Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/07/2018
6:00 pm

Location
AnglicareWA

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Roxanne Garven and Jennifer Brown

Open Dialogue is a network and dialogical approach to responding to severe psychiatric crisis, developed by Jaakko Seikkula, in Tornio, Finland, in the 1980’s. This approach has achieved impressive results in the treatment of psychosis and continues to garner interest in the rest of the world. Rooted in Post Milan ideas, the OD approach is a descendant of Milan family therapy and to family therapy in general. Yet, why has the Open Dialogue approach to treating psychiatric illness gaining so much popularity in agencies, while family therapy has declined and struggled to gain a hold in mental health agencies?

This talk is therefore interested in exploring this further with addressing some of the following questions:

  • Given that Open Dialogue is part of the Family Therapy family, are there some specific traits, which have made this approach so successful with families facing psychosis?
  • Can these successful traits inform how we relate to and practice Family Therapy?
  • What does this family therapy offspring have to tell us about being and remaining effective in psychotherapy?
  • Given that Open Dialogue is part of the Family Therapy family, are there some specific traits, which have made this approach so successful with families facing psychosis?
  • Can these successful traits inform how we relate to and practice Family Therapy?
  • What does this family therapy offspring have to tell us about being and remaining effective in psychotherapy?

The presenters:

Roxanne Garven is a qualified systemic psychotherapist and trainer with postgraduate qualifications in Systemic Family Therapy (U.K) and is a Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy.

Jennifer Brown is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience working with individuals, from children to adults with disabilities and mental health difficulties.  She currently specialises in providing therapy to families with children and adolescents with a moderate to severe mental health disorders as a Senior Social Worker at Armadale CAMHS.

Date                           Monday, 16th July, 6pm for 6.15-7.15 PRESENTATION
                                     (7.15-7.45 Networking with wine and cheese)
Venue                       AnglicareWA | 23 Adelaide Terrace | E. Perth
Cost                           AAFT Members $15 and Non AAFT Members $25

If you decide to attend on the day please contact Anne Holloway on 0407 991 495: or Chris Nicholls on: 0407 236 551

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE.