Evelize Dalla Costa

Collaborative Dialogic Therapist
Associação Instituto Movimento (ASSIM)
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Email: evelizedallacosta@gmail.com
Web: www.assimsc.org.br

Evelize Costa is a Psychologist and  Social-Constructionist therapist based in Florianópolis, Brazil. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors and License in Psychology. In her early steps she worked in Organizational Psychology and Human Resources from 2008 until 2016. During those years she worked as a mediator between companies and employees; which would later take her to completing a Postgraduate in Strategic Human Resource Management.

After observing closely the impact of work relationships and dynamics on the overall health of employees she decided to transition from operational psychology into clinical psychology; leading her to complete a residence at Collaborative-Dialogic Practices Certification program at Associação Instituto Movimento (ASSIM) in 2018.

In the same year she participated in a project called “terapia na praça” (therapy at the park), in which therapists gathered at a local public park and invited people to have dialogic conversations outside the office environment and into open/public spaces. Since then she has been researching and practicing single session therapy at ASSIM, co-writing an article that shares these experiences with colleagues of the Institute.

Today Evelize remains at ASSIM as a Directing Council and Coordinator of the team facilitating reflective teams at the institute, supervising their practice with new students while developing with the facilitators their language for collaborative-dialogic conversations with clients and students. She also has a private practice, where she offers service to clients and supervision for therapists in collaborative-dialogic therapy.

She recently was selected from ASSIM’s staff to receive a scholarship at the Eastside Institute, where she has been training in the Developing Across the Borders program, with group therapy, supervision and classes in Social Therapeutics and Performative Activism.

In 2023, she was invited to be part of the team to translate five publications from the ASSIM community to be shared worldwide through the Taos Associates Grant.