Advanced Training in Imago Therapy

Characterological Growth: The Three-Day Experience

This three-day experience deepens theoretical understanding of characterological adaptations to pain through experiential processing at a personal level. In the Talmud there is a quote, “We can’t see the world as it is; we see it as we are.” This profound training takes the defense of projection and highlights the many ways we put it to use. As long as projection is available to us, we are out of connection with ourselves and others. This personal training is both exquisitely simple and complex at the same time. Previous participants describe the training as “extraordinary and transformational.

This is a required course for all Advanced Imago Certifications.

DC Area – Dates TBD CEUs- 24 (additional charge)

The Singles Training: Preparation for Committed Relationship

Working with Individuals from the Relational Paradigm

An intensive 4-day training for Imago therapists who want to take Imago’s relational theory into their work with singles, individuals and groups. There is a strong emphasis on understanding and working with character adaptations as they appear in our lives as therapists, our couples and individual clients desiring healthy partnerships. Participants will learn how to run a 10 week group for Singles using Imago skills and exercises.

DC Area- Dates TBD CEUs – 35 (additional charge)

The Attuned Therapist: Working with Reactivity and Resistance

As therapists, we expect a little chaos. However, there are couples who just seem to challenge us every step of the way. Using a growing understanding of the relational paradigm, we will explore how to use our centered, embodied and attuned presence to assist clients in making sense of the anxiety which motivates them into reactivity. We will explore interventions to assist them to move toward each other, co-regulating affect and moving into safety and joy.

IMAGO and APA CEUs- 24 (additional charge)

Brilliant At the Basics: Deepening the Theoretical

This course is designed to review, deepen and expand the theory and clinical skills taught in the Imago Clinical Training. You will learn to move beyond the mechanics of facilitation, and learn the artful and creative use of sentence stems, doubling, and focusing. You will also learn to integrate the four “meta-theories” of Imago with these deepening tools, making the theory practical in everyday use with couples. This also gives the therapist a lens to make interventions based on the couples’ level of differentiation, safety, and developmental stage.

DC Area- Dates TBD IMAGO and APA CEUs- 24 (additional charge)

Giving and Receiving Love: Living Wholeheartedly

An essential part of connecting is the ability to both give to and receive within our love relationships. Blocks in either direction will show up within the couple dynamics, interrupting the flow of energy, love, and connection between them and leading to disconnection and isolation. Unconscious collusion around these two polarities of giving and receiving keep relationships stuck. Learn how to assist couples in letting go of rigidity and judgment, and becoming open to love’s power and potential as an instrument of growth and healing. Explore both our own and our clients’ blocks within a safe container.

Cluj, Romania May 7-8, 2018 (In English with Romanian translation)

IMAGO and APA CEUs- 24 (additional charge)

From Despair to Repair: Affairs, Crisis Couples, and Neurobiology

When working with crisis couples, there are three different perspectives for the therapist to consider. The first perspective works for, and from, the ‘between’ of the relationship – the focus is on the interpersonal; the second, uses relational neuroscience as a map for inner attunement; and the third, helps the therapist with his/her own counter-transference and use of “self.”  The end-point of all three perspectives is to provide the therapist with skills for helping couples move from Despair and Rupture to Repair and Connection.  Using the principles of interpersonal attunement and intrapersonal attunement will provide a map of the terrain that needs to be covered when working with couples in crisis.  Having a clear navigational system that includes exploring counter-transference reactions will ultimately enable us to effectively help couples heal and grow through crisis using focused strategies.

Tallinn Estonia July 20-22, 2018 (in English)

IMAGO and APA CEUs- 24 (additional charge)

Workshop Presenters Class: Intensive Skills Training

An intensive 12-day course on presentational skills in preparation to lead the “Getting the Love You Want” couples workshop and the “Keeping the Love You Find” singles workshop.

This course is designed to prepare the Certified Imago Therapist to present intensive 20-hour couples workshops and starts with a five-day personal growth segment designed to help the clinician actualize their full potential as a presenter.  

Certification Permissions 

Graduates may:

  • Represent themselves publicly as Certified Couples Workshop Presenters.
  • Conduct Getting the Love You Want: Workshop for Couples.
  • Receive labels from the IRI inquiry database for their local area to market their Couples Workshops and have workshops listed on the Imago website.
  • Have use of IRI’s heart logo to market the Getting the Love You Want: Workshop for Couples.
  • Present up to one-day seminars or lectures on Imago Relationship Therapy for educational and/or marketing purposes.
  • Present one-day seminars or lectures to professionals on Imago Relationship Therapy for educational and/or marketing purposes as long as it is clear in all promotional material that the seminar or lecture is educational and is not considered a training or a certification program.