At this time AMI’s director, Dr. Parker Wilson, is the only psychotherapist who can provide therapy based on Buddhist psychology. Dr. Wilson is a university professor, doctor of clinical psychology, and a practicing Mahayana Buddhist. He has been highly trained in Buddhist and existential psychology and meditation by some of the greatest living Buddhist masters of our time.
During the last fifteen years, Dr. Parker Wilson has received extensive instruction in Buddhist psychology and various mindfulness and insight meditation techniques from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Ani Pema Chodron, Dr. B Alan Wallace, Venerable Robina Courtin, and Dr. Robert Thurman, just to name a few.
Dr. Wilson's clients – agnostics, atheists, Christians, Unitarians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and more – also find that Buddhist contemplations and meditations can be very useful aids in their existing spiritual and religious practices.
Because he is an avid student of world religion, Dr. Wilson often incorporates key aspects of his clients’ existing spiritual or religious practices into their individual therapeutic processes and overall psychological growth.