Collaborative-Dialogic Practice provides professionals a humanizing approach in facilitating transformative dialogues with their clients, making a difference, and creating surprising possibilities in our fast-changing, diverse, and ever-shrinking world.

Written alongside a collection of international experts, Harlene Anderson and Diane Gehart introduce collaborative-dialogic practice as a way to encourage relationships and conversations that create generative space and promote meaningful changes in clients, even in the most difficult situations. Split into theory and practice, Part 1 introduces collaborative-dialogue and locates it within traditional and contemporary challenges and practices, providing an overview of its conceptual framework. Chapters in Part 2 then detail the practice in a variety of contexts, cultures, and diverse populations, illustrating how readers can translate the concepts to their distinctive practice settings, and their clients’ unique situations.

Accessible and applicable, this book will be an essential resource and guide for professionals in diverse contexts, cultures, and disciplines, including counselors, psychotherapists, consultants, leaders, mentors, educators, and trainers.

part I|81 pages

Conceptual Framework

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

Conceptual Framework

Emerging Orienting Sensitivities for Relationships and Conversations that Invite Transformation and Possibility

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Expressions of the Philosophical Stance

Creating a Relational and Dialogic Space and Process for Generativity

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Curiosity as Mindfulness Practice

Following the Moment-to-Moment Unfolding of Meaning Construction

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

This Lovely Thing We Do Together

Collaborative-Dialogic Practice through a Literary Lens

part II|141 pages

Collaborative-Dialogic Practice in Action

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

Community in Conversation

Generating Collaborative and Dialogic Conversations in Community Contexts

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Ancestral Knowledge and Collaborative-Dialogic Practices

A Generative Encounter

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Learning Through Collaboration

Practices That Challenge Our Tradition of Education

chapter Chapter 11|12 pages

Collaborative Responses within a School Community

Reflections from the COVID-19 Experience

chapter Chapter 12|13 pages

Collaborative Capital Links in Business and Community Development

Building Buildings and Relationships

chapter chapter 13|13 pages

Merging Collaborative-Dialogic Practice within the Culture of an Internet Technology (IT) Company

Its Evolution Told through a Collection of Story Fragments

chapter Chapter 14|12 pages

From Mechanized Systems to Living Ecologies

Way-Finding in Collaborative-Dialogic Research