DONALD ALTMAN, M.A., LPC
Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, teacher and an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. He is also a faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
A prolific writer whose career spans more than 25 years, Donald has authored several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 Art of the Inner Meal. His book, The Mindfulness Code was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also authored Meal By Meal, Living Kindness, One Minute Mindfulness, The Joy Compass, The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain and his newest book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day.
In addition to his books, Donald was a staff writer for an EMMY-Award winning children’s television show (“The Magic Door”, CBS Chicago), won an American Medical Writer’s Association award, co-created the first interactive comic strip on America Online, and has had articles appear in New Age Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and Independent Business Magazine, among others.
Donald reaches out to the professional community by serving as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating. Donald works extensively with mindful meditation in his own life, as well as offering these tools to others through his books and classes. He teaches mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Donald is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.
Financial: Donald Altman is in private practice. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University. Mr. Altman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Donald Altman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.,
is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses 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.
Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA.
Dr. Siegel publishes extensively for the professional audience. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Psychiatry
and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
(Guilford, 1999). This book introduces the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. The Developing Mind. Second Edition
was published in March 2012.
Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over three dozen textbooks. He has also authored Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
with Mary Hartzell, M.ED. (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
(Norton 2007), Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
(Random House, 2010), The Mindful Therapist
(Norton, 2010), The Whole-Brain Child
(Random House, 2011), Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind
(Norton, 2012), and his latest book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He lives in southern California with his family.
Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties. He is an author for Random House and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel J Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
PATRICIA D ISIS, PH.D., LMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS
Dr. Patricia Isis, holds a Ph.D. in the expressive therapies with an emphasis on art therapy and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist and certified mindful self-compassion teacher. She provides art therapy services in the public schools and maintains a private practice. Dr. Isis is the author of The Mindful Doodle Book: 75 Creative Exercises to Help You Stay in the Moment, which will teach you how to utilize mindful doodling as a clinical tool for multiple populations, approaches and settings.
She is the founding president of the Florida Art Therapy Association. In addition, Dr. Isis served as secretary on the Art Therapy Credential Board and later as a director on the Board of the American Art Therapy Association. Furthermore, Dr. Isis is currently on the nominating committee for the Art Therapy Credentials Board and maintains active membership in the American Art Therapy Association, American Counseling Association, The Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, and the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Isis is a popular presenter internationally, nationally, and locally.
Dr. Isis also facilitates mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) classes, and mindfulness trainings. She received training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in June of 2000.
Financial: Patricia Isis is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Patricia Isis has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
TERRY MARKS-TARLOW, PH.D.
Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. She teaches developmental neurobiology and travels nationally and internationally to give clinical workshops and teach mindfulness techniques.
Dr. Marks-Tarlow combines science with art masterfully. She strives to “walk her talk” by embodying a balanced life. She dances nearly daily; draws and illustrates her own books; practices and occasionally teaches yoga breakthrough workshops.
She has authored several books. Psyche’s Veil (2008, Routledge) takes a ground-breaking look at the importance of nonlinear dynamics to clinical theory. Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy (2012, Norton) examines the importance of imagination, creativity, and play to effective psychotherapy. Awakening Clinical Intuition (2014, Norton) won the 2015 Gradiva Nomination for Best Book, as awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Her most recent book is Truly Mindful Coloring: Stay Calm, Reduce Stress & Self-Express (2016, PPM).
Financial: Terry Marks-Tarlow is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Terry Marks-Tarlow has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.