The Psychological Society of Ireland



The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.


Developmental Trauma - An Interpersonal Neurobiological Approach to Transforming Developmental Trauma into Integration & Resiliency

Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown, Cork 
Date/Time: 9-5pm on the 16th and 17th May 2017
Fee: €275 for the two days
CPD Credits: 4 per day

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus 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. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.


In his highly acclaimed workshop, Dan Siegel explores trauma resolution from an Interpersonal Neurobiology perspective, looking at how early life experiences and relationships interact with the nervous system and the developing mind to shape who we become. By establishing a working definition of the mind, using the foundational concept of integration – the differentiation and linkage of parts of a system, we can begin to conceptualize trauma through an Interpersonal Neurobiology lens and explore how we can best help our clients resolve trauma, increase integration, and move towards health, well-being, and resiliency.

Target Group:
Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Mental Health Practitioners

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this workshop Participants will be able to;

  • Describe nine domains of integration
  • Define trauma and describe how it affects the brain, relationships, and the mind
  • Name four ways the brain changes in response to experience
  • Outline how traumatic experiences are uniquely stored in memory and ways in which those memories can become integrated with trauma resolution
  • Name three applications of attachment theory in assessment of developmental trauma
Identify chaotic and rigid states of mind, as examples of impaired integration and well-being
  • Define the mind and outline how mind is different from brain
  • Outline four ways in which quantum physics may be relevant for understanding mind as an emergent property of energy flow
  • Discuss the nature of time and how an “arrow of time” may be present in some facets of mind but absent in others
Benefits of Workshop:
  • Participants will be more attuned to the symptoms of Developmental Trauma
  • Participants will be up to date on the latest research on the mind, brain and relationships
  • Participants will be able to bring the lenses of IPNB, to their work with Developmental Trauma
  • Participants will have the capacity to use specific techniques, that promote integration and improve affect regulation, in their work with clients

Methods of Teaching:
Workshop uses:
  • Lecture and power point
  • First-hand experiential exercises for use in clinical settings
  • Small group discussions
  • Individual reflection 

To register for this event contact Liam O'Mahony: 



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