Sold Out An Introduction to the Open Dialogue Approach (Online)

  • Tue May 7 2024 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 current working practices. Our hope is that everyone will have the opportunity to participate in small and large group conversations about the approach. The seminar will be conducted on Zoom, which allows for breakout rooms for small group discussions. Further information will be provided to participants regarding the use of Zoom.

We have included a range of price points for this seminar, in the hope that everyone who wishes to attend can do so:

    • Organisation Rate: £90
      (if you are working for an organisation who is paying for you)
    • Independent Practitioner Rate: £70
      (if you are working independently and paying for yourself, whether you work in mental health care or another field)
    • Family Member/Full-Time Student Rate: £40
      (if you are a family member of someone who is currently receiving public mental health care services or you are a student who is studying full-time)
    • Service User Rate: £20
      (if you are currently receiving public mental health care services)

All prices include VAT

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).

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 founded Open Dialogue UK in 2012. 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.

Nick is the co-editor/co-author of the book “Open Dialogue for Psychosis – Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning” which was 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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By registering for this event you are confirming that you will be attending. Payment is due within 7 days of your booking or 14 days in advance of the event, whichever is soonest. For bookings made within 14 days of an event, payment is due immediately. If your payment is delayed, we cannot guarantee your place at the event. If your organisation is paying and you need longer to process your payment, please contact us to let us know. The organisers reserve the right to make minor changes to the programme as required.

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.