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  • New Directions: The Persephone Project

    We are accepting referrals In New York City.

    The Persephone Project offers an innovative, gender-sensitive, therapeutic approach to girls and young women and their families. We specialize in working with the most severe crises, including serious depression, psychosis, and eating problems.

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  • Introductory Intensive in Dialogic Practice — Fall 2018 Training

    WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 — SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018

    NEW YORK CITY

    A five-day 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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  • 2017-20 International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice

    LEVEL 2
    June 20 – 24, 2018
    September 19 – 23, 2018
    December 12 – 16, 2018
    March 6 – 10, 2019

    Applications accepted by those who have completed Level 1.

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  • Russell Razzaque, MD joins the Institute for Dialogic Practice

    Dr. Russell’s particular field of clinical and research interest is mindfulness – which he has been a trainer in for over ten years – and Open Dialogue. He is currently leading a national initiative to bring Open Dialogue to the NHS, coordinating an NIHR funded multi-centre randomised controlled trial.

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  • McLean adopts Dialogic Practice

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

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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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  • Successful outcomes reported by Advocates 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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  • 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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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.