The DGPs History of Psychology Section and the Society for Cultural Psychology will hold their joint conference in Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, from 23-25th September 2021.
The main focus of the conference will be on Swiss developments of various psychological theories and knowledge systems and their European references. This starts with proto-psychologies by J. J. Rousseau, J. C. Lavater, and J. H. Pestalozzi, and extends through Jean Piaget, Carl Gustav Jung, and their continuations to the present day.
Particular emphasis will be given to the cultural and historical developments in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, as well as to developments in ethics. Examples include the existentialist 'Daseinsanalysis' (L. Binswanger, M. Boss), 'Ethnopsychoanalysis' (P. Parin, F. Morgenthaler), and the humanistic approach of 'Theme-centered Interaction' (R. Cohn). Cultural psychology, with its contents following on from the Swiss born scholar E. E. Boesch and other authors, will also determine the range of topics of the conference. Contributions about the European development of clinical psychology and cultural psychology, which were autonomous or separate from processes in Switzerland, are also welcome. Contributions by young scientists are particularly welcome. The conference language will be German, with the possibility for individual contributions to be held in English.
The deadline for submissions of approximately 250 words is 31.03.2021.