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Institute for Dialogic Practice

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To enroll in a course at the Institute for Dialogic Practice, you must have a Master’s degree in social work, family therapy, mental health counseling, or psychiatric nursing; a doctorate in psychology; or a medical degree in psychiatry or primary care. Exceptions to these academic requirements may be made for those with substantial work experience in the mental health field who are enrolling as a member of a team. Graduate students are admitted to the introductory intensive with proof of enrollment.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

CEUs are awarded for social workers, nurses, family therapists and licensed mental health workers. We are currently applying for accreditation as a continuing education provider for physicians and psychologists.


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Institute Faculty

Dialogic Practice Faculty The Institute is 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.

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I, the peer and the family therapist have had many wonderful network meetings with different types of families all throughout Brooklyn. The work so far has only deepened my confidence in the need for this type of dialogic and network based approach; that it can be applied in context very different from Lapland and other parts of Europe. The majority of the families are grateful for the approach – for its patience, it kindness and intimacy.

Ed Altwies, Psy.D.
Level II Graduate – IDP