Anne,Ph.D. Fishel, PhD
Director, The Family and Couples Therapy Program, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychology, (part-time), Harvard Medical School
Executive Director and Co-founder, The Family Dinner Project (www.thefamilydinnerproject.org)
Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D., is the Director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an Associate Professor of Psychology (part-time) at the Harvard Medical School. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit group that works on-line and in person to help families have healthy and enjoyable dinners, as well as meaningful conversation at the table.
She is the author of Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids, (Harper Collins, 2015) which is based on her experiences as a working mother, family therapist, and activist. She is the co-author of a recent book, Eat Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook, (Familius/Workman, 2019) which is 52 weeks of stories from families that The Family Dinner Project has met over the last 10 years, as well as easy recipes, games and conversation starters.
Dr. Fishel also wrote Treating the Adolescent in Family Therapy: A Developmental and Narrative Approach, (Jason Aronson, 1999) and A Life Cycle Approach to Treating Couples: From Dating to Death (Momentum Press, 2018). She speaks, consults, and publishes widely on a range of issues to do with families and couples: the benefits of family dinners, the impact of technology on the family, medical illness, marital conflict, the transition to parenthood, infertility, conducting a couple’s evaluation, and normal family development. She has won gmany teaching awards from psychiatry residents and psychology interns at MGH.
Dr. Fishel has written about family issues for NPR, The Washington Post, PBS, Psychology Today, and other media outlets. Her work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Parents Magazine, and Time Magazine.
She is an editor for Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.