Clinical psychologists and qualitative researchers are often engaged in activities that are certainly different but also have some similarities.
This symposium is primarily intended to facilitate meetings, to build relationships and to exchange ideas with the prospect of new collaborations between various university research centers. It is also meant for all students - developing a master or a doctoral thesis - with an interest in qualitative analysis methods. Finally, it is open to clinicians interested in research.
Keynote speakers:Pascal Antoine (University of Lille 3)Jan De Mol (Catholic University of Louvain)Stéphan Hendrick (University of Mons)Christophe Lejeune (University of Liège)
Poster SessionThink Tank Session: challenges faced by qualitative researchers inthe field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy
Poster submission and inscription:You are invited to submit your poster projet in a PDF version to email@example.com The poster session will be held during lunch time.Dead line : 20/11/2015
Registration information:Please send your registration to firstname.lastname@example.org December 5, 2015
Location:Salle académiqueBoulevard Dolez 31 7000 MonsClick here to get the Google Map link
Especially focused on methodological issues, this symposium is intented for people interested in qualitative research, clinical psychology and psychotherapy.They are many complex questions. To bring only a few examples: How do families make sense of their experiences of change during a multiple family therapy? How does a crisis manager figure out its own therapeutical action? What do divorced couples say about how they manage to preserve parenthood? What does the experience of children look like when they go through parental separation? How do caregivers make sense of their rejection attitudes towards alcoholic patients ?
At a time when quantitative research showed both its value and limits when approaching people with mental health problems and their families, it is important to take stock and to build bridges between researchers and clinicians.Clinical psychologists and qualitative researchers are often engaged in activities that are certainly different but also have some similarities.
The task is to listen to someone - a patient or a witness - to grasp the meaning of what he/she communicates to us and to form a representation of this testimony.What can we learn from one another? What are the contributions of qualitative research to clinical psychology and vice versa? What are the thought and reasoning processes involved and likely to elicit significations in one or another context? Etc.