Attachment and Interpersonal Neurobiology in Couples Therapy

Apply the principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology to your couples therapy practice through the lens of attachment to bring about deep transformation for your clients.

Starts on November 29th, 2022

Sample class video

Course Introduction

Why Study Attachment and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)?

Connection to our caregivers

The connections we have with our caregiving attachment figures shape the very structure of our brain in ways that can free us or imprison us.

Who we are now in our lives is influenced by both our genetically-shaped temperament and the experiences we’ve had, especially with others early in our lives. In turn, those experiences have shaped us both directly, and in how we adapted as best we could to those interactions.  If you’ve ever wondered why attachment is so important in our lives, this course will offer you—in your personal growth or your professional work—insights and practical applications that can transform imprisoning patterns into empowering mental capacities to engage life in new and more rewarding patterns of being in the world.    

When we combine attachment studies to the broader effort to understand the mind in interpersonal neurobiology, what emerges is a rich, complex, and practical view of how relationships and the brain interact to “shape” who we are—to form the foundations of our mental experience, from how we regulate our emotions to the sense of our identity in life.

Neuroplasticity and the Brain

In this course, you’ll not only learn how the brain responds to the various categories of attachment patterns, but you’ll also see how, as adults, we can learn to support our own as well as others’ growth. Throughout life, the brain remains open to changing its structure and functioning in response to new experiences, so it is never too late to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Building Secure Relationships

We can actually move from a pattern of non-secure attachment toward the freedom of security. How amazing would that be for you and those around you?  With the relational science now available to understand how who we are is both fully embodied and fully relational, this journey of discovery offers a research-inspired trek into the deepest realms of memory, narrative, and emotion to free us from often hidden patterns of adaptation.  The great news is that no matter our age, transformation through reflection and learning new ways of connecting, interpersonally and internally, is possible. The key is to know the steps of such a reflective path that offer ways of tapping into these processes and integrating them into our lives. I hope you’ll decide to join me on this transformative journey.

Our Students

Who Takes this Course?

This course was designed for clinicians who work with couples, but it can broadly benefit any mental health practitioner.

Course Overview


hours of comprehensive training


hours of live Q & A sessions
with Dr. Siegel


November 29th - December 16th, 2022

Scientific Foundations of IPNB and Attachment

Cutting-edge science and insights into the interconnections of mind, brain and relationships

Experiential Exercises
and Case Discussions

In-depth explorations of clinical interventions and a detailed discussion of a case involving a couple with attachment challenges

Online Learning Community
and Study Groups

The option to join an online learning community or study groups with your peers to share and collaborate

Course Syllabus - Highlights

Module 1

Foundations of IPNB, Integration and the Mind

Module 2

Presence, Attunement, Resonance and Trust (PART)

Module 3

Adult attachment interview

Module 4

Trauma, Attachment and Integration

Module 5

Together yet Differentiated: Role of Integration in Relational Health

Module 6

Create Healthy, Integrated and Rewarding Relationships

Meet Your Teacher

Dr. Dan Siegel

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. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr Siegel is one of the leading experts in developmental attachment and was trained as an attachment researcher with one of the pioneers of attachment theory, Dr. Mary Main. He is also trained in the Adult Attachment Interview. 

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. He has also written The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Additionally, Dr. Siegel serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which currently contains over seventy textbooks.

What Our Students Have to Say


"Dr. Dan Siegel possesses one of the most brilliant minds of our century. His ability to integrate the brain, attachment and relationships in a coherent and simple way is commendable. Studying under Dr. Siegel is highly encouraged. I use his wisdom, knowledge and mindsight strategies in my own private practice."
Angela Bisignano
PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles, CA
“I am learning more throughout this course than I did in grad school. And, so far, the first Q and A has been incredibly valuable. It feels as if I am in a classroom with the opportunity to engage the professor (which is lacking these days) …I often refer to [Dr. Siegel’s] work and recommend [his] books to my clients. … Since starting the program – after having read most of [Dr. Siegel’s] books – everything is clicking.”
Jennifer Summerfeldt
Edmonton, AB, Canada
"This course is enriching every part of my humanity as I apply it to my clinical work, my parenting, my spiritual practice and to all my relationships, both with others/the world and with myself. It is at once illuminating, fascinating, challenging and humbling to be a student of this course, and I am deeply grateful to you all at the Mindsight Institute."
Dr. Julie Meehan
PhD, DClinPsych, Clinical Psychologist
Sligo, Ireland
"I absolutely love this course. I have followed Dan for some time and have experienced how relevant his work is to my practice. The way Dan offers his teachings is so inspiring. He is personal, intellectual, clear and teaches with a lot of joy. It adds so much to my work and to my personal life. Dan knows how to inspire to rewire on so many levels that it changes the way I view myself."
Gees Boseker
Body psychotherapist
the Netherlands

Join Today

Live Course

November 29th - December 16th, 2022

  • 12 hours of Course Video

  • 3 Live Q & As with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • 11.5 CE Credits

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content

Three payments of


On-Demand Option

  • 12 hours of Course Video

  • Lifetime Access to the Content

  • 11.5 CE Credits

Three payments of

CE Credits and Certificate

This online activity offers a maximum of 11.5 CE Credits. 

Participants are also eligible to get a Certificate of Completion after finishing this course. Earn your certificate and CE Credits today!

Find out more about details about CE Credits here.

You can view the course learning objectives here.

Additional Benefits

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied, we will promptly issue you a refund within 7 days from the start of the course


Group Program

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Study Groups

Have Questions?

“The Lifespan Learning Institute and the Mindsight Institute are cosponsors of the Continuing Education programs offered.”


APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 
CAMFT: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)
It is your responsibility to verify with your licensing board / organization that they will accept the types of CE credit we offer. Out of state LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs should verify with their licensing board if they will accept BBS CE.

Upon completion of course, please mark your status as “complete” and you will obtain immediate access to your exam in your course area. Once you complete and submit your exam, our team will process same. Upon passing the exam with an 80% or better, a digital CE Credit Certificate will be emailed to you once it is available. Please note that this process could take up to 2 weeks. If you have any special circumstances, please reach out to the Mindsight Team at and we will do our best to accommodate. 

Further, if you simply require a Certificate of Completion, or if you have any questions regarding this process, please email the Mindsight Team at   

No, there is no additional charge to receive CE Credits. To obtain your CE Credits and Certificate, please email the Mindsight Institute Team at to request an exam (you can take an exam after completion of each segment or at the end of the entire course – that is up to you). Once your exam is graded and processed, a digital CE Credit Certificate will be emailed to you.

Absolutely. Once you have completed the course, just email the Mindsight Team at and a Certificate of Completion will be processed and a digital copy will be emailed to you.

Dr. Siegel is well-known for his ability to make complex scientific concepts accessible, and provides plenty of detailed applications to our work and personal lives.  Rest assured that prerequisites and/or a science background are not required in order to benefit from this course.


Q & A #1: Friday, December 2nd – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

Q & A #2: Friday, December 9th – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PT

Q & A #3: Friday, December 16th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

Not a problem! We will record each live Q&A for viewing by course participants at any other time convenient to their schedule.

The course itself contains 12 total hours of video content and 2 lectures will be rolled out weekly. Ultimately, this is a self-paced program and you will be able to learn at your convenience. In other words, there are no limits on how or when you digest the information. Even if you are interested in CEUs, you can take exams as your schedule allows.

The only dedicated times we have scheduled are for the live Q & A sessions and even those are recorded and archived for future viewing.

The course is a self-paced program that does not require live attendance. The only times that we have scheduled are for the live Q & A sessions and we have done our best to accommodate our students from around the globe. Our current course has participants from over 20 countries. Also, we will record each session so you can view it at your convenience.

In addition, we would encourage you to keep in contact with other students and our team here at the Mindsight Institute via the online learning community. This will be a great resource for you and will offer you the opportunity to exchange ideas with other students, and even submit questions for Dr. Siegel if you cannot make any of the live Q & As.

You can pay for the course upfront with either Paypal or Credit Card or enroll in our weekly payment plan. The monthly payment plan is only available for credit cards.

They will remain in your Library forever.

The course videos cannot be downloaded; however, they can be watched on any device and can be streamed at your convenience.

Yes! If for any reason you are unhappy with the course please contact us within the first 7 days for a full refund.

The online community will be a gathering place for additional learning and sharing and will be made up of your peers who are also registered for the class. This will also be the location where all notices, reminders, and more information will be shared from the Mindsight Institute and Dr. Siegel. Once you enroll in the course, you will get an email invitation with all of the instructions to join the online learning community.

The course segments will be released in thirds over three weeks. For the live course, the first third of the course content will become available on Monday, November 28th, then the following sections will be released in thirds on consecutive Mondays after that. For those purchasing the on-demand course, they will receive course content in thirds starting from the day of purchase, and then on a weekly basis after that. If you do the payment plan for the on-demand, content will be released on the same schedule (in thirds over three weeks) on the day you make your weekly payment.

Join Today

Live Course

November 29th - December 16th, 2022

  • 11.75 hours of Course Video

  • 3 Live Q & As with Dr. Dan Siegel

  • 11.5 CE Credits

  • Archive of all Live Q & As

  • Online Learning Community

  • Online Study Groups

  • Lifetime Access to the Content

Three payments of


On-Demand Option

  • 11.75 hours of Course Video

  • 11.5 CE Credits

  • Lifetime Access to the Content

Three payments of

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