Susan M. Pollak, EdD
Susan M. Pollak, EdD, is cofounder and senior teacher at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has supervised and taught since the mid-1990s. She is the president of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A longtime student of meditation and yoga, Dr. Pollak teaches about mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion in psychotherapy and has been integrating the practices of meditation into psychotherapy since the 1980s. She is the author of Self-Compassion for Parents and coauthor, with Thomas Pedulla and Ronald D. Siegel, of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.
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