Institute For Dialogic Practice Institute For Dialogic Practice
  • 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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  • 2019-2022 International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice

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

    Starting November 2019 In New Haven, Connecticut

    Deadline for applications is September 15, 2019

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  • New York City Training Programs

    The “Introductory Intensive,” the 5-day training program in October 2019, will be 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.

    Affordable accommodations & Whole Foods cafe are nearby.

    Easy access from the airport, train station, buses, and subways.

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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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  • 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.

    See 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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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.