Faculty: Ethan Pollack, BA, MS, PhD

Ethan Pollack

Ethan Pollack, BA, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

617-327-6777 x1247
Work Space 314O
Degree Major/Emphasis
BA Clinical Psychology
MS Clinical Psychology
PhD Clinical Psychology


  • Clinical Seminar I
  • Clinical Seminar II
  • Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practice

Research and Practice Interests

  • General clinical practice (adults, children, family, and couples)
  • Stepfamily Therapy
  • Research: Ethics, Stepfamilies, general clinical topic and applications

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist/ H.S.P. Oklahoma Licensed Psychologist (inactive status)


  • 2007, William James Excellence in Teaching Award

Publications and Presentations

  • Pollack, E., Which master’s voice? Ethical dilemmas for managed care reviewers. In Small, R. and Barnhill, L. Practicing in the new mental health marketplace: Ethical, Legal, and Moral Considerations, 1998, American Psychological Association.
  • Throughout the 1990s: multiple presentations, primarily at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual meetings which focused on ethics and managed care.

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Served on the Massachusetts Psychological Association’s (MPA) Board of Directors
  • Served as member and chair of the MPA Ethics Committee, and on numerous MPA Committees

Prior Experience

  • Founder and leadership role of a large group mental health practice for more than 30 years

Professional Affiliations

  • Life member of both the American and Massachusetts Psychological Associations
  • Currently serve on the APA Board of Director’s Standing Hearing Panel, which serves as an appeal body for members who have been sanctioned by the APA Ethics Committee