PsyD, MFT has been a practicing Buddhist since 1989. Steve practiced in the Zen tradition for most of that time, including numerous retreats and a one-year residency at a Zen Buddhist monastery. He has taught mindfulness for over 25 years in a variety of settings, including meditation centers, schools, businesses, government agencies and treatment centers. He now teaches classes regularly at Against the Stream Meditation Society in Los Angeles, and also leads short retreats and workshops locally and nationally. He was the original Clinical Director for Refuge Recovery Centers where he created the treatment model now known as the MET(T)A Protocol – Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Addictions/Adverse Life Events. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers, and (with Jamie Marich) EMDR and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care. More about Steve can be found at DRDANSIGER.COM.