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 Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and her team of experienced and dedicated Certified Dialogue Therapists. 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.

The program is open to anyone who would like to learn how to use Dialogue Therapy. Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage/Family Therapists and other licensed professionals who complete the Foundational Training in Dialogue Therapy, as well as two hours of supervision by a Certified Dialogue Therapist, will receive certification as a Dialogue Therapist. Non-licensed professionals will receive a Real Dialogue Specialist certification.