Dharma Practice & Clinical Discussion Group

First Tuesday of each month

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

Group Description

The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is happy to announce a new group for clinicians 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

The group will meet monthly, the first Tuesday of each month, 8:00am to 9:30am (starting on Tuesday, June 1). The group is virtual for the time being but in-person options (Cambridge area) may be explored in the months ahead depending on logistics and pandemic-related issues. Note that there will be an option for a 2nd monthly meeting depending on member interest and schedules. The group will be limited to about 15 members initially with the possibility of eventually adding more.


Fees are $50 per meeting, with proceeds shared between IMP and the group leader. Members 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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