Rachel E. Goldsmith

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Seattle, Washington

Rachel Goldsmith is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, and adjunct faculty member the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and at Seattle University. In her clinical work, she has provided a range of individual and group treatments for trauma and related conditions, including mindfulness-based approaches for PTSD and depression as well as “Self-Talk” therapy groups to transform self-criticism into self-encouragement. Dr. Turow directs an active research program that addresses the ways that mindfulness, self-compassion, emotion regulation, trauma appraisals, and social contexts influence trauma recovery. As a former faculty member of Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Turow started the hospital’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy-based program, supervised psychology and medical trainees, and trained United States military medical personnel to manage others’ trauma responses during deployment. Dr. Turow has written dozens of scientific articles and book chapters, along with the book Mindfulness Skills for Trauma and PTSD: Practices for Recovery and Resilience (Norton Professional Books, 2017). She is a national and international speaker on topics related to posttraumatic stress, mindfulness, self-compassion, coping with cancer, and environmental psychology. A reviewer for several professional journals, she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.


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