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  • 2017-19 International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice

    Module 1: June 12 – June 16, 2017
    Module 2: September 13 – September. 17, 2017
    Module 3: November 8 – November 12, 2017
    Module 4: March 7 –  March 11 , 2017

    Wednesday through Sunday schedule, except for Module 1, which is Monday through Friday.

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  • Jorma Ahonen, MSc, joins the faculty of the Institute for Dialogic Practice

    “I’m keen to work with an attitude of ‘dialogizing’ professional ideas. In training contexts I’m very interested in the therapeutic use of self. How as a therapist should I (and could) be, act and relate with my clients in such way they would find our co-work useful? …. How could I talk in a way that increases others’ desire to listen and how could I listen in a way that increases others’ desire to talk?”

  • Keynote
    Speaker

    Mary Olson, Ph.D. is an accomplished presenter who frequently speaks on Open Dialogue and Dialogic Practice to fellow therapists, university professors and students.

    Watch a video of the Institute faculty teaching at the National Health Service, UK.

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  • Positive outcomes reported by team trained by the Institute for Dialogic Practice

    Christopher Gordon, M.D., Vasudha Gidugu, M.A., E. Sally Rogers, Sc.D., John DeRonck, L.I.C.S.W.,Douglas Ziedonis, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia

    “These are zeitgeist ideas, and I think it’s thrilling that this trial got such good results,” Dr. Olson said.

    View The New York Times Article
  • What is Dialogic Practice?

    Dialogic Practice is an innovative approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes listening carefully to what people say so that they feel heard, respected, and validated. This conversation, or dialogue, is not “about” the person, but is instead a way of “being with” the person and living through the situation together.

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  • Open Dialogue is the Radically Altered Version of the Treatment Meeting

    As soon as possible in a given situation, the team gathers everyone connected to the crisis. There are no separate staff meetings to talk about the “case.” Rather, all discussion and any decisions about medication and hospitalization take place with everyone present.

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  • Introductory Intensive in Dialogic Practice

    “I loved this training!”–Participant, November 2016

    “Just a wonderfully great training!”–Participant, May 2016

    The next five-day “Introductory Intensive in Dialogic Practice” led by Mary Olson, PhD and Nazlim Hagmann. MD, will be Fall 2017.  Dates to be announced shortly.

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Upcoming Training Courses

All training programs are held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in their beautiful, historic building on the Upper West Side at the corner of 64th and Central Park West across from Central Park. It is two blocks east of Lincoln Center and five blocks north of Columbus Circle.



About the Institute

The only North American teaching facility that specializes in providing world-class training in Open Dialogue and Dialogic Practice delivered by the field’s leading experts and developers.

Dialogic Practice

Dialogic Practice is a client-centered form of psychotherapy that aims to be responsive to the needs of the whole person – rather than simply treating his or her symptoms.

Open Dialogue

Open Dialogue is an innovative approach to acute psychiatric crises developed by Jaakko Seikkula, Markku Sutela and their multidisciplinary team at Keropudas Hospital in Tornio, Finland.

Training Courses

All training programs are held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in their beautiful, historic building on the Upper West Side at the corner of 64th and Central Park West across from Central Park.