2017-2019 International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice: Levels I-3

2017-2019 International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice: Levels I-3


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We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 International Certification Training Program in Dialogic Practice.

Jorma Ahonen, MsC, Nazlim Hagmann, MD, Mary Olson, PhD, Jaakko Seikkula, PhD, and Peter Rober, PhD

Institute-trained team reports impressive outcomes in a study led by Harvard psychiatrist in the influential Psychiatric Review:  Gordon,C. et al.  (July 15, 2016).

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The 2017-2019 International Certification Training Program in Dialogic Practice meets the international standards for full training in Open Dialogue.  Faculty includes Jorma Ahonen, MSc, Nazlim Hagmann, MD, Mary Olson, PhD, Peter Rober, PhD and Jaakko Seikkula, PhD, together with international guest speakers.

This three-year program is delivered in four intensives per year and taught by the world’s leading developers and trainers. The small-group seminar format provides personal attention and nurtures the professional development and individual creativity of each participant. Supervision occurs either in person or on Skype between the intensives.

We will begin in June 2017.  The rest of the dates will be announced soon.  Please check back.

The 2017 program dates:

  • Module 1: Monday, June 12- Friday, 16, 2017
  • Module 2: Wednesday, September 13 – Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • Module 3: Wednesday, November 8 – Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Module 4: Wednesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 11, 2018


The annual tuition is $5500.  This tuition covers 4 blocks;  June, September, November, and March.

$1200 deposit is due upon acceptance into the program; the balance of $4300 is due by April 1, 2017.

Participants make a one year commitment.

A payment plan is available and allows for tuition installments over the course of the year.

Course Objectives

This course will provide attendees with a comprehensive foundation in the use of dialogue in relational and network therapies in an effort to:

  1. Provide an in-depth understanding of the key elements of Dialogic Practice and Open Dialogue.
  2. Foster the clinical skills of therapeutic responsiveness and reflection.
  3. Give a broad overview of the evolution of Dialogic Practice in the family therapy tradition that, founded on Gregory Bateson’s work, made language and communication central to the therapeutic process.
  4. Integrate social justice issues that are particularly relevant to North American society, including survivorship, gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and diversity.
  5. Cultivate the creativity of the participants as they adapt these new learnings to their own personal styles and settings.
  6. Examine the ethics of Dialogic Practice and Open Dialogue.

The curriculum will include a combination of lectures, experiential exercises, a discussion of readings, role-plays, videotapes,  live consultations, family-of-origin work, and supervision.

CEUS will be available.

A certificate of completion will be provided after Level 1 & Level 2.  Advanced standing may be awarded to participants who have already completed Levels 1 and/or 2 and wish to become certified as practitioners or trainers.  Certification requires the submission of videotapes and writing various papers.

Participants:  Minimum is 18; Maximum is 24.

Institute-trained team reports impressive outcomes in peer-reviewed study led by Harvard psychiatrist:  Gordon,C. et al.  (July 15, 2016).

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