Open Dialogue


Olson, M, Seikkula, J. & Ziedonis, D. (2014). The key elements of dialogic practice in Open Dialogue. The University of Massachusetts Medical School. Worcester, MA.

Aaltonen, J., Seikkula, J., & Lehtinen, K. (2011). The comprehensive open-dialogue approach I: Developing a comprehensive culture of need-adapted approach in a psychiatric public health catchment area the Western Lapland Project. Psychosis, 3, 179 – 191.

Seikkula, J., Alakare, B., & Aaltonen, J. (2011). The comprehensive open-dialogue approach(II). Long-term stability of acute psychosis outcomes in advanced community care: The Western Lapland Project. Psychosis, 3, 1–13.

Seikkula, J., Aaltonen, J., Alakare, B., & Haarakangas, K. (2006). Five-year experience of first-episode nonaffective psychosis in open-dialogue model. Psychotherapy Research, 16(2), 214-228.

Seikkula, J. & Olson, M. (2003). The open dialogue approach: Its poetics and micropolitics. Family Process, 42, 403-418.

Further read/Related links:

Video – Dr. Christopher Gordon and Brenda Miele Soares, MSW give an Open Dialogue presentation entitled: New approaches to mental health services

Video – Dr. Jaakko Seikkula speaks about Open Dialogue

Madness Radio: Open Dialogue for Psychosis w/ Mary Olson

Institute for Dialogic Practice, Haydenville, MA

A documentary by Daniel Mackler





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