–Collaborative Mental Health Practices

/–Collaborative Mental Health Practices
–Collaborative Mental Health Practices 2019-10-10T19:08:26+02:00


Collaborative practices,
In Mental Health

Teacher: Sylvia London
25th-26th October 2019
Government Pavilion Hospital University of the Gregorio Marañón
83 Doctor Esquerdo Street. 28007 Madrid


  • 25 Friday and 26 Saturday October 2019
  • Morning (9.30 h to 14.00 h)
  • Afternoon (15.30 h to 20.00 h)
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    Sylvia London, M.A., LMFT (grupocamposeliseos@gmail.com)
    Therapist, consultant, supervisor and teacher. Co-founder and teacher of the Champs Elysees Group (GCE) affiliated to the Houston Galveston Institute. GCE is an independent institute interested in promoting ideas at the forefront of psychotherapy.
    Sylvia London is a lecturer and guest speaker at universities and congresses in Mexico and abroad. His professional practice includes in addition to the family psychotherapy, the consultancy to institutions and schools interested in optimizing the development of the potential of its members, as well as the improvement of the skills of interpersonal relationship.
    His professional affiliations include: The Mexican Family Therapy Association, the Mexican Family Therapy Council, the American Family Therapy Association (AAMFT) and the Houston Galveston Institute, where he directs the international certificate in Collaborative practices at the international level and the Taos Institute.


    Day Friday
    -The philosophical postures and the history of the Collaborative and dialogical practices (postmodernism, Social Construction and hermeneutics)
    -Theoretical assumptions: dialogical conversations and collaborative relationships
    -The position of not knowing as an organizing axis to speak and listen
    -Examples of collaborative practices applied in professional Mental health contexts
    -Experiential exercises and live collaborative practices.

    Day Saturday
    -To use the multiple voices and the multiple meanings in the narrative of the clients, to benefit from the richness of the diversity of voices of the participants in the meetings and therapy of family and group, and in the reflective processes to introduce therapeutically The voices of the professionals involved in the treatment.
    -To become aware of the power of professional discourses.
    -To develop sensitivity to personal systems of beliefs and values and of others, as well as the impact they have on conversations and therapeutic relationships.

     General Content:
    From the standpoint of not knowing, collaborative practices invite professionals from all disciplines to participate in conversations and relationships that generate possibilities. The conversations are enriched by contemplating the multiple meanings generated by each participant in the system and understanding the different ways of meaning, speaking, listening and acting in relation to the issues and conflicts that are the object of interest to the Group of participants in a system.
    The collaborative approach to Mental Health promotes the generation of innovative alternatives for coping with problems, which go beyond the discourse established in the client and its relational system, which are empowering the strengths, resilience and Customers ‘ creativity. It’s about showing «how professionals can create the kind of conversations and relationships that invite each of the participants to access their strengths, resources and creativity to find posible where they seemed not to exist «Anderson, (1997)


    Alternate theoretical presentations, with experiential exercises, discussions and live interviews (with participants in the course), followed by supervision through reflective processes. This theoretical-experiential workshop will demonstrate the premises and applications of postmodern collaborative philosophy. Sylvia London will share her experiences in the application of collaborative practices and the design of reflective processes in various professional mental health, therapy and training contexts. Through a series of conversational exercises, this workshop invites professionals to know and question their belief systems and values, to analyze the impact that the professional speeches that we are carriers have in the construction of a Transformative dialogue for both the client and the therapist.


    Certificate of Unoymas Relational Development and Gregorio Marañón Hospital.


    Day Friday

    On this day we will study the central aspects, common to all collaborative practices:
    -Philosophical Foundations: Theoretical and philosophical principles of postmodernity, social construction and hermeneutics that guide collaborative work.
    -Methodological pillars of collaborative practices: active listening and responsive, the posture of non-knowledge, dialogue and conversation.
    -Professional speeches as opportunities and challenges for the generation of dialogue.
    -Examples of collaborative practices carried out in the professional areas of mental health.

    Day Saturday
    -The polyphonic perspective in the relationship with the clients.
    -Work from the multiplicity of voices with family systems and groups.
    -Human systems as linguistic systems capable of generating multiple meanings, through which people can organize their narratives and relationships.

    -The co-construction of knowledge and mutuality in the know: the client as an expert in his life and the therapist as an expert in offering opportunities to converse.
    -The posture of non-knowledge and interactive listening.
    -The influence of professional discourses on the therapeutic task.

    Intended for:

    This course is aimed at mental health professionals and social services (psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, educators, psychotherapists), as well as students, residents. Since the learning process is experiential and based on case studies, this course will be of interest both to those who have participated in previous workshops on dialogical and collaborative practices, as well as for those who do it for the first time.


    Submission of the registration form and copy of the Bank pass, until 15th  October 2019 inclusive, to: info@unoymasrelationaldevelopment.com
    The reserve of Plaza, will be effective when we arrive by mail notification or proof of the bank deposit.
    There are limited places.
    Important: Do not forget to put the name of the person you are enrolling when making the transfer. In the section «concept » do not forget to put the name of the professors of the workshops to which you register.
    Realization of the CC of Banco de Santander ES73 0049 5147 4522 9523 9659

    Registration Fee:

    1 Workshop: 160 Euros (150 students)-enroll in the workshop sheet of each workshop

    Organizing Committee:
    María Muñoz-Grandes, M.Sc., M.A., M. Ed.
    Ignacio García, M.D.
    Mª Teresa Vargas Martín, M.A.

    Maria Muñoz-Grandes, M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc.
    Ignacio García Cabeza
    Mª Teresa Vargas Martín, M A


    Unoymas Relational Development
    Servicio de Psiquiatría B del HGU Gregorio Marañón