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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 was between 2013 and 2017 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 80 international articles, around 20 international chapters and 3 international books, and more than 50 national articles, chapters and books.
Psychotherapy Efficacy
Change processes in psychotherapy
Narrative processes in psychotherapy
Dialogical processes in psychotherapy
Selected publications
Gonçalves, M. M., Ribeiro, A. P., Mendes, I., Alves, D., Silva, J., Rosa, C., Batista, J. Navarro-Fernandez, P., & Braga, C. (2017). Three narrative-based coding systems: Innovative moments, ambivalence and ambivalence resolution. Psychotherapy Research, 3, 270-282. DOI
Gonçalves, M. M. & Angus, L. (2017). Narrative measures in psychotherapy research: Introducing the special section. Psychotherapy Research, 3, 251-252. DOI
Gonçalves, M. M., Silva, J. R., Mendes, I., Rosa, C., Ribeiro, A. P., Batista, J., Sousa, I., & Fernandes, C. F. (2017) Narrative changes predict a decrease in symptoms in CBT for depression: An exploratory study. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 835-845. DOI
Konopka, A., Hermans, H., Gonçalves, M. M. (Eds.) (Forthcoming, May 2018). Handbook of dialogical self theory and psychotherapy: Bridging psychotherapeutic and cultural traditions. Oxford: Routledge. DOI
Gonçalves, M. M., Matos, M., & Santos, A. (2009). Narrative therapies and the nature of “unique outcomes” in the construction of change. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 22, 1-23. DOI
2018/2019
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Master's
Avaliação e Intervenção Clínica I
Master's
Dissertação
Master's
Estudos Avançados em Psicologia Aplicada I
Doctorate
Estudos Avançados em Psicologia Aplicada I
Doctorate
Estudos Avançados em Psicologia Aplicada V
Doctorate
Modelos e Métodos de Intervenção
Integrated Master's
Projeto de Investigação
Integrated Master's