Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy

For psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists seeking expertise in couples’ therapy

Offered by Maureen Brine, Senior Clinical Instructor & Faculty Member of Imago Relationships International and Ian Tomlinson, Imago Advanced Clinician and Workshop Presenter.

Video Thumbnail

Training schedule

The training program consists of three modules of 4 days each, 9.00am to 5.30pm, followed by 6 months of clinical supervision to a required level of competence for certification. The modules must be attended in sequence.

Why would I train in Imago Relationship Therapy, especially given that it appears more expensive than some other trainings?

Requisites

  • Attendance at a ‘Getting the Love You Want’ couples workshop
  • Membership of UKCP or an equivalent nationally recognised regulating body with standards of training, supervision and ethics
Video Thumbnail

What you can expect from the training

  • A deep theoretical understanding of couple relationships which serves as a map to guide your interventions – why we pick the partners we do, why we have the conflicts we have, and what to do to move into the joy that is our essence
  • Practice in developing skill in facilitating couples, holding them gently and firmly in new ways of connecting through the Imago dialogue processes, deepening their empathic connection, and empowering them to heal their relationship
  • A personal growth experience that will quite possibly impact your own personal and professional relationships, your way of working with all your clients and your way of being in the world
  • A sense that couple therapy can be fun and enlivening for you and your clients

Imago Relationship Therapy is a research-supported, systematic theory of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of ‘Getting the Love you Want: a Guide for Couples’, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.DIRT powerfully synthesises major aspects of depth psychology, object relations, systems theory and humanistic-existential theory into a comprehensive approach to working with relationships.

Video Thumbnail

How do I sign up for this course?

Scroll to the bottom of this page for the sign up form.

Amazing

"This was a very amazing training and I feel I have grown enormously both professionally and in my personal relationship."

Debbie Winterbourne

2017-02-08T18:09:52+01:00

Debbie Winterbourne

"This was a very amazing training and I feel I have grown enormously both professionally and in my personal relationship."

Transformative

"I have found the Imago training has transformed me both professionally and personally."

Debbie Stern 

2019-04-06T15:34:03+01:00

Debbie Stern 

"I have found the Imago training has transformed me both professionally and personally."

Putting theory into practice

"The training was filled with valuable information, extremely interesting and plenty of role play so we could put the theory into practice."

Debbie Stern 

2019-04-06T15:36:04+01:00

Debbie Stern 

"The training was filled with valuable information, extremely interesting and plenty of role play so we could put the theory into practice."

Encouraged and supported

"I felt encouraged to push my comfort zone and also supported throughout. The clinical supervision encouraged my own experience and knowledge in a real, shared and supportive environment."

Christina Marsden

2019-03-25T12:35:53+01:00

Christina Marsden

"I felt encouraged to push my comfort zone and also supported throughout. The clinical supervision encouraged my own experience and knowledge in a real, shared and supportive environment."

Confident to work with couples again

"The Imago Clinical Training gave me the confidence to venture back into doing work with couples after a long break. The Imago model has given me a structure which I can use effectively to ensure couples don't get into a destructive manner of communicating."

Neil Jordan

2019-03-25T12:46:15+01:00

Neil Jordan

"The Imago Clinical Training gave me the confidence to venture back into doing work with couples after a long break. The Imago model has given me a structure which I can use effectively to ensure couples don't get into a destructive manner of communicating."

Life Changing

"The Imago Clinical Training was literally life-changing for me. Ian is a great teacher who manages to instil new learning and teach new skills in a very engaging way."

Ruthie Portnoy

2019-03-25T12:50:26+01:00

Ruthie Portnoy

"The Imago Clinical Training was literally life-changing for me. Ian is a great teacher who manages to instil new learning and teach new skills in a very engaging way."

Supportive feedback

"The way in which feedback was given allowed me to hear where I did well plus support for where I could improve, without feeling shame."

Christina Marsden

2019-03-26T13:31:58+01:00

Christina Marsden

"The way in which feedback was given allowed me to hear where I did well plus support for where I could improve, without feeling shame."

Imago is about exploring the issues in a constructive manner

"Imago is very much about exploring the issues that are causing problems in the relationship in a constructive manner and building on the positives that are already there."

Neil Jordan

2019-03-26T13:34:21+01:00

Neil Jordan

"Imago is very much about exploring the issues that are causing problems in the relationship in a constructive manner and building on the positives that are already there."

Brought out the best in us

"Ian was supportive, encouraging and brought out the best in us."

Ruth Portnoy

2019-03-26T13:35:53+01:00

Ruth Portnoy

"Ian was supportive, encouraging and brought out the best in us."

To witness the new connection is immense

"To witness couples really see each other's world is amazing and the new connection that they experience is immense."

Christina Marsden

2019-03-26T13:37:50+01:00

Christina Marsden

"To witness couples really see each other's world is amazing and the new connection that they experience is immense."

Sign up here

Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy

Where and When?

Dates of forthcoming training can be found in the adjacent column. Training hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm.

The course takes place at The Affinity Centre, Cheadle branch. See full details of our location.

How Much?

£150 registration fee + £1500 for the twelve day training.   This can be paid in three installments of £500 before each module.

Participants are required to attend a “Getting The Love You Want” weekend workshop which is charged at £550 per couple and you are encouraged to come with your partner if you have one and if they are willing.  If you need to attend this on your own the fee is £275 for the weekend.

To become fully certified you will need to attend at least six hours of Imago supervision charged at £65 per hour and there is a registration fee of $195 for certification paid to Imago Relationship Worldwide.

Any Questions?

Please complete the form above to register your interest. You will then receive details via email of how to sign up to this training.

Forthcoming Training Calendar

Loading Affinity Courses

Upcoming Affinity Courses › Imago Clinical Training Program

Affinity Courses Search and Views Navigation

October 2019

Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy (Module 1)

Tuesday 1 October @ 9:00 am - Friday 4 October @ 5:30 pm
The Affinity Centre, 7A High Street
Cheadle, SK8 1AX United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Find out more »

January 2020

Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy (Module 2)

Tuesday 14 January, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Friday 17 January, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
The Affinity Centre, 7A High Street
Cheadle, SK8 1AX United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Find out more »

March 2020

Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy (Module 3)

Tuesday 24 March, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Friday 27 March, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
The Affinity Centre, 7A High Street
Cheadle, SK8 1AX United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Find out more »
+ Export Events

Sign up here

Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy