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Using Chair Work and The Four Dialogues in Schema Therapy: a Live Consultation Session  

by Scott Kellogg Eckhard Roediger

General Overview:

It is my belief that the Four Dialogues is a paradigm that can guide us in the creation of more powerful and more effective Chairwork or mode dialogues.  In this session, I will invite clinicians who are facing challenges or “stuck points” in treatment of adults in individual therapy settings to come and participate in a live demonstration of Chairwork using the Four Dialogues as an orienting paradigm.  It is my hope that the session will show how this framework can bring clarity and healing even in difficult therapeutic situations.   

The Four Dialogues are:

Giving Voice involves amplifying and giving expression to a feeling, interviewing a part to better understand it, and/or empowering people to claim power and affirm the decisions that they are making in their lives.

Telling the Story is centered on working with people to express and work through difficult, painful, or secret narratives.

Internal Dialogues involve working with the patient’s inner parts or modes.

Relationships and Encounters dialogues are rooted in the interpersonal world, and it involves working with the cycle of emotions—or the expression of love, anger, fear, and grief.

Dr. Eckhard Roediger will share his reflections on the demonstrations.  


Kellogg, S. (2014). Transformational Chairwork: Using psychotherapeutic dialogues in clinical practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Kellogg, S. (July, 2018). Transformational Chairwork: The four dialogue matrix. Schema Therapy Bulletin. http://transformationalchairwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Kellogg-TCW-Four-Dialogue-Matrix-ISST-Bulletin1.pdf

Kellogg, S., & Garcia Torres, A. (2021). Toward a Chairwork Psychotherapy: Using the Four Dialogues for Healing and TransformationPractice Innovations, 2021. https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2021-57510-001.html

About the Presenters:

Scott Kellogg

Dr. Scott Kellogg is an ISST-certified Advanced Schema Therapist who has also received training in both Gestalt Therapy and Voice Dialogue. He created the Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy Project in 2008 and he currently teaches this method of psychotherapeutic dialogue to practitioners in both the United States and abroad. Dr. Kellogg is in private practice in New York City.

Dr. Kellogg received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and he has served on the faculties of New York University, the Rockefeller University, the Yale University School of Medicine, and Teachers College/Columbia University. He is also a 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, 2014).

His websites are:

Transformational Chairwork: http://transformationalchairwork.com/

Gradualism and Addiction Treatment: http://gradualismandaddiction.org/

His email is: kelloggchairwork@gmail.com

Eckhard Roediger

Eckhard Roediger (MD), born 1959, Neurologist, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. Trained in psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavior therapy. Formerly Director of a Psychosomatic Department of a clinic in Berlin (GER), since 2007 working in Private Practice and Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center in Frankfurt (GER). Past-president and honorary member of the ISST. Working on the conceptual background of ST and its integration into CBT, Couples therapy and integrating Mindfulness and ACT into ST. His website is: https://www.schematherapy-roediger.org/

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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