Publications

The 'pillars' of chairwork relate to its principles, processes, procedures, and process-based skills. These are drawn from a wide variety of psychotherapeutic approaches including Psychodrama, Gestalt Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Ego State Therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and many others. These have recently been integrated into three new frameworks: 'Dialogical Psychotherapy', 'Dialogical Coaching', and 'Action Supervision'. We offer a selection of chairwork-related publications from our research group below, which we hope will be useful to both clinicians and researchers.

Chairwork In Action

Citation: Pugh, M. (2021). Chairwork in action. Reading, UK: Henley Business School.

Understanding 'Ed': A theoretical and empirical review of the eating disorder voice

Pugh, M. (2020). Understanding ‘Ed’: A theoretical and empirical review of the eating disorder voice. BPS Psychotherapy Section Review, 65, 12-23.

Delivering Tele-Chairwork: A Qualitative Survey of Expert Therapists

Pugh, M., Bell, T., & Dixon, A. (In Press). Delivering tele-chairwork: A qualitative survey of expert therapists. Psychotherapy Research, xx, xx-xx.

Process-Based Chairwork: Applications and Innovations in the Time of COVID-19

Pugh, M., & Bell, T. (2020). Process-based chairwork: Applications and innovations in the time of COVID-19. European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 1-8.

Action-Based Supervision And Supervisory Drift

Pugh, M., & Margetts, A. (2020). The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 13, xx-xx.

Dialogical Coaching: An Experiential Approach To Personal And Professional Development

Pugh, M., & Broome, N. (2020). Dialogical coaching: An experiential approach to personal and professional development. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 72, 223-241.

A Little Less Talk, A Little More Action: A Dialogical Approach To Cognitive Therapy

Pugh, M. (2019). The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 12, 1-24.

'A Definite Feel-It Moment': Embodiment, Externalization And Emotion During Chair-Work In Compassion-Focused Therapy

Bell, T., Montague, J., Elander, J., & Gilbert, P. (2020). Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20, 143-153.

Working With Maladaptive Therapist Modes

Pugh, M. (2019). Schema Therapy Bulletin, 3, 10-14.

Using Chairwork To Resolve Ambivalence And Enhance Motivation

Extract from: Pugh, M. (2019). Cognitive behavioural chairwork: Distinctive features. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Chairwork In Schema Therapy: Applications And Considerations In The Treatment Of Eating Disorders

Pugh, M., & Rae, S. (2019). In S. Simpson & E. Smith (Eds.), Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory and practice for individual and group settings. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Resolving Ambivalence And Overcoming Blocks To Change: A Multi-Modal And Schema-Informed Approach

Pugh, M. (2019). In S. Simpson & E. Smith (Eds.), Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory and practice for individual and group settings (pp. 187-206). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Dialogical Interview Schedule - For Eating Disorders

Pugh, M. (2019). Unpublished manuscript and protocol.

Motivational Chairwork: An Experiential Approach To Resolving Ambivalence

Pugh, M., & Salter, S. (2018). European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 1-15.

Pull Up A Chair

Pugh, M. (2017). The Psychologist, 30, 42-47

Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork

Pugh, M. (2018). International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 11, 100-116.

Chairwork In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Narrative Review

Pugh (2017). Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 16-30.

What Can Chairwork Offer CBT?

Pugh, M. (2018). CBT Today, 46, 16-18.

Developing A Compassionate Internal Supervisor

Bell, T., Dixon, A., & Kolts, R. (2016). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 632-648.

Introductions to Chairwork

Chairwork In Action

Citation: Pugh, M. (2021). Chairwork in action. Reading, UK: Henley Business School.

Delivering Tele-Chairwork: A Qualitative Survey of Expert Therapists

Pugh, M., Bell, T., & Dixon, A. (In Press). Delivering tele-chairwork: A qualitative survey of expert therapists. Psychotherapy Research, xx, xx-xx.

Process-Based Chairwork: Applications and Innovations in the Time of COVID-19

Pugh, M., & Bell, T. (2020). Process-based chairwork: Applications and innovations in the time of COVID-19. European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 1-8.

Pull Up A Chair

Pugh, M. (2017). The Psychologist, 30, 42-47

What Can Chairwork Offer CBT?

Pugh, M. (2018). CBT Today, 46, 16-18.

Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork

A Little Less Talk, A Little More Action: A Dialogical Approach To Cognitive Therapy

Pugh, M. (2019). The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 12, 1-24.

Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork

Pugh, M. (2018). International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 11, 100-116.

Chairwork In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Narrative Review

Pugh (2017). Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 16-30.

What Can Chairwork Offer CBT?

Pugh, M. (2018). CBT Today, 46, 16-18.

Compassion Focused Chairwork

'A Definite Feel-It Moment': Embodiment, Externalization And Emotion During Chair-Work In Compassion-Focused Therapy

Bell, T., Montague, J., Elander, J., & Gilbert, P. (2020). Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20, 143-153.

Developing A Compassionate Internal Supervisor

Bell, T., Dixon, A., & Kolts, R. (2016). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 632-648.

Facilitating Multiple Selves Dialogues

Bell, T. (2020). Unpublished protocol

Schema Focused Chairwork

Working With Maladaptive Therapist Modes

Pugh, M. (2019). Schema Therapy Bulletin, 3, 10-14.

Chairwork In Schema Therapy: Applications And Considerations In The Treatment Of Eating Disorders

Pugh, M., & Rae, S. (2019). In S. Simpson & E. Smith (Eds.), Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory and practice for individual and group settings. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Resolving Ambivalence And Overcoming Blocks To Change: A Multi-Modal And Schema-Informed Approach

Pugh, M. (2019). In S. Simpson & E. Smith (Eds.), Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory and practice for individual and group settings (pp. 187-206). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Motivational Chairwork

Using Chairwork To Resolve Ambivalence And Enhance Motivation

Extract from: Pugh, M. (2019). Cognitive behavioural chairwork: Distinctive features. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Resolving Ambivalence And Overcoming Blocks To Change: A Multi-Modal And Schema-Informed Approach

Pugh, M. (2019). In S. Simpson & E. Smith (Eds.), Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory and practice for individual and group settings (pp. 187-206). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Motivational Chairwork: An Experiential Approach To Resolving Ambivalence

Pugh, M., & Salter, S. (2018). European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 1-15.

Voice Dialogue

Dialogical Interview Schedule - For Eating Disorders

Pugh, M. (2019). Unpublished manuscript and protocol.

Action Supervision

Applications of chairwork in clinical supervision and case consultation.

Action-Based Supervision And Supervisory Drift

Pugh, M., & Margetts, A. (2020). The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 13, xx-xx.

Working With Maladaptive Therapist Modes

Pugh, M. (2019). Schema Therapy Bulletin, 3, 10-14.

Developing A Compassionate Internal Supervisor

Bell, T., Dixon, A., & Kolts, R. (2016). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 632-648.

Dialogical Psychotherapy

Articles which describe the dialogical approach to psychotherapy.

Chairwork In Action

Citation: Pugh, M. (2021). Chairwork in action. Reading, UK: Henley Business School.

Understanding 'Ed': A theoretical and empirical review of the eating disorder voice

Pugh, M. (2020). Understanding ‘Ed’: A theoretical and empirical review of the eating disorder voice. BPS Psychotherapy Section Review, 65, 12-23.

Delivering Tele-Chairwork: A Qualitative Survey of Expert Therapists

Pugh, M., Bell, T., & Dixon, A. (In Press). Delivering tele-chairwork: A qualitative survey of expert therapists. Psychotherapy Research, xx, xx-xx.

Process-Based Chairwork: Applications and Innovations in the Time of COVID-19

Pugh, M., & Bell, T. (2020). Process-based chairwork: Applications and innovations in the time of COVID-19. European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 1-8.

Forms of Dialogical Dysfunction

Extract from Pugh & Broome, 2020

Dialogical Coaching: An Experiential Approach To Personal And Professional Development

Pugh, M., & Broome, N. (2020). Dialogical coaching: An experiential approach to personal and professional development. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 72, 223-241.

A Little Less Talk, A Little More Action: A Dialogical Approach To Cognitive Therapy

Pugh, M. (2019). The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 12, 1-24.

Dialogical Interview Schedule - For Eating Disorders

Pugh, M. (2019). Unpublished manuscript and protocol.

Pull Up A Chair

Pugh, M. (2017). The Psychologist, 30, 42-47

Dialogical Coaching

Applications of chairwork in executive, performance, and personal coaching.

Chairwork In Action

Citation: Pugh, M. (2021). Chairwork in action. Reading, UK: Henley Business School.

Dialogical Coaching: An Experiential Approach To Personal And Professional Development

Pugh, M., & Broome, N. (2020). Dialogical coaching: An experiential approach to personal and professional development. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 72, 223-241.

Guidance

Guidance for implementing a selection of chairwork methods are provided below.

Forms of Dialogical Dysfunction: Summary Table

Guidance for therapists and coaches.

Process Skills: Summary Table

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Process Skills: Compassion Prompts

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Choosing A Focus

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Compassionate Witness Dialogues

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Self-Complexity Dialogues

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Three-Chair Cognitive Restructuring

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Three-Chair Cognitive Consolidation

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Two-Chair Enactments (working with cognitive processes)

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Interpersonal Interviews

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Imaginal Surveys

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Two-Chair Decisional Balancing

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Future Selves Dialogues

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Emotion Exploration Dialogues

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Two-Chair Self-Soothing 1

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Emotion Distancing Dialogues

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Multiple Selves Dialogues

Protocol for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Gratitude Dialogues

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Projection Dialogues (working with client projections)

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Exercise: Dream Dialogues 1 - Interview Method

Facilitation guidance for therapists and coaches.

Audio Exercises and Lectures

Please feel free to download any of the audio files below. These include guided chairwork practices and a series of discussions on the topic of chairwork ('The Hot Seat' series).

Developing A Compassionate Internal Supervisor 1 - Creating Your Compassionate Supervisor (Audio)

Copyright, Tobyn Bell.

Developing A Compassionate Internal Supervisor 2 - Working With Difficulty (Audio)

Copyright, Tobyn Bell.

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