Constructivism in Psychotherapy Congress

R. A. Neimeyer, U of Memphis (neimeyerra@MSUVX1.MEMPHIS.EDU)
Mon, 12 Feb 1996 18:03:09 -0600

In response to the call for more information about the 5th International
Congress on Constructivism in Psychotherapy scheduled for Tenerife,=
Islands, Spain, 4-7 September, 1996, I wanted to share a few highlights=
let people know where to write for more information. As the successor=
other conferences in this series held in Memphis (USA), Braga (Portugal),
Barcleona (Catalunya/Spain), and Buenos Aires (Argentina), the conference
will continue the tradition of presenting leading edge theory and=
in constructivist models of therapy and research. Participants include
major representatives of the varieties of constructivist experience,=
radical to more critical and developmental perspectives. (Past presenters
have included Maturana, Guidano, Fernandez-Alvarez, Feixas, Rychlak,
Iba=F1ez, Gon=E7alves, Mahoney, Mir=F3, Leitner, Greenberg, Kegan,=
and many
others.) The internationality of the group is one of its real strengths,
making for vital exchanges as well as a rich menu of workshops on=
strategies, etc.

This year's conference is being capably organized by Mayte Miro,=
at the
Universidad de La Laguna in Tenerife, and she would be happy to fax=
information on the list of invited presenters, presentation formats,
lodging costs, etc. Information is available in both Spanish and=
with professional translation into at least those two languages being
arranged by Congress organizers. For more information, contact Mayte=
her committee at FAX 34 (9) 22 60 93 01.

On a personal note, I have had the pleasure of visiting Mayte's university
in the past at her invitation, and can assure conference goers of=
a warm
reception on this beautiful volcanic island off the coast of Africa.=
program will be very substantial, with high level symposia designed=
focus participants on the prospects of exchange between constructivism=
various areas of basic research in psychology, in addition to the
therapeutic focus that has characterized all conferences in this=
Espero verlos alli!

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-4680
FAX (901) 678-2579