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.



We have made the leap and have reimagined and redesigned our website.
We would like to invite ALL MEMBERS & FRIENDS to register and explore our new site.


IMP Members Meeting - ONLINE!

May 1, 2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Online or by phone!

IMP Annual Members Meeting

Sunday, May 1, 2016

5:00 - 6:00 PM Eastern time

ONLINE via Zoom conferencing


Follow this link for more details!

Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy

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

More and more therapists are integrating moment-to-moment awareness into their practice. Here's why—and how.

Sunday Night Sit

Bill Morgan, PsyD & Susan Morgan, CNS

Once a month on Sunday evening from 8-8:45 pm EST.
Limited: 100 people per session.

A FREE–for-ALL live streaming guided meditation practice session

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Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Sitting Together

by 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 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. 


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

Paul Fulton, EdD

Christopher Germer, PhD

Nayla Khoury, MD, MPH
Bill Morgan, PsyD

Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Andrew Olendzki, PhD

Ronald Siegal, PsyD

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