Psychology of Selves is Hal and Sidra Stone’s theoretical framework for the Voice Dialogue method. It models how the selves develop and interact with one another in relationships. It also defines their definition of consciousness. According to the Psychology of Selves, consciousness is composed of three dimensions:
AwarenessThe Experience of the Selves
Aware Ego – the middle ground that lies between a primary self and its opposite disowned self.
Under the theory, Voice Dialogue is the technique for implementing the theory and "primary selves" are those selves that emerged in our maturation process to protect the inner child from pain and allow us to reach our goals.
Contemporary Teaching offers a 13 hours course on this dynamaic experiential process.
The Goal of this course is to identify how Voice Dialogue is an effective tool when working with clients in conflict., and to demonstrate how the process works.
Course Objective: The student will be able to discuss how the client is lead into the experience of discussing their issues/conflicts with their primary and disowned selves. The participant will be able to define how the process offers the client an opportunity to experience an internal psychodrama or simply air out two opposing views.
The counselor will be able to discuss how the process can be used in group of individual sessions and as a result all participating will gain a greater awareness of their behavior without the shameful judgment.
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