Collaborative and Dialogic Therapy with Couples and Families
CLS (collaborative language systems); Collaborative; Collaborative practices; Conversational therapy; Dialogical; Not knowing; Problem-determined system; Postmodern approaches; Relational therapy; Social constructionist theories
Therapy Strategies and Interventions
Name of the Strategy or Intervention
Collaborative and dialogic therapy does not use particular strategies or interventions; rather, it demonstrates a philosophical stance in the way that therapeutic conversations and dialogues are conducted (Anderson 1997, 2000, 2001). The therapist, or other helper, using this approach, engages clients from a non-knowing stance or position of a curious and respectful learner; the client(s) is the expert on their own concerns, struggles, goals, and preferred outcomes.
Collaborative and dialogic therapy is used at the Houston Galveston Institute (HGI), a counseling and training center currently located in Houston, TX. The institute was founded in Galveston, Texas, by...
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