Collaborative-Dialogic Practice provides professionals a humanizing approach in facilitating transformative dialogues with their clients, making a difference, and creating surprising possibilities in our fast-changing, diverse, and ever-shrinking world.
Written alongside a collection of international experts, Harlene Anderson and Diane Gehart introduce collaborative-dialogic practice as a way to encourage relationships and conversations that create generative space and promote meaningful changes in clients, even in the most difficult situations. Split into theory and practice, Part 1 introduces collaborative-dialogue and locates it within traditional and contemporary challenges and practices, providing an overview of its conceptual framework. Chapters in Part 2 then detail the practice in a variety of contexts, cultures, and diverse populations, illustrating how readers can translate the concepts to their distinctive practice settings, and their clients' unique situations.
Accessible and applicable, this book will be an essential resource and guide for professionals in diverse contexts, cultures, and disciplines, including counselors, psychotherapists, consultants, leaders, mentors, educators, and trainers.
About the Author:
Harlene Anderson, PhD, co-founder and board member of The Taos Institute and Houston Galveston Institute, and co-editor of Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference (Routledge, 2006).
Diane R. Gehart, PhD, professor, California State University, Northridge; Director, Institute for Therapy that Works, and co-editor of Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference (Routledge, 2006).