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Open Dialogue: Frequently Asked Questions

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Open Dialogue is an approach to working with people and their families experiencing psychosocial distress. Interest in Open Dialogue in Australia has been growing recently, raising questions about its adaption and implementation to local contexts. This article is an attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions we have encountered in training and discussions about Open Dialogue. We attempt to provide responses to questions of how Open Dialogue is different to what is done already, how it fits with current approaches, how you know if you are doing it, whether it is passive or just about doing reflections, issues about including the social network, and concerns about the evidence base. This article aims to present a variety of viewpoints in relation to these questions and to hopefully further discussions on how Open Dialogue can be implemented and adapted to Australian health care and social care contexts.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Ong, B., Barbara-May, R., Brown, J. M., Dawson, L., Gray, C., McCloughen, A., . . . Buus, N. (2019). Open Dialogue: Frequently Asked Questions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 40(4), 416-428. doi:10.1002/anzf.1387

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85075764390

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 416

End Page


  • 428

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Open Dialogue is an approach to working with people and their families experiencing psychosocial distress. Interest in Open Dialogue in Australia has been growing recently, raising questions about its adaption and implementation to local contexts. This article is an attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions we have encountered in training and discussions about Open Dialogue. We attempt to provide responses to questions of how Open Dialogue is different to what is done already, how it fits with current approaches, how you know if you are doing it, whether it is passive or just about doing reflections, issues about including the social network, and concerns about the evidence base. This article aims to present a variety of viewpoints in relation to these questions and to hopefully further discussions on how Open Dialogue can be implemented and adapted to Australian health care and social care contexts.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Ong, B., Barbara-May, R., Brown, J. M., Dawson, L., Gray, C., McCloughen, A., . . . Buus, N. (2019). Open Dialogue: Frequently Asked Questions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 40(4), 416-428. doi:10.1002/anzf.1387

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85075764390

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 416

End Page


  • 428

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication