Upcoming Events

Nov. 10, 2022 – Radical Presence: Professional and Personal Lives


This workshop will focus on Sheila McNamee’s concept of Radical Presence

“The ways in which professionals and ordinary people alike can be responsive, present, and open to a multiplicity of life forms.”

Sheila McNamee, 2015

Learning Objectives:

  • How do we see Collaborative-Dialogic practices been enacted in our daily lives 
  • How meaning is constructed dialogically in our interactions
  • How do we develop awareness of the effects of our daily actions on other people around us: clients, colleagues, family, friends
  • We will look at how context is constructed differently based on our personal histories and the experience and effects in our lives of socially constructed structures
  • How do you apply the concepts of radical presence in our professional and personal lives.

M.T.F. María del Rocío Chaveste Gutiérrez, Ph.D.

Founder, general director, professor and clinical supervisor at Kanankil Institute in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Dr. Chaveste is an Adjunct Professor at the Houston Galveston Institute, an Associate member of the Taos Institute and a member of the Relational Research Network of the same Institute. She has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, and three Master Degrees: Family and Couples Therapy, Organizational Management, and Political Communication and Electoral Marketing. She was the Director of Social Development for the Municipality of Merida during 2001-2004. She is the co-author of the book Prácticas socioconstruccionistas y colaborativas: psicoterapia, educación y comunidad, 2010; and editor of Identidades, y Relaciones: una mirada desde el Socioconstruccionismo y las prácticas colaborativas y dialógicas, 2014. She has also published several articles on Collaborative and Dialogic Practices. Most recently, with ML Papusa Molina was the compiler of Harlene, conversaciones interrumpidas… (2019), a collection of translated essays written by Harlene Anderson and published by the Taos Institute World Share Book series. She can be reached at:

María Luisa ‘Papusa’ Molina, Ph.D.

Dr. Molina received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Women’s Studies, Public Administration and Chicano Studies from the University of Iowa; she also holds a MA in Education and Development from the same university. Previous to her work at Instituto Kanankil as the Executive Director, she was the Coordinator for Academic Development at Universidad de Oriente (2006-2009) and served as the General Director of the National Institute for Women from 2002-2006 in Mexico. She has also held different positions as professor, among them: James Watson Irwin Distinguished Chair in Women’s Studies at Hamilton College, New York (1994-1996); professor at the San Francisco Institute for Integral Studies (1996-1999), teaching in the Feminism and Spirituality Master’s Degree Program. She is a guest Professor at the Houston Galveston Institute; an Associate member of the Taos Institute, and a member of the Relational Research Network of the same Institute. Dr. Molina was a co-founder of Women Against Racism and recipient of the Phillip Hubbard Human Rights Award. Her early publications and research focused on the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality; most recently she has been engaged with issues of research methodology from a collaborative and dialogical perspective. Most recently, with Rocio Chaveste, was the compiler of Harlene, conversaciones interrumpidas… (2019), a collection of translated essays written by Harlene Anderson and published by the Taos Institute World Share Book series. She can be reached at

7 CEU’s available: Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFTS, LPCs 

Houston Galveston Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Houston Galveston Institute is pre-approved by Texas LPC, Texas LMFT, & Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, as a Continuing Education Provider.

Virtual Location:  

The Workshop will be held live on Zoom, an online video-conferencing platform. Participants will be emailed an invitation link prior to the workshop. 

Training Fees: 

Online Virtual Workshop: $39.00 


Please register below or call: (713) 526-8390 

ICCP VI Registration is Here!

An invitation to join us in this series of free online workshops.

Leading voices in Social Constructionism and Collaborative-Dialogic ideas, will engage in conversation with practitioners and scholars from different parts of the world. We will explore the principles and the applications of these practices in a variety of contexts and with different populations.

The workshops will be in English with simultaneous translation (languages to be announced).

Dates:  Saturdays May 14, July 9, September 24, and November 19, 2022

Time: 8 am-12 pm EST

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the form to receive the zoom link.

For the safety of participants and presenters, ICCP VI cohort schedule will only be hosted virtually. The in-person cohort will no longer be offered.
Thank you for your understanding & we look forward to you joining us!

Virtual Workshops
January 2022 – December 2023
10 Meetings over 20 months

The International Certificate in Collaborative Practices (ICCP) offers a unique opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary professional group to develop skills and expertise in collaborative practices, including, organizational development, education, therapy and research.

Delivered by Houston Galveston Institute (HGI) in partnership with the Taos Institute, the ICCP program includes a series of Houston based workshops, a structured reading program, ongoing faculty support and the opportunity to participate in a ‘student exchange’ program within the international ICCP network. International network members are located in Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

The ICCP program at HGI will be 120+ continuing education hours. These hours will be provided virtually. Workshops will be held bimonthly (every other month). Over 20 months there are 10 meetings which include a one-day workshop and a following day of clinical supervision and consultation. Participants must attend eight of the ten meetings to receive a certificate. These are held between January 2022 and December 2023. Please see the meeting/training calendar below for dates. Completion of the program will involve the submission of a final piece of individual work to the program’s faculty.