Michael Rogan, PhD, LCSW is a psychotherapist, research neuroscientist and a Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years. His work is informed by insights from neuroscience and Buddhist theory of mind, as well as psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral approaches. He teaches meditation in both traditional and clinical settings, and trains clinicians in the integration of meditation techniques in health care. His research on the behavioral neuroscience of emotion, learning and mental illness has been widely published, and he has been on the research faculties of the Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Currently, he spends most of his time as a psychotherapist at community mental health clinics and in private practice.