Scientific Program

(Work in progress)


Hubert Hermans (The Netherlands) – Recent Developments in Dialogical Self Theory
Giancarlo Dimaggio (Italy) – Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for personality disorders as a dialogical practice
Robert Neimeyer (USA) – Performing Healing Dialogues: Reconstructing Relationships in Bereavement
Henderikus Stam (Canada) - Saving “critical thinking” from mere rhetoric through dialogism

Invited Lectures

Jaan Valsiner (Denmark) - Differentiation and integration within the Dialogical Self 
Tom Brinthaupt
(USA) - Exploring Individual Differences in Self-Talk Content and Frequency
Tania Zittoun (Switzerland) -  Dialogical dynamics of lifecourse
Vincent Hevern (USA) - Challenges to Dialogicality and Individuation in Techno-Digital Culture
Rens van Loon (Netherlands) - Trans-positioning: A new concept of I-positioning

Invited Symposiums

Agnieszka Konopka (The Netherlands) - Dialogical Self Theory and Psychotherapy: Bridging Psychotherapeutic Traditions and Cultural Contexts
Barbara Schellhammer (Germany) - Philosophical Queries and Investigations of the DST
Frans Wijsen and Jutta König (The Netherlands) - (De)radicalization, Democracy and Dialogue
Lívia Simão (Brazil) - The self in dialogue: disquieting experiences at the borders of others
Charl Alberts (South Africa) - Identity struggles in a South African context of fundamental social change: A dialogical self interpretation
Raquel da Silva (United Kingdom) - Extremism, Political Violence and Deradicalisation: A Narrative-Dialogical Perspective
Olga Lehman (Norway) – The aesthetics of polyphony
Mariann Martsin (Australia) and Katrin Kullasepp (Estonia) - Theorising professional identity development: Dialogical Self perspective
Jan Gube (Hong Kong) - Charting the sociocultural territory of the dialogical self: Insights from the education of culturally diverse youngsters
Bob Fecho (USA) - Teachers, Teaching, and the Dialogical Self
Jaan Valsiner (Denmark) - Dialogical Self in Constraining Umwelts
Piotr Oleś (Poland) - Dialogical construction of identity
Crista Weise (Spain) - Identities in education: Dialogical Self perspective and educational change
Rens van Loon (Netherlands) - Techniques to develop your position-repertoire (centering, decentering, meta-positioning, promotor-positioning, transpositioning)
Ali Leijen (Estonia) - Dialogue for bridging student teachers’ personal and professional identity
Kiyomi Banda (Japan) - Career development in the life long learning society: Dialogical Self on career stages
Pina Marsico (Italy/Denmark) and Frans Meijers (The Netherlands) - Dialogical Self Theory in Education

Invited Workshops

John Fisher (United Kingdom) - An exploration using Procter’s Time Element Grid to identify movement in I selves over time
Agnieszka Konopka (The Netherlands) - Com-posing the self in dialogue with emotions. An artistic-contemplative method
Dina Nir (Israel) - Character Strenghts & Virtues and I-Positions
Elisa Monti and Allison Reynolds (USA) - Dialogical Self Theory and Vocal Psychotherapy
Giancarlo Dimaggio (Italy) - Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for personality disorders: A dialogical experience

Post-Conference Discussion

Hubert Hermans (The Netherlands) - 100 Questions to Hubert Hermans

Social Program

Welcome Dinner . June 13th

We offer all participants a welcome dinner in the first day of the conference. We will enjoy the magnificent sunset from Bom Jesus do Monte.

Tour to Guimarães . June 14th

We invite all participants to register for the tour we are organizing to Guimarães, the birth-place of Portugal. The tour will take place on June 14th and the bus will depart from the Conference Venue at the end of the day. A minimum number of 40 participants is necessary for the tour to take place. Registration and payment for the Tour is done through the registration form.

Official Banquet . June 15th

We invite all the participants to register for the Official Conference Banquet which will take place on June 15th. It will be a typical Portuguese dinner, including fish, meat, vegetarian option and Portuguese wine. Registration and payment for the banquet is done through the registration form.