Author of Home for Dinner and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Anne Fishel, Ph.D. is a family therapist, clinical psychologist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School. She is the author of a new book, Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids (Amacom, Jan. 2015).

She is Director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she trains child and adult psychiatry residents in family therapy. She has written numerous scholarly articles and chapters about family issues, and wrote an earlier book, Treating the Adolescent in Family Therapy: A Developmental and Narrative Approach. She also blogs about the impact of technology on families for Psychology Today, and about family dinners for She is a founding member of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit group that helps families on-line and in communities to have better and more frequent family dinners.

She lectures widely at academic conferences, medical Grand Rounds, and to parent and teacher groups. The mother of two young adult sons, she live outside of Boston with her husband.


  • 2002–present
    Director, Family and Couples Therapy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2009–present
    Associate Professor of Psychology (part-time), Harvard Medical School
  • 2010–present
    Cofounder, The Family Dinner Project