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 – November 18th-20th, 2021.  For more information and to register, please go here.

We are also pleased to be a part of The Weekend University’s Event: A Day of Transpersonal Psychotherapy #2 – which will be held on November 28th, 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:

  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. Painful Experiences and Interpersonal Mistreatment;
  9. Inner Criticism and Self-Hatred;
  10. Self-Compassion
  11. Imagery Rescripting; and
  12. Self-Witnessing;

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 ( 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 ( or Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC ( ).  Thank you.

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