Ana Florence

Ana is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in deinstitutionalization and the implementation of community based mental health services. Her research interests include the Open Dialogue approach and Human Rights in mental health. Her doctoral thesis described how the Open Dialogue approach, originally developed in Finland as a form of psychotherapy and a way to organize mental health systems, was received, adapted and implemented in two locations in the United States. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health working in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.