Stephen  Dansiger , PsyD, MFT

Dr. Dansiger is a rocker who got sober in the late 80’s and then became a sought after clinician, writer and meditation teacher. He became a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Basic Training and Advanced Topics Courses as Senior Faculty with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and helped set up the premiere Buddhist addictions rehab center, Refuge Recovery Centers. At the center he developed and instituted the MET(T)A Protocol, a new design for addictions agency treatment using Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice.  He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly in Los Angeles and other centers internationally. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers and avidly blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. He is also the co-author (with Jamie Marich)  of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (Springer Publishing). His new book Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions, is due for release in November 2018 by Althea Press.