The Art and Science of Chairwork

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:

  1. Polarities and Decision-Making;
  2. Grief and Loss;
  3. Giving Voice to Parts;
  4. Difficult Relationships;
  5. Three-Person Storytelling;
  6. Ambivalence and Complex Emotions;
  7. Schema Therapy and Cognitive Restructuring;
  8. Imagery Rescripting;
  9. Self-Witnessing;
  10. Painful Experiences and Interpersonal Mistreatment;
  11. Inner Criticism and Self-Hatred; and
  12. Self-Compassion

There will also be a presentation on our work with Chairwork-Centered Social Justice 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 ( to attend.  Thank you.

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