Hubert Hermans-Creator of Dialogical Self Theory
THE 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DIALOGICAL SELF is scheduled 13-16 June, 2018, in Braga, Portugal. Organizer is Miguel Goncalves, University of Minho, Portugal. YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT (open from 1 november, 2017).
NEW BOOK: The Dialogical Self Theory in Education: A Multicultural Perspective, edited by Frans Meijers and Hubert Hermans, published by Springer, the first book on this theory in education.
UPCOMING BOOK, APRIL 2018: SOCIETY IN THE SELF: A THEORY OF IDENTITY IN DEMOCRACY. New York: Oxford University Press.
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) and Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory (with Thorsten Gieser) (2012).
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.
E-mail address HHermans@psych.ru.nl