Course Directors
Christopher Germer, PhD
Judy Reiner Platt, EdD
Ronald Siegel, PsyD

Faculty

Mitch Abblett, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; Private Practice, Wellesley; Author: The Heat of the Moment in Treatment: Mindful Management of Difficult Clients; Helping Your Angry Teen; Co- Author: Mindfulness for Teen Depression; The Growing Mindful Deck; Growing Happy

Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness and Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Adjunct Faculty, Yale School of Medicine; Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; App Developer; Author of numerous articles and the book, The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (2017)

Shelley Carson, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Institute for Brain Health, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate, Department of Psychology, Harvard University; Lecturer, Harvard Extension School; Author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters and the book, Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life (winner of multiple book awards); Co-Author, Almost Depressed: Is My (Or My Loved One’s) Unhappiness a Problem?

Deirdre Fay, LICSW

Private Practice, Arlington; Private Consultation, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Founder: Trauma, Attachment, and Yoga and Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Training Programs; Author: Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual; Attachment Based Yoga and Meditation for Safe Trauma Recovery (2017); Co-Author, Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair

Bo Forbes, Psy.D.

Founder, Embodied Awareness; Clinical Psychologist, Yoga Instructor, and Mindfulness and Movement Educator; Member, Advisory Boards: International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Give Back Yoga Foundation; Author of numerous journal articles and the book, Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression

Paul R. Fulton, Ed.D.

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Private Practice, Newton; Co-Founder and Board Member, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; Board of Directors, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies; Co-Author: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; Contributing Author: Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness; Buddhism and World Culture; Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship, and others

Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance; Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School; Co-Developer, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Program; Private practice and supervision, Arlington; Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion; Co-editor: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Jonathan Greenberg, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Lazar Lab, Division of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Author of numerous scientific publications

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist and Senior Fellow at the Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley; Founder: Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Foundations of Well-Being; Editor: Wise Brain Bulletin and Just One Thing Newsletter; New York Times best selling author including: Hardwiring Happiness; Buddha’s Brain; Just One Thing; and Mother Nurture

Tara Healey, M.Ed.

Program Director, Mindfulness Based Learning, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Consultant on mindfulness in the workplace; Contributing Writer: Mindful Magazine and Harvard Business Review blog

Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Private Practice, Boston; Author, Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness

William D. Morgan, Psy.D.

Founding Board Member, Institute for Mediation and Psychotherapy; Retreat and Meditation Teacher; Private Practice, Cambridge and Quincy; Contributing Author, The Meditators Dilemma: An Innovative Approach to Overcoming Obstacles and Revitalizing Your Practice; Author, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

George T. Mumford, MA

Mindfulness Expert in Sport Psychology and Performance; President, Ivy Child International; Organizational Consultant to: Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Boston College teams, and more; Author: The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance

Judy Reiner Platt, Ed.D.

Director of Continuing Education, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

President and CEO, The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values and Director of Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ordained by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; Founding Director and President, the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation; Board Member of several academic, humanitarian, and religious organizations; Recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including Distinguished Alumni for Visionary Contributions to Humanity, Harvard University

Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D.

Faculty, Canter for Mindfulness and Compassion and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Part-time, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance; Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; Author of the Great Books Lecture Series, The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being; Other books include: Sitting Together; Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; The Mindfulness Solution; Back Sense; Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy

Kathy Southard, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Cambridge Health Alliance; Psychotherapist, Thriveworks, Cambridge; Meditation Instructor, Shambhala International

Laura Warren, MD

Outpatient Psychiatrist and Faculty, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance; Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School; Board Member, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

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