Ann Dobbertin, MSW, LCSW-C

Ann Dobbertin
3320 Stanford St
Hyattsville, MD
United States


Voice Dialogue has had a profound influence on my personal and professional life. I use it daily as I am journaling, when I feel confused or stuck, even when I am swimming (I change my position in the lane as I hear from the different voices). It truly grounds and centers me.
When I am with my clients, it is a framework that informs my work. I focus on body, mind, emotion and spiritual integration. Facilitation helps to explore and heal difficult childhood experiences that affect the present. I teach people how to take better care of them self and to deal with the psychological challenges posed by physical disability and/or aging. I find the energetics of Voice Dialogue takes people to very deep places within themself.
I use some form of faciliation with most of my indiviuduals, couples and groups. It is such a powerful tool to use to explore dreams. I love teaching Voice Dialogue to Therapists and seeing how they use it in their work.

Offering Continuing Education Credits

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About This Practice

Practicing Since 2001
Teaching Since 2004

Additional Modalities:
Imago Relationship Therapy
Jungian Dream Work

Areas of Interest:
Personal Journaling with your Selves
Self Care
Bonding Patterns and Couples Work
Individual and Group Facilitation
Facilitation and Dream Work
Ethical Decision Making using the Voice Dialogue Process

Title/Field School Date
MSW Catholic University, Washington DC 1986
Title State Date
LCSW-C Maryland 1988
Type Granting Organization Date
Imago Relationship Therapist Imago Relationship International 1997
Professional Background
After getting my MSW in 1986, I worked in a Pastoral Counseling Agency. I then went into Private Practice in 1993, working with individual adults, couples and groups.
I began my training in Voice Dialogue in 2001 and have attended 7 weeks at Thera since 2002. I began offering Voice Dialogue Retreat Weekends to my clients in 2004 and then started teaching Levels One and Two Trainings for Professionals in 2006. I have ongoing Consultation Groups for therapists and one day workshops on specific topics. I regularly teach an Ethics Seminar using the Voice Dialogue process to Social Workers

I am also passionate about working with the dream world, using Voice Dialogue. I have several Dream Groups and offers Weekend Dream Retreats.

Trained as an Imago Relationship Therapist, I combine Imago and Voice Dialogue when working with Couples.
My post graduate work relates to spirituality and Jungian psychology.
Basic Voice Dialogue Training(s)
TitleWhereWhenHours / DaysTeacher(s)
Voice Dialogue at Thera Level 2 and 3Albion, California2003-20097 weeksHal and Sidra Stone
Voice Dialogue Training Level 1 Atlanta, Georgia and Provincetown, MA2001 and 2002 6 daysDorsey Cartwright and Neil Meili; Hal and Sidra Stone
Voice Dialogue Training Level 2 Support StaffWashington, DC20063 daysDorsey Cartwright and Neil Meili
Continuing Voice Dialogue Education*
TitleWhereWhenHours / DaysTeacher(s)
Supervision Group 2001-2008105 hours/ 70 daysDorsey Cartwright
Supervision Group 2007-201045 hours/30 daysJudith Tamar Stone
Peer Facilitation 2009 - present15 hours/ 10 daysKaren Thomas

* The most recent workshops.


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