Course Schedule for 2013-2014
Our next Level I Training in Dialogic Practice will be given in the fall of 2014. Having successfully completed the first two-year training, we will be updating our Level 1 curriculum based on new results from our adaptation study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and building our training capacities by initiating a trainer certification program. We also are finishing research and writing projects. We will start accepting new applications for Level 1 in January 2014.
Training program in Dialogic Practice: Level I
The Dialogic Practice Level 1 course is a one year program delivered in four units of instruction at the Institute, with additional online study and assignments. Each of the four units at the Institute consists of four days of intensive instruction, workshops and roleplay.
Prerequisites: [Professional and academic qualifications TBA]
- Course # IPD-DP1-12-1 –– Unit 1, TBA; Unit 2, TBA; Unit 3, TBA; Unit 4, TBA
- Course # IPD-DP1-12-2 –– Unit 1, TBA; Unit 2, TBA; Unit 3, TBA; Unit 4, TBA
Training program in Dialogic Practice: Level 2
The Dialogic Practice Level 2 course is the continuation of the Level 1 Certification. The course is a one year program delivered in four units of instruction at the Institute, with additional online study and assignments. Each of the four units at the Institute consists of four days of intensive instruction, workshops and roleplay.
Prerequisites: Dialogic Practice Level 1 Certification
- Course # IPD-DP2-12-1 –– Unit 1, TBA; Unit 2, TBA; Unit 3, TBA; Unit 4, TBA
- Course # IPD-DP2-12-2 –– Unit 1, TBA; Unit 2, TBA; Unit 3, TBA; Unit 4, TBA
Program For Trainers in Open Dialogue℠ and Dialogue Practice℠Open Dialogue℠ is a team-based clinical approach to persons experiencing severe crises and conditions. Becoming a trainer in this approach requires study and experience. The Institute for Dialogic Practice standards for trainers are international and consistent with those for the Advanced Specialist Level in Finland, which are employed at Keropudas Hospital in Tornio, and the Dialogic Partners Institute in Helsinki, Finland. We have coined the term ODA-Approved℠ ( Open Dialogue Approach Approved) to define these standards and principles. ODA-Approved Certification in Open Dialogue℠ also certifies trainers in “Dialogic Practice℠” (or altogether, “Open Dialogical Practices℠”).Who Can Apply? Trainees in Level II can submit a letter of application for the program. Before becoming certified and completing all the requirements, applicants enter the program as apprentices. Students who are not successful in the first application may re-apply if they are able to respond to the feedback given by the faculty. In order to apply to become a training apprentice, applicants must have completed:
Certification as a trainer also requires completion of the following 9 requirements.
- 1. Level I and Level II of Dialogic Practice Training
- 2. A master’s or doctoral degree in social work, family therapy, mental health counseling, psychology, nursing, or a medical degree in psychiatry or primary care.
- 3. Highest level of licensure as a psychotherapist in your field -(e.g. in social work, LICSW)
- 4. Enrollment or completion of a 2-year postgraduate intensive training program in another psychotherapeutic modality, including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family-systems, trauma-oriented, collaborative, or narrative practice
Applicants also must show evidence of their potential in the following areas.
- 1. 2-year family of origin seminar at the Institute for Dialogic Practice (90 hours).
- 2. Advanced theory seminar at the Institute for Dialogic Practice (200 hours)
- 3. 200 hours of supervision by an IDP faculty member or a supervisor approved by IDP; more than half of which (104 hrs.) has to be in a live format.
- 4. 400 hours of direct experience of Open Dialogue meetings
- 5. Mentored teaching experience by faculty
- 6. Successful teaching evaluations
- 7. 5-years of full-time clinical experience, 2 of which are based in a public agency, school, hospital, or clinic.
- 8. An on-going clinical practice, preferably as a member of a team
- 9. Attendance at an international conference
Once an apprentice is ready to apply for certification, you must submit a portfolio documenting completion of the above that includes a 1-hour DVD of a training session you gave. You also must submit 3 DVDs of clinical sessions demonstrating your work as an Open Dialogue clinician. The IDP faculty will review your portfolio. Either certification will be granted, or you will be invited to refine your teaching and gain further experience with ongoing supervision and mentorship.
- 1. Theoretical competence
- 2. Ability to master the core clinical competencies
- 3. Clinical effectiveness
- 4. Teaching effectiveness
- 5. Ability to be part of team in keeping with the principles, values, and ethics of Open Dialogue