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  • Introductory Intensive in Dialogic Practice

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

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

    Please join us for the next five-day “Introductory Intensive in Dialogic Practice” led by Mary Olson, PhD and Nazlim Hagmann. MD.

    Next Intensive TBA:  Please check back.
    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10025

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  • 2017-2019 International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice

    We will be starting in June 2017:
    Module 1: Monday, Jun 12 – Friday, Jun 16, 2017
    The rest of the dates to be announced by January.  Please check back.

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  • Keynote
    Speaker

    In addition to teaching at the Institute, 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
  • Creating a Shared Language Through 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.