The first Joint Conference of the AAGT and EAGT entitled “The Aesthetic of Otherness – Meeting at the Boundaries in a Desensitized World” will take place in Taormina, Italy, from the 22nd to the 25th of September, 2016. The goal of the conference will be to gather Gestalt professionals from around the world to exchange knowledge, experience and thoughts as regards to the topic of the conference.
Presentation proposals will be accepted in the form of panels, lectures, workshops and posters. The working language of the conference will be English. Presentation proposals should relate to the conference theme. We will accept only one proposal for a lecture and one proposal for a workshop per submitter.
Lecture (30 minutes): Oral presentation during which the author presents her/his theoretical or empirical work for 15 minutes. Following the presentation 15 additional minutes are allocated for a group discussion.
Workshop (90 minutes): The author presents her/his work not only from a theoretical, but also from an experiential point of view, allowing for the active participation of the attendees.
Poster: The author can also present her/his work in a poster form (max size 120×80 cm) which will be all displayed in a room designated for that purpose. Conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss the work presented in the poster with its author.
Criteria for accepting the submitted proposals:
- Blind peer review ratings.
- Connection to the conference theme.
- Grounded in Gestalt therapy theory and practice.
- Presenters’ diversity in terms of geography and experience.
- Chronological order in which proposals are received (in case of equivalence in peer review evaluations).
The deadline for the submission of proposals is Nov 10, 2015.
Please submit them by filling in the form below, in English. All proposals will undergo a blind peer review process and their authors will be informed on the status of their submission by the end of March 2016.
Continuing Education (CE): All workshop proposals accepted as conference programs will be reviewed by AAGT CE officer to determine if they meet requirements to offer CE credits for psychologists and other participants seeking these credit hours. Lectures and poster sessions do not meet requirements for CE credits.
We hope that the Conference will gather numerous participants and that your participation will contribute to its success.
Hoping to see you in Taormina, we send you our best regards.
Conference Planning and Scientific Committee