The Art and Science of Chairwork

We are pleased to announce the Chairwork Psychotherapy Certification Program. Our next Level I Certification Training will take place September 8th through 10th, 2023, in New York City.  For more information, please go to the Chairwork Psychotherapy Initiative website – which can be found 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; (2) Telling and working through difficult or traumatic memories and stories, and (3) 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.

Level I Dialogue Modules

  1. Making Decisions – Working with Polarities (Internal Dialogues).
  2. Challenging Relationships – The Cycle of Emotions and Role-Reversal (Relationships and Encounters).
  3. Engaging with Internal Parts (Giving Voice).
  4. Trauma Work: Three-Person Storytelling (Telling the Story).

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 some of the workshops that we organize so that finances are never an obstacle for those who seek to learn. If you have any suggestions as to how we might advance this effort, please contact Scott Kellogg, PhD ( or Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC ( ).  Thank you.

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