Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Psychology Studies Tutor at the Open University of Catalonia
Member of the Network for Productive Dialogues
C/ 121, n. 7
46182 La Canyada, Valencia
Phone: (34) 662293255
Josep is a Spanish independent social psychologist. He has a masters degree in Information and Knowledge Society, a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Social Psychology (degree which qualifies him as a Researcher through the Spanish Ministry of Culture) and university certificates in Social and Cultural Studies and in Personal and Family Conflicts. He followed three years of doctoral research on the social uses and appropriations of how young people make use of information and communication technologies. He studied Philosophy and Humanities, especially in the fields of History, Aesthetic, Language and Science theories.
He describes himself as an epistemologist since, in addition to the practice, research, and theory he devotes much of his time wondering about the process of co-constructing knowledge and about these three social practices in psychology. He found in the Social Construction point of view a lot of resources to help him with these thoughts and questions. He is also interested in the Social Studies of Science and Technology, having participated as a speaker at conferences on this issue and on qualitative research methodologies.
In 2004, after studying some of the foundational work of Kenneth J. Gergen, John Shotter and others on Social Constructionism, Josep attended the Gergen's Social Construction workshop in Wallingford, Pennsylvania and since that time he devotes much of his time to training and disseminating ideas and practices about Social Constructionism in Spanish. In 2005 he founded the university forum (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) "Social Constructionist Psychology" and in 2006 decided to open a blog on "Social Psychology and Social Construction," http://www.construccionismosocial.net, one of the Spanish language web sites on the topic most visited and consulted.
In addition to working as a Psychology students tutor at the UOC virtual University, Josep participates in publications, training and dissemination of materials oriented and always informed by Social Constructionist epistemology and anti-apistemology. He operates mainly in Spain, but also participates in international conferences, for example, the one organized by the Taos Institute and the Instituto Kanankil in Merida (Yucatan, Mexico) in March 2012.
He is member of the Open University of Catalonia Alumni Community, http://alumni.uoc.edu/opencms_alumni/opencms/es/index.html, the Cyber Society Observatory, http://www.cibersociedad.net, JovenTIC Research Group, http://psicologiasocial.uab.es/joventic/en, the Network for Productive Dialogues, www.dialogosproductivos.net, directed by Dora Fried Schitman and Kenneth J. Gergen, and International Diploma in Dialogic Practices, driven by both.
Recently Josep has open his professional new web page, http://www.umansenred.com where he facilitates online courses on Social Constructionism, and is offering the first edition in Spain of the International Certificate on Collaborative Practices under the umbrella of Instituto Kanankil, The Houston Galveston Institute, and The Taos Institute. Now he’s designing a workshop on "The Relational Body"; all with Spanish psychotherapist, dance teacher and Network and Diploma member, Sara Olive Horts.
You can find also three videos (in Sapanish) about Social Constructionism to share here:
And some of my arcticles and publications here: