Why not about research?

People around the world increasingly want to have a voice and input into decisions that affect their lives: what kinds of services they need, the kinds of services offered, and how the services are provided. As Wittgenstein suggests, people challenge us to question the institutionalized myths on which we base our practices. Collaborative-dialogue practice joins an effort to question the established conventions of our social science research practices, not as an alternative practice methodology but as a different way of conceptualizing research and knowledge. 

Harlene Anderson, Ph.D.

Harlene Anderson Ph.D. is recognized internationally as the leading edge of postmodern-social construction informed collaborative-dialogic practice. First developed for use with families and mental health systems, Harlene’s approach has proven effective in encouraging successful problem-solving, increasing competence, and achieving sustainable outcomes within organizations, businesses, education, research, and people’s every day life.

As a creative thinker, author, therapist, consultant, coach and educator, she takes her tools worldwide to help others create new possibilities and astonishing results for their clients, organizations, and themselves. She embodies her own belief in learning as a lifelong process, encouraging and challenging people to be inquisitive, creative, authentic and open to the ever-present possibilities for newness in others, and in themselves. For more information, visit Harlene’s profile page.

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