Foundational Training in Dialogue Therapy
Intimate relationship in the 21st century is uniquely stressed by ideals of equality and reciprocity. The skills involved in negotiation with an equal partner – such as dealing with conflict respectfully, transcending power struggles and authentically witnessing one another – are key elements of Dialogue Therapy.
Foundational Training in Dialogue Therapy is offered by Polly and her team of experienced and dedicated Certified Dialogue Therapists. The training model was revised in 2018-2019 to be consistent with Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path (2019), Polly’s most recent book. The total package of training (providing approximately 85 continuing education credits for mental health professionals) is offered on-site at different sponsoring organizations and venues. The training provides an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of Dialogue Therapy with active skills training in the core competencies of this approach. Each session includes theory, observations of videotaped and live demonstrations, in vivo skills training, and mindfulness practice. Mental health counselors, mediators, educators and other interested professionals are invited to apply training.