This 3 year training programme is at the heart of the Open Dialogue service in Western Lapland. Around 90% of the staff in the service have undertaken the training, and it is considered to be the most significant factor in the success that has been achieved in the service. The training programme has been developed over the past 20 years, based on their experience of what has proved most effective in their work. The programme in the UK will be led by senior members of the Open Dialogue team from Western Lapland, Jaakko Seikkula and other trainers who are leading the development of the Open Dialogue approach internationally, and commences in Spring 2020. For more details please click here.
Whilst it is clear that the full three year training is central to the development of Open Dialogue within services, we also feel that it is important to offer shorter training programmes in order to help the approach develop more widely within services. Participants will learn the essential skills for starting to use the approach. Our foundation training in London will consist of five blocks of 4 days spread over the course of the year. The training will be led by Nick Putman, and will commence in October 2019. For more information please visit this page. In addition to this we are running the training over the course of 2019 in Barnsley, UK, in conjunction with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 9 blocks of 2/3 days. For further details please see this page.
Over the past five years we have been running one and two day seminars across the UK and internationally to introduce the Open Dialogue approach. These seminars can cover any of the following topics:
- 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
- The roots of the approach – systemic family therapy, Gregory Bateson, social constructionism, collaborative therapy, dialogical theory/Bakhtin, etc.
We are now also running five day workshops which, in addition to the above content, also enable participants to go deeper into practice through role plays and various exercises.
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If you would like a more customised training programme, tailored to your particular service/needs, please contact us to let us know, as it may be possible to arrange this.