Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
PT EN
header top image
Miguel M. Gonçalves
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1995 (University of Minho)
Department of Applied Psychology
 
  Full Professor
  mgoncalves@psi.uminho.pt
   253 604 665 , 253 604223
Miguel M. Gonçalves is Professor at School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal. He is vice-president of the International Society of Dialogical Self (based in the Netherlands) and was associate editor of Psychotherapy Research (the Journal of the Society of Psychotherapy Research), between 2010 and 2015. His main research interests centers in the narrative and dialogical processes in psychotherapy. He and his team have developed the concept of innovative moment, as events in psychotherapy in which novelties towards a previous problematic pattern emerge. This concept has been inspiring his research projects from the past few years. Several coding systems were developed to track the processes of change in psychotherapy: The Innovative Moments Coding System (IMCS, Gonçalves et al., 2011), used to identify Innovative Moments; the Return to the Problem Coding System (RPCS, Gonçalves et al., 2011), used to identify the emergence of ambivalence in therapy sessions; and the Ambivalence Resolution Coding System (ARCS, Braga et al., 2015), to track the way ambivalence is resolved along therapy.
His research group from Minho University has been training researchers from different countries in these new methodologies. Despite his main research interest on psychotherapy, the concepts and methods his team developed to study the psychotherapy process, have been applied on other related domains, like vocational counseling and academic underachievement.
He is since 2013 Director of the Psychology Research Center at University of Minho, evaluated as Excellent in 2014. This Center had one of highest amounts of national funding (per researcher), from all the scientific domains.
He has published more than 60 international articles, around 20 international chapters and 2 international books, and more than 50 national articles, chapters and books. He has supervised 19 PhD students and is currently supervising 5 postdoc researchers.
Psychotherapy Efficacy
Change processes in psychotherapy
Narrative processes in psychotherapy
Dialogical processes in psychotherapy
Selected publications
Gonçalves, M. M., Ribeiro, A. P, Silva, J., Mendes, I., & Sousa, I. (in press). Narrative innovations predict symptom improvement: Studying innovative moments in narrative therapy of depression. Psychotherapy Research. DOI
Gonçalves, M. M.**, Ribeiro, A. P. **, Silva, J., Sousa, I., & Brás, A. (in press). Ambivalence in narrative therapy: A comparison between recovered and unchanged cases. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. (**both first authors) DOI
Gonçalves, M. M. & Ribeiro, A. (2012). Narrative processes of innovation and stability within the dialogical self. In H. J. M. Hermans & T. Gieser (Eds.), Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory (pp. pp. 310-318). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI
Gonçalves, M. M., Mendes, I, Cruz, G., Ribeiro, A. P., Sousa, I., Angus, L. E. , & Greenberg, L. S. (2012). Innovative moments and change in client-centered therapy. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 389-401. DOI
Gonçalves, M. M., Ribeiro, P. A., Mendes, I., Matos, M., & Santos, A. (2011). Tracking Novelties in Psychotherapy Process Research: The Innovative Moments Coding System. Psychotherapy Research, 21, 497-509. DOI
2017/2018
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Integrated Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Integrated Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Integrated Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Integrated Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Integrated Master's
Dissertação
Integrated Master's
Estágio Curricular
Integrated Master's
Modelos e Métodos de Intervenção
Integrated Master's
Projeto de Investigação
Integrated Master's
Projeto de Investigação
Integrated Master's