Open Dialogue as Coupling of Psychic, Social and Creative Systems

Takashi Iba, Masafumi Nagai, Tsuyoshi Ishida

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Abstract

In this paper, we study Open Dialogue, a psychiatric programme developed in Western Lapland, Finland, with the theory of autopoietic systems. Although originally developed as a psychiatric programme, we anticipate that the approach can be applied to not only psychotherapy but also educational and organisational situations as a way of “collaborative problem dissolution,” because it is based on the philosophy of dialogism, which is not limited to psychotherapy. In an attempt to apply it in a more general context, we study the function of Open Dialogue in a higher level of abstraction with concepts of systems theories, i.e. the Social Systems Theory and Creative Systems Theory. Our consideration implies that Open Dialogue can be understood well through a combination of chain of consciousness in the psychic system, chain of communication in the social system and chain of discovery in the creative system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages223-235
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameStudies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics
ISSN (Print)2511-2023
ISSN (Electronic)2511-2031

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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