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CASE STUDY: Therapist’s emotions in the session

How can we as therapists deal with difficult emotions we are experiencing in our sessions? You can find inspiration in this case study written by Peter Rober, a family therapist. The case study is a part of Peter’s article published in...


Essential resources on Dialogue

Where to start reading when it comes to the dialogical approach, its theory and research? Here are some key resources. Choose from a selection of journal articles and learn more about topics that interest you most. Collaborative practices Harlene...

John Shotter

Andy Lock’s memory of John Shotter

This a piece I wrote following John’s death so as to mark John’s role in elaborating a social-relational account of developmental psychology. John Shotter passed away at his home outside Cambridge on 8 December 2016 after a prolonged illness....


What are the origins of Dialogical Practices?

Nowadays the main and most fundamental ideas of dialogical practices are being applied by professionals in many different fields and contexts. The roots of dialogical practice stem not only from family therapy but also from philosophy and the theory...


CASE STUDY: Real use of polyphony

Polyphony is a word frequently spoken in the dialogical approach. But how does it look like in practice? Jaako Seikkula wrote more about it in his article „Becoming Dialogical: Psychotherapy or a way of life?“ Here is an excerpt...

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