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About The Trainers

Experienced international trainers in dialogical approaches to psychosocial crises, each bringing considerable lived and professional expertise.

Iseult Twamley

Iseult Twamley

Iseult is a Clinical Psychologist and Open Dialogue Trainer/Supervisor with added experience as a family member and a survivor of trauma. She is the Clinical Lead of the Irish Open Dialogue Implementation in West Cork, which she helped to set up in 2012. Iseult has taught and supervised on a range of Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology Training at universities in Ireland and the UK. She has been involved in Open Dialogue training and supervision in the UK, Italy, Australia, Switzerland and Israel. Iseult is passionate about approaches to mental health that address collaborative and co-productive practice.

Mia Kurtti

Mia Kurtti

Mia is a nurse, MSc, Family Therapy and Open Dialogue trainer and supervisor. She has been working in mental health services as a nurse in Western Lapland, Finland since 2002. She has also been a trainer on many international Open Dialogue/Collaborative training programmes. One of Mia’s aims in training is to open and expand the dialogue in a way that increases people’s own creativity and resourcefulness. In her role as a trainer she is keen to emphasise and invite people who work in mental health settings to explore their own life narratives and the impact that these stories have on their current professional practice.

Rai Waddingham

Rai Waddingham

Rai is an Open Dialogue Practitioner, international trainer and has experience of creating, establishing and managing innovative peer support-based projects in a range of contexts, including youth, prison, forensic, inpatient and community. She has personal experience of hearing voices, psychosis, trauma, self-harm and hospitalisation and blends knowledge gained through lived experience with that of practice and training. As a trainer, Rai has facilitated courses and workshops in many countries including USA, Bosnia, Serbia, Prague, Israel and Australia. Rai is current undertaking a PhD in survivor knowledge.

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