Pavel Nepustil, Ph.D. works as a freelance psychologist, consultant, and supervisor, with a specific interest in drug use, addiction, and mental health. Between 2003 and 2013, he worked as a social worker and therapist with drug users and their families in NGO Podané ruce, Brno, Czech Republic, where he also launched two innovative services based on case management and multidisciplinary work. In 2013, he published Recovered without Treatment about natural recovery from methamphetamine addiction. He has a long-term interest in relational processes such as collaborative and dialogic approaches within the helping professions.
As a Fulbright scholar, he studied at the Houston Galveston Institute (Texas, USA) in 2008 under the supervision of Harlene Anderson Ph.D. and translated into Czech one of her books, Conversation, Language and Possibilities.
In the Czech Republic, he co-established Narativ Association, where his main responsibilities are two year-long intensive programs: Possibilities of Dialogue and Foundational Training in Open Dialogue. He worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Social Affairs and put together publications on community work, multidisciplinary teams, ethics, and human rights. Currently, he supervises 15 social service teams in the Czech Republic and he is a participant of a Trainer’s Training in Open Dialogue (Helsinki, Finland) headed by Prof. Jaakko Seikkula. He also co-established a mutual help group, Recovery Brno, and is a leading trainer of the first Czech training program for recovery coaches.