Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches nationally about mindfulness, psychotherapy and mind/body treatment and has worked for many years in community mental health with economically disadvantaged children and families. Dr. Siegel maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Dr. Siegel`s personal recovery from disabling back pain led him to develop the Back Sense program, a step-by-step mind/body approach to treating chronic back pain which integrates Western psychological and medical interventions with mindfulness practice. He is coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain.
He is a regular contributor to other professional publications, and is co-director of the annual Harvard Medical School Conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy. Dr. Siegel is known as an engaging, and entertaining presenter whose workshops regularly receive rave reviews.