The Salem Center's mission is to teach, research, and practice psychotherapy in ways that are respectful and accountable to our
clients' lives and relationships.
— Therapy where the clients’ well-being, knowledge, expertise, and life skills significantly shape the course of therapeutic dialogue.
— Respect for the specific and idiosyncratic preferences and circumstances of people who seek our consultation for problems in their lives, relationships, families, and/or communities.
— In ways that do not re-create the hurtful power relationships that often exist outside therapy.
— Therapy approaches that place clients' lived experience, language and understanding at the center of our work, not professional, pathological, scientific or empirical metaphors and constructs.
— In ways that expose the discourses, often taken for granted, that can invisibly oppress clients' lives and relationships.
— Where clients' accounts of their experiences with us significantly inform our learning.
— for the betterment of our local community.
— Narrative Therapy in the tradition of Michael White and Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
— Dialogic Therapy in the tradition of Tom Andersen and the Community Institute of Medicine, Tromso, Norway; Peggy Penn and the Ackerman Institute in New York City; and Lynn Hoffman and the Dialogic Center in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
The Salem Center | 204 Lafayette Street | Salem, MA 01970 | 978-743-9684
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