Voice Dialogue: Exploring the Internal Family and Couples Dynamics

  • Fri, September 22, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Monrovian Restaurant Banquet Room, 534 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016


  • You are a licensed health/mental health professional AND a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT or surrounding local Chapters (IE, OC, LA, SFV).
  • You are a student, intern, or associate in the field of mental health care AND a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT or a neighboring local chapter (IE, LA, OC or SFV).
  • You are a licensed mental health care professioinal, but not currently a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT, nor any neighboring chapter (IE, LA, OC, SFV).
  • You are a student, intern, or associate in the field of mental health care, but not currently a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT, nor any neighboring chapter (IE, LA, OC, SFV).

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Voice Dialogue: Exploring the Internal Family and 
Couples Dynamics

 Transforming Vulnerability into Connection

Buffet Luncheon, Member Meeting and a Presentation by

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Friday September 22, 2017

We have many selves inside us. Sometimes they are automatic and operate consciously and unconsciously. Some of our selves are adaptive and this can be very useful by protecting us by avoiding vulnerability. We have all developed strategies to cope with the world but, more often than not, these strategies are less than ideal and can keep us from feeling in touch with our authentic selves and our vulnerabilities. Other selves are pushed to the shadows and are repressed and underdeveloped. Others are archetypal, i.e. The Mother, The Child, The Victim, The Tough Guy.

Sub-personalities tell the story of our lives.  How have we adapted?  What have we adapted to and why?  What have we lost or suppressed along the way?  As the therapist in the room working with couples sometimes we can feel lost trying to track which sub-personality is operating in the forefront and which ones are silenced and need expression.  Couples who act out power/victim archetypes as their primary selves, e.g. “Father/Daughter, are unable to connect authentically from a centered presence.

Voice Dialogue is a simple yet profound experiential method for accessing and honoring the many selves that live within each of us. Voice Dialogue is an essential tool in the therapists’ toolkit. It helps you work with your clients and create a safe space for these voices, often unconscious but acting powerfully behind the scenes, to come out from the shadows. This developmental theory views the human psyche as an intricate network of selves, forming an inner family that affects us cognitively, somatically and behaviorally. When people are in a relationship each person's inner family interact creating combinations of relationships that are complicated. Understanding and experiencing these inner selves will result in a sense of wholeness, acceptance, and choice.

Come and learn a how Voice Dialogue can add a deeper dimension to your personal and therapeutic work.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is intended for students, interns and practicing therapists interested in improving their skills and knowledge with respect to couples therapy. Both members and non-members are encouraged to attend.

Presentation Objectives
  1. Explore your own set of Primary and Disowned Selves and how they shape your life
  2. Learn the basic principals of Voice Dialogue, the Psychology of Selves and the Aware Ego Process.
  3. Learn to work with the dynamics of relationships

Therapists Earn 1.5 CEU's!

This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Certificates will be distributed at the end of the workshop for those who attend the full event and turn in a post-workshop evaluation form.

Luncheon Buffet Included in Your Registration

We're meeting in the banquet room at the Monrovian Restaurant. A delicious luncheon buffet will be served.

The Monrovian Restaurant and Banquet Room is located in the heart of Monrovia at 534 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016.

About the Presenter

Elaine Rosenson, LMFT (MFC 25804), is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Encino, CA for over 25 years. She is a nationally recognized therapist, Voice Dialogue facilitator and teacher. She trained extensively with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, the originators of Voice Dialogue. She has served as staff for Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone 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 has presented to 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 San Fernando Valley CAMFT where she has been an active member for over 30 years.

Elaine specializes in couple therapy.  She combines attachment theory, Jungian concepts, family systems, EMDR, cognitive, somatic and emotion focused therapies to give each couple the approach that best works for their individual needs. Contact Elaine via her website at www.elainerosenson.com.
Access for Disabled Persons

The Banquet Room at the Monrovian Restaurant is ADA compliant. Although it is upstairs, there is elevator access. Persons needing special accommodations are asked to contact Rudy Hayek for information.


Registration is not complete until full payment has been received. Full payment of the registration guarantees you a seat/place at the event. Partial or incomplete payment does not guarantee you a seat/place unless it is paid for in full within 24 hours in advance of the scheduled event.


  • Forty-eight hours prior to the event:   100% refund
  • Twenty-four hours prior to the event:   50% refund
  • Day of event or no-show:                         0% refund

*if you have a medical, personal, family emergency, or other extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending, and you have already registered (partially or fully), you may either request a refund, or apply your payment/deposit toward the next event.

You may initiate your cancellation request, or to make a refund or credit request, by sending an email to the San Gabriel Valley CAMFT Secretary: susanjanss@yahoo.com


You must send in your request no later than five days within the end of the event.

You will receive your credit or refund within fourteen business days following the approval of your request.

Note that circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations, or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. Therefore, SGV-CAMFT reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speaker and/or topics if necessary. Any changes will be updated on the SGV-CAMFT website, and every effort will be made to notify you via email of any changes so that you may have the option to cancel or transfer your registration fee.

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