Our panel on February 12 will explore how psychiatrists outside of Western Lapland who have been inspired by Open Dialogue have been inspired, as well as how they have met the challenges of transitioning to working ‘dialogically.’ “Open Dialogue has opened a way for me to be the best doctor I can be, as part of a clinical team, with enough time and space for all of us to be present as fully embodied human beings,” says panelist Chris Gordon. “This creates a space in which the person can be heard and supported, in which practitioners can offer their knowledge with humility and care, in which truly shared decision-making can occur.” Sandy Steingard, another panelist, says that working with Open Dialogue has allowed her to be “less reliant on a flawed diagnostic system, and to incorporate multiple perspectives into the clinical decision-making process.”
How have psychiatrists met the institutional and economic obstacles to adapting Open Dialogue-inspired work? How have psychiatrists incorporated Open Dialogue’s research that found that medicating later, if at all, and in smaller amounts and for shorter times improved outcomes? And, how has taking on these challenges changed psychiatrists sense of their work, or their clients, and of themselves?
Please join our panel of psychiatrists from Switzerland, Spain, Italy and the U.S. on Friday, February 12 at noon Eastern U.S. time (5:00 pm London time) to discuss these and other crucial questions of bringing Open Dialogue to a world in crisis.
To learn more about the panelists please copy and paste this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DeTUhfO0VFj92gI6FDLJIrBmfsviOLXnRCtKHCdj_Pc/