We are accepting applications for Level 2. The completion of a Level 1, or a comparable, yearlong Foundation course, is a prerequisite. Openings are limited, so please apply now if you are interested. Financial aid may be available.
We are following all COVID requirements of Yale University, including a workshop space that allows for social distancing.
Please Note: Institute acceptance is required before you can make a tuition payment.
Institute-trained team reports impressive outcomes: Psychiatric Review: Gordon,C. et al. (July 15, 2016).
Level 2 starts Summer 2021 at Yale University, New Haven, CT
Due to COVID, we are offering a hybrid, online model to allow attendance by participants who otherwise cannot travel.
The 2019-2022 International Certification in Dialogic Practice is an opportunity to learn from a premier, international faculty with distinguished guest lecturers, including Jorma Ahonen, MSc, Nazlim Hagmann, MD, Mary Olson, PhD, Russell Razzaque, MD, Peter Rober, PhD, and Jaakko Seikkula, PhD.
We welcome all mental health professionals, family physicians, and peer specialists who are clinically engaged. You may choose to do each Level separately or all 3 consecutively. With prior training, you can apply for advanced standing.
Each level consists of 4 5-day intensives delivered over a year. You can adapt the program to meet your needs. After completing Level 2, you can become certified as a practitioner, and Level 3 lets you become certified as a trainer. The seminar format provides personal attention and nurtures the professional development and individual creativity of each participant.
- A didactic seminar that combines theory with a review of the 3-decades of peer-reviewed research
- A clinical practicum that meets monthly, either face-to-face or online, and provides intensive supervision
- Continuing education credits approved by NASW-Massachusetts
The 2021-2022 program dates:
- July 21-25, 2021
- October 20-24, 2021
- January 12-16, 2022
- April 27 – May 1, 2022
Full Yearly Tuition $5,950
This tuition covers 4 blocks and monthly online supervision.
$1200 deposit is due upon acceptance. Participants make a one year commitment. Tuition due April 2021 unless a payment plan has been arranged.
Financial Aid Available
Financial aid is available with Yale’s generous sponsorship. There are a limited number of partial scholarships, “Tuition Assistance Awards,” “TAA,” for eligible applicants. Priority is given to those working in public settings and marginalized communities. A TAA will cover up to 50% of the tuition. Yale employees and affiliates also qualify for a 50% discount as well. .
Apply early by sending your CV/resume. A Zoom interview is required.
This course will provide attendees with a comprehensive foundation in the use of dialogue in relational and network therapies in an effort to:
- Provide an in-depth understanding of the key elements of Dialogic Practice and Open Dialogue.
- Foster the clinical skills of therapeutic responsiveness and reflection.
- 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.
- Integrate social justice issues that are particularly relevant to North American society, including survivorship, gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and diversity.
- Cultivate the creativity of the participants as they adapt these new learnings to their own personal styles and settings.
- 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.
Institute-trained team reports impressive outcomes in peer-reviewed study led by Harvard psychiatrist: Gordon,C. et al. (July 15, 2016).