UpcomingAn Introduction to the Open Dialogue Approach

  • Wed Nov 6 2019   9:30 am - 5:00 pm

In this one day workshop Nick Putman will introduce the Open Dialogue approach using presentations, reflective exercises and dialogues. Participants can expect to gain a fuller understanding of the approach, the philosophy that underpins it, and how it relates to, and can inform their current working practices. There are just 16 places on this seminar, in order to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in the conversations about the approach and in small group exercises.

We welcome mental health professionals, service users/people with lived experience of mental health problems, carers and anyone who has an interest in mental health (services) at this seminar.

Topics to include:
  • Background and history of the development of the approach
  • The 7 principles and 12 key elements of dialogical practice
  • The structure of the service in Lapland
  • The practice of facilitating network/family meetings
  • Aims and process in the work
  • Psychosis and medication
  • Outcome research
  • Developments in the UK
Additional Information

CPD Certificates will be sent to all attendees (6 hours). Refreshments will be provided on arrival and during the course of the day (tea, fresh coffee, mineral water, fruit and snacks). You are welcome to bring lunch to eat at the venue, or there are plenty of cafés/restaurants nearby where you can get lunch. The nearest underground station is Old Street.

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Seminar Facilitator

IMG_9767Nick Putman is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a certified Open Dialogue practitioner, having completed a two year training in the Open Dialogue approach with Mary Olson, Jaakko Seikkula, Markku Sutela and others. He is the founder of Open Dialogue UK, which has established the first full training in the Open Dialogue approach outside of Western Lapland. Nick has visited the Open Dialogue service in Western Lapland on a number of occasions to study the approach and the structure of the service. He has more than 20 years experience working in a variety of mental health settings, and considerable experience working with people experiencing psychosis and their families. Along with participants on the first full Open Dialogue training in the UK, Nick is working with many families in London, both at the Open Dialogue UK premises and at home visits.

Details Price Qty
Standard Fee £75.00 (GBP)  
  • There are 13 spaces left for this event


Toynbee Hall

28 Commercial St
E1 6LS
United Kingdom

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