Sold OutAn Introduction to the Open Dialogue Approach (Online)

  • Tue Apr 19 2022 BST (Europe/London)   9:30 am - 5:00 pm

In this one day online seminar Nick Putman will introduce the Open Dialogue approach using presentations 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 small and large group conversations about the approach.

Given current restrictions in the UK related to the coronavirus pandemic, this seminar will be conducted online, using Zoom software, which allows for breakout rooms for small group discussions. Further information will be provided to participants regarding the use of Zoom.

Our standard fee for these seminars is £75 per person but, in the current circumstances, we have included a range of price points, in the hope that everyone who wishes to attend can do so. We have a limited number of places at lower price points, so please consider what you can afford. Here is a guide as to our recommended price points, based on your circumstances:

  • Organisation Rate: £60-£75
  • Independent Practitioner Rate: £45-£60
  • Family Member/Student Rate: £30-£45
  • Service User Rate: £15-£30

We welcome mental health professionals, service users/people with lived experience of mental health challenges, family members 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).

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Seminar Facilitator

IMG_9767Nick Putman is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a certified Open Dialogue practitioner and trainer, having completed a two year practitioners’ training and a three year trainers’ training in the Open Dialogue approach with Jaakko Seikkula, Jorma Ahonen, Kari Valtanen, Markku Sutela, Mary Olson and others.
Nick is the founder of Open Dialogue UK, which established the first full training in the Open Dialogue approach outside of Western Lapland. He has visited the Open Dialogue service in Western Lapland on a number of occasions to study the approach and the structure of the service.
Nick has 25 years experience working in a variety of mental health settings, and considerable experience working with people experiencing psychosis and their families. In collaboration with colleagues in the London area, Nick is working with families/networks using the Open Dialogue approach.
Nick is the co-editor/co-author of a forthcoming book “Open Dialogue for Psychosis – Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning”. Due to be published in July 2021, this is the first book to collate international accounts of Open Dialogue practice, service development, training and research.


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Cancellation policy

Cancellations will only be accepted via the contact form on our website. A refund, less an administration charge of £20 (or the full amount paid if you paid less than £20) will be given to all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the first day of an event. Thereafter the full fee is payable, regardless of whether the delegate attends or not. Substitutions can be made up to 24 hours prior to an event.