The Art and Science of Chairwork

Here is a list of our next round of trainings:

  1. Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy: Using the Four Dialogues in Clinical Practice* 

Dates: May 20th to 22nd, 2022

Time 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT (NYC time)

Recording available for 30 days.

For more information and to register, please go here.

This is a joint Brazilian-American training; it will be simultaneously translated into Portuguese. 

  1. Transformational Chairwork – An American- and Australian-Centered Three-Day Training*

In Australia, June 3-5, 9AM-1PM AEST. For more information and to register, please go here.

In America and the Western Hemisphere, June 2-4, 7PM-9PM, EDT. For more information and to register, please go here.

[*In order to make Chairwork training available to a wide range of clinicians, we have created a reduced fee for those who are living in Band B, C, and D countries; we have also provided a limited number of Community Donation options for those who are facing financial challenges.]

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 10 Chairwork training modules are focused on:

  1. Making Decisions – Working with Polarities (Internal Dialogues)
  2. Working with Grief and Loss (Relationship and Encounters)
  3. Voice Dialogue: Engaging with Internal Parts (Giving Voice)
  4. Trauma Work 1: Three-Person Storytelling (Telling the Story)
  5. Trauma Work 2: Confrontational Dialogues (Relationships and Encounters)
  6. Using Chairwork in Schema Therapy: Restructuring Schemas and Rebalancing Modes (Internal Dialogues)
  7. Challenging Relationships – Role-Reversal and Self-Doubling (Relationships and Encounters)
  8. Complex Emotions: Resolving Ambivalence and Complex Emotions/Vector Dialogues (Relationships and Encounters)
  9. Self-Compassion (Internal Dialogue)
  10. Repeating Inquiry (Giving Voice)

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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