Bakhtin-inspired ideas that led to the emergence of dialogic therapies are usually considered as incompatible with other. more traditional models. This article presents a possible integration of several dialogical ideas, with their acceptance of uncertainty and disorder, and systemic therapy, whose trust in an immanent systemic order of things has become, in recent years, more of a limit than a resource. through a comparison with the open dialogue approach, the article aims at clarifying the difference between a pure dialogical and a systemic-dialogical perspective, that is seen as more fitting with the contextual complexity of the world of today.
Keywords: Systemic therapy, therapeutic theory, theory of technique, open dialogue