Hubert Hermans-Creator of Dialogical Self Theory
I invite you to become MEMBER or the renewed INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR DIALOGICAL SCIENCE! Our aim: a dialogical self as part of a dialogical society.
NEW: HANDBOOK OF DIALOGICAL SELF THEORY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY: BRIDGING PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS, edited by Agnieszka Konopka, Hubert Hermans, and Miguel Goncalves. London: Routledge, 2019
NEW: SOCIETY IN THE SELF: A THEORY OF IDENTITY IN DEMOCRACY, by Hubert Hermans. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. In this book DST is further advanced, situated in the society at large, and applied to democracy.
NEW: The Dialogical Self Theory in Education: A Multicultural Perspective, edited by Frans Meijers and Hubert Hermans, Springer, 2017, the first book on this theory in education.
For application of the democratic self on intercultural, interracial and transgender identities, see THIS ARTICLE !
There is now a WORLD-WIDE OVERVIEW of colleagues doing work related to Dialogical Self Theory. When you have published something related to this theory, please, send me an e-mail with a reference to your publication.
For researchers and practitioners: new book ‘Assessing and Stimulating a Dialogical Self in Groups, Teams, Cultures, and Organizations’, published by Springer, New York. NINE NEW METHODS BASED ON DIALOGICAL SELF THEORY AND PRESENTED BY THE DEVELOPERS THEMSELVES.
SEE NICE PHOTO OF PARTICIPANTS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DIALOGICAL SELF: 7-10 september 2016, Lublin, Poland.
Click HERE for my personal inspiration
Click HERE for Hubert’s summary of the Dialogical Self on You Tube
FOR A LIST OF PUBLICATIONS ON THE DIALOGICAL SELF SEE FACEBOOK
Click HERE for the HANDBOOK OF DIALOGICAL SELF THEORY, with Cambridge University Press (2012): 27 chapters on theory, methods, and applications
Click HERE for interview (Oral History Project) in Dutch
In my autobiographical work BETWEEN DREAMING AND RECOGNITION SEEKING (2012), I have sketched some destablizing events in my life and investigated their meaning via the lens of Dialogical Self Theory, with some challenging questions to YOU!
It is a small and accessible work in which the reader can playfully learn about the Theory as materialized in my life story, while at the same time you as a reader explore meaningful events in your own life by applying the theory to yourself.
See the special issue on the DEVELOPMENTAL IMPLICATIONS of Dialogical Self Theory in New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (NDCAD), 2012, number137.
See also the special issue on the DIALOGICAL SELF IN EDUCATION, in Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 2013, vol. 26 (2).
Hubert Hermans is one of the main theorists in narrative psychology and in narrative psychotherapy. During his career he has developed several influential methods and theories. One of them is the Self Confrontation Method (SCM) that has led to the establishment of the Association for SCM practitioners that has around 300 members in 2014. Another is the Dialogical Self Theory that has led to the organization of biennial international conferences, the establishment of the International Society for Dialogical Science (ISDS) and the International Journal for Dialogical Science (IJDS).
Hubert Hermans is an author of around 200 publications, mainly on the Self-Confrontation Method and Dialogical Self Theory. His work is translated into nine languages. He is author of Self-Narratives: The Construction of Meaning in Psychotherapy (with Els Hermans-Jansen) (1995), The Dialogical Self in Psychotherapy (with Giancarlo Dimaggio) (2004), Dialogical Self Theory: Positioning and Counter-Positioning in a Globalizing Society (with Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka) (2010), Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory (with Thorsten Gieser) (2012) and Society in the Self: A Theory of Identity in Democracy.
For almost 40 years Hubert Hermans was associated with the Radboud University of Nijmegen, where he studied psychology and became Professor of Psychology. He taught in the Department of Clinical and Personality Psychology at Nijmegen until 2002 when he became professor emeritus.
The Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, has officially decided to establish a professorial chair titled “Foundations of Dialogical Self Theory (DST).” It is a so-called “special chair” for one day a week. The chair will be located in the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies of the Radboud University (2020). The purpose of this chair is to stimulate research guided by the Theory and to teach its philosophical foundations and implications.
E-mail address HHermans@psych.ru.nl