Keynote Speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

Michael B. Buchholz

Michael B. Buchholz is a fully trained psychoanalyst, a psychologist and social scientist. He was Professor for Social Psychology at IPU (International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin). Retired, he is head of the JUNKTIM-institute at IPU trying to understand better therapeutic (and related) conversational processes by using conversation analysis. He co-edited with Anssi Peräkylä a Research topic “Talking and Cure”, contributed to clinical topics in psychotherapy research and is engaged in enhancing empirical studies of therapeutic dialogues. He published several studies, among them “Scenarios of therapeutic contact” and the conversational analysis of a video-taped group-therapy of imprisoned sexual offenders (with Franziska Lamott and Kathrin Mörtl). Recent interests are loneliness and solitude and the topics of silence and silencing (with Aleksandar Dimitrijevic).

University of Helsinki

Anssi Peräkylä

Anssi Peräkylä is Professor of Sociology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has done conversation analytical research on counselling, psychotherapy and medical consultations, as well as on emotion in interaction. Currently, he is investigating the ways in which narcissistic personality shapes practices of social interaction. Anssi was co-editor of “Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy” (Cambridge University Press 2008), “Emotion in Interaction” (Oxford University Press 2012) and “New Perspectives on Goffman in Language and Interaction (Routledge 2023). His work has been published in journals such as “Research on Language and Social Interaction”, “International Journal of Psychoanalysis” and “American Journal of Sociology”.

Loughborough University

Marco Pino

Marco Pino is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Social Interaction at Loughborough University (UK). He uses conversation analysis to investigate social interactions mundane, healthcare, and social-support settings. He has done research on interactions in various therapeutic settings including bereavement support, drug addiction treatment, psychiatry, and psychotherapy. His current research interests include communication in palliative and end-of-life care interactions; and misgendering in social interaction.