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New book 'Open Dialogue for Psychosis' to be published on 30 July

Hello all,

I am very pleased to be able to let you know that a new book ‘Open Dialogue for Psychosis - Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning’, will be published by Routledge on July 30 2021, as part of their ISPS book series. The book, co-edited by Brian Martindale and myself, has been four years in the making and includes 47 chapters written by people engaged in/developing the approach in 11 different countries.

The book includes first-hand accounts of dialogical processes 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 and its overlap with and differentiation from other psychological approaches. It also includes sections on Open Dialogue training programmes and the research that has been, and is currently being, undertaken on the approach.

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.

The book will be officially launched with an online event on 13 July 2021 at 18.00 BST. You can find further details of this event on a new website for the book here. The event is free, but you need to book onto it via the website. In addition, a conference is being jointly organised by ISPS and Open Dialogue UK, at which contributors to the book will share more about their contribution and their work, through keynote presentations and workshops. The conference will take place over two half days (16.00-20.00 BST), on 28 and 29 September 2021. Once again, you can find out more about this event, and book onto it, via the website for the book.

The book is linked to a new online international compendium of Open Dialogue services that will be launched on the Open Dialogue international website at the end of July, to coincide with the publishing of the book. This compendium will be kept up to date and will hopefully provide a good indication of where the Open Dialogue approach is being developed internationally, in public services and elsewhere. If you are working in an Open Dialogue service, please complete the form on this page to have your service added to the compendium. Thank you.

With best wishes,

Nick Putman

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