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Harville Hendrix, PhD, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, & Carol Kramer, LICSW with Faculty Associate: Joanne Audyatis, LMHC

Doing IMAGO Relationship Therapy In The Space Between

August 7th - August 11th, 2023

This course is also available Live-Online!


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Monday - Friday: 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. EDT | 30-Minute Break Daily

15-Hour Course |  Delivery Format: In-Person & Live-Online

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Course Description

If you dread your next appointment with a couple, avoid doing couples therapy altogether but would like to, or love couples and want to do it better, join Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., Carol Kramer, LICSW with Imago Faculty Associate Joanne Audyatis, LMHC, in this rare opportunity to study with the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy. In this training, you will shift from looking at the Space-Within partners to the Space-Between them to help them create a transformed, rather than just a better, relationship. This includes:

  • Helping couples focus on the space-between rather than the space-within

  • Revisioning their relationship as a partnership rather than a competition

  • How to talk about anything without polarizing

  • Shifting from judgment to curiosity and wonder

  • How to awaken couples from their symbiotic trance

  • Helping couples traverse the seven stages of differentiation

  • Getting couples to commit to the Zero Negativity and Affirmations process

  • Connecting current struggles to childhood memories

  • The power of memory

  • Helping couples practice a process that integrates their brains

  • Guiding couples in learning and practicing relational competency

  • Learning how to create and sustain a Conscious Partnership

Using Imago Relationship Therapy, comprehensively available in DOING IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY IN THE SPACE-BETWEEN: A Guide for Clinicians, this theory-based skill-building training process will help you, as a therapist, assist couples in transcending their biggest challenge: accepting difference, connecting beyond difference and co-creating a Conscious Partnership that meets developmental needs and restores full aliveness and joy. Each day will include lectures, videos, live demonstrations and the practice of Imago Dialogue processes.

This workshop is open to all professionals who want to use the Imago process in a variety of contexts. Imago therapists may want a review. Certified therapists may want to count it two days towards certification as an Imago therapist by the Imago International Training Institute or, for non-clinical professionals, it counts for two days towards becoming an Imago Facilitator. It also meets some of the requirements of the Safe Conversations Training Institute for a certificate as a Safe Conversations Trainer.


  • Overview: Imago Relationship Therapy

  • Imago in Historical Context

  • Video: The Three Stages of Relationship

  • The Space-Between and the Space Within

  • Our relational brain

  • Imago Dialogue Theory

  • The value of structure and the use of sentence stems

  • Practice: Mirroring an Appreciation


  • Three Stages of Intimate Relationships

  • The Impact of the Past on the Present

  • Complementarity in couple’s relationships

  • Anxiety and the Zero Negativity process

  • The Power and Function of Memory

  • The Observer Effect

  • Imago Dialogue Theory

  • Practice: Full Dialogue Process: Childhood Challenge and Need


  • Conscious Partnership defined

  • The Features of Conscious Partnership

  • Steps towards Conscious Partnership

  • The Initial Interview

  • Practice: The Initial Interview


  • Symbiosis and differentiation

  • Seven stages of differentiation

  • Replacing judgment with acceptance, curiosity and empathy

  • Practice: The Frustration Dialogue


  • From Judgment to Curiosity and Wonder

  • Full Aliveness and Joy

  • Integration of Imago into everyday life

  • Developing the Relationship Vision

  • Relationship Vision Dialogue

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