Chairwork Psychotherapy: Using the Four Dialogues in Clinical Practice

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Chairwork Psychotherapy: Using the Four Dialogues in Clinical Practice

This live, intensive workshop will empower clinicians to use Chairwork when treating inner suffering, trauma, and difficult relationships.

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National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis 40 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

Scott Kellogg, PhD and Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC

Drawing on the wisdom and insights of Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, and a wide range of integrative psychotherapies, Chairwork Psychotherapy 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.

In 2018, we discovered the Four Dialogue Matrix – which is a crystallization of over 50 years of Chairwork practice and exploration; this is now the foundation of the approach.

This in-person, small group, Chairwork workshop 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 this three-day, intensive workshop, we will explore the use of different dialogue strategies in the treatment of:

(1) Inner Conflict and Suffering;

(2) Trauma and Mistreatment;

(3) Grief and Loss; and

(4) Difficult and Problematic Relationships.

Dates and Times:

September 30th - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

October 1st - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

October 2nd: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fees: The cost of the training is $500. There are a few Community Donation openings available for those in financial need.

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 National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis is requiring that all participants to review and sign NPAP COVID-19 guidelines form. The NPAP staff will provide hard copies on-site.

Dr. Scott Kellogg is an ISST-certified Advanced Schema Therapist; he created the Transformational Chairwork approach in 2008, and he currently teaches this method of psychotherapeutic dialogue to clinicians in both the United States and abroad. Dr. Kellogg is in private practice in New York City.

Dr. Kellogg has served on the faculties of New York University, The Rockefeller University, and the Yale University School of Medicine. He is the also the Past-President of the Division on Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association.

Dr. Kellogg is the author of Transformational Chairwork: Using Psychotherapeutic Dialogues in Clinical Practice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). His website can be found here.

Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC, is a certified Chairwork Psychotherapist and the Co-Director of Training at The Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy Project. Ms. Garcia Torres received her Master’s Degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and has also completed training in Voice Dialogue.

Since beginning her journey with Transformational Chairwork in 2013, she now teaches and demonstrates Chairwork Psychotherapy both in New York City and abroad. Ms. Garcia Torres has had a lifelong passion for addressing suffering and injustice, particularly within historically oppressed populations. This has driven her to seek special education and training around sexual identity, gender identity, racial justice, women’s issues, and trauma. Ms. Garcia Torres is in private practice in New York City.

Her website is:

Ms. Garcia Torres can be reached at