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Mindfulness, Mindsight and the Brain: What is Mind and Mental Health?

A Keynote Address By Dan Siegel, MD for Home Study CEs

Mindfulness, Mindsight and the Brain: What is Mind and Mental Health? is a recorded keynote lecture (audio synced with PowerPoint presentation) by Dr. Dan Siegel that was presented at ACEP’s 14th Annual Conference in 2012. The recording is available on demand and can be purchased on our online learning center and taken as a course for 1.5 CE hours.*



  • Define the mind
  • List the 9 domains of integration
  • Describe 3 aspects of neural plasticity
Interpersonal neurobiology and Dr. Dan Siegel’s Mindsight approach defines mind as an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information. This definition allows us to move deeply into understanding new ways of seeing the interconnections within ourselves (between the brain and body) and between ourselves and others (interpersonal relationships).

In this presentation, Dr. Siegel discusses the importance of integration, a central concept in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and Mindsight. Defined as the linkage of differentiated components of a system, integration is viewed as the core mechanism in the cultivation of well-being. In an individual’s mind, integration involves the connection of separate aspects of mental processes to each other, such as thought with feeling, bodily sensation with logic. In a relationship, integration entails each person being respected for his or her autonomy and differentiated self while at the same time being linked to others in empathic communication.

For the brain, integration means that separated areas with their unique functions, in the skull and throughout the body, become linked to each other through synaptic connections. These integrated linkages enable more intricate functions to emerge—such as insight, empathy, intuition and morality. When integration is present, flexibility, resilience and harmony result; when integration is absent, chaos or rigidity occur. An examination of the DSM (III or IV) reveals pervasive examples of symptoms and syndromes that reflect states of chaos, rigidity, or both. Beyond seeing the DSM in a new light, Dr. Siegel’s presentation focuses on the clinical utility of integration as a central mechanism of health and presents strategies that patients can use to monitor and modify energy and information flow with more clarity and power.

Who this presentation is for: This webinar provides 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, drug counselors and nurses. The program offers content suitable for entry level, intermediate and advanced practitioners.

About the presenter: Dan Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain and Development and co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Cost: This presentation along with the CE credit option costs $40. Once a post test is taken, there is no refund available.

Continuing Education: This presentation provides 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, drug counselors and nurses.

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology is a nationally approved provider for
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB, 1048)
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC, 5868)
  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, 368)
A certificate of CE is available after successful completion of the 15 question posttest. 11 out of 15 correct answers counts as a successful posttest. An evaluation form must also be completed to receive the certificate.

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACEP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), provider #1048, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACEP maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/13 - 2/28/16. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

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