Call for Papers
1. Before You Begin
Please carefully review this entire document before submitting your abstract.
All abstracts must be submitted through the online form. This includes oral presentations, posters and discussion tables or work tables.
All abstracts must be submitted in English or Spanish.
There is no limit in the number of jobs that the same person can send, or in the amount of work that the same person can expose. However, the selection criteria will take into account the balance in the various topics of the congress. Invited speakers are also free to submit up to one paper and one poster in addition to any invited talks. In addition, there is no limit to the number of abstracts in which an individual can be named as a co-author.
All presenters will be required to register for the conference by October 30, 2018 to be included in the conference program. We will issue acceptance notices as soon as possible following the submission of your abstract, so you can proceed to register. Please note that you will need to register for the entire conference, as one-day rates will not be available.
Conference organizers may schedule oral presentations at any time during the conference. Except under compelling circumstances, the Program Committee will not accommodate special scheduling requests. By submitting an abstract, you are confirming your availability to attend on any of these days.
We will accept four categories of presentations:
I. Oral presentation: Presentation of a person or group about a topic.
II. Poster presentation: Exhibition of posters about carried out, in progress, or in preparation researches. Exhibition of posters on research methodologies.
III. Discussion tables on topics: Discussion topic with a proposal from people who can contribute to the debate and reflection about the topic. The organizing committee could include persons invited to join the debate on the proposed topic.
IV. Work spaces in a group of topics of common interest. If a group of researchers wants to request a space to work and develop proposals and research topics, they can do so by proposing a topic to work on or coordinate, existing also the possibility of including conference participants who wish to do so.
Please consider the following categories when submitting a proposal to present:
• Completed Research (The Article may not be published yet, but data & results can be reported)
• Research Currently Planned Or Underway (you can describe the design and intentions)
• Gestalt Ethos and / or Philosophy of Science Supporting Research (the values and philosophy supporting the research)
• Research Methodology (various methods; so you can describe specific methods to achieve particular results)
The topics are about gestalt psychotherapy research.
We recommend reviewing the theme and subtopics of the conference.
2. Preparing Your Submission
Please be aware of the following guidelines as you prepare your abstract:
• We do not recommend translating institutional affiliations and addresses into English.
• Abstracts must be directly relevant to the Conference - Research in Gestalt Therapy-, see http://www.congresogestalt.cl and should emphasize new research results, cutting-edge developments, or novel perspectives.
• Abstracts (and presentations) should be developed with an international audience in mind. It must provide geographic context for the work and must address how the work applies more broadly to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, etc. in other regions.
• Abstracts will be limited to a maximum of 300 words, in a single paragraph. The abstract must include a concise statement of the topic or issue to be discussed, the question or objective underlying the work that will be presented, and a summary of methods, key findings and conclusions.
All authors of the presented work should be listed in order. The person submitting the abstract must be the presenting author and it will be identified as such in the conference program and receive all the correspondence regarding the abstract. As the presenting author, you must be registered for the conference by October 30, 2018 to have your abstract included in the program.
• Provide name, highest degree, address, email address for each presenter involved in the study (identifying the "first author")
• Give short, brief bios for each presenter (100 words or less)
• Give the title of the presentation.
• Abstracts will be limited to a maximum of 300 words, in a single paragraph (in order to be published in the program, with no identifying information)
• Provide around five key words related to your subject (those will be published in the program)
• Provide more information about what you want to do and how you will present the topic (this should be around 300 words or so, without including identifying information)
• Tell us if you will need power point projector, dry erase, flip chart or any other material of support.
Presentation of Posters:
• Title or Poster Theme.
• Short presentation about the content to be shown on the poster (300 word or less)
• Poster institution, author or authors. Person in charge of the Poster in the Congress.
• The author or person in charge must deliver the finished and complete poster at the beginning of the congress.
• Poster size 90 cm wide by 120 cm high
• Title or topic of debate
• Abstract of max 300 words where the subject and sense of the debate is exposed.
• Participants of the debate table with a brief presentation of maximum 100 words for each participant.
• List of other possible participants not yet confirmed. The Congress Committee can help to contact or propose new participants of the debate table.
• Title or topic of work
• Abstract of max 300 words where the subject and sense of the work or coordination that is intended to be done is exposed.
• Participants of the work table should introduce themselves with a brief presentation of maximum 100 words for each participant.
• List of other possible participants are not yet confirmed. The Congress Committee will help to contact or propose new participants of the work table.
Some additional notes about formatting:
The information provided in your abstract will be reproduced in the conference program and book of abstracts exactly as submitted. This includes author names and affiliations as well as the main body of text.
Please use upper / lower case font (appropriate capitalization) throughout your abstract submission for names and institutions as well as in the main body of text. PLEASE DO NOT USE ALL UPPER CASE FONT.
Please format your title using upper case font for the first word and lower case for all subsequent words, except for proper nouns / adjectives, and the first word following a colon, which must be upper case. Please, do not include a full stop in the title.
3. Evaluation Process
The Scientific Committee will conduct constant reviews and will send recommendations to the conference organizers. The organizing committee will select the overall needs of the conference, and the selected works will be notified of its acceptance all at the same time. The selected participants will, in turn, need to acknowledge acceptance and confirm their intention to present, including their registration before deadline.
Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Presentations should be directly related to researches in Gestalt psychotherapy.
• Presentations that are in line with the theme and sub-themes of the congress will be evaluated. Although papers that are not directly related to the topic or sub-topics may be accepted, provided that they are relevant to the Gestalt psychotherapy research congress.
• Completed Researches (Article may not be published yet, but data & results can be reported)
• Researches Currently Planned Or Underway (you can describe the design and intentions)
• Gestalt Ethos and/or Philosophy of Science Supporting Research (the values and philosophy supporting the research)
• Research Methodology (various methods; so you can describe an specific method to achieve a particular result)
For each abstract, there are three possible review outcomes :
1) Accepted: The abstract clearly meets the criteria outlined above and does not require any edits or revisions.
2) Conditional acceptance: The Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign oral contributions abstracts to ignite or poster session. In these cases, acceptance of the abstract will be contingent upon the requested change in format.
3) Rejected: The abstractly fails to meet the criteria outlined above, as determined by the Scientific Committee, and is not suitable for presentation during the conference.
4. After Your Abstract is Accepted
Registration: As stated in section 1, all presenters will be required to register for the conference by October 30, 2018 to be included in the conference program. Presenters are expected to register for the entire conference. Except those participants under compelling circumstances, presenters who fail to register by the deadline will not be included in the program.
Visas: Attendees traveling to the conference from outside Chile are advised to consult their local Chilean Embassy or Consulate for information about visa requirements.
Scheduling: The Steering Committee will meet in early April to schedule all presentations and finalize the sessions program. Contributed presentations will be grouped by theme, and the Committee will make every effort to ensure optimal placement of each speaker. We will not be able to accommodate special scheduling requests except in the event of a supervision or scheduling conflict. Oral presentations may be scheduled any time during the conference.
5. Cancellation Policy
No-shows (i.e. attendees who register for the conference, but do not appear) will not receive a refund of any kind either.
6. Important Dates
• April 15, 2018: Call for Abstracts.
• September 15, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission.
• October 15, 2018: Notification of abstract acceptance.
• October 30, 2018: Deadline for registration.