Open Dialogue: the finnish experience and its contributions

Luciane Prado Kantorski Mario Cardano About the authors


The Open Dialogue is a method developed in the 80's, in Finland, to the confrontation of the psychotic crisis. This article is a theoretical essay that aims to present the Open Dialogue in its principles and as a deinstitutionalizing mental health practice, emphasizing its therapeutic potency, results and contributions for other countries. It is concluded that, for the implementation of the Open Dialogue in other contexts, it is necessary an organizational change in the structuring of services and a substantive cultural change within the team and the community.

Mental health; Psychotic disorders; Family

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