Professor of psychotherapy (emeritus) University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Main issue of the research and clinical practice has been participating in developing Open Dialogue practice for most severe mental health problems. Conducting several studies of the effectiveness of Open Dialogues and couple therapy. In addition studies focus on dialogical practice and lately about the embodiment of dialogues. Actively participating in several projects for developing dialogical practices in 18 countries. Author of about 180 scientific publications.