Presenting pioneering research on early relationships and the developing brain, this bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of clinicians, researchers, and students. Daniel J. Siegel traces the interplay of human and neural connections in early childhood, examining the implications for attachment; mental processes, such as memory and emotion; and psychological well-being throughout life. Complex concepts are made accessible through lucid prose and clinical examples. Siegel highlights ways that understanding the emergence of the mind can help professionals promote healthy development and resilience. New to this edition: incorporates significant scientific and technical advances expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics, including neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mindfulness, and the neural correlates of consciousness epilogue on domains of integration-specific pathways to well-being and therapeutic change useful pedagogical features: pull-outs, diagrams, and a glossary.
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine. He is co-investigator of the Foundation for Psychocultural Research/UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development; Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA; and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. An award-winning educator, Dr. Siegel is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also the author of Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, and the Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, and coauthor of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child. Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Table of Contents
1. Mind, Brain, and Relationships: The Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective
5. States of Mind: Cohesion, Subjective Experience, and Complex Systems
6. Representations: Modes of Processing and the Construction of Reality
8. Interpersonal Connection
Epilogue: A Framework for Cultivating Integration