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A five day Open Dialogue Teaching & Training Seminar

Start date:

Jan 29, 2018


The Function Room

St Vincent’s Clinic

438 Victoria Street. Darlinghurst

NSW 2010

Date details:

29th January-2nd February 2017


Online registration and payment link:

Course overview:

Open Dialogue is a resource-oriented approach to mental health, which aims at mobilising psychosocial resources in a crisis-struck person’s social network. It operates on the basis of core humanistic values of openness, social inclusion, and personal autonomy and genuine user and family involvement in the decision-making processes. Open Dialogue includes a particular dialogical approach to psychotherapy and an emphasis on organising responsive and seamless healthcare pathways.

We are presenting a five-day Open Dialogue Training Seminar where Australian expert trainers will present core theoretical principles and teach Open Dialogue psychotherapeutic skills through hands-on training exercises.


Carl Gray

Carl Gray is a Senior Social Worker & Family Therapist. He provides mental health intervention to children, families, and care networks, and supervision for the St Vincent’s Open Dialogue Initiative.

Judith Brown

Judith Brown is a social worker and family therapist in child and adolescent mental health. Since initial Open Dialogue training in 2010, the approach has informed her clinical work, supervision, training, and PhD research.

Kristof Mikes-Liu

Kristof Mikes-Liu is a community-based child and adolescent psychiatrist and family therapist with interests in adapting dialogical practice to mental health contexts, and in teaching and supervision.

Niels Buus

Niels Buus is professor of mental health nursing at Sydney University. He teaches and researches Open Dialogue and leads the St. Vincent’s Open Dialogue Initiative.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in Open Dialogue: carers, family therapists, peers, nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, etc.

Course enquiries:

Professor Niels Buus


$900 including gst

Maximum number of applicants:



Parking details can be found here

Cancellation policy:

Registration Fees will be refunded in full if Dr Niels Buus ( is notified in writing by 10 January, 50% will be refunded if notification in writing is received by 20 January 2018. No refund will apply after 20 January 2018.


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