Basic principles of Finnish Open Dialogue.  Click here to view

The Key Elements of Dialogic Practice in Open Dialogue’ . Mary Olson , Jaakko Seikkula and Doug Ziedonis.   keyelementsv1-109022014-2

.Open Dialogue Approach: Treatment Principles and Preliminary Results of a Two- year Follow-up on First Episode Schizophrenia Ethical and Human Sciences and Services, 2003, 5(3), 163-182. Click here to view

Five year experience of first episode non-affective psychosis in Open Dialogue approach: Treatment principles, follow up outcomes and 2 case studies Psychotherapy Research , March 2006 16 (2) 214 -228 Click here to view

Context edition 138 April 2015 The open dialogue approach

Context is a magazine produced by  AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice)  and this edition was guest edited by Alex Reed, Kevin Hawkes and myself, Val Jackson. These excellent articles are reproduced here with the permission of the authors. Members of AFT can also view it online at the AFT website.

Open Dialogues with clients with mental health problems and their families    Jaakko Seikkula  Click here to view

Open Dialogue- a family perspective.   Jen Kilyon  Click here to view

On being dialogical: An ethics of ‘attunement’.   John Shotter Click here to view

An illuminated bridge to open dialogue in the fog of life.   Ray Middleton Click here to view    Ray has also posted a video on Youtube, Better Dialogue 4 Problem Solving  in a PIE (Psychological Informed Environments).

Getting on with it: The Early Network Response trial in Leeds.  Val Jackson Click here to view

Open dialogue in Somerset? Frank Burbach, Chris Sheldrake and Estelle Rapsey Click here to view

Becoming dialogical in Nottingham.  Corrine Hendy, Diane Wright, Linda Sunderland and James Shutt.  Click here to view

Braiding hopes and intentions with people affected by intellectual disabilities and their networks of family and carers.  Glenda Fredman and Henrik Lynggaard  Click here to view

Early contact family meetings in psychiatric services.   Kevin Hawkes and Alex Reed  Click here to view

Peer -supported open dialogue.   Mark Hopfenbeck  Click here to view

Getting ‘withness’ – thinking through theatrical improvisation.  Matt Selman  Click here to view

What constitutes an open-dialogue training? Education, education, education. Nick Putman  Click here to view

Breakthrough moments: Open dialogue in the Ridiculusmus play, “The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland”  David Woods  Click here to view

Combining the use of open dialogue with narrative therapy. Hugh Fox  Click here to view

Widening the dialogue: Psychoanalysis and open dialogue. Brian Martindale  Click here to view

Mindfulness and open dialogue: A common foundation and a common practice. Russell Razzaque  Click here to view

Other useful resources

The Institute for Dialogic Practice, directed by Dr. Mary Olson, is the U.S.-based training facility for Finnish Open Dialogue and dialogical therapy. Click here to view

Nottingham Health Care Trust discussion document Click here to view

Will Hall’s useful site with lots of links Click here to view

The HeAL declaration – information about health and the impact of antipsychotics.  Click here to view


Reading order…

Dallos, R. & R. Draper (2015) An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press. (Introduction p1-11).  Dallos and Draper Introduction

Hedges F.  (2005) Ch 1 & 3  An Introduction  in An Introduction to Systemic Therapy with Individuals   Palgrave, Macmillan     hedges-2005    Hedges Emotion and self .ch. 3 2005

Seikkula, J.(2011) Becoming Dialogical: Psychotherapy or a Way of Life? The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy Volume 32 Number 3, 179–193  Click here to view

Olson, M.,Seikkula, J., Ziedonis,D., Key Elements of Dialogic Practice in Open Dialogue.The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. MA keyelementsv1-109022014-2

Anderson H., Goolishian H. (1992) The Client is the Expert: A Not Knowing approach to Therapy In Therapy as Social construction, McNamee S., Gergen K.Sage Click here to view

Andersen T. (1992) Reflections on reflecting with families Ch. in Therapy as Social construction, McNamee S., Gergen K. Sage.  Click here to view

Razzaque R., Stockmann T. (2016)An Introduction to Peer-supported Open Dialogue in Mental Healthcare BJPsych Advances (2016), vol. 22, 348–356   Click here to view

Mead S. (2010) Intentional Peer Support: A Personal Retrospective. IPS website link  Click here to view

Hopfenbeck M., (2015) Peer-supported Open Dialogue. Context April 138, 29-31  Click here to view

Razzaque R., (2015) Mindfulness and Open Dialogue, a common foundation and a common practice. Context April, 138,45-46 Click here to view