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

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   ICT – Imago Clinical Training - Online Schedule

MODULE ONE


 October 27, 2022

 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 - 2:30  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Two   2:30 - 6:30 
2:30 - 3:30   Check-in
3:30 - 4:30   Facilitator’s role in the Dialogue Process
4:30 - 4:45    BREAK
4:45 - 5:10  Therapeutic Skills, Relational Paradigm/ Implications for Imago Therapist
5:10 - 5:40   Journeys of Self - Intro to All: Cosmic;  Evolutionary
5:40 - 6:00   Defensive Adaptations to Pain 
                      Minimizer/Maximizer
6:00 - 6:10   HW  - Contemplate Relationship History

6:10 - 6:30   Review/Closing                                                                                                

 October 28, 2022

 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 - 2:30  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Four  2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00 Check-in
3:00 - 3:15  The Conscious Relationship
3:15 - 3:35   Demo of Appreciations Dialogue
3:35 - 5:10  Dialogue Practice - # 2 & #3  with Feedback
5:10 - 5:20  BREAK
5:20 - 6:05   Process and Q& A
6:05 - 6:20   Introduction to Manual reading
6:20 – 6:30  Review/Closing

 October 29, 2022

 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 - 2:30  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Six   2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00  Check-in
3:00 - 4:00  Psychological Journey
4:00 - 4:30  Social Journey +video
4:30 - 4:40  BREAK
4:40 - 4:50  An Imago Relationship Therapist
4:50 - 5:30  Video Perspective/Phenomenology     
5:30 - 6:20  Q&A  - Group as Expert
6:20 - 6:30  Review/Closing

 October 30, 2022

 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 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Eight   2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00  Check-in
3:00 - 3:10  Pleasure/Pain
3:10 - 4:30  Practice Dialogue with  Deepening & feedback
4:30 - 4:40  BREAK
4:40 - 6:00  Practice # 3 with feedback
6:00 - 6:10  Process

6:10 - 6:30  Review/Closing


MODULE TWO


​ January 5, 2023 

Session Nine  9:30 - 1:30                            
10:00 - 10:30  Check-in Introduce Growth Gift Process
10:30 - 11:30  Review: Social Journey
                         Writing: “My 5 orst 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 - 1:30   Questions

1:30 - 2:30  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Ten  2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00  Check-in
3:00 - 3:30  Initial Interview - (2 slides)
3:30 - 4:00  Demo
4:00 - 4:15  BREAK
4:15 - 4:45  Process
4:45 - 6:15   Practice Initial Interview with feedback (therapists 1. 2) – 3 in break-outs)
6:15 - 6:30  Closing

 January 6, 2023 

 Session Eleven  9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 9:50  Check - in
9:50 - 10:20  Questions
10:20 - 11:20   Practice - Initial Interview
11:20 - 11:35   BREAK                                                          
11:35 - 12:35  Initial Interview - # 3

12:35 - 1:15   Setting up an Imago Practice (1 slide)
1:15 - 1:30   H.W. Closing (1 slide)

1:30 - 2:30  NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Twelve  2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00  Check-in
3:00 - 3:30  View recorded session
3:30 - 3:45  BREAK
3:45 - 4:45  Psychological Journey/Maximizer & Minimizer
4:45 - 5:45  View recorded session
5:45 - 6:15  Q & A
6:15 - 6:30  H.W. & Closing

 January 7, 2023 

 Session Thirteen  9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 10:00  Check-in
10:00 - 10:15  Mini - Lecture (Parent/Child Dialogue)
10:15 - 11:00  Demo P/C Dialogue
11:00 - 11:15  BREAK
11:15 - 12:15  Practice # 1 (p/c dialogue)
12:15 - 1:15  Practice # 2
1:15 - 1:30   H.W. & Closing

1:30 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Fourteen 2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:30  Check-in (use mve)
3:30 - 4:30  Meta Theory
                         Psychological Journey - Adulthood
                         Symbiosis (origins and expressions)
                         Partner Selection (Imago)
4:30 - 4:45  BREAK
4:45 - 5:45  Watch Recording
5:45 - 6:15  Stages of Relationship - Romantic Love
6:15 - 6:30  H.W. & Closing

 January 8, 2023  

 Session Fifteen 9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 10:00  Check-In
10:00 - 10:45  Power Struggle
                         Conscious Relating
10:45- 11:00  BREAK
11:00 - 12:00  View Recorded Session
12:00 - 1:15  Explain Behavior Change Request or Discovery Dialogue
1:15 - 1:30  H.W. & Closing

1:30 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Sixteen 2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00  Check - in
3:00 - 4:00  Demo or Show Recording of BCR
4:00 - 4:15  BREAK
4:15 - 5:15  Practice BCR or Discovery Dialogue
5:15 - 6:15   View Recorded session
6:15 - 6:30   H.W. & Closing

MODULE 3

 April13, 2023 

 Session Seventeen 9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 10:30   Check - In
10:30 - 11:30   Group as Expert
11:30 - 11:45   BREAK
11:45 - 12:45  View Recording
12:45 - 1:15   Conscious Relating Differentiation
1:15 - 1:30  H.W. & Closing
1:30 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Eighteen 2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00   Check - in
3:00 - 3:45   Exits - review Commitment Dialogue
3:45 - 4:45   View Recorded Session
4:45 - 5:00   BREAK
5:00- 6:15   Imago Dialogue Review
                      Overcoming Resistance to give & receive love
                      Balancing Pleasure & Pain
                      Re-romanticizing
                      Positive Flooding
6:15 - 6:30   H.W. & Closing

 April 14, 2023 

 Session Nineteen 9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 10:30  Check - in (using MVE)
10:30 - 11:30  View Recorded Session
11:30 - 11:45   BREAK
11:45 - 12:15  Sex and Affairs
12:15 - 12:45   Containing Reactivity
12:45 - 1:15  Explain - the Good-Bye Process
1:15 - 1:30  H.W. & Closing

1:30 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Twenty  2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:00  Check-in
3:00 - 4:00  Show recording of Good-bye Process
4:00 - 4:15  BREAK
4:15 - 6:00   PRACTICE: BCR; Discovery Dialogue - Good-Bye Process
6:00 - 6:15   Process
6:15 - 6:30   H.W. & Closing

 April 15, 2023 

 Session Twenty-one 9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 10:00   Check-In
10:00 - 11:00   Seamless Flow - DEMO
11:00 - 11:15   BREAK                                            
11:15 - 1:15   Practice: BCR; Discovery Dialogue; Seamless Flow (triads in break-outs)
1:15 - 1:30  H.W & Closing
 1:30 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK
 Session Twenty-two 2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:30   Check- In
3:30 - 4:30   View Recorded session
4:30 - 4:45   BREAK
4:45 - 5:15   Challenge of Transformation
5:15 - 5:45  Self-Hatred & Projections Core Resistance
5:45 - 6:00   Zero Negativity
6:00 - 6:20   Q & A
6:20 - 6:30   H.W. & Closing

 April 16, 2023 

 Session Twenty-three  9:30 - 1:30
9:30 - 10:00  Check - in
10:00 - 11:00  View Recorded session
11:00 - 11:15  BREAK
11:15 - 12:00  Establishing an Imago Practice
12:00 - 12:30  Requirement Review
12:30 - 1:30   Closing Q& A
1:30 - 2:30 NUTRITION BREAK

Session Twenty-four  2:30 - 6:30
2:30 - 3:30  Check - In
3:30 - 5:00  Practice - Deepening Round
                         Process
5:00 - 5:15   BREAK
5:15 - 6:30   Closing - with deepening​

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