Institute For Dialogic Practice Institute For Dialogic Practice
  • 2019-2022 International Certification in Dialogic Practice: Levels 1-3

    Starting November 2019 at Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Jorma Ahonen, Nazlim Hagmann, Mary Olson, Russell Razzaque, Peter Rober & Jaakko Seikkula

    Still Accepting Applications!  Need-based Financial Aid

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  • 5-Day Introductory Intensive in Dialogic Practice in Open Dialogue

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 — SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

    A five-day, fidelity-based introduction taught by Mary Olson, PhD and  Nazlim Hagmann. MD

    “This was the best training I have ever attended!”– Participant, April 2018

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  • Russell Razzaque, MD joins the Institute for Dialogic Practice

    Russell is currently leading a national initiative to bring Open Dialogue to the National Health Service in the UK, entitled “Peer-supported Open Dialogue,” and the most comprehensive,  multi-centre randomized controlled trial of Open Dialogue ever conducted.

    We are a sister training facility to Dr. Razzaque’s Academy of Peer-supported Open Dialogue in the U.K.

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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? …. ”

  • McLean adopts Dialogic Practice

    See the new Harvard/McLean research study that reports positive results.

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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.