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Current Trends in Dialogical Practice: Community Mental Health, Research, and Pedagogy

Apr 11, 2015 09:00am -
Apr 11, 2015 04:30pm

Event Description

Claire Fialkov, PhD, David Haddad, EdD, Evan Longin, EdD, Marjorie Roberts, PhD, instructors

Dialogue is central to postmodern theory and practice. Emerging from social construction theory, and the belief that identity and reality are mediated in language, the past decade has seen a proliferation of dialogical practice in community mental health, research, psychotherapy, supervision and pedagogy. The morning session of this daylong conference will provide participants with a theoretical foundation from which to consider the centrality of dialogue and reflection. The afternoon will be devoted to practical applications of this theory in action. This workshop is appropriate for clinicians, caseworks, educators, program staff and administrators, and other professionals involved in the delivery of human services. The workshop format includes lecture, group discussion and experiential learning.

Specific learning objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between dialogical practice and social construction theory.

  • Discuss the centrality of the reflecting position in dialogical practice.

  • Use and identify reflective processes in their workplace.

Program Code: DP15
6 CE Credits 
Location: at MSPP, Newton

David Haddad, EdD, is a psychologist, consultant, and core faculty at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, where he directs the community mental health program. David combines his interest in meditation and mindfulness practice with skills in Appreciative Inquiry to facilitate work with individuals & organizations that support and enhance positive relationships, high team engagement, meaningful work, and expectations for achievement. David is the co-founder of Appreciative Action, a consulting practice focusing on strengthening the capacity of organizations to cultivate resources for healthier world communities.

Claire Fialkov, PhD, is a psychologist, consultant and a core faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Claire teaches and writes about positive psychology and appreciative models of leadership and organizational training. Claire is a co-founder of Appreciative Action, a consultation practice that focuses on strengthening the capacity of organizations dedicated to creating a healthier and more civil world community. Claire uses strength- and Appreciative Inquiry based approaches to leadership, team building, evaluation, program development, and training to build organizational capacity.

Evan Longin, EdD, is a psychologist, who has been working with families and children since he was a fellow with at the Institute for Youth Development and Juvenile Justice. He did his post doctoral training at the Nathan Ackerman Family Institute. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Graduate Counseling and Psychology at Salem State College and is a founding Director of the Salem Center. The Center has been involved in the development of Andersen’s reflective dialogue approach and is the source of the Artsbridge dialogue model, where he helps design the curriculum for the summer training, and trains and consults with the Israeli and Palestinian dialogue facilitators for the summer training.

Marjorie Roberts, PhD, is a founder, director, and faculty member of The Salem Center for Therapy, Training and Research, a center for postmodern thinking and practice. Marjorie is a psychologist and family therapist who has a long history of work with reflecting dialogues in her clinical work, training, and research. She is privileged to have been able to work with Tom Andersen, who introduced the reflecting dialogues approach. Marjorie has presented her work with reflecting dialogues at local, national and international conferences, and has published as well.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Counseling & Psychotherapy
Early registration ends on Feb 16, 2015.
Regular registration starts on Feb 17, 2015 and ends on Mar 31, 2015.
Late registration starts on Apr 01, 2015.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Current Trends in Dialogical Practice - DP15
Member Fee: $135.00$135.00$135.00
Non-Member Fee: $135.00$135.00$135.00

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