Laura Silberstein-Tirch, PsyD, is the Associate Director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy in New York. Dr. Silberstein-Tirch also serves as a Adjunct Assistant Professor and Consultant at Albert Einstein Medical College. She is the co-author of 3 books including Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide and The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to The Science of Compassion. Dr. Silberstein-Tirch completed a 2 year externship at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, in Manhattan; a pre-doctoral internship at Wyoming State Hospital, and a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Cognitive Behavioral Institute of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Silberstein-Tirch has advanced experience, and serves as a consultant and trainer in a range of 3rd Generation behavior therapies including CFT, ACT, and DBT.