ADDTIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE IMAGO CLINICAL TRAINING

ICT - Objectives


        Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • Apply the core tenants of Imago Relationship Theory
  • Define the relationship of Imago theory to major Western Psychological Systems
  • Distinguish the relational paradigm and how this paradigm informs couples therapy
  • Demonstrate the basic mirroring process as a facilitator
  • Summarize the shift in the role of the therapist from healer to facilitator
  • Define the ‘push toward wholeness’  - Carl Jung
  • Appraise and define the challenges of the culture
  • Formulate appropriate feedback utilizing the Imago feedback process
  • Discuss the history of the relationship paradigm in the context of cosmology and human evolution
  • Define the aspects of healthy relating
  • Describe the full Dialogue process, with specific features of Mirroring, Validation and Empathy.
  • Analyze the importance of differentiation as a prerequisite to healthy connection
  • Describe the components of the Appreciation Dialogue
  • Demonstrate the Appreciation Dialogue Process
  • Formulate feedback in the Imago structure with the added concept of the ‘growth gift’ and its relationship to the childhood relational trauma.
  • Define the relationship paradigm in the context of psychological development
  • Define the relationship paradigm in the context of socialization
  • Describe the role of the Imago Therapist
  • Apply the concept of the energetic “space between”
  • Describe how developmental wounding impacts a couple and how to use this information constructively in couples’ therapy.
  • Identify opportunities for deepening and “shallowing” interventions in the therapy session.
  • Utilize Imago interventions designed to deepen and shallow.
  • Distinguish and facilitate the flow of the couple’s interchange
  • Practice attunement in the therapy session
  • Identify the power of the familiar in the unconscious drive within relationships
  • Describe the phenomenon of resistance as it relates to the pleasure and pleasure/pain conundrum
  • Define the goals of the initial interview session.
  • Conduct a couple through a basic Imago session.
  • Define the components of a full Imago session.
  • Identify the application of interventions in the face of resistance and reactivity
  • Articulate the importance of the therapist’s role and his/her stance in the first session.
  • Identify the phenomenon of resistance within cases and relate it to the pleasure and pleasure/pain conundrum
  • Conduct couples in the creation of the relationship vision
  • Conduct the revisioning process
  • Conduct the Caring Behaviors Dialogue.
  • Apply the Imago feedback process to recorded sessions.
  • Demonstrate discernment regarding the Imago sessions being reviewed.
  • Define possible interventions that might strengthen connection within recorded sessions
  • Evaluate self with awareness of the technical aspects of the Imago process
  • Define the potential impact of disrupted development
  • Identify adaptation formation and resulting patterns of behavior
  • Describe the formation of the Imago imprint
  • Define Maximizing and Minimizing patterns
  • Analyze the power of the Parent-Child Dialogue
  • Define the steps of the Parent-Child Dialogue
  • Conduct the couple in the Parent-Child Dialogue
  • Identify the appropriate applicability of the Parent-Child Dialogue
  • Define the potential impact of emotional symbiosis on relationships
  • Increase awareness of the relationship between emotional symbiosis and reactivity
  • Define and articulate at a deeper level the importance of differentiation
  • Define the stages of relationships and the ramifications and implications within Imago theory
  • Describe the unconscious challenges to change that can emerge in the Frustration Dialogue
  • Define the steps of the Frustration Dialogue
  • Identify the potential benefits of the Frustration Dialogue
  • Analyze the potential for non-constructive outcomes of the Frustration Dialogue
  • Describe the phenomenon of symbiosis v differentiation and the impact of the Imago Dialogue on moving from one to the other
  • Describe the subconscious push away from pleasure, toward pain; attraction to the familiar
  • Demonstrate beginning skills in application of alternative dialogue structures
  • Conduct fun in the office
  • Identify personal challenges in the introduction of the Imago processes
  • Identify personal resistance to the introduction of High Energy Fun.
  • Define the tenets of the conscious and unconscious relationship
  • Describe the function and the variety of exits
  • Identify exits as neutral with understanding of their genesis
  • Apply appropriate deepening skills in the office
  • Demonstrate appropriate application of the Holding Exercise as an intervention
  • Conduct the Holding Exercise
  • Define appropriate application of the Holding Exercise
  • Describe the connection between unmet needs and reactive behaviors
  • Define the underlying purpose of reactivity
  • Define methods to effectively contain and redirect reactivity toward underlying vulnerability
  • Conduct an Imago session that includes sensitive topics
  • Identify the duality of reactivity and vulnerability
  • Identify appropriate interventions to enhance connection
  • Demonstrate with skill and clarity the process of differentiation
  • Describe varying approaches to challenging sessions
  • Define the importance of connection to self and clients
  • Describe clinical approaches for dealing with various challenges
  • Demonstrate growth in application of skills
  • Demonstrate the skill for translating questions into sentence stems or ‘lead lines’
  • Conduct sessions with brief instructions
  • Utilize silence appropriately and effectively within sessions
  • Define what’s next in the process of preparing for certification
  • Define methods for establishing an Imago Practice
  • Identify specific needs of client couples related to appropriate Imago interventions
  • Describe requirements for recording sessions
  • Demonstrate appropriate and effective preparation for recording sessions
  • Identify needs for additional support and clinical clarity

   ICT – Imago Clinical Training - Online Schedule

MODULE ONE


 November 3, 2021

 Session One   9:30am - 2:30pm 
9:30 - 10:15 -  Introductions       
10:15 - 10:30  Goals for Course Imago+ history and Theory
10:30 - 10:45   Video - Still Face

10:45 - 10:55   Ruptured Connection 
10:55 - 11:10   BREAK
11:10 - 11:40    Goals of Imago Therapy - Stages of a Relationship
11:40 - 12:10   Imago Dialogue Process Mirroring (Demo)
12:10 - 12:20  Practice - dyads
12:20 - 12:40   Process
12:40 - 12:55   Write - Imago Work-up
12:55 - 1:15  Process
1:15 - 1:30  Review/Closing

1:30 - 2:15  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Two   2:15 - 6:15 
2:15 - 3:15   Check-in
3:15 - 4:15   Facilitator’s role in the Dialogue Process
4:15 - 4:30    BREAK
4:30 - 4:55  Therapeutic Skills, Relational Paradigm/ Implications for Imago Therapist
4:55 - 5:25   Journeys of Self - Intro to All: Cosmic;  Evolutionary
5:25 - 5:45   Defensive Adaptations to Pain 
                      Minimizer/Maximizer
5:45  - 5:55   HW  - Contemplate Relationship History

5:55-   6:15   Review/Closing                                                                                                

 November 4, 2021

 Session Three   9:30-1:30
9:30 - 10:30    Check In
10:30 - 10:50    Video: Harville on Dialogue
10:50 - 11:20    Review Dialogue Structure, Validation,
                           Switch Sender/Receiver; Feedback Process
11:20 - 12:00 © Demo with Feedback
12:00 – 12:15 – BREAK
12:15 - 12:50  Practice - “Something I brought into my relationships  # 1 with feedback
                                        (Receiver - 3X, “Is there more?”)
12:50 - 1:20  Process – Q & A
1:20 - 1:30  Review/Closing

1:30 - 2:15  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Four  2:15 - 6:15
2:15-2:45  Check-in
2:45-3:00  The Conscious Relationship
3:00-3:20   Demo of Appreciations Dialogue
3:20 -4:55  Dialogue Practice - # 2 & #3  with Feedback
4:55 -5:05  BREAK
5:05-5:55   Process and Q& A
5:55-6:05   Introduction to Manual reading
6:05 – 6:15  Review/Closing

 November 5, 2021

 Session Five   9:30 - 1:30
9:30-10:00  Check-in
10:00-11:00  Complete Dialogue Practice - #3 
11:00-11:15  Process
11:15-11:45  Dialogue Process and Facilitator’s role
11:45-11:55  BREAK
11:55-1:00  Group as Expert
1:00 - 1:20  Manual material on dialogue process/impact
1:20 – 1:30  Review/Closing

1:30 - 2:15  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Six   2:15 - 6:15
2:15 -2:45  Check-in
2:45-3:45  Psychological Journey
3:45-4:15  Social Journey +video
4:15-4:25  BREAK
4:25-4:35  An Imago Relationship Therapist
4:35-5:15  Video Perspective/Phenomenology     
5:15- 6:05  Q&A  - Group as Expert
6:05 -6:15  Review/Closing

 November 6, 2021

 Session Seven   9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 9:40   Check-in
9:40 - 10:20   Basic Imago Session Imago Dialogue Structure
                          Enhancing the Dialogue -  Deepening Strategies
10:20-10:50   Artistry and Structure
10:50 -11:30  Demo with Deepening
11:30 -11:40   BREAK
11:40 - 12:50  Practice #1 - using deepening
12:50 - 1:20  Process & Questions
1:20 - 1:30 Review/Closing

1:30 - 2:15 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Eight   2:15 - 6:15
2:15 - 2:45  Check-in
2:45 - 2:55  Pleasure/Pain
2:55 - 4:15  Practice Dialogue with  Deepening & feedback
4:15 - 4:25  BREAK
4:25 - 5:45  Practice # 3 with feedback
5:45 -5:55  Process

5:55 - 6:15  Review/Closing


MODULE TWO


​ January 9, 2022 - Session Nine                               
10:00 - 10:30  Check-in Introduce Growth Gift Process
10:30 - 11:30  Review: Social Journey
                         Writing: “My 5 worst messages” ask: What did you need to hear and believe?
                         Record each person’s Growth Gifts and mirror
11:30 - 11:45  BREAK
11:45 - 1:00   Complete Growth Gifts
1:00 - 1:45   Questions
1:45 - 2:00   Closing

 January 10, 2022 - Session Ten
10:00 - 10:30  Check-in
10:30 - 11:00  Initial Interview - (2 slides)
11:00 - 11:45  Demo
11:45 - 12:00  BREAK
12:00 - 12:15  Process
12:15 - 1:45   Practice Initial Interview with feedback (therapists 1. 2) – 3 in break-outs)
 1:45 - 2:00  Closing

 January 11, 2022 - Session Eleven
10:00 - 10:20  Check - in
10:20 - 10:50  Questions
10:50 - 11:50   Practice - Initial Interview
11:50 - 12:05   BREAK                                                          
12:05 - 1:05  Initial Interview - # 3

1:05 - 1:45   Setting up an Imago Practice (1 slide)
1:45 - 2:00   H.W. Closing (1 slide)

 January 12, 2022 - Session Twelve
10:00 - 10:30  Check-in
10:30 -   11:30  View recorded session
11:30 -   11:45  BREAK
11:45 - 12:30  Psychological Journey/Maximizer & Minimizer
12:30 - 1:30  View recorded session
1:30 - 1:50  Q & A
1:50 - 2::00  H.W. & Closing

 January 19, 2022 - Session Thirteen
10:00 - 10:30  Check-in
10:30 - 10:45  Mini - Lecture (Parent/Child Dialogue)
10:45 - 11:30  Demo P/C Dialogue
11:30 - 11:45  BREAK
11:45 - 12:45  Practice # 1 (p/c dialogue)
12:45 - 1:45  Practice # 2
1:45 - 2:00   H.W. & Closing

 January 20, 2022 - Session Fourteen
10:00 - 11:00  Check - in (use mve)
11:00 - 12:00  Meta Theory
                         Psychological Journey - Adulthood
                         Symbiosis (origins and expressions)
                         Partner Selection (Imago)
12:00 - 12:15  BREAK
12:15 - 1:15  Watch Recording
1:15 - 1:45  Stages of Relationship - Romantic Love
1:45 - 2:00  H.W. & Closing

 January 21, 2022 - Session Fifteen
10:00 - 10:30  Check-In
10:30 - 11:15  Power Struggle
                         Conscious Relating
11:15- 11:30  BREAK
11:30 - 12:30  View Recorded Session
12:30 - 1:45  Explain Behavior Change Request or Discovery Dialogue
1:45 - 2:00  H.W. & Closing
                         
 January 22, 2022 - Session Sixteen
10:00 - 10:30  Check - in
10:30 - 11:30  Demo or Show Recording of BCR
11:30 - 11:45  BREAK
11:45 - 12:45  Practice BCR or Discovery Dialogue
12:45 - 1:45   View Recorded session
1:45 - 2:00   H.W. & Closing

MODULE 3

 March 19, 2022 - Session Seventeen
10:00 - 11:00   Check - In
11:00 - 12:00   Group as Expert
12:00 - 12:15   BREAK
12:15 - 1:15  View Recording
1:15 - 1:45   Conscious Relating Differentiation
1:45 - 2:00  H.W. & Closing

 March 20, 2022 - Session Eighteen
10:00 - 10:30   Check - in
10:30 - 11:15   Exits - review Commitment Dialogue
11:15 - 12:15   View Recorded Session
12:15 - 12:30  BREAK
12:30- 1:45   Imago Dialogue Review
                      Overcoming Resistance to give & receive love
                      Balancing Pleasure & Pain
                      Re-romanticizing
                      Positive Flooding
1:45 - 2:00   H.W. & Closing

 March 21, 2022 - Session Nineteen
10:00 - 11:00  Check - in (using MVE)
11:00 - 12:00  View Recorded Session
12:00 - 12:15   BREAK
12:15 - 12:45  Sex and Affairs
12:45 - 1:15   Containing Reactivity
1:15 - 1:45  Explain - the Good-Bye Process
1:45 - 2:00  H.W. & Closing
 
 March 22, 2022 - Session Twenty
10:00 - 10:30  Check-in
10:30 - 11:30  Show recording of Good-bye Process
11:30 - 11:45  BREAK
11:45 - 1:30   PRACTICE: BCR; Discovery Dialogue - Good-Bye Process
1:30 - 1:45   Process
1:45 - 2:00   H.W. & Closing

 March 30, 2022 - Session Twenty-one
10:00 - 10:30   Check-In
10:30 - 11:30   Seamless Flow - DEMO
11:30 - 11:45   BREAK                                            
11:45 - 1:45   Practice: BCR; Discovery Dialogue; Seamless Flow (triads in break-outs)
1:45 - 2:00  H.W & Closing
 
 March 31, 2022- Session Twenty-two
10:00 - 11:00   Check- In
11:00 - 12:00   View Recorded session
12:00 - 12:15   BREAK
12:15 - 12:45   Challenge of Transformation
12:45 - 1:15  Self-Hatred & Projections Core Resistance
1:15 - 1:30   Zero Negativity
1:30 - 1:50   Q & A
1:50 - 2:00   H.W. & Closing

 April 1, 2022 - Session Twenty-three
10:00 - 10:30  Check - in
10:30 - 11:30  View Recorded session
11:30 - 11:45  BREAK
11:45 - 12:30  Establishing an Imago Practice
12;30 - 1:00  Requirement Review
1:00 - 2:00   Closing Q& A

 April 2 - Session Twenty-four 
10:00 - 11:00  Check - In
11:00 - 12:30  Practice - Deepening Round
                         Process
12:30 - 12:45   BREAK
12:45 - 2:00   Closing - with deepening​