National Empowerment Center - Open Dialogue Talk - Nov. 3, Worcester, MA

Open Dialogue Approach:
Alternative Care for Psychosis 
Jaakko Seikkula, Ph.D. and  Mary Olson, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University Campus, Amphitheatre 1
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester
Free and open to the public.
Co-presented by:
National Empowerment Center
Mill River Institute for Dialogic Practice
UMass Department of Psychiatry

Is a ‘psychotic crisis’ inside one person’s mind –
or does it happen between people in their relationships?
Can helping a person find their voice with important others help
resolve such crises and alter their course and severity?
Smith College professor and Fulbright scholar Mary Olson, Ph.D., will present with Jaakko Seikkula, Ph.D., one of the main developers of the Open Dialogue Approach in Western Lapland, Finland. Open Dialogue has achieved remarkable success helping people through extreme states labeled ‘psychosis’ and ‘schizophrenia’ while relying much less on medication and hospitalization.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation provided.
The talks will be recorded and available after the event.
Flyer and further information at:
Co-sponsored by The Transformation Center and the Massachusetts Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs)
For more information, contact: National Empowerment Center
800-POWER2U (978-685-1494), Email
Further Resources on Open Dialogue

Trailer for "OPEN DIALOGUE," an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis

An interview with Jaakko Seikkula