Speaker: Sadegh Nashat

The discoveries of the Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget, are among the most important contributions to psychology. His work had a major influence on contemporary psychology and education and provided the ground work for developmental sciences, in particular cognitive social and moral functioning.


This online seminar introduces some of the core concepts developed by Piaget and shows how new research in neuropsychology and neuroscience seem to support Piaget’s theory of child cognitive and social development.

About the speaker

Sadegh Nashat is a chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Family Psychotherapist. He trained at the University of Geneva’s psychology faculty which was created by Jean Piaget. Sadegh Nashat was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Child and Educational Psychology at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundaton Trust in London for 10 years. He has more than 15 years clinical experience in developmental psychology and child neuropsychology. Sadegh Nashat is also a researcher who has conducted many studies in child psychology. He is currently the COD of the Sunkhronos Training Institute in Geneva.

Selected Publications:

Harris, R., Nashat, S., & Rendall. S (Eds) (2010). Engaging with complexity: child & adolescent mental health and education contexts across Europe, Karnac : London. Tavistock Series.

Nashat, S: & Solomon, M. (2010), Offering a ‘therapeutic presence’ in schools and education settings. Psychodynamic Practice, 16 (3), 289-304.

Who should attend?

Psychologists, child psychotherapists, child counsellors, child mental health practitioners, child psychiatrists, teachers, special needs teachers, psychology graduates.

This is an introductory seminar for those who want to learn about Piaget’s cognitive psychology or refresh their knowledge.

Aims and Objective
  • Introduce Piaget’s cognitive psychology core concepts;
  • Present some of the current research supporting his theory;
  • Demonstrate their application in clinical child psychology, neuropsychology and educational psychology.
Learning outcomes
  • Learn about Piaget’s core concepts that are relevant to working with children;
  • Acquire an overview of new research in neuropsychology and neuroscience;
  • Gain some understanding of their applications.

Date and time

Coming soon