10th International Conference
on the Dialogical Self

13 - 16 June, 2018
Braga, Portugal

Final Program

Book of Abstracts

Welcome to Braga!

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Braga, in the north of Portugal. This is the second time Braga and the University of Minho receives the Dialogical Self Conference. I believe that the 4th Dialogical Conference, twelve years ago, was a memorable experience for most of the people who attended it. I hope you will feel the same about the next conference in June 2018.

Miguel M. Gonçalves

Local Host

About the City

Portugal’s ancient religious capital

Braga dates back to Celtic times and was an important Roman settlement, known in those times as “Braccara Augusta”. The ecclesiastical feel is emphasized by the town's main sites: The ornate Baroque church of Bom Jesus do Monte; 5km outside the center is still an important pilgrimage site; the sprawling Sé in the historic center of town is the oldest cathedral in Portugal; the huge, elaborate, medieval Archbishop's Palace.

A number of historic mansions are scattered around the town often serving as museums, such as the Palácio dos Biscaínhos, which houses a fine art collection. 

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Dialogical Self Theory is a recent theory of the multi-positioned and multivoiced nature of the self, with applications in a diversity of fields: culture, education, and psychotherapy

Hubert Hermans

Creator of Dialogical Self Theory

Hubert Hermans

The Netherlands

Recent Developments in Dialogical Self Theory

Robert A. Neimeyer


Performing Healing Dialogues:
Reconstructing Relationships in Bereavement

Giancarlo Dimaggio


Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy
for Personality Disorders as a Dialogical Practice

Henderikus Stam


Saving “Critical Thinking” from Mere Rhetoric through Dialogism

Important Dates


Opens: November 1, 2017
Deadline: January 31, 2018 (extended to March 1, 2018)
Notification of Acceptance: February 28, 2018


 Early Bird: February 1 to April 30, 2018
Regular Bird: May 1 to June 11, 2018


International Society for
Dialogical Science

School of Psychology
University of Minho

Constructivist Psychology