Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D, is a faculty member in psychology at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has taught and supervised since the mid-1990s. She is the president of the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy from 2010-2020, is a founding member and senior advisor of Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, a psychologist in private clinical practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Certified Teacher of the MSC program. Dr. Pollak co-taught Mindful Self-Compassion during its early development and she is co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy www.sittingtogether.com/authors.php>, a contributing editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition. Her newest book is Self-Compassion for Parentshttps://www.amazon.com/Self-Compassion-Parents-Nurture-Caring-Yourself/dp/1462533094 Her blog about Mindfulness and Compassion at Psychology Today is called "The Art of Now."
Financial: Dr. Susan Pollak maintains a private practice and is the cofounder and teacher at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is the conference director for Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Dr. Pollak receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Susan Pollak is a reviewer for Guilford Press and is a member of the American Psychological Association.