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Brainstorm: The Power + Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Featuring: Daniel Siegel, M.D., The world’s leading expert and best-selling author on the confluence of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychotherapy

As any parent with a teenager can tell you, their child’s adolescent years can be intimidating, confusing and anxiety-ridden. The behavioral changes that take place during this period strain even the strongest parent/child relationships, leaving both sides frustrated and begging a fundamental question—why do teens act this way?

World-renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author of The Whole-Brain Child, Dr. Dan Siegel, helps you crack this code with groundbreaking research in interpersonal neurobiology for this two hour lecture based on his newest book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Dr. Siegel explores how brain development affects teenage behavior and relationships and helps promote understanding between parents and their teens.

This presentation will offer insights into hyper-rational thinking, impulsivity, changes in the dopamine drive for reward, and increases in the emotional reactivity of the brain to illuminate many of the potential risk factors during these transformative years of life. Rather than seeing adolescence as a period of immaturity or dysfunction, this view suggests that the essence of adolescence—the emotional spark, social engagement, novelty-seeking, and creative explorations—can best be harnessed by supporting these important aspects of our human development.


Product Details
Children and Young People
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
2 Hours 03 Minutes
Media Type:
Digital Recordings



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Educators, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists


  1. Describe the fundamental aspects of the essence of adolescence as is relates to clinical treatment
  2. Explore how the brain development affects teenage behavior and relationships and its clinical implications.


Dispelling the popular myths of teenage behavior
  • Cultural myths
  • Modern scientific views
Why teens are driven to seek out novelty and take more risks
  • Sexual identity and relationships
  • Romance and first love
  • Drug use and abuse
  • Other issues
The brain undergoes rapid changes, even throughout one’s early 20s
  • Rebellious “teen” years don’t end when they turn 20
Adolescence is truly a “Golden Age”
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

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