Roberto Arístegui, Ph.D.

Titular Professor
School of Psychology
University Adolfo Ibáñez


  • Ph.D. Social Sciences, University of Tilburg.
  • Ph.D. mention Epistemology of Social Sciences University of Chile.
  • Master of Philosophy, major in Logic and Philosophy of Science University of Valparaiso.
  • Psychologist, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
  • Certificated in Strategic Systemic Brief Therapy.
  • Accredited Clinical Supervisor.

Roberto is a permanent professor at the School of Psychology at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez . He has developed teaching activities at the undergraduate and post-graduate clinical and organizational areas. He participates as a professor in the Master of Clinical Social Constructionism, in the School of Psychology at the University Adolfo Ibáñez. He has been an active member of the school team in the implementation and training in Appreciative Inquiry Diplomas from 2007 onwards. He participates in training people in social learning processes, in areas of health, education and politics, from the appreciative and reflective thinking perspective. In this context it is important to notice he has been in the Santiago learning community, where group membership is based in the application and development of dialogical practices. He specializes in philosophy of language and epistemology of the social sciences, participating in psychological doctoral training.

During the last 10 years he has developed the office and functions as a professor of the Philosophy of Psychology, working in the Master degree of clinical psychology. In this line of training, he has published articles from the perspective of meaning construction, assuming the concept of holism and performativity. Specifically, he has developed the topic of indeterminacy of translation and speech acts, in processes of change in therapy. He has also participated in research in psychotherapy as a co-researcher in the area of speech acts in episodes of change in the Catholic University of Chile and also in the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. As a member of the speech acts team, he has participated in the publication of articles that focused on various performativity indicators, as the use of the first person in change episodes in psychotherapy. In the research area he has also presented empirical results and reflections at numerous conferences. He specializes in philosophy of language, in the field of pragmatism and holism. His learning as a clinical psychologist includes training as a clinical psychologist in existential humanism, systemic brief strategic therapy, hypnotherapy , and bodywork. As part of this clinical practice he contacted the social constructionist epistemological line, regarding it as a coherent development of the humanistic position he had initially met, and now, reformulates it into a postmodern social setting to which he adheres . He has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice in the care of adults, for 28 years. He is a clinical supervisor accredited by the Society of Clinical Psychology of Chile. He is currently developing the foundation of research that suggests a cross between appreciative inquiry and mindfulness, from the social constructionism perspective.