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Collaborative network

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Organizations in Czech Republic



Group of therapists oriented on solution focused approach from Olomouc.

Institute for systemic experience– Management centrum  

Czech Institute dedicated to systemic psychotherapies and providing education from 1990 – psychotherapy, couching, supervision etc.

Department of psychology at Faculty of social studies MU Brno  

We have very good relations with psychology department. Most of have studied there and some of us teach courses related to collaborative and dialogical approach nowadays there.


Organizations and people from other countries




Umans en red  

Umans en red is a virtual platform for teaching social constructivism from two Spanish colleagues Sarya Olivé and Josepa Segui Dolz.


Ann-Rita Gjertzen  

Very important colleague of Tom Anderson who is famous by his idea of reflecting teams and reflecting processes. She is founder of original project of acute teams in psychiatric hospital in Tromso.


Jaakko Seikkula  

Co-founder of Open Dialogue approach, which was developed on the experience of work with psychotic patients and based on collaboration with families.


Dialogic Communication Research on University Roskilde  

We have met Danish researchers Lisbeth Frølunde, Birgitte Ravn Olesen, Christina Hee Pedersen a Louise Phillips at Taos Institute conference in Mexico. In 2012 they published a book Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research: A Reflexive Approach.



Vladimír Hambálek and Ivan Valkovič are mainly focused on coaching, supervision, psychotherapy and education.

Great Britain:

John Shotter  

John Shotter is psychologist, theorist of communication and researcher. His articles and philosophy have been inspiring collaborative and dialogical practices for many years.


Celiane Camargo Borges  

Brazilian psychologist, social constructionist, oriented on research in health care organizations. She uses concepts of transformative dialogues and designing conversations.


North America


Houston Galveston Institut  

HGI is American non-governmental organization providing psychotherapy consultations and educational services. It was founded by Harry Goolishian and Harlene Anderson in mid-seventies of 20th century. HGI is the place, where postmodern collaborative approach in therapy was developed. Harlene Anderson has been already twice in Czech Republic and did workshop for public and supervision for “Possibilities of dialogue” learning program. Institute provide basis for International certificate program in collaborative practices.

Taos Insitute  

Non-profit organization with worldwide field of action. Founders are people like Harlene Anderson, David Cooperrider, Mary Gergen, Kenneth Gergen, Sheila McNamee, Suresh Srivastva and Diana Whitney. Taos Institute interconnects practitioners inspired by social constructionist ideas. It is dedicated to education (conferences, workshops, PhD programs etc.), publishing and other forms of social constructionist practice development. There are two members of Narativ in Taos – Pavel Nepustil and Katerina Novotna.

Kenneth Gergen a Mary Gergen  

Father and mother of social constructionism. They will hopefully come to Czech again soon and do some workshop for students and public.


The Rhizome Network  

Social network interconnecting professionals form postmodern field. Founder of this network Chris Kinman is therapist, community worker and lector and he is inspired mainly by ideas of Gregory Bateson and family therapist Lynn Hoffman. He made workshop for Czech audience in 2012.


Latin America


Kanankil Institute  

Mexican institute for education, research and postmodern psychotherapy. It runs master program in collaborative psychotherapy or addictions. One of its founder María del Rocío Chaveste Gutiérrez made few workshops in Czech republic. We are in very close connection to this institute, making attempts of skype psychotherapeutic consultations using reflecting teams.

Grupo Campos Eliseos  

We are connected by International certificate program in collaborative practices. We have met mainly Sylvia London and Margarita Tarragona.



New Zealand:

The Family Centre  

We have met mainly two members of this institution, which is founder of Just therapy - Charlese Waldegrava and Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese. Just Therapy is a reflective approach to therapy developed by workers at the Family Centre. A fundamental feature of Just Therapy is the attention paid to the broad cultural, gender, social, spiritual, economic and psychological contexts underlying the problems experienced by those with whom therapists work. It expresses the Family Centre philosophy and commitment to cultural, gender and socio-economic equity. This philosophy underlies the Family Centre's commitment to the eradication of racism, sexism and poverty. In all it's therapy, field work activities and research, the Family Centre endeavours to expose the marginalisation of different sectors of the population and facilitate change to their advantage. Embodied in it's work is a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, Justice for the Pacific Nations' peoples, gender equity and the interdependence of economic and social policies. Interest in Just Therapy has grown within the international therapeutic community and Family Centre workers are actively involved in conducting workshops, seminars and conference presentations internationally on all continents.


Workshop 2017 Werner Schütze (DE)

Dr. Werner Schütze:

We wholeheartedly invite you to an experiential workshop, centered on the experience of being in dialogue. The workshop is suited for people who are interested in the field of mental health care, are currently working in the field, or wish doing so in future.

When: 24. - 25. 11. 2017
Where: Brno

more info..


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