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On Demand: An Introduction to Open Dialogue
November 28, 2023

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Open Dialogue (OD) is an integrated approach that encourages the involvement one's social network (i.e., family, friends, care providers) during a mental health crisis. It emphasizes listening to, understanding, and engaging an individual's social network almost immediately (i.e., within 24 hours of seeking crisis services) through open conversations and shared decisions. In this on demand recording presenters share about the Open Dialogue approach to care for persons experiencing psychosis. An overview of the key principles and elements of the approach are provided. The presenters discuss their implementation of the approach in a safety net hospital system and the lessons learned.