Anne Fishel PhD

Anne Fishel PhD

Anne Fishel, Ph.D. is a family therapist, clinical psychologist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School. She is Director of the Family and Couple Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is an award-winning teacher of family therapy to child psychiatry residents and psychology interns.

Dr. Fishel is executive director and co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit initiative that helps families on-line and in communities to have better and more frequent family dinners. She lectures widely at academic conferences and to parent and teacher groups. She is the co-author of Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook (Familius, 2019) and the author of Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids (Harper Collins, 2015).

She has written numerous scholarly articles and chapters about family issues and wrote two other books for a professional audience: A Life-Cycle Approach to Treating Couples: From Dating to Death (Momentum Press, 2018); and Treating the Adolescent in Family Therapy: A Developmental and Narrative Approach. She has also written family-oriented articles, including for NPR, PBS, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, Time Magazine. Her work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, and Time Magazine.

She is an editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.

She lives outside Boston with her husband. She is the mother of two adult sons, who are better and more adventurous cooks than she is.


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