Voice Dialogue: Transformative Therapy

Presented by Francesca Starr, MA, LPC on 09-02-2011 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Voice Dialogue is a fascinating therapeutic and coaching method that allows the person in therapy to safely enter deeply into the psyche and effect dynamic change. Co-created by psychologists Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, Voice Dialogue is based on the premise that the human psyche is made up of innumerable discreet structures, sub-personalities, Inner Selves, or energy patterns. Voice Dialogue provides a structured pathway to direct communication with these diverse characters. During this guided dialogue, the person in treatment learns about those aspects of personality with which he/she has identified (Primary Selves) and becomes acquainted with the equal yet opposite sub-personalities that have been largely repressed (Disowned Selves). In this process, the individual gains a separate vantage point to observe both Inner Selves (for example, the Pleaser Self and the Selfish Self, or the Pusher/Achiever Self and the Being/Laid-Back Self). Voice Dialogue develops the conscious Choice-Maker, or Aware Ego Process. Rather than living from the reactive and habitual behaviors of the Primary Selves, the Aware Ego, from a more objective, detached perspective, learns to manage both the Primary and Disowned Selves in ways that are more effective, conscious, and authentic.

Clients find Voice Dialogue to be a very engaging process by which they gain self-knowledge and the skills to live and communicate with the totality of their being. They discover lost skills, talents, and emotions, and they learn to integrate these vital aspects into their lives. Voice Dialogue is very effective at resolving difficult life issues/conflicts, relationship issues, and professional dilemmas. It is used to heal trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and many other presenting psycho-spiritual concerns.

Therapists trained in Voice Dialogue find that their practices are revitalized, their effectiveness is enhanced, the people they treat see dramatic results, and their own understanding of themselves is improved.

This web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe the philosophy and structure of Voice Dialogue;
  2. Explain how Voice Dialogue effectively changes imbedded cognitive/behavioral patterns and generates a capacity to make conscious choices in life in ways that are in the best interest of the whole person;
  3. Explain the development of personality and its role in protecting vulnerability;
  4. Map their Primary and Disowned Inner Selves and help those in therapy do the same;
  5. Incorporate Voice Dialogue concepts and methods into their practice.

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How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will be able to listen to this live event by calling into our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Meet the Presenter

Francesca Starr, MA, LPC

Francesca Starr, MA, LPC

Francesca incorporated Voice Dialogue into her private practice in 1990. It became the cornerstone of her work when she founded the Voice Dialogue Training Institute in 1999 in Denver. The Institute evolved into the Complete Life Center and now offers dynamic Voice Dialogue counseling, coaching, workshops, and training programs. Francesca has used Voice Dialogue with countless individuals in her private practice, as well as a leadership tool for Fortune 500 executives.

Francesca has an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto and an MA in Education from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was trained in Voice Dialogue by the co-creators Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, is a Senior Voice Dialogue Trainer, and has served as a staff member at the Stones' training programs.

Francesca specializes in phone/Skype Voice Dialogue sessions, and she speaks to professional and non-professional groups. Francesca has authored many articles about the applications of Voice Dialogue and produced a 13-Part Audio Series: Living the Complete Life. All are available on her website.

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.