Cheryl Giles, PsyD

Cheryl Giles, PsyD

Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling, Harvard Divinity School
Cheryl Giles, PsyD

Cheryl A. Giles is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Harvard Divinity School. She has extensive experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families with significant mental illness, high-risk behaviors, and traumatic stress. Her primary research interests are identifying the role of risk and resilience in developing healthy adolescents, health care disparities in African American populations, and contemplative care for the dying. Professor Giles is a core faculty member of the Buddhist Ministry Program and the co-editor of The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work (Wisdom Press, 2012). She is a student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation.