Session Resources S066: “Implementing the Open Dialogue and Single Session Family Work models of care in a Youth Early Psychosis Outreach Program”

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Authors: Adrian Griffin, Jan Kilicaslan

Year: 2015

Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference

Subject: headspace Early Youth Psychosis Program (hYEPP), recovery

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: The Family Single Session and Open Dialogue models are both orientated towards transparent communication and encourage clients and families to drive decision making and treatment planning. The underpinning philosophies of these two models fit well to the vision of the headspace Early Youth Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which states:

“Enhanced headspace is friendly to young people and families. We will provide an accessible mental health service for young people struggling with hearing voices and unusual beliefs in partnership with the community. We will build on strengths and resilience, use the wisdom of lived experience and foster hope, potential and recovery.”

The service will develop aspects of the above mentioned models in providing a ‘needs-adapted’ service that has a framework for encounters with our clients and their close networks. This will include a set of Resource Questions being asked when arranging treatment meetings; Reflective conversations; flexibility and mobility; and transparency in discussing strengths, goals and treatment options.

This presentation will discuss the outcomes of a new model that takes its philosophy and practices from Open Dialogue and Single Session Family Work, and how this is implemented in a newly formed Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT) in Melbourne, Australia.

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