MEET DR. AMEN

  • "By almost any measure, Dr. Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America.” - Washington Post
  • “Dr. Amen is the #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate on the web.” - Sharecare
  • Double board certified psychiatrist
  • Brain imaging expert
  • 9 time NY Times Bestselling author
JAN
2014

The Daniel Plan Launch at Saddleback Church

DEC
2013

Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, 5 Lectures, including keynote Brain Wars: How Not Looking at the Brain Leads to Missed Diagnoses, Failed Treatments and Dangerous Behaviors; All-Day Pre-Conference: What Psychotherapists Need to Know about the Brain; and Dialogues with Otto Kernberg on Borderline Personality Disorder and Claudia Black on Adult Children of Alcoholics

DEC
2013

Making a Good Brain Great, Naval Special Warfare, San Diego

SEP
2013

The Most Important Lesson from 83,000 Scans, TEDx Orange County

OCT
2013

Lake Nona Future of Medicine Conference, University of Central Florida

AUG
2013

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Brain Solutions 2013 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

AUG
2013

Making a Good Brain Great, Naval Special Warfare, Coronado,

JUN
2013

Unchain Your Brain: Breaking the Addictions that Steal Your Life: National Association of Social Workers Addiction Institute, New York City

APR
2013

High Performance Brains: 7 Steps to Creating a Brain Smart Life and Government, Department of the Interior, Washington DC

APR
2013

Flying Blind: How Not Looking at the Brain Leads to Missed Diagnoses, Failed Treatment and Dangerous Behaviors, US Journal Adolescent Conference, Las Vegas, NV

APR
2013

50 Shades of Grey Matter: The Neuroscience of Sex Addictions, US Journal Sex Addiction Conference, Brooklyn, NY

FEB
2013

Natural Ways to Heal the Brain: Mind, Brain, Health, and Education (MBHE): The Sciences of Development, Learning, and Well-being, Harvard University

FEB
2013

Brain Imaging in Clinical Practice: Mind, Brain, Health, and Education (MBHE): The Sciences of Development, Learning, and Well-being, Harvard University

DEC
2012

Brain Wars: How Not Looking at the Brain Leads to Missed Diagnoses, Failed Treatments and Dangerous Behaviors, American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine, Keynote Address, Las Vegas, NV, December 2012

DEC
2012

NYU Woodhull Grand Rounds on 3D Brain SPECT Imaging

2012

Kripalu, Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, Stockbridge, MA

Jun
2012

Omega Institute, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Rhinebeck, NY

2012

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Creating a Brain Healthy Treatment Center, Anaheim, CA

2012

Beacon House, Creating a Brain Healthy Treatment Center, Monterey, CA

2012

Brain and Mind Expo, Hong Kong

2012

The Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Pros and Cons of SPECT Brain Imaging: Brain SPECT Imaging Is Immediately Useful In Clinical Practice, Philadelphia, 2012

Dec
2011

High Performance Brains, Army National Guard, Arlington, VA, December 2011

Oct
2011

Chief Learning Officer Summit, High Performance Brains, Hosted by Franklin Covey, Laguna Beach, CA, October 2011

Oct
2011

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Brain Fitness Module, American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine, October 2011

Oct
2011

Daniel Plan Rally, Saddleback Church, October
2011

2011

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age National Tour: Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Berkeley, Newport Beach, Seattle and Portland, Fall 2011

Aug
2011

IDEA Fitness Conference, Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Los Angeles, August 2011

May
2011

The Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Pros and Cons of SPECT Brain Imaging: Brain SPECT Imaging Is Immediately Useful In Clinical Practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2011

May
2011

TEDx talk on Innovation — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLKj1puoWCg, May 2011

Jan
2011

The Daniel Plan Kickoff Event, Saddleback Church, January 2011

Oct
2010

Kripalu, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Stockbridge, MA, October 2010

Oct
2010

Wired for Success, EXIT Realty, Dallas, TX, October 2010

Sep
2010

Creating Brain Healthy Treatment Centers, Hanley Center, West Palm Beach, FL, September 2010

Sep
2010

The Rational Use of Supplements in Psychiatry, UC, Irvine Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, September 2010

Jul
2010

Wired for Success and Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Centarus Financial, Bellevue, WA, July 2010

Jul
2010

Creating Brain Healthy Schools, Oral Roberts University Educational Foundation, Tulsa, OK, July 2010

May
2010

Brain SPECT Imaging in Clinical Practice, All Day Conference, Lion’s Gate Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 2010

Apr
2010

Supermind Conference, Keynote Speaker, Santa Barbara, April 2010

Jan
2010

Brain SPECT Imaging in Clinical Practice, Grand Rounds, Lion’s Gate Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Nuclear Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 2010

Dec
2009

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Change Your Life, Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, Anaheim, December 2009

Sep
2009

Town Hall Meeting at Howard University with Dr. Bill Cosby on Nutrition and Poverty, September 2009

Sep
2009

American Association of Christian Counselors: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body and Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Addiction Track Co-Leader, Nashville, TN, September 2009

Aug
2009

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, Brain Health Symposium, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, August 2009

Jul
2009

Brain Imaging In Court: SPECT Uses and Controversies, International Association of the Law and Mental Health, NYC, July 2009

Jun
2009

The Million Dollar Roundtable, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Indianapolis, June 2009

May
2009

Retired NFL Players Summit, The Impact of Brain Trauma on Retired NFL Players, May 2009

Mar
2009

Creating Brain Healthy Treatment Centers, Sierra Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, March 2009

Feb
2009

Brain SPECT Imaging In Clinical Practice, 5 Day Conference, Newport Beach, July 2007, Reston, VA, December 2007 and Newport Beach, CA, February
2009

2008

Neuroscience and Spirituality Conference, Monterrey, Mexico 2008

Oct
2004

National Security Agency, Millennial Mind Conference, Hiring and Managing Brains for the NSA, Fort Meade, Maryland, October 2004

May
2004

American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meeting, Chairman of two workshops: Uses and Controversies of Using Functional Imaging in Court and Using Imaging to Evaluate Treatment, New York City, May 2004

Apr
2004

Harvard Learning and the Brain Conference, Making a Good Brain Great, Boston, MA, April 2004

Mar
2003

Association of Christian Counselors, Imaging, Healing the Hardware of the Soul – Imaging, Addictions, Eating Disorders and ADD, Houston, March 2003

Oct
2003

National Science Foundation, Advances in Technology Education, Keynote Address, October 2003

Oct
2003

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease National Conference, Phoenix, AZ October 2003

Sep
2003

EMDRIA Conference, Plenary Speaker on PTSD, EMDR and Brain SPECT Imaging, Denver, September 2003

May
2003

Opening The Mind: The Use of Brain SPECT Imaging in Clinical Practice, Co-Chair of Conference, co-sponsored by UC, Irvine and The Amen Clinics, Irvine, CA, May 2003

Feb
2003

Healing ADD, CHADD Organization, San Juan Puerto Rico, February 2003

Jan
2002

Brain Imaging and Psychiatry, University of Southern California, January 2003

Oct
2002

Brain Imaging in Court, Contra Costa Bar Association, October 2002

Oct
2002

Subtyping Neuropsychiatric Disorders with Brain SPECT Imaging, Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine, October 2002

Jun
2002

Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry, In-Patient Grand Rounds, University of Southern California, July 2002

Jun
2002

Brain SPECT Imaging in the Courtroom, American Association of Psychiatry and the Law, S. California Chapter, June 2002

Mar
2002

Brain SPECT Imaging in Brain Injury, Salt Lake City, UT, Utah Brain Injury Association, March 2002

Mar
2002

American Neuropsychiatric Association, Controversies in ADHD, March 2002

Nov
2001

Loyola Marymount University – address to student body on Drug Abuse Is Brain Abuse, November 2001

Oct
2001

Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse and Culture, Sponsored by Charles Drew University/UCLA on Neuroimaging of Co-Occurring Mental Disorders: Implications for Treatment, October 2001

Oct
2001

National CHADD Meeting, invited lecture, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, October 2001

Oct
2001

UC Irvine, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Behavioral Neuroanatomy and Brain SPECT Imaging, October 2001

Oct
2001

California Psychiatric Association, Plenary Session on Brain SPECT Imaging, October 2001

Aug
2001

Orange County Psychiatric Society, Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry, August 2001

Jun
2001

Delaware Judges Conference, Healing ADD, Sponsored by the Supreme Court of Delaware, June 2001

Jun
2001

Ohio Judges Conference, Healing ADD, Sponsored by the Juvenile and Family Court of Ohio, June 2001

Apr
2001

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Healing ADD, San Francisco, April 2001

Sep
2000

California State Conference on Domestic Violence, Firestorms into the Brain: An Inside Look at Family Violence, September 2000

Jul
2000

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on ADD, Snowbird, Utah, July 2000

Apr
2000

Southern CA Psychiatric Society: Firestorms Into The Brain: Brain Imaging and Violence, April 2000

Feb
2000

California Judges Education and Research Institute Napa, California, February 2000

Aug
1999

Oregon School Counselor Association, Salem, Oregon, August 1999

Jun
1999

National EMDR Conference, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Las Vegas, June 1999

May
1999

A Clinician’s Guide To Functional Brain Imaging, Course Chairperson, Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC, May 1999

Apr
1999

Second International ADD Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 1999

Apr
1999

Pacific Northwest Nuclear Medicine Society, Bellevue, invited lecture, Washington, April 1999

Mar
1999

Southern California Chapter of Society of Nuclear Medicine, invited lecture, Phoenix, March 1999

May
1998

Tourette’s Association of Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, May 1998

Apr
1998

San Jose Mayor’s Gang Task Force, April 1998

Oct
1997

National Adult ADD Conference, Los Angeles, October 1997

Jun
1997

Tourette’s Association of Canada, Images, ADD Mind, Toronto, Ontario, June 1997

May
1997

National Adult ADD Conference, ADD: The Reality, the Pain and the Incredible Joy, St. Louis, May 1997

Oct
1996

The National Institutes of Health, sponsored by the Lab School, Images into the Mind, Washington, DC October 1996

Oct
1996

Brain SPECT Imaging in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, State-of-the-Art Lecture in Medicine, Society of Developmental Pediatrics, October 1996

Jul
1996

National AHEAD Conference, Windows into the ADD Mind, Adult ADD, Images into the Mind, July 1996

Apr
1996

US Department of Health and Human Service/LDA of Washington Public Policy Seminar on ADD and Learning Disabilities Conference, Seattle, WA April 1996

Apr
1996

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Workshop on SPECT in ADD, April 1996

Mar
1996

Santa Clara County Judicial Education Program, Windows into the ADD Mind, March 1996

Mar
1996

California Orton Dyslexic Society, Windows into the ADD Mind, March 1996

Dec
1995

University of Delaware, 6 Hour ADD Seminar for Clinicians, December 1995

Nov
1995

California Conference on Alcohol Problems, Yosemite, ADD Mind, Healing the Chaos Within, Co-dependency, ADD, and Alcoholism, November 1995

1995

Learning Disability Association of Canada, Windows into The ADD Mind, Healing the Chaos Within, Overcoming the Intimacy Gap: ADD in Intimate Relationships, A Physician’s Guide to ADD, Oct. 1995

Nov
1994

California State Foster Parent Association, San Francisco, Understanding and Treating the Difficult Child, November 1994

Mar
1994

University of Colorado Medical Center Grand Rounds, Brain SPECT Imaging, Denver, CO, March 1994

Jan
1994

University of SF Medical Center Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry, January 1994

Dec
1993

The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Windows into the ADD Mind, December 1993

Sep
1993

UC Davis, Psychiatric Grand Rounds: Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry, September 1993

1996

Evaluating ADHD with Brain SPECT Imaging, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, CA, 1993; the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry in San Francisco, CA, 1993; and the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New York, NY, 1996

1993

Brain SPECT Findings In Aggressiveness, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry in San Francisco, CA, 1993