Events from the OD community: Open Dialogue for Psychosis Online Conference

On 30th July 2021, “Open Dialogue for Psychosis – Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning”, the first international book on the Open Dialogue approach, was published. The book comprises 47 chapters written by people engaged in or developing the approach in 11 different countries.

An online conference dedicated to the book and jointly organised by ISPS and Open Dialogue UK will be taking place on 28 and 29 September 2021. The programme includes keynote presentations and workshops led by authors of chapters in the book. Further details can be found at this link, where you can also reserve places at the conference.

Nick Putman has previously introduced the book at the 3rd Meeting of the International Open Dialogue Research Collaboration. Here you can watch the video of his keynote.

The book coincides with a new initiative, an international compendium of Open Dialogue services. Its purpose is to provide a dynamic indication of where the Open Dialogue approach is being developed internationally, in public services and elsewhere. Moreover, it will also serve to access dialogical work, as some services are open to external referrals, and contact details are included. If you are working in an Open Dialogue service, you can complete the form on this page and have the service added to the compendium.

The compendium complements the HOPEnDialogue survey, which had the specific research purpose of mapping the services and systematically describing their characteristics concerning their fidelity and adherence to Open Dialogue principles. Data were collected from 137 OD teams who took part in the survey and results will be illustrated on 29th September 2021 in a workshop at the Open Dialogue for Psychosis Online Conference.