Provisional program


Anna Gabinska


Title: Investigating mental health and mental disorders through the lens of Dialogical Self Theory. What do I know after 10 years of doing research?

Hubert Hermans

The Netherlands 

Title: New developments in Dialogical Self Theory.

David Kennedy 


Paths in Utopia:

School as Holding Environment for the Dialogical Self



Katariina Stenberg


Title: What do we talk about when we talk about teacher identity?

invited lectures

Vincent Hevern

The dialogical self, narrative, and the visual imagination

in an era of change and crisis. 


Toon van Meijl

Cultural and Political Dialogues in the Self

of Eritrean Refugees in the Netherlands

The Netherlands

Jaan Valsiner

Art and Political Power in Dialogue: 

The Rudolphine Era in Holy Roman Empire (1573-1612)


Julia Vassilieva

What would Vygotsky say?

Narrative psychology and new publications from L.S. Vygotsky’s archive.


Kristiina Uriko

Psychological aspects of a woman's infertility: Exploring the adaptation in a dialogical perspective.


invited symposium organizers

  • Guida de Abreu (UK)

  • Hans Alma & Ina ter Avest (The Netherlands)

  • Athena Androutsopoulou (Greece)

  • Kiyomi Banda (Japan)

  • Tom Brinthaupt (USA)

  • Huimin Jin (China)

  • Katrin den Elzen (Australia)

  • Miroslav Filip (Czech)

  • Anna Gabinska (Poland)

  • Vladimer Gamsakhurdia (Georgia) 

  • Georgia Gkantona (Greece)

  • Helen Grimmett (Australia)

  • Jan-Olav Henriksen (Norway)

  • Hubert Hermans & Rens van Loon (The Netherlands) 

  • Hroar Klempe (Norway) 

  • Lykourgos Karatzaferis (Greece)

  • Geetha Reddy (India)

  • Mary Rose Kelly (USA)

  • Cao Shunqing (China)

  • Carles Monereo & Crista Weise (Catalonia)

  • Jaan Valsiner (Denmark)

  • David Wahl (USA)

  • Yue Qin (China) and Cheryl Ballantyne (Australia)

invited workshops

  • Heewon Chang (USA): Autoethnography for research, reflexivity, and pedagogy.

  • Georgia Gkantona (Greece): "Self as a theater of voices" technique: Performing internal dialogues on the stage of life.

  • Agnieszka Konopka (The Netherlands): Unspeakable positions in the democracy of the self.

  • Malgorzata Lysiak (Poland): What would your past tell to your future? Dialogical Temporal Chair Technique.

  • Dina Nir (Israel): Self-compassion in the society of mind.

  • Leni Verhofstadt-Denève (Belgium): How to improve the relationship between two partners? An inspiring psychodramatic dance between External and Internal I-Positions

invited papers

  • Betul Altas (Turkey): Disclosing the dialogical self of foreign language students in English in a foreign language classroom.

  • Sara Bigazzi (Hungary): Dialogue for inclusive spaces and collective actions.

  • Wendy Bilgen (USA): Listening to the I-Voices of a Social Justice Leader: An Autoethnographic Identity Study of a Female-Jewish-Christian-Social Worker Living in Turkey.

  • Dominik Borawski (Poland): Internal dialogical activity as a potential source of wisdom. 

  • Léon van Gulik (The Netherlands): Dialogicality in human atmospheres: Interfacing people with their times, places, and situations.

  • Janet Jarvis (South Africa): The Dialogical Self Theory: Underpinning empathetic-reflective-dialogical restorying

  • Kantha Rao (India): Understanding inner markers in the process of self-initiated change, through Dialogical Self.

  • Maria Vliek (Netherlands): When I finally heard my own voice' - Dialogical articulations of self-making when moving out of Islam in the Netherlands.

  • Esther Wafula (Kenya): Transformation through writing: Using poetry to stimulate a dialogical self.