Kalanit Ben-Ari, Ph.D.

Training For Therapists:

Clinical Imago Relationship Therapy Training

If you are considering the Imago training course, the best way to know if it is for you is to hear feedback from therapists who attended the course.  
What was their experience of the training course?
What was their experience of the clinical instructor, Kalanit Ben-Ari?
And if you are still not sure, what do they think you need to know?

Imago Relationship Theory helps us to understand why we pick the partners we do and why intimate relationships can be so challenging for so many of us. Imago Relationship Therapy gives clients the skills and understanding they need to turn their conflicts into opportunities for the repair of current and past relationship hurts.

Imago Relationship Therapy is a systematic theory of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt. IRT powerfully synthesizes major aspects of depth psychology, object relations, systems theory and humanistic-existential theory into a comprehensive approach to working with relationships. This is an opportunity to learn a theory and methodology that will help you love working with couples.

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Clinical Imago Relationship Therapy Training

The first part is a 96 hour (12-day) training program which is usually completed in three sessions, each four days long. The sessions are scheduled over a period of time to enable trainees to practice with clients and prepare tapes.

Module 1 (days 1-4) April 2020, 24th & 27th

Module 2 (days 5-8) July 2020,  3rd- 6th

Module 3 (days 9-12) TBC

The second part is based around a six month program of supervision which prepares for submission of a final clinical videotape for evaluation as well as written reports.

Pre-requisites: Attendance at a “Getting the Love You Want” workshop. Membership in UKCP or equivalent nationally recognized regulating body with standards of training, supervision and ethics.

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.

A clinical and theoretical overview of Imago Relationship Therapy including:

  • Basic ideas of Imago Relationship Theory 

  • The Imago Dialogue: Demonstration and practice of core relationship skills

  • The impact of neuroscience and clinical research on our understanding of relationship and clinical practice

  • A developmental model enabling couples to identify their interactional cycles arising from character adaptations

  • Relationship between IMAGO and spirituality

  • The role of the Imago Relationship therapist

  • Meta-Theory – The Four Journeys of the Self

  • Conscious Relationship: dissolving emotional symbiosis through differentiation

  • Imago Consultation Process: intervention demonstrated in live.

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.D. Imago theory powerfully synthesizes major aspects of depth psychology, object relations, systems theory and humanistic-existential theory into a comprehensive approach to working with relationships.

Cost: £1,800, which includes registration fees, training fee and certification fee, but excludes supervision fees and Getting The Love You Want Couples workshop fees. Discount of £300 if already attended Introduction to Imago - 2 day training.

Non-therapist partners are very welcome to attend (£1,200).

For more detail and registration please email Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari at kalanit.benari@gmail.com