The conference aims to:
1) Set the scene for the introduction of Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in KMPT, as a treatment approach for people experiencing acute psychological crises such as psychosis.
2) Understand this movement in the context of the national and international development of Open Dialogue as an approach with a significant evidence base that sees families and wider support networks included in treatment from the first contact.
3) Highlight the research evidence that has been created over the last two decades and describe the current situation in which various Trusts around the country, including KMPT, are being recruited to undertake a national RCT research programme starting in 2016.
4) Think about how the philosophy of the Open Dialogue approach may influence the wider transformation of mental health services over time.
International Keynote Speaker
JAAKKO SEIKKULA – Professor of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Jaakko has been mainly involved in developing Family and Social Network based practices in psychiatry with psychosis and other severe crises. Since the early 80’s until 1998 he was a member of the team in Western Lapland in Finland for developing the comprehensive Open Dialogue approach, which Jaakko has since been studying both concerning the processes of dialogues and the outcomes in treatment of acute psychosis.
In the afternoon there will be other important speakers who will represent the viewpoints of those involved in the project, a discussion experience and a plenary.
Conference Fee – Free (including lunch and refreshments)
(Places will be available free of charge to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Trust employees – allocated on a first come, first served basis)
Please see flyer for the application form and return asap to Learning and Development Department, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Priority House, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9PH. Tel: 01622 722193, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: Open Dialogue Conference Flyer
Exploring our role supporting people with psychosis.
10.00 – 4.30pm, Thursday 24 September 2015
@ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Contributors: Catherine Gamble, Carolyn Green, Lou Hamilton & Mark Earl
- ‘The culture of nursing, compassionate care systems and psychosis’
- Capitalising on the contribution of mental health nurses in psychosocial intervention implementation’
There are increasing calls for a paradigm shift in the way we deliver care for those who experience psychosis – moving from medical model understandings and treatment to a formulation based approach that draws on the individual’s lived experience. Such a shift is a challenge, requiring a willingness to respect, attend to, explore and respond empathetically to the narrative of the carer and service user.
This conference will provide an opportunity to explore these challenges and identify the implications for mental health nursing practice in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary teams, service users and carers.
Combining keynote presentations with opportunities for group discussion, we hope to highlight the ‘lived experience’ of mental health nursing, with an emphasis on capturing the current reality for nurses in practice and exploring our evolving role and opportunities for future directions.
ISPS UK Members: £100
ISPS UK Non-Members: £125
Low-waged members*: £35
Low-waged non-members*: £50
Student Nurses: £25
* NHS Band 5 or below
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Therapeutic Relationships: Challenges for Mental Health services and those who use them
Wednesday 7th – Thursday 8th September 2016
@ Peter Chalk Centre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
Contributors: Marcus Evans, Suman Fernando, Mark Hopfenbeck, Eleanor Longden, Silje Marie Strandberg & Lone Viste Fagerland.
NICE guidelines recommend ‘best practice’ based on a ‘model’ of care. However there is considerable evidence that the therapeutic relationship is as important if not more so than the approach used. Experts by experience, family members, friends and professionals from multiple and varied backgrounds come together to consider the importance of the therapeutic relationship throughout the lived experience of psychosis.
Topics to be covered include:
Personal accounts of what can help/hinder the development of therapeutic relationships
How organisations can help/hinder the development of therapeutic relationships
Specific difficulties in this area experienced by members of black and minority ethnic groups
Open Dialogue approaches
Compassion – for others, ourselves and our experiences
Attachment theory – how this may help us understand relationships
In addition to speaker led sessions there will be a full programme of workshops and paper/research presentations covering a wide range of topics relevant to the conference theme. If you are interested in presenting then look out for the call for papers and workshop abstracts later on this autumn.
BOOKING LINES WILL BE OPEN FROM SEPTEMBER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ISPS UK OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR ANNUAL LEAVE FROM 8/8/15 until the end of the month.