CfP – History of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy: Iberoamerican Theories and Practices

Screenshot from 2015-11-26 13-05-57XXIX Symposium of the Spanish Society of History of Psychology

U. Portucalense (Porto, Portugal)

4-6 May 2016
Call for Papers

The “Spanish Society of History of Psychology” organizes its XXIX Annual Symposium at Portucalense University (Porto) from 4 to 6 May 2016.

The Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Symposium invite all researchers with an interest in the History of Psychology to submit their work and to disseminate the present “Call for papers”.

The overall theme of the Symposium, proposed to participants, focuses on the “History of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy”, including their various theories, models and practices with special emphasis on the Iberoamerican world. Thus, the Symposium will provide a unique opportunity to disseminate, discuss and deepen historical and epistemological issues related to the scientific personalities and institutions which have contributed to theoretical and practical innovation in the realm of psychopathological understanding/ explanation and psychotherapeutic intervention. It is intended, therefore, to stimulate and foster research on a scientific-cultural and geo-political field that has been systematically neglected.

However, to assign special attention to this general theme does not mean to exclude other significant topics of history of psychology, among which one should highlight the following:

– Philosophical foundations of Psychology,

– Psychology in the Iberoamerican world,

– History of psychological schools,

– History of Neuroscience and Neuropsychology,

– Critical biographies of psychologists,

– History of psychiatric institutions and regulations,

– Psychology, colonialism, racism and multi /inter-culturalism,

– Psychology of sexuality and gender,

– Women and feminism in psychology,

– Psychology of Spirituality and Religion,

– Anniversaries celebrated in 2016, including the following ones: Foundation of the Zurich Club by Carl Gustav Jung (1916), E. Mach (1838-1916), Th. Ribot (1839-1916), O. Külpe (1862-1916), H. Münsterberg (1863-1916), Leta Hollingworth (1886-1939, PhD 1916), H. Eysenck (1916-1997), Julian B. Rotter (1916-2014), Virginia Satir (1916-1988).

Every participant may submit three different types of proposals:

Papers: oral presentations with max. 20 minutes;

Panels: joint presentations of max. 4 papers (90m) with thematic coherence;

Posters: recommended dimension (A1).
Every submission may be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese, and will be subject to a peer-review process. It should include:


Abstract (550-750 words for papers and 150-250 words for posters),

Main references (5-10),

Keywords (max. 5),

A separate sheet including the authors’ affiliation and a short bio (max. 100 words) with main topics of interest and publications in the area.

Accepted papers will be published as part of an e-book with ISBN.

For any queries and for the submission of your proposal please contact Paulo Jesus:
Important dates for this event:

Submission of papers, panels and posters until December 31, 2015

Notification of acceptance and opening of Registration by January 31, 2016

Congress program by March 31, 2016
Further information on the congress venue, keynote speakers, accommodation and travel recommendations, and more, will be available soon on our blog and website
Scientific Committee:

Arthur Leal Ferreira (UFRJ)

Javier Bandrés (UCM)

Jorge Castro Tejerina (UNED)

Mònica Balltondre (UAB)

Paulo Jesus (UPT)

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