Invitation to a symposium: Understanding health through qualitative methods

The Genetic Social Psychology Lab and the ACThealthy:Clinical and Health Psychology Lab of the University of Cyprus, together with the Cyprus Association of Social Psychology, are organising a two-day online symposium entitled:

Understanding Health through Qualitative Methods:

Perspectives from Clinical, Social and Health Psychology

The symposium brings together distinguished scholars of the field to discuss how qualitative methods can facilitate understanding of a variety of health-related issues, such as divergences of perspectives and communication issues between healthcare professionals and patient, doctor’s perspectives on patient adherence to medication in chronic illness, diagnoses and experiences of mental illness and psychotherapeutic interventions. A wide range of qualitative approaches will be discussed, such as narrative, discourse, dialogical analysis as well as quantification of qualitative findings.

It will take place on the 15th and 16th of April 2021 online, via zoom and it will be free of charge for the first 300 participants, on a first-come-first reserve-basis.

For the detailed program and other information about the event, click here:


To reserve your space please click on the link below:

For the three-hour workshop on “Post-structuralist discourse analysis in psychotherapy research” enrol on the link below (limited to 50 participants):

Contact details:

For any queries, please email the organizers at: qualmethodshealthpsy


Evrinomy Avdi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Juliet Foster (Kings College, London), Eugenie Georgaca (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Alex Gillespie (London School of Economics), Steven Hayes (University of Nevada), Maria Karekla (University of Cyprus), Angelos Kassianos (University of Cyprus), Daphne Morroni (University of Cyprus), Rebecca Mouyi (University of Cyprus), Evangelos Ntontis, (Canterbury Christ Church University), Cliódhna O’Connor (University College Dublin), Jane Odgen (University of Surrey), Maria Orphanidou (University of Cyprus), James Pennebaker (University of Texas at Austin), Irina Todorova (Northeastern University)

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