Engaging with Spirituality in Family Therapy: Meeting in Sacred Space

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Presenters: Hugo A. Kamya, PhD & David Trimble, PhD

This book talk presents ideas on spirituality in therapy, and describes the collaboration among its multicultural, religiously diverse authors. It includes reviews of chapters in which each author locates themselves in their own spiritual journey and illustrates how they integrate spirituality in their practice. The authors discuss how the Bakhtinian ideas that inform Open Dialogue shaped the conversation among the authors, and generated the idea and the experience of Sacred Space.

Specific learning objectives:

  1. Describe the Open Dialogue network therapy approach to severe and persistent mental illness
  2. Identify the Bakhtinian distinction between monologue and dialogue, core constructs in Open Dialogue
  3. Describe the open-hearted, fully-embodied stance in Open Dialogue
  4. Discuss how the “space between” of Bakhtinian dialogue becomes Sacred Space in therapeutic conversation between open-hearted participants, each grounded in the particulars of their spiritual practice
  5. Explain how the book’s concluding chapter demonstrates collaborative construction of Sacred Space among authors and reader(s)

Program Code: SS02
Credits: 2
Fees: $5 for no CE credits; $30 for CE credits


  • When

  • Friday, March 27, 2020
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • William James College
    1 Wells Avenue
    Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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