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SYDNEY – Macquarie Graduate School of Management – MACQUARIE PARK

The Open Dialogue Centre is inviting health and wellbeing service professionals, educators and community leaders to two days of discovery and shared learnings gained from the growing professional practice of Open Dialogue.

SYDNEY – Macquarie Graduate School of Management – MACQUARIE PARK

The Open Dialogue Centre is inviting health and wellbeing service professionals, educators and community leaders to two days of discovery and shared learnings gained from the growing professional practice of Open Dialogue.

HEAR DISCOVER EXPERIENCE LEARN

HEAR DISCOVER EXPERIENCE LEARN

Hear form experts in Open Dialogue from Australia and internationally.

Discover how Open Dialogue is being adopted and implemented in Australia in both crisis and early intervention settings.

Experience how Open Dialogue improves health outcomes as a truly person-centred approach.

Learn from others in Australia who are adapting their services through Open Dialogue.

Hear form experts in Open Dialogue from Australia and internationally.

Discover how Open Dialogue is being adopted and implemented in Australia in both crisis and early intervention settings.

Experience how Open Dialogue improves health outcomes as a truly person-centred approach.

Learn from others in Australia who are adapting their services through Open Dialogue.

SPEAKERS AND PARTNERS

Open Dialogue has demonstrated its efficacy across diverse settings, such as education, mental health contexts, and youth initiatives. Gain insights from some of our key partners in Australia on how the Open Dialogue Centre’s co-design and adoption process has helped meet their unique needs, and supported them on their journey towards successful implementation. We will also hear from Open Dialogue professionals from around the world – below are some of our confirmed speakers.

Key Note Speakers

Key Note Speakers

Judy Atkinson

Judy Atkinson

Name of Talk: Learning to Listen – Listening Together to Respond

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson AM is the author of Trauma Trails, Recreating Song Lines: The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia. She is a Jiman-Bundjalung woman, with Anglo-German Heritage. Her work fosters healing and unity through attentive listening, Truth-telling, and collaborative learning. By confronting painful pasts and embracing them with courage and compassion, Judy paves the way for a future that cherishes diverse Stories, forging a brighter and more connected tomorrow for all Australians.

Speakers

Speakers

Presenting Virtually
Presenting Virtually

Jaakko Seikkula

The Future of Open Dialogue

Professor Jaakko Seikkula is a renowned psychotherapist, recognized for his pioneering work in Open Dialogue as a member of the original team in Western Lapland, Finland. Jaakko is an emeritus Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Jyvaskyla, and has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers. His two books on dialogical practice – co-authored with Tom Erik Arnkil – have been translated into 16 languages.

Russell Razzaque

The ODDESSI Trial – Lessons Learned and Initial Outcomes

Professor Russell Razzaque has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for almost twenty years, and as a part time academic for the past ten. Russell is also an Open Dialogue trainer and a Mindfulness teacher, and his areas of research focus on person-centred care and therapeutic relationships. He is the clinical lead for the multicentre randomised controlled trial, ODDESSI, studying the implementation of Open Dialogue in the NHS.

Mary Olson

The Art of Presence in Open Dialogue

Dr. Mary Olson is a psychotherapist and educator with over thirty years of experience. She is the director of the Institute for Dialogic Practice and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She has provided Open Dialogue training across the world – having established the first US Open Dialogue research study and training program in 2011. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Therapy, and maintains an active private practice.

David Mosse

Understanding Peer-supported Open Dialogue in Practice: An anthropological study of OD in the UK’s NHS

David Mosse is Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London. In recent years, he has turned his personal commitments and anthropological curiosity towards psychiatric crisis and mental healthcare. In 2018-19, he designed and set up the UKRI ESRC-funded, ‘Anthropology of Peer Supported Open Dialogue’ (APOD) study in the UK.  He is a trained Open Dialogue practitioner and mentor and works as part of a Community Mental Health Team in a London NHS Trust.

Jaakko Seikkula

The Future of Open Dialogue

Jaakko Seikkula

Professor Jaakko Seikkula is a renowned psychotherapist, recognized for his pioneering work in Open Dialogue as a member of the original team in Western Lapland, Finland. Jaakko is an emeritus Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Jyvaskyla, and has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers. His two books on dialogical practice – co-authored with Tom Erik Arnkil – have been translated into 16 languages.

Russell Razzaque

The ODDESSI Trial – Lessons Learned and Initial Outcomes

Russell Razzaque

Professor Russell Razzaque has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for almost twenty years, and as a part time academic for the past ten. Russell is also an Open Dialogue trainer and a Mindfulness teacher, and his areas of research focus on person-centred care and therapeutic relationships. He is the clinical lead for the multicentre randomised controlled trial, ODDESSI, studying the implementation of Open Dialogue in the NHS.

Mary Olson

The Art of Presence in Open Dialogue

Mary Olson

Dr. Mary Olson is a psychotherapist and educator with over thirty years of experience. She is the director of the Institute for Dialogic Practice and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She has provided Open Dialogue training across the world – having established the first US Open Dialogue research study and training program in 2011. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Therapy, and maintains an active private practice.

David Mosse

Understanding Peer-supported Open Dialogue in Practice: An anthropological study of OD in the UK’s NHS

David Mosse

David Mosse is Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London. In recent years, he has turned his personal commitments and anthropological curiosity towards psychiatric crisis and mental healthcare. In 2018-19, he designed and set up the UKRI ESRC-funded, ‘Anthropology of Peer Supported Open Dialogue’ (APOD) study in the UK.  He is a trained Open Dialogue practitioner and mentor and works as part of a Community Mental Health Team in a London NHS Trust.

The Art of Presence in Open Dialogue

Mary Olson

Dr. Mary Olson is a psychotherapist and educator with over thirty years of experience. She is the director of the Institute for Dialogic Practice and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She has provided Open Dialogue training across the world – having established the first US Open Dialogue research study and training program in 2011. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Therapy, and maintains an active private practice.

The ODDESSI Trial – Lessons Learned and Initial Outcomes

Russell Razzaque

Professor Russell Razzaque has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for almost twenty years, and as a part time academic for the past ten. Russell is also an Open Dialogue trainer and a Mindfulness teacher, and his areas of research focus on person-centred care and therapeutic relationships. He is the clinical lead for the multicentre randomised controlled trial, ODDESSI, studying the implementation of Open Dialogue in the NHS.

Understanding Peer-supported Open Dialogue in Practice: An anthropological study of OD in the UK’s NHS

Understanding Peer-supported Open Dialogue in Practice: An anthropological study of OD in the UK’s NHS

David Mosse

David Mosse is Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London. In recent years, he has turned his personal commitments and anthropological curiosity towards psychiatric crisis and mental healthcare. In 2018-19, he designed and set up the UKRI ESRC-funded, ‘Anthropology of Peer Supported Open Dialogue’ (APOD) study in the UK.  He is a trained Open Dialogue practitioner and mentor and works as part of a Community Mental Health Team in a London NHS Trust.

The Future of Open Dialogue

Jaakko Seikkula

Professor Jaakko Seikkula is a renowned psychotherapist, recognized for his pioneering work in Open Dialogue as a member of the original team in Western Lapland, Finland. Jaakko is an emeritus Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Jyvaskyla, and has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific papers. His two books on dialogical practice – co-authored with Tom Erik Arnkil – have been translated into 16 languages.

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