The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and training of mental health professionals interested in the integration of mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy, for the purpose of enhancing the therapy relationship, the quality of clinical interventions, and the well-being of the therapist.

New book: Sitting Together

Sitting TogetherSitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Susan M. Pollak, Thomas Pedulla, and Ronald D. Siegel

 

This practical guide helps therapists from virtually any specialty or theoretical
orientation choose and adapt mindfulness practices most likely to be effective with particular patients, while avoiding those that are contraindicated. The authors provide a wide range of meditations that build the core skills of focused attention, mindfulness, and compassionate acceptance. Vivid clinical examples show how to weave the practices into therapy, tailor them to each patient's needs, and overcome obstacles. Therapists also learn how developing their own mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic relationships and personal well-being. The Appendix offers recommendations for working with specific clinical problems. Free audio downloads (narrated by the authors) and accompanying patient handouts for selected meditations from the book are available at 
www.sittingtogether.com.

 

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Click here for a sample chapter.

 

Click here to read an interview with the authors.

Membership

The purpose of membership is to provide an organization to support and connect the rapidly growing community of practitioners of meditation and psychotherapy, both locally (the New England Region of US) and globally (through online and affiliate programs). Anyone who shares the mission of IMP to work toward an integration of Buddhist psychology and practice with Western psychotherapy is invited to join. 

 

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition

Mindfulness and PsychotherapyThis practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. Leading practitioners in the field present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises.

New to This Edition

*Earn CE's through The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge 

*Incorporates significant empirical advances--mindfulness has become one of the most-researched areas in psychotherapy. 
*Most chapters extensively revised or rewritten.
*Chapters on practical ethics, trauma, and addictions.
*Greater emphasis on the role of acceptance and compassion in mindfulness. Read More.

IMP Board of Directors

Board of Directors  

Susan M. Pollak, MTS, EdD, President
Trudy Goodman, PhD, Guiding Teacher

Tom Pedulla, LICSW, Secretary
Charles Styron, PsyD, Treasurer
Sara Lazar, PhD, Science Advisor

Doriana Chialant, PhD

Paul Fulton, EdD
Christopher Germer, PhD
Bill Morgan, PsyD

Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Andrew Olendzki, PhD

Ronald Siegal, PsyD

Mark Sorensen, PhD
Janet Surrey, PhD
Christopher Willard, PsyD