Clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
In this presentation, renowned neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel, M.D., will reveal what science suggests is a new view of the teenage brain, one that posits 4 key traits of adolescence: emotional spark, social engagement, novelty seeking, and creative exploration. A major global figure in the field of mindfulness and human development, Dr. Siegel is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain and Development and the CoDirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel is the author of a new book on adolescence, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.
NOTE: Dr. Siegel spoke at three FAN events on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. In addition, there was a Next-Day Workshop led by Loren Deutsch, LCSW
Event 1: Bonus event for clinicians (1:00 PM): Minding the Teenage Brain: Adolescence as a Period of Opportunity and Vulnerability for Mental Health, 1:00 PM, New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield. Dr. Siegel will explore the current scientific view of how changes in the teenage brain influence emotion, thought, decisions, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. CEUs offered for clinicians at this event who pre-register.
Event 2: Bonus event for educators (4:00 PM): Educating the Adolescent Mind: The Landscape of the Teenage Brain, 4:00 PM, Wilmette Junior High School Auditorium, 620 Locust Rd., Wilmette, 60091. Dr. Siegel will provide an in-depth immersion into the nature of the adolescent mind and how changes in neural structure and function, along with bodily changes and cultural factors, influence the choice of pedagogic strategies to optimize learning.
Event 3: Community event (7:00 PM) Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, 7:00 PM, New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, 60093.
NEXT-DAY WORKSHOP: Wednesday, November 13, Engaging Students in Their Learning: Identifying Strength-Based Approaches that Help Motivate, 10-11:30 AM, The LOFT, 990 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, 60093. Lead by Loren Deutsch, LCSW, Founder, Loren Academic Services.
- Beacon Academy
- ECGC Parent Group at New Trier High School
- Erika’s Lighthouse
- Family Service Center
- Family Service of Glencoe
- Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield
- Highcrest Middle School
- Links – North Shore Youth Health
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cook County North Suburban (NAMI-CCNS)
- North Shore Academy
- Wilmette Junior High School