Far be it from me –

Beyond The Therapeutic State

on February 7, 2014

 

Mental health costs are soaring, drug prescriptions skyrocketing, and
diagnostic categories continue to convince us that we are mentally ill. It is time
to move beyond the therapeutic state!
Most existing alternatives focus on the individual. In contrast, this conference
will feature inspiring innovations in collaborative practice. Such practices bring
together diverse conceptions of reality, values, and hopes for the future. From
the inter-change emerge new forms of life, viable for all.
This conference will feature collaborative practices relevant to therapy and
beyond. Discussions will be enriched by practitioners and scholars from many
sectors of society. Join the dialogue as we explore new possibilities.
In the end, it is toward a relationally oriented society we must move. And it is
toward active participation in changing both practices and policies that the
conference is dedicated.
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Conference collaborators:
 The Taos Institute
 Taos Institute Europe
 Buskerud and Vestfold University College – Centre of Mental Health and Substance
Abuse (Norway)
 Helsinki Psychotherapy Institute (Finland)
 Familjevårdsstiftelsen (Family Care Foundation) (Sweden)
 The Family Institute (UK)
 
For more information and to register: http://www.BeyondtheTherapeuticState.org
 
 
Beyond the Therapeutic State
Collaborative Practices for
Individual and Social Change
 
 
June 26-28, 2014
 
 
Drammen, Norway
 
The Program Keynote presenters include:
 
A Relational Recovery from the “Rage to Order” with Kenneth J. Gergen
Rethinking Psychiatric Care: Alternative Programs That Are
Models for Reform with Robert Whitaker
The Hearing Voices Network: An Example of a Postpsychiatric Future?
with Olga Runciman
The McDonaldisation of Children’s Mental Health in the
Era of Globalization with Sami Timimi
The Extended Therapy Room with Carina Håkansson and
guests
With dialogic responses by: Harlene Anderson, Eugene Epstein, Billy Hardy, Sheila
McNamee, Ottar Ness, John Pihlaja, Leticia Rodriguez, and John Shotter.
Workshop Presenters Include:
 Pietro Barbetta – Italy
 Bob Cottor – US
 Margit Epstein – Germany
 Eugene Epstein, Lothar Duda, Manfred
Wiesner – Germany
 Glenda Fredman – UK
 Billy Hardy, Mary Morris, Kieran Vivien-
Byrne, Jeff Faris – Wales
 Ingebjorg Maeland – Norway
 Daniel Mackler – US
 Cornelia Oestereich – Germany
 John Pihlaja – Finland
 Kiryiaki Polychrony – Greece
 Celia Quintas – Brazil/US
 Susie Riva – Switzerland
 Leticia Rodriguez – Paraguay
 Tom Strong, Monica Sesma, Karen Ross,
Tanya Mudry, Emily Doyle, Barbara
Pickering – Canada
 Rolf Sundet – Norway
 Karl Tomm, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff –
Canada
 Anne-Hedvig Vedeler – Norway
 Jim Wilson – UK
And many others.
Sponsoring organizations:
 AFTA – American Family Therapy Academy
 The Athenian Institute of Anthropos, Greece
 BDF 6.0 Bateson, Deleuze, Foucault
“seminario permanente a cura di Pietro Barbetta”
 Brief Dialogical Therapy Institute, Nicosia
 Centro Isadora Duncan: cooperativa social e via
muratori
 Centro Milanese de Terapia della Famiglia ‐ Italy
 Clanwilliam Institute – Ireland
 Cyprus Society of Family Therapy
 Diakonhjemmet University College; Master program
in family therapy and systemic practice
 Episteme – Centro di Psicoterapia Sistemica ‐ Italy
 Gjøvik University College – Norway
 GpG NRW ‐ Gesellschaft für psychische Gesundheit
in Nordhein‐Westfalen gemeinnützige GmbH
 Houston Galveston Institute ‐ USA
 Human Systems Journal – Europe
 Institute of Reflexive Practices, Lausanne
 MICS ‐ Marburg Institute for Collaborative Studies ‐
Germany
 Narrativ Group ‐ Czech Republic
 The Norwegian Church Foundation for Public Family
Therapy Centres – Norway
 The Norwegian Family Therapy Association –
Norway
 Open Dialogue ‐ UK
 Psychosozialer Trägerverein Solingen ‐ Germany
 ROBUST ‐ Norway
 Scuola sistemico‐dialogica di Bergamo – Italy
 Society for Descriptive Psychology ‐ USA
 SIA Systemisches Institut für Achtsamkeit –
Germany

 

 
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