Our colleagues from Open Dialogue in UK are compiling the compendium of open dialogical services for the ISPS book on Open Dialogue and Psychosis.
Brian Martindale and Nick Putman are co-editing a book on Open Dialogue and Psychosis for the ISPS book series (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis). Whilst Open Dialogue is not an approach specialized to psychosis, the main research papers have focused on first episode psychosis and the outcomes have been very positive. For this reason it feels prudent to collate this book focusing on the use of Open Dialogue with people/families affected by psychosis. It will be the first book to draw together practitioners, trainers, administrators and researchers from many international settings/services developing Open Dialogue, and we hope that it will help to further the development of the approach internationally.
In considering the content of the book, it feels important to include descriptions of the work undertaken with those affected by psychosis in Open Dialogue meetings, both from the perspective of practitioners (both clinicians and peer workers), but also from the perspective of clients/families. We are therefore interested in collecting such accounts from different services internationally. These accounts can either be broad in focus, or can address a specific issue/aspect.
How to participate?
Your service can be in either the public or the private sector. In time there will hopefully be a compendium of these services on the international website as well, so even if you do not work with people experiencing psychosis in your service, you can still complete the form here.
Further detail on the book and submissions can be found below. Please complete the form on the following page on the Open Dialogue International website if you would like to make a contribution as soon as possible: http://open-dialogue.net/isps-book-open-dialogue-and-psychosis/