Posts Tagged ‘schizophrenia’

The Tao of Dialogical Family Therapy

THE TAO OF DIALOGICAL FAMILY THERAPY

  Brief Abstract In this paper I covered a brief history, the main ideas, and applications of dialogic therapy, or “open dialogue” to family therapy settings. Dialogical family therapy was derived from the philosophical work of Russian philosopher and linguist Mikhail Bakhtin’s. He was responsible for introducing the concept of “dialogism,” as well as writing about…

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Healing Madness with Communication, Conversation, and Love

HEALING MADNESS WITH COMMUNICATION, CONVERSATION, AND LOVE

  Does anyone believe schizophrenia (madness) can be “cured” with conversation only—with words and human connection alone? Most modern psychiatrists deny that this is possible. They claim that schizophrenia is a permanent brain disease. But a new form of therapy is challenging that old perspective.

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