Lisa S. Rubinstein, M.D., is a Board Certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with 30 years experience in private practice. She was trained at Harvard Medical School, completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, in 1981, and finished training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 1994.
In addition, she has been a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and an Assistant Professor at both Tufts Medical School and University of Massachusetts Medical School. From 1986 until 1991, she started and directed a two year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association.
Her meditation practice began in 1998, and she has sat numerous silent retreats. She took the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 7 day Professional Training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, in 2001 and again in 2003. In 2007, she completed the 2 1/2 year Dedicated Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.
Subsequently, she has been exploring ways of integrating mindfulness practice with her therapeutic work, including starting a Psychoanalytic and Meditation Practitioners’ Group. She completed the 9 Day Teacher Training Practicum in MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) in Worcester, MA, in 2009, and has taught MBSR-