On 30 July 2021, Routledge will be publishing the book Open Dialogue for Psychosis - Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning, as part of their ISPS book series. This is the first international book on the Open Dialogue approach, with 47 chapters written by people engaged in/developing the approach in 11 different countries.

This highly readable book provides a comprehensive examination of the use of Open Dialogue in working with people having psychotic experiences. It presents the basic principles and practice of Open Dialogue, explains the training needed to practice and explores how it is being developed internationally.

Open Dialogue for Psychosis includes first-hand accounts of the process by people receiving services due to having psychotic experiences, family members and professionals. It explains how aspects of Open Dialogue have been introduced in services around the world, its overlap with and differentiation from other psychological approaches and its potential integration with biological and pharmacological considerations. The book concludes with a substantive section on the research available and its limitations (further details of the sections of the book can be found below).

Open Dialogue for Psychosis will be a key text for clinicians and administrators interested in this unique approach, particularly those who recognise that services need to change for the better and are seeking guidance on how this can be achieved. It will also be suitable for people who have experienced psychosis and members of their families and networks.

See below for information about online events related to the launch of the book, including a book launch on 13 July 2021 and a two half-day conference on 28 and 29 September 2021.

PREORDER BOOK

You can preorder the book on the Routledge website here. If you enter the Promo Code FLR40 in the Shopping Cart, you will receive a 20% discount. Please note that the publisher intermittently adds site-wide discounts to their website and the code won’t work if there is already a discount of 20% or more in place across the website.

  • This is a much needed, timely book that provides the first account of the international implementation and adaptation of the Open Dialogue approach to promoting recovery among persons experiencing psychosis. Spanning theoretical, training, and research perspectives - with the welcome addition of first person accounts from providers, persons in recovery, and their loved ones - this comprehensive introduction is sure to hasten the spread of the first radically new approach to psychosis the field has seen in decades.
    LARRY DAVIDSON, PH.D.
    PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY
    YALE UNIVERSITY
  • Open Dialogue is one of the most optimistic developments in the care of people with mental illness in the last three decades. Relationships have always been central to the practice of psychiatry and OD provides a framework for both services and care teams to put this into practice. This book is vital in explaining what it is, what training is necessary, the experience of service users and the key research related to this approach. I recommend it to all mental health practitioners and those with lived experience.
    ADRIAN JAMES
    PRESIDENT - ROYAL COLLEGE
    OF PSYCHIATRISTS
  • This book is the most complete description available of Open Dialogue. All aspects of this unique method are explored: from core concepts, personal experiences, training, implementation in various countries and research in various settings. Moreover, true to the ethos of Open Dialogue, the book opens a dialogue with other approaches. The authors convincingly illustrate that Open Dialogue should play an essential role in any treatment for psychosis and the organisation of services. I heartily recommend this book.
    LUDI VAN BOUWEL
    CHAIR OF ISPS
  • With this book Nick Putman and Brian Martindale aimed to create a comprehensive and thoughtful exploration of the Open Dialogue approach to psychosis and its wider application within mental health services - and they have delivered spectacularly. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the development, research and application of Open Dialogue from many perspectives. For the Family Therapy field, this book will make its mark as an excellent resource for practitioners, researchers, clinical training programmes and service commissioners.
    MONICA WHYTE
    PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN
    FAMILY THERAPY ASSOCIATION

OTHER TITLES IN THE ISPS BOOK SERIES

  • Experiencing Psychosis: Personal and Professional Perspectives

    Edited by Jim Geekie, Patte Randal, Debra Lampshire, John Read. View

  • Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis (2nd Edition)

    Edited by John Read & Jacqui Dillon. View

  • Personal Experiences of Psychological Therapy for Psychosis and Related Experiences

    Edited by Peter Taylor, Olympia Gianfrancesco, Naomi Fisher. View

  • Beyond Medication: Therapeutic Engagement and the Recovery from Psychosis

    Edited by David Garfield, Daniel Mackler. View

See every title in the ISPS book series here

EDITORS

NICK PUTMAN

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Nick is a psychotherapist and an Open Dialogue practitioner, supervisor and trainer. He trained as a psychotherapist at the Philadelphia Association (PA) in London, living and working in therapeutic communities run by the PA and Arbours during his training. He now works in private practice and, due to a desire to see changes in the approach taken in public mental health services, established Open Dialogue UK in 2013 in order to develop trainings for staff working in such services, as well as services for families and networks.

BRIAN MARTINDALE

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Brian is a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst. He is past chair of ISPS (International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis) and founding editor of the ISPS book series. He co-founded the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP) and has represented the Western European Zone to the World Psychiatric Association. He has considerable clinical experience in early intervention in psychosis and has published and lectured widely.

CONTACT THE EDITORS

Please use the contact form below to send any queries relating to the book or the events associated with it.

BOOK SECTIONS Click section titles for more detail

ONLINE CONFERENCE - 28 & 29 SEPT 2021 @ 16.00-20.00 BST

An online conference, jointly organised by ISPS and Open Dialogue UK and featuring keynote presentations and workshops led by authors of chapters in the book, will be taking place on 28 and 29 September 2021. Further details can be found below (details of the workshops will follow shortly) and you can book places using the form on the right/below.

PROGRAMME - 28 SEPT 2021

16.00 - 16.15

Welcome by the co-editors and a brief introduction to the book/conference.

16.15 - 17.30

Keynote presentation: Nick Putman - What is Open Dialogue? To include reflections from panel and a Q&A session.


BREAK


17.45 - 18.45

Workshops in breakout rooms on the following themes: practice/lived experience, research, service development, training and comparison to other approaches.


BREAK


19.00 - 19.40

Feedback from workshop sessions 

19.40 - 19.55

Reflections from panelists on feedback from workshops

19.55 - 20.00

Closing comments from co-editors

PROGRAMME - 29 SEPT 2021

16.00 - 16.15

Welcome by the co-editors and a brief review of yesterday.

16.15 - 17.30

Keynote presentation: Jaakko Seikkula - Psychosis is not an illness but a response to extreme stress - dialogue is a cure for it. To include reflections from panel and a Q & A session.


BREAK


17.45 - 18.45

Workshops in breakout rooms on the following themes: practice/lived experience, research, service development, training and comparison to other approaches.


BREAK


19.00 - 19.40

Feedback from workshop sessions 

19.40 - 19.55

Reflections from panelists on feedback from workshops

19.55 - 20.00

Closing comments from co-editors

BOOK FOR CONFERENCE HERE

Please use the form below to book places on the conference. You can book for either day, or for both days at a reduced cost overall.

The standard fee is for professionals and people working for organisations.

The reduced fee is for service users/people with lived experience of mental health challenges, family members and students.

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Standard Fee - 28 & 29 Septshow details + €80.00 (EUR)  
Standard Fee - 28 Septshow details + €45.00 (EUR)  
Standard Fee - 29 Septshow details + €45.00 (EUR)  
Reduced Fee - 28 & 29 Septshow details + €30.00 (EUR)  
Reduced Fee - 28 Septshow details + €20.00 (EUR)  
Reduced Fee - 29 Septshow details + €20.00 (EUR)