Pavel Nepustil, Ph.D.
Brno, Czech Republic
Organization affiliation: freelancer and member of Spolek Narativ
Pavel works as a freelance psychologist, consultant and supervisor, specifically interested in drug use, addiction and mental health. Between 2003 and 2013, he worked as a social worker and therapist with drug users and their families in NGO Podané ruce, Brno, where he also launched two innovative services based on case management and multidisciplinary work. In 2013, he published a book, Recovered without Treatment, about natural recovery from methamphetamine addiction. He has a long-term interest in collaborative and dialogic approaches within helping professions.
As a Fulbright scholar, he worked at the Houston Galveston Institute (Texas, USA) in 2008 with Dr. Harlene Anderson and translated her book (Conversation, language and possibilities) into Czech. He co-established Narativ Association, where his main responsibilities are two year-long intensive programs: Possibilities of Dialogue and Foundational Training in Open Dialogue. He worked as a consultant for Ministry of Social Affairs and put together publications on community work, multidisciplinary teams, ethics, and human rights. Currently, he supervises 15 social service teams in Czech Republic and he is a participant of a Trainer´s Training in Open Dialogue (Helsinki, Finland) headed by prof. Jaakko Seikkula. He also co-established a mutual help group Recovery Brno and is a leading trainer of a first Czech training for recovery coaches.