About my guest
Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA, and President-Elect of The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
Dr. Tirch has been described as one of the country’s foremost experts on mindfulness and compassion based psychotherapy. He is the author of 6 books, and numerous chapters and peer reviewed articles on mindfulness, acceptance and compassion in psychotherapy, including The Compassionate Mind Guide To Overcoming Anxiety. Dr. Tirch regularly conducts training workshops and serves as an invited speaker, globally.
Dr. Tirch is an Associate Clinical Professor for The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, and is a supervisor and consultant for the University of Derby. He has also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Albert Einstein Medical School.
Dr. Tirch is an Associate Editor of the Journal for Contextual Behavioral Science, Fellow of The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Diplomate, Fellow & Certified Consultant & Trainer for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and Founding Fellow and Past-President of The New York City CBT Association. Dr. Tirch is also President Emeritus of The New York City Chapter of The ACBS.
Tirch’s work has been covered by numerous media outlets, from The Wall Street Journal to O Magazine.
Dr. Tirch is a lay-teacher of Buddhist psychology, with over thirty years of practice in Zen, Vajrayana and Central Asian meditation disciplines. At present, he is an advanced student practitioner in the Zen Garland order, working with Roshi Paul Genki Kahn.
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