Dharma Practice & Clinical Discussion Group

First Tuesday of each month

8:00am to 9:30am EST | Douglas Baker, LICSW


Group Description

This intimate and welcoming group is an opportunity to join like-minded (and hearted) clinician colleagues interested in nourishing their meditation practice and applying mindfulness in therapy. In a supportive and compassionate environment, the group will practice together to begin each meeting, and then explore mindfulness-based approaches to members’ clinical work. We’ll explore secular Buddhist psychology frameworks and how they can apply to both clinician self-care and self-regulation, as well as mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive therapy, and other frameworks. Obstacles to consistent meditation practice, difficulties leading mindfulness experiences as a therapist, and other clinical challenges will be explored.

Meeting Logistics

This group meets on Zoom the first Tuesday of each month, 8 to 9:30 am Eastern Time. It’s an open-enrollment group, welcoming new members frequently, limited to about 15 total members. There is the possibility of a 2nd meeting each month, depending on member interest.


The fee is $50 per group, with half of the proceeds donated to IMP. Participants pay first 6 months to join and 6-month bundled payments going forward.

Group leader Doug Baker, LICSW, is a mindfulness-based therapist in Cambridge, MA. He’s taught numerous workshops and courses on mindfulness and psychotherapy, including at Boston University, Lesley, Harvard, Tufts medical school, Smith College, and other settings. He is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and a board member of IMP. His first book, on walking meditation, was published in 2016. To watch an interview with Doug on related topics, see the IMP Conversations Series, here.

Interested? Register here

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