2011-2012 Training Program in Dialogic Practice w/ Jaakko Seikkula, Mary Olson, and Faculty

The Mill River Institute for Dialogic Practice Haydenville, MA 01039 • 413.585.1198 TRAINING PROGRAM IN DIALOGIC PRACTICE INTERNATIONAL FACULTY 2011-2012 MARY OLSON, PH.D. JAAKKO SEIKKULA, PH.D. MARKKU SUTELA, M.A. The first of its kind in the US, this yearlong program provides an in-depth introduction to the principles and practices of dialogic therapy, including Finnish Open […]

“Families and First Break: An Evolving Role” – Ron Bassman, Karyn Baker & Connie Packard

For printer friendly document complete with footnotes (not included in this post) click here. ABSTRACT The changing role of the family and how the family unit may help or harm a disturbed and/or disturbing member is examined. The authors use their personal experiences as mental health professionals, user/survivors and family members to inform their critique. […]

Windhorse Associates

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a non-profit treatment and education organization with a whole person approach to recovery from serious psychiatric distress. Our services are individually tailored in close communication with each client and family. Read More Here: http://www.windhorseimh.org/

Family Outreach And Response Program

The Family Outreach and Response organization offers recovery-oriented mental health support services to families. Our staff and volunteers are all psychiatric survivors or family members of people who experience extreme mind states often labeled as “mental illness”. We offer educational and support services to families from both a professional and a lived experience perspective. Read […]

Institute for Dialogic Practice (Open Dialogue)


‘Family and Network Therapy Training for a System of Care: ‘A Pedagogy of Hope’” – Olson

In the past decade, the field of family therapy has witnessed the emergence of a new template for practice based on reflection and narrative, instead of strategy and intervention. There also are broader social and cultural frameworks, especially regarding gender and issues of social justice. The style of practice has evolved from a hierarchical one to […]

Lars Martensson: Reverse Psychiatry in Sweden

What happens in Falun is that the people around the patient, the ”family,” are gathered as soon as possible for a session with the team. The team consists of the psychiatrist, Goran Andre, a psychologist, and two other people. They meet in a living-room type setting. By family is meant whoever is significant in the […]