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Voice Dialogue is a counseling method based on the Psychology of Selves, which theorizes that the psyche is divided into many subpersonalities, energies, or selves. When using Voice Dialogue, the therapist initially provides psychoeducation about the psyche and subpersonalities, creates an atmosphere for the development of awareness of the subpersonalities, and ultimately allows the client to embrace disowned aspects of self that the client had previously rejected.

Historical Context

The Voice Dialogue method and the Psychology of Selves theory were introduced in 1972 by the American psychoanalysts and authors, Hal (1927– ) and Sidra (1937– ) Stone. The creators personally taught and spread the Voice Dialogue method through individual and group trainings, books, and their personal website. There are approximately 146 therapists and agencies in more than ...

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