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This five-day training session will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to Dialogic Practice as it has emerged from systemic thinking and practice. This approach improves overall clinical competence, regardless of each attendee’s primary theoretical orientation.

Throughout this session, we’ll give special attention to the acute crises of young adulthood, including severe depression, eating problems and early psychosis.

Tuition:  $1,200.00

Partial financial assistance is available for those employed in public services, peer specialists, and students:

Discount for Public Employees: $960.00

Discount for Peer Specialists:  $840.00

Discount for Students/Recent Graduates: $600.00

A request for a student discount must be accompanied by a fully valid and current student ID or other proof of enrollment.

About the Instructors

Mary Olson, PhD is an internationally-recognized leader in the development of Dialogic Practice.  She is the founder of the Institute for Dialogic Practice in Haydenville, MA and is a faculty member of both UMass Medical School and the Smith College School for Social Work.  A Fulbright Scholar in clinical psychology, she has written numerous articles and book chapters on Dialogic Practice, including “The Key Elements of Dialogic Practice in Open Dialogue” (2014, with Jaakko Seikkula & Doug Ziedonis) which has been translated into 10 languages.  She maintains a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Nazlim Hagmann, MD is a faculty member at the Institute for Dialogic Practice in Haydenville, MA.  A former student of the Institute, Nazlim graduated from the two-year training program in 2013.   Throughout her career, Nazlim has had a particular interest in understanding and finding alternative ways to work with people in extreme states. She maintains a private practice in New York City.