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Free public lecture on the Open Dialogue approach

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Free public lecture on the Open Dialogue approach

Posted 16th January 2015

Alcohol and Other Drugs Family Therapy Mental Health

We are pleased to announce that Dr Kari Valtanen, child and adolescent psychiatrist, family therapist and Open Dialogue expert from Rovaniemi, Finland, will be making a brief visit to Australia February 2015. Whilst primarily in the country to learn more about the single session practices promoted by The Bouverie Centre and to visit services where these practices are currently implemented, Kari has generously agreed to share some of his considerable experience and knowledge of the Open Dialogue approach with us during his stay.

Kari will be delivering a free two hour public lecture on Open Dialogue 3pm, Thursday 19 February at The Bouverie Centre. This event is open to anyone interested in innovative approaches to mental health, alcohol and other drugs and related service delivery, including practitioners, people with lived experience including consumers and family members/carers, managers, policy makers and researchers.

This event is free, but registration is essential. To register now, please click here.

About Open Dialogue
Open Dialogue is both a philosophical/theoretical approach to people experiencing a mental health crisis and their families/networks, and a system of care. Family therapy trained practitioners work together as part of Open Dialogue teams. These teams engage with everyone connected to the crisis, including the person at the centre, their family and social networks. Meetings occur preferably within the homes of those seeking services. Teams respond quickly and seek to treat symptoms and client concerns, not diagnoses; engaging in open two way dialogue with clients, families and social networks.

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