Pavel Nepustil, Ph.D.
Brno, Czech Republic
Organization affiliation: freelancer and member of Spolek Narativ
Pavel works as a freelance psychologist, supervisor and trainer with a special interest in drug use, addiction and recovery. Between 2003 and 2013, he worked as a social worker and therapist with drug users and their families in NGO Podané ruce, where he also developed 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, that originated in his Ph.D. dissertation at Masaryk university. He co-established a mutual-help and advocacy group Recovery Brno and is a leading trainer of a unique training for peer recovery coaches.
Pavel has a long-term interest in collaborative and dialogic therapeutic approaches.
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 that organizes workshops, trainings and newtwork events focused on collaborative and dialogic practices. He is responsible for running the International Certificate in Collaborative-Dialogic Practices program which is co-sponsored by Taos Institute and Houston Galveston Institute.
In 2020, Pavel finished an international training for trainers and supervisors of Open Dialogue, organised by Dialogic Partners and University of Helsinki. As a consultant, trainer and supervisor, he supports organisations that have been trying to implement dialogical approaches in their work.
Pavel Nepustil Resources
- Recovered without Treatment: The Process of Abandoning Crystal Meth Use without Professional Help
- Another kind of connection: Recovery coaches as co-therapists in dialogical meetings
- Renouncing Methamphetamine: A Relational Perspective
- The Relational Essence of Natural Recovery: Natural Recovery as Relational Practice