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November 19, 2018 by Jessica Pratt, EXCELLENCE Editor

Request for Proposal: Expanding the Science and Practice of Open Dialogue

Expanding the Science and Practice of Open Dialogue: An international collaborative multicenter research project to evaluate the effectiveness of Open Dialogue in various mental health care contexts around the world. Applications due January 2, 2019.

Overview

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is pleased to announce this funding opportunity, Expanding the Science and Practice of Open Dialogue: An international collaborative multicenter research project to evaluate the effectiveness of Open Dialogue in various mental health care contexts around the world.  This funding opportunity provides for one multi-year award to a single eligible applicant, with the possibility to be renewed annually.

Purpose of award: The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (EXCELLENCE) is interested in funding a visionary, international research project that will lead to consistent documentation of Open Dialogue practices across study sites, as well as understanding challenges and successes to improve the quality of Open Dialogue practice. Applicants should propose to evaluate Open Dialogue practices in countries including those outside the United States, and be prepared to work with EXCELLENCE to advance our understanding of how Open Dialogue practices can be advanced in such a way that they are implemented with fidelity to the evidence while also being adapted for local contexts and cultures. The Open Dialogue approach to early psychosis is contrasted to the standard practice of immediate diagnosis and prescribing antipsychotic medication for people experiencing early psychosis. While Open Dialogue is growing in practice around the world and shows immense promise, studies worldwide are limited and lack systematic application across settings.

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4 thoughts on “Request for Proposal: Expanding the Science and Practice of Open Dialogue

  1. (Elizabeth) Lynn Nackson says:

    I have done research for Bridgehaven, Louisville, KY, on peer run respite centers. I am a peer support specialist certified by the state of KY. This research enabled the organization to bypass zoning restrictions and get permission from their board of directors to begin building a center where people in distress can come voluntarily to have the opportunity to sort through distessful situations with the sole support of peers who have suffered through great difficulties. Illness is not assumed.

  2. Johnny howard says:

    NEED A STUDIE DONE IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON FORENSIC PEERS?

  3. Stephen Barrow says:

    I am a believer in open dialogue. I have seen to many times where people have ask for help only to be lead by the system, and having no say in their diagnosis.

  4. michelle sese-khalid says:

    i am a peer support specialist and wrap facilitator in northern Virginia. I was the first peer support specialist in northern, Virginia in 2007. I have worked with many peers and found also from my own experience that open dialogue works far better then being immediately prescribed a medication that may not necessarily work just because the book says so. Those peers whom I have worked with who had psychiatrist and case managers that took the time to get to know their client and crisis managed through an open dialogue platform, had better long term results within their lives then those that have gone through a series of medications, hospitalization as well as the trauma of broken lives from negative reactions to medications that did not work. there is a better way and I have been researching the last two years for a better way. I believe open dialogue can be part of that better way.

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