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Stories of Ourselves

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

Stories of Ourselves:

Creating Gracious Space amidst Social Upheaval
during a Worldwide Pandemic

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT

August 15, 2020
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Somatically Safe via Zoom

Access Code will be sent after registration.

$99 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.

The Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest affects everyone. It draws us into the cataclysmic upheaval of everyday life.

In this workshop we will address the emotional pain and dissonance we experience as a result of the fear, social isolation and emotional toll we now must endure. 

We will learn to embrace the “tension of opposites” to embody a peaceful center from which we can hold the myriad of contradictions that we face daily – the conflicting opinions that flood us within ourselves and in our relationships.

Through Voice Dialogue we will learn an elegant, powerful and non-shaming way to witness and hold all parts of ourselves.  This workshop will support us to give voice to our shadow parts and the vulnerability within them to recognize how they oppress and terrify us and others through our negative judgments. 

We will learn to give voice to each of our selves until our center can hold so that we can enter a space filled with peace and grace.


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 workshop student will be able to:

  1. Describe the “psychology of selves” framework that forms the voice dialogue model;
  2. Describe how clients’ vulnerability is the underpinning of protective selves;
  3. Identify how the criticand the judgmental self serves protective functions;
  4. Explore how to interview a client’s critical self;
  5. Describe how to facilitate a centering process using the voice dialogue model.

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.