Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and an internationally acknowledged expert psychotherapist and trainer. Dr. Tirch is an author of 6 books, and many chapters and articles on mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Tirch is an Associate Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Past President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation, USA, and a Zen Buddhist Dharma Holder (hoshi).