Open dialogues are a model that is close to us, so we try to use it in our work with our clients and develop them in practice.
Thanks to the support of the Norway Funds, we managed to organize a workshop "Open Dialogues in Practice" in Jeseník from 5 th to 9 th June 2017 with the participation of experts from Norway (University of Science and Technology), which was also attended by guests from Poland (Concordia Foundation) and also colleagues from the Czech Republic (Práh Jižní Morava z.ú.).
The working part of the workshop was designed for our professionals with experience in the Open Dialogues and collaborating professionals (from the Psychiatric hospital, the authorities concerned) to create the basis for using Open Dialogues in our practice.
A panel discussion took place for a wider professional forum and meetings of participants with our clients directly in the service on Thursday the 8 th June 2017 in Priessnitz's spa baths.
The workshop was led by:
Mark Hopfenbeck is an anthropologist and associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he is the director of the longest-running post-graduate program of the Open dialogues outside Finland. In collaboration with the psychologist Rusel Razzaque and the family therapist Val Jackson is also a training co-ordinator for the Peer-Support project in the Open dialogues in the United Kingdom. He also contributes to POD (http://www.podbulletin.com/) and is the FB Administrator of the Open Dialogue Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/234079520082275/)
Anna Margrethe Flåm is a clinical psychologist who works full time at the Institute of Psychology within the UIT - The Arctic University of Norway. For many years she has been working in psychological services within the Northern Norwegian state school, the health service focusing on mental disorders and family care and protection services. She is professionally linked to reflective processes and teams, and to the understanding and practical use of the Open Dialogue.
Reiulf Øistein Ruud and Pia Birgitte Jessen are therapists specializing in mental health and family therapy. Together, they run the GOOD DIALOGUE Clinic, where they offer their services toindividuals and families. In their work, they are inspired by the Open Dialogues as a therapy, and for many years they have been working with professors Tom Andersen and Jaakka Seikkulou, who are real professionals in this field. They lecture around the world and also provide the teams in Norway and the USA a supervision via Skype.
We are looking forward to continuing!
In cooperation with foreign partners, we are preparing the accredited education, we also start working together with clients.