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May 29, 2019 by Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Deadline to Register for Kickoff of Open Dialogue International Research Collaborative, Rome, Italy is June 13

As places are limited, please indicate in your registration a short description of your interest in Open Dialogue research and your preference for the working group to attend in the afternoon: Open Dialogue fidelity, research protocol or peer support. Confirmation of participation will be sent out by June 18th.



This year (2019), theĀ Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health CareĀ has funded the HOPEnDialogue research project to promote and assess the fidelity of Open Dialogue practice and evaluate its effectiveness internationally. HOPEnDialogue, coordinated by the Italian National Research Council, is inspired by and linked to the ODDESSI-study, the first randomized trial of Open Dialogue, ongoing in the UK.

An International Advisory Board involving different stakeholders such as researchers, peer supporters, family members, trainers, Open Dialogue professionals, and experts in public health from eight different countries will contribute to the development of the project and promote its sustainability.

During the first two years of the project, researchers will describe and map the Open Dialogue centers across the world, assess their ability to participate in the study, define a research protocol, select the centers more adherent to Open Dialogue principles for a longitudinal study and promote research among the Open Dialogue Learning Community. Following the dialogic principles of inclusion and openness, all the centers adopting Open Dialogue and researchers interested in this approach are invited to collaborate on the project – promoting Open Dialogue research can only be a common purpose.

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One thought on “Deadline to Register for Kickoff of Open Dialogue International Research Collaborative, Rome, Italy is June 13

  1. Meg Mateer says:

    I am very interested in participating in this project where I can be of service. I work a lot in organizational transformation and change management and would be a pleasure to help steward the understanding of the efficacy of Open Dialogue. My company, Empatiko, empowers human connection as a foundation of healing and empowerment as a foundation of change. Empatiko was inspired by my relationship with my brother who has lived experience of psychosis and my own lived experience of depression.

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