiences Shape Development
The science of attachment
Patterns of adaptation
Neural Development, Relationship Patterns, and the Unfolding of Pathways of Mental Life
One possible view of fitting temperament with attachment
The PDP model: Patterns of Developmental Pathways of personality
Clinical implications of the PDP model
Clinical Assessment of Adult Personality
Applying the PDP view in day-to-day clinical practice—assessment
The range of PDP distributions and its relationship to clinical treatment planning
Learning to be at ease with PDP proclivities
The Chaos and Rigidity of Impaired Integration
How attachment insecurity increases neural proclivities
The propensity toward rigidity and chaos
Planning a therapeutic strategy with PDP in mind
Moving Toward Change: Integration and Coming to Feel at Home in One’s Own Skin
Enjoying PDP proclivities rather than being imprisoned by them
Relationships and PDP variables
Weaving the power of temperament frameworks with the adaptation of attachment within psychotherapy
Healing and Acceptance in Adult Personality
The Plane of Possibility and the Wheel of Awareness
Moving toward health in the face of restricted adaptations
Pleasure in personality and the emergence of acceptance and harmony
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Siegel is also the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization
that focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.
Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He also served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA.
Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional audience. He is the co-editor of a handbook of psychiatry and the author of numerous articles, chapters and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience (Guilford, 1999). This book has been utilized by a number of organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice, The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes more than 20 textbooks. He has also authored Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive with Mary Hartzell, M.ED. (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton, 2007) and Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Random House, 2010), The Mindful Therapist (Norton, 2010). His latest book, The Whole-Brain Child will be released in October, 2011.
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 lives in southern California with his family.