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From Suffering to Resiliency

May 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

From Suffering to Resiliency:
Dealing with Stuck Places

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT

May 15, 2021
1:00 – 5:00 PM PST

A Somatically Safe Event



Protection patterns that are familiar, yet mostly unconscious, help us stay safe but are unable to respond in new ways to the demands of growing-up and facing the challenges of life.

The simple theory and process of Voice Dialogue creates a lived experience of your whole self and gets to the root of these automatic protective patterns.  Voice Dialogue allows participants to access these parts of themselves in revealing, therapeutic, and uniquely enlightening ways.  This experiential non-pathological process empowers clients to honor both conscious and unconscious aspects of themselves to make room for new vital energies. Voice Dialogue is deeply accepting and respectful of the client’s experience. 

The Voice Dialogue perspective will add insight and creativity to all types of therapy.

At the end of the workshop students will be able to:

  1. Identify the primary selves that contribute to stuck places
  2. Explore how to create a Voice Dialogue session
  3. Identify ways to integrate Voice Dialogue within students clinical perspective
  4. Experience a compassionate center so we can experience more choice
  5. Differentiate primary and disowned selves,
  6. Explore self-assessment and dyads for Voice Dialogue practice

This workshop will include didactics, demonstration, experiential dyads and group debriefing.

  1. Introduction to the Psychology of Selves: How the psyche functions to protect vulnerability
  2. Demonstration of a Voice Dialogue Session
  3. Experiential Practice of Voice Dialogue by participants in dyads
  4. Fine Points of Facilitating a session with emphasis on deciding
  5. What sub-personality to facilitate,
  6. How to interview a sub-personality, and
  7. how to end a session with emphasis on creating an aware center capable of making real choices
  8. Questions and implications for future work

Getting CEU’s doesn’t have to be dull. Come join us!


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. 

She has served as a staff member and has been 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 on how to use Voice Dialogue for their own deep personal work and in their own practice.  Elaine is a member of the teaching faculty at the Insight Center in Los Angeles California.

She 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, PhD, 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.

Continuing Education:

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 CEs.

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


May 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CA United States


Michael Shiffman, PhD, LMFT