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Stories of Ourselves

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Stories of Ourselves:
Working with Intrapsychic and Interpersonal Conflict

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT

August 15, 2020
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Zoom Meeting Only

Access Code will be sent after registration.

$99 – Full Tuition


Voice Dialogue is a technique that helps us approach the most troubling symptoms in our intrapsychic and interpersonal lives by honoring the complexity of the mind in a compassionate, respectful and non-pathologizing way.

Voice Dialogue embraces all aspects of self. Inside each human being live many voices that serve as protectors and inhibitors. For example, many of us are very familiar with our judgmental parental voice or our internal critic. There are infinite examples of the different aspects of ourselves. Some selves are adaptive, protecting our vulnerability and helping us feel safer in the world.  And while they are very useful, they can also get in the way of meeting new challenges as well as preventing us from feeling in touch with our true essence.  Other selves live in the shadows, denied, repressed or undeveloped, others are archetypal, shared by all. Voice Dialogue brings healing through greater self-awareness, greater self-acceptance, and greater clarity and understanding.

We will share a dynamic experiential day learning to recognize these voices, how they protect us and how they can cause tremendous personal and interpersonal conflict resulting in negative bonding patterns. We will learn powerful and effective ways to work with clients using simple language to address complex emotional issues through psycho-education and experiential modalities. We will learn how to give our clients a new, deep experience of themselves to empower them to make the changes they want in their lives.

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Encino, CA for over 30 years. She is a nationally recognized therapist and Voice Dialogue facilitator and teacher.  She trained extensively with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, the originators of Voice Dialogue for whom she served as a staff member and was endorsed by them to provide trainings to professionals and the general public.  In 1991, she founded the Valley Voice Dialogue Center where she has trained therapists to use Voice Dialogue for their own deep personal work and in their practice.

Elaine has presented classes at CSUN, at numerous intern training centers in Los Angeles as well as at CAMFT, SD-CAMFT, SFV-CAMFT, GPASC, and GPALA Conferences.  Elaine is a Past-President of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of CAMFT and has been an active member for over 30 years. Elaine became inspired by the embodied depth psychology work of Marion Woodman, Ph.D., a world-renowned Jungian analyst, who brought bodywork to the Jungian community.  In 2010, Elaine graduated from Dr. Woodman’s prestigious three-year BodySoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program.  The program incorporates Jungian therapy, dance movement, art, dream analysis, voice and bodywork. Elaine has incorporated this work into her psychotherapy practice and finds it reaches people deeply, enabling them to discover their authentic nature.

At the end of this workshops students will be able to:

  • Describe four core elements of Voice Dialogue
  • Describe how vulnerability is the origin of primary and disowned selves
  • Describe the concept of the “Psychology of Selves”
  • Explain the Aware Ego Process
  • Identify 2 primary selves
  • Identify 2 disowned selves

Continuing Education Units are available.

Purchase CE Certificate

A CE certificate is issued for a $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the workshop is completed.  Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event.

Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 4 CE units.

MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 4 CE units.


August 15
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CA United States


Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.