The Art and Science of Chairwork
Next On-Line Training: Transformational Chairwork: Inner Conflict, Loss, Trauma and Self-Hatred with Scott Kellogg and Amanda Garcia Torres – July 8th and July 9th 2021. For more information and to register, please go here.
Transformational Chairwork is centered on the belief that there is a healing and transformative power in: (1) Giving voice to one’s inner parts, modes, and selves; and (2) Enacting or re-enacting scenes from the Past, the Present, or the Future
The Transformational Chairwork Course is designed to introduce therapists to the practice of Chairwork, in an active, creative, and clinically-useful manner using clinical story-telling, role-plays, and live demonstrations.
In 2018, we discovered the Four Dialogue Matrix – which is a crystallization of over 50 years of Chairwork practice and exploration by a wide range of integrative psychotherapists. This is now the foundation of the course.
The 12 Chairwork training modules are focused on:
- Polarities and Decision-Making;
- Grief and Loss;
- Giving Voice to Parts;
- Difficult Relationships;
- Three-Person Storytelling;
- Ambivalence and Complex Emotions;
- Schema Therapy and Cognitive Restructuring;
- Painful Experiences and Interpersonal Mistreatment;
- Inner Criticism and Self-Hatred;
- Imagery Rescripting; and
There will also be a presentation on our work with Social Justice Chairwork Psychotherapy.
An introductory lecture on Chairwork can be found here.
Please Note: The Transformational Chairwork trainings are open to Mental Health, Addiction Treatment, and Harm Reduction Professionals, Students, and Trainees. All others must obtain specific permission from Dr. Kellogg (firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend. Thank you.
The Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy Project is dedicated to bringing the power of Chairwork and the Four Dialogues to people who are members of historically oppressed and marginalized groups. A central part of this work involves our reaching out to BIPOC therapists and inviting them to train with us. To help facilitate this, we always offer a Community Donation option in the workshops that we organize so that finances are never an obstacle for those who seek to learn. A second way that we are striving to make a difference is through our on-going development of Social Justice Chairwork Psychotherapy. If you have any suggestions as to how we might advance this work, please contact Scott Kellogg, PhD (email@example.com) or Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Thank you.
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