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Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D.,


Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D., is a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has taught and supervised since the mid-1990s. She is a co-founder of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard Medical School. She was President of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) from 2010 to 2020. She is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a longtime student of meditation and yoga, Dr. Pollak teaches about mindfulness and compassion in psychotherapy and has been integrating the practice of meditation into psychotherapy since the 1980s. Her book, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, with Thomas Pedulla and Ronald D. Siegel, is the first hands-on guide to bringing meditation into psychotherapy. Pollak is a co-editor of The Cultural Transition; and a contributing author of Mapping the Moral Domain; Evocative Objects; and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition. Her newest book isSelf-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself.

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