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The open dialogue approach to acute psychosis: its poetics and micropolitics.
In Finland, a network-based, language approach to psychiatric care has emerged, called "Open Dialogue." It draws on Bakhtin's dialogical principles (Bakhtin, 1984) and is rooted in a BatesonianExpand
Five-year experience of first-episode nonaffective psychosis in open-dialogue approach: Treatment principles, follow-up outcomes, and two case studies
Abstract The open dialogue (OD) family and network approach aims at treating psychotic patients in their homes. The treatment involves the patient's social network and starts within 24 hr afterExpand
Healing elements of therapeutic conversation: dialogue as an embodiment of love.
From our Bakhtinian perspective, understanding requires an active process of talking and listening. Dialogue is a precondition for positive change in any form of therapy. Using the perspectives ofExpand
Open dialogues with good and poor outcomes for psychotic crises: examples from families with violence.
  • Jaakko Seikkula
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of marital and family therapy
  • 1 July 2002
In Open Dialogue the first treatment meeting occurs within 24 hr after contact and includes the social network of the patient. The aim is to generate dialogue to construct words for the experiencesExpand
Open Dialogue Approach: Treatment Principles and Preliminary Results of a Two-Year Follow-Up on First Episode Schizophrenia
As part of the Need-Adapted Finnish model, the Open Dialogue (OD) approach aims to treat psychotic patients in their home. Treatment involves the patient’s social network, starts within 24 hours ofExpand
The Comprehensive Open-Dialogue Approach in Western Lapland: I. The incidence of non-affective psychosis and prodromal states
Mental health services in a health district in Finland with a population of 72,000 were developed into a comprehensive family- and network-centered entity by giving all the psychiatric personnelExpand
Inner and outer voices in the present moment of family and network therapy
Dialogue in the polyphony of inner and outer voices in the present moment of family therapy is analysed. In Western Lapland a focus on social networks and dialogues in the meeting with families hasExpand
Postmodern society and social networks: open and anticipation dialogues in network meetings.
Network therapy flourished in the U.S. during the 1970s, but has since dwindled there and begun to find new applications in Europe, especially in the Nordic countries. State social and healthcareExpand
The Comprehensive Open-Dialogue Approach in Western Lapland: II. Long-term stability of acute psychosis outcomes in advanced community care
An open dialogue need-adapted approach was applied in Finnish Western Lapland by organizing three-year family therapy training for the entire staff, and by following the outcomes. Three inclusionExpand
Open dialogues and anticipations - Respecting otherness in the present moment
More than two million people in the United States have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the treatment for most of them mainly involves strong doses of antipsychotic drugs that . . . can come withExpand