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Alexandra Moreira

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist based on the perspective of social constructionism, family therapist and pedagogue. She conducts a master's degree research in the area of collaborative and dialogic practices. She is a member of the Noos Institute clinical team and of the Mental Health Center. In the Open Dialogue approach, she is an assistant trainer in the course offered by Romão de Sousa Foundation, in Portugal, and by Noos Institute, in Brazil. She is a full member of the Brazilian Association of Family Therapists and effective member of the Portuguese Society of Family Therapy. She also has a postgraduate degree in Language / Communication and Human Resources.

Richard Williams

Former NHS Principal Systemic Psychotherapist now in private practice, with a strong interest in promoting, supporting and embedding accessible dialogical thinking and practices with the complete range of practitioners and client groups - especially enduring and complex.

Cecília Villares

Cecília is a family therapist from São Paulo -  Brazil, certified in practice and training in Open Dialogue by the Institute for Dialogic Practices (NY- USA). She is coordinating a Training Program in Portugal (just started in January 2020), will organize a Training Course in São Paulo, starting October 2020, and is also collaborating in the Training Program coordinated by Jaakko Seikkula in Asunción, Paraguay.

Judith M Brown

Social Worker and Family Therapist, working in child and adolescent mental health. Trainer and supervisor in Open Dialogue and dialogical practices. Has spent the last 9 years reflecting, practising and writing extensively on Open Dialogue and dialogical ideas in clinical work with families and their networks, in supervision, and in research.

Michaela Klímová

Social worker and psychotherapist in Brno, Czech republic, interested in dialogical and solution focused therapies.

María Cristina Ravazolla

Psychiatrist working in psychotherapy, consultant in issues of gender and family therapy, trained in systemic thinking, studying gender diversities, Spinoza and social constructionism. Full of questions on how to help people in order to overcome difficulties, María builds short programs with clients in contexts where dialogues can develop among speakers and also internally.  Recently working in a program that tries to help mature women that are trapped in alcohol addiction with severe social and emotional consequences for them. It is a conjoint work with a team that includes the patients and their family networks.

Susana Tesone

Argentinian social worker, trained for many years in working with families, in the field of domestic violence, child sexual abuse and addictions.  Shares most of the ideas of the dialogical approach.

Kristof Mikes-Liu

Child and adolescent psychiatrist, clinical lecturer at University of Sydney, member of St Vincent's Open Dialogue Initiative, Assistant Editor for Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.

Petra Jurkovičová

Assistant professor of Palacky University in Olomouc, teaching and research interest in special needs education, family and people with special needs counselling.

Heidi Omdal

Associate professor at the University of Agder, Department of education. work with families with selectively mute children and published a new (first and only) book in Norwegian.

Eduardo Villar

Director of Sistemas Humanos, Systemic Consultation Center. Director of the Master Program "Intervencion en Sistemas Humanos" at Universidad Central in Bogota, Colombia

Isabelle Verberckmoes

Psychologist, psychotherapist

Marjorie Roberts

Director of the Reflecting Dialogues Endeavor Salem Center for Therapy, Training and Research 204 Lafayette St. Salem, MA 01970 USA

Charlie Azzopardi

B.Psy. (Hons.), M.Sc.(UoL.) , Doct. Sys. Psych. (UEL) Systemic Psychotherapist - Couple & Family Therapist

Peter Rober

Full Professor in Clinical Psychology at the Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven (Belgium).

Jim Wilson

UKCP registered systemic psychotherapist, consultant, trainer and supervisor to mental health and social care services nationally and internationally. Currently working in the National Health Service in Wales, UK

Jaakko Seikkula

A professor of psychotherapy at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, best known for his work with Finnish Open Dialogue. Involved in developing family and social network based practices in psychiatry with psychosis and severe crises.

Justine Van Lawick

Clinical psychologist, family therapist and director of training in the Lorentzhuis, center for systemic therapy, training and consultation in Haarlem, the Netherlands. She is a senior trainer in the Netherlands and abroad.

Nick Putman

Psychotherapist and a certified Open Dialogue practitioner, with 20 years experience working in mental health services.

Mark Hopfenbeck

Aims to keep interested people up to date with developments in Open Dialogue approaches across the UK and elsewhere, from service implementations, to research projects and training opportunities

Marco Braghero

Couch, prof., researcher, organiser of 4th International Conference on Dialogical Practices in Torino

Carina Hakansson

Founder of the Family Care Foundation and The Extended Therapy Room Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden

Prof. Tore Dag Boe

Department of Psychososial Health

Polski Instytut Otwartego Dialogu

ISPS – International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis


Provides range of integrated community and mental health services, including Open Dialogue, peer supported program

Open Dialogue UK

Provides a variety of services relating to the Open Dialogue approach

Open Dialogue Foundation

International website for the Open Dialogue approach, training
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