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IMAGO In Denmark

The Challenge of Creating Change October 20–October 22, 2011 Elsinore (Copenhagen), Denmark


Christiansborg Palace on the Islet of Slotsholmen is the seat of the Danish Parliament.

WELCOME to the Imago Relationships International 8th Annual Conference! We invite you to join us on in the shores of Denmark for this truly exceptional event. We are meeting this year at the Hotel Marienyst, located in the picturesque seaside town of Helsingør (Elsinore) and a stone’s throw from Kronborg Castle, an elegant fortress made famous by Shakespeare as the setting for Hamlet. Only a 45 minute train ride from Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, this medieval village boasts views of the Øresund Sound separating Denmark from Sweden. Attendees are encouraged to explore local attractions like Kronborg Castle and Helsingør Bymuseum (City Museum). The 8th Annual Conference officially opens the morning of Thursday, October 20th with a performance celebrating the works of author Hans Christian Andersen by internationally renowned stage and screen actress Susse Wold. The morning keynote will be presented by Imago co-founders Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Building on the conference theme, they will address the complexities of change from the perspective of two major contributors to this discussion, Sigmund Freud and The Buddha, as well as a relative newcomer to the conversation, Imago. In the afternoon, Anne-Lise Lovlie Schibbye, Ph.D., one of Scandinavia’s foremost thinkers and writers in the field of clinical psychology, will explore the link between German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel’s concept of Recognition and its link to psychotherapeutic change. She is followed by Rich Simon, Ph.D. of the Psychotherapy Networker, who will help illuminate a new vision of professional community. Later that evening, join your colleagues at the Brede Vaerk Museum for a private viewing of exhibits that celebrate Denmark’s rich cultural and economic history. A traditional Danish smorgasbord will follow. Day two of the conference (Friday, October 21st) begins with “Imago around the World” led by IRI Executive Director Tim Atkinson. Later, members of IRI’s Austrian community will share their experiences bringing parents and children together in a presentation entitled “The Generation Dialogue.” This year we are offering four concurrent sessions. Two –William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 2.2 concurrents will be offered on Friday at 10:30 am and 3:45 pm. Between these sessions, our final keynote, Allan Holmgren, M.A., a leading expert in the field of Narrative Therapy, will examine the strong connection between the establishment of identity and affirmative narratives about self and others. Afterward, attendees are invited to take a train ride into Copenhagen and enjoy the sights of this culturally rich city. Saturday morning (October 22nd), Rick Stolp, Ph.D. and Jette Simon, Clin. Psych. will discuss what to do after couples start listening to each other. The final two concurrent sessions will follow and attendees will have a moment of rest before the evening’s festivities begin. Saturday evening, attendees will enjoy a fabulous three-course meal featuring traditional Danish delicacies while celebrating the achievements of peers at the 8th Annual Imago Awards Ceremony. The evening’s entertainment begins with the rock/pop music duo the Olsen Brothers and continues with Route 66, covering the classic hits of the 50’s and 60’s. Route 66 has been brought to the conference by our generous sponsors, Kærlighed & Kildevand Center for Dialogue.

“What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!”


Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt

Imago Relationships International Eighth Annual Conference: Elsinore, Denmark Table of Contents Welcome ....................................... 1 The Challenge of Creating Change ........................ 2 Preconference Schedule .......... 4 Conference Schedule ................ 6 Special Guests ..........................10 Preconference Speakers......... 12 Conference Speakers ..............14 Visiting Copenhagen................ 18 Visiting Elsinore .......................20 Registration ..............................22 Hotel & Cancellation Info .......25 Attendees’ Map ........................26

Brochure design and cover illustration by Thomas Seltzer for Seltzer Studio Graphics ( Photos courtesy Shutterstock unless otherwise noted.

The challenge of


Kronborg Castle stands watch over the seaward approach to Ă˜resund Sound. This elegant Renaissance castle and military fortress surrounded by bastions and ravelins, was used by Shakespeare as the setting for Hamlet.


“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” –Hamlet, 1.3 Psychotherapy exists to serve people in emotional pain and, specific to Imago Therapy, to help those whose relationships are at risk. There are many things a therapist can do to help clients feel better, particularly providing a sympathetic ear and perhaps some new perspectives. But the challenge is to create the kind of deep internal change that supports a sustainable new direction for the client, one that gradually limits the need for therapeutic intervention. A critical step toward lasting change is a change in your internal narrative. Each of us has a story about who we are and who are partner is and we have created these stories or narratives based on our past experiences. The story usually fits our experience (so we believe it) but the story itself becomes a trap. There can be no change without understanding what is left out of our narrative and a shift to a new and stronger way of looking at ourselves, our partners, and our world. This journey is implicit in Imago Relationship Therapy, with its emphasis on learning about oneself and one’s

Conference Learning Objectives ♦ Identify the critical elements in Imago Therapy that must be present in order to create change ♦ Recognize the parallels between Narrative Psychotherapy and Imago and apply them to improve interventions ♦ Identify the key concepts of Hegel’s theory of recognition and apply it therapeutically in an Imago style intervention ♦ Recognize three key factors which define clinical excellence and how to maintain it ♦ Describe the concept of seeing a person as a narrative project and understanding how a change in that narrative can be made 3

partner through dialogues about the present that link to the emotional past. During this conference, we will have the opportunity to see how Imago Relationship Therapy stands within a broader field of narrative psychology in the tradition of Daniel Stern, Michel Foucault, Michael White, Kenneth Gergen, Paul Riceur and many others. Building on the conference theme, Imago co-founders Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. will address the complexities of change from the perspective of two major contributors to this discussion, Sigmund Freud and The Buddha, as well as a relative newcomer to the conversation, Imago. Our eminent invited speaker Allan Holmgren is renowned in his native Denmark and beyond for his work on how identity and humanity is established through affirmative narratives about the self and others. He will show how these principles are applied in narrative-coupletherapy, to create change through building narratives that support the relationship. We are also delighted to welcome Anne-Lise Schibbye Løvlie, Ph.D., the eminent Swedish psychologist and author who is particularly well known for her work integrating the philosophies of Hegel and Kierkegaard into clinical psychology. She will show how Hegel’s concept of “recognition” can be applied to create therapeutic change. Hegel believed that our full spirit is developed once someone coming into self-consciousness is able to clearly see another’s self-consciousness. For Imago Therapists, this is expressed in the mirroring and validation inherent within the Imago Dialogue, the primary tool for creating change in a couple’s relationship. Another invited speaker, Rich Simon, Ph.D. has close ties to Imago, through his wife Jette. Rich is the founder of the Psychotherapy Networker, and each year brings together the great minds of psychotherapy to explore what makes therapy effective at creating change. Even the best clinical approaches cannot be successful unless well applied. Rich will share insights from those who have achieved clinical excellence and understand how to maintain it.

The Purpose of the IRI Annual Conference ♦ To provide consistent development and support for IRI Members ♦ To host an annual event at which the community of IRI can connect ♦ To expand and develop Imago Clinical Theory and Practice ♦ To expand the practice, image, and resources of IRI Members. ♦ To support and host a Global Summit



Quaint dwellings line the cobblestone streets of the medieval seaside village of Elsinore.


Monday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 19

Monday, October 17, 2011 Monday, October 17-–Wednesday, October 19 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Preparation for Committed Partnership: Singles Clinical Training (ID: 001) Wendy Patterson, MSW & Jette Simon, Clin. Psych.

Maya Kollman and Sophie Slade on a voyage of personal and professional discovery to identify ten essential transformational shifts that couples need to make on the journey of change through Imago work. Watch 39 years of Imago experience at work demonstrating processes you will then practice to help your clients make these critical shifts. (24 CEs)

We will focus on the development of a “best practices” handbook by looking at many of the issues and dilemmas that Imago therapists face every day. Our ethical guide will continue to be the American Psychological Association code of ethics. We will process and discuss in small groups ethical conflicts, issues and problems that arise within the practice settings of Imago Relationship Therapists. Then we will collect our ideas to begin to form the “best practice” handbook. (3 CEs)

This course is designed to help therapists Monday, October 17- Wednesday, October 19 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM become more effective in preparing their single clients for a committed relationship Characterological Growth (ID:102) 2:00 – 5:00 PM and/or marriage. This training is designed for Maureen Brine, RN, ICADC & Rick Stolp, Ph.D. Latest Methods in Imago Workshop relational work in a group setting with theory and processes to show single people how to This three-day experience deepens theo- Presentation (ID: 005) modify their character adaptation in an inti- retical understanding of characterological Maureen Brine, RN, ICADC mate relationship. In relationship, we were adaptations to pain through experiential This is an annual event for Certified Imago wounded, and only in relationship can we be processing at a personal level. In the Talmud Workshop Presenters focused at improving their skills. Specific goals of the session include reviewing theory and expanding theoretical applications, defining the goals of presenters, and enhancing presentational style. (3 CEs)

“Speak the speech, I pray you, as I have pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the towncrier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently.”

– Hamlet, 3.2 healed. This course is also useful for therapists in doing character work with couples. The 30 hours of classroom instruction will be followed by tel-class sessions to be scheduled after the conference. All participants must attended both classroom and tele-class sessions to receive continuing education credits. Tele-class sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the intructor(s). (40 CEs) Monday, October 17- Wednesday, October 19 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Journey of Change (ID: 003) Maya Kollman, MA & Sophie Slade, Ph.D.

If you have ever wondered why your partner (and your clients) find it so difficult to change even when you’re nice about it and use the Behavior Change Request Dialogue, join

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Volunteer Meeting Volunteers will gather in the Marienlyst Room to receive their assignments and learn how to help fellow conference attendees get the most out of this year’s event. Volunteers will be recognized for the crucial service they provide. 6:30 – 7:00 PM

New Attendee Buddy Meeting (ID: 006)

Whether you are new to the Imago commuthere is a quote, “We can’t see the world as it nity, attending your first IRI Conference or is; we see it as we are.” This profound training just want to meet new people, this is the place takes the defense of projection and high- for you. First-time conference attendees will lights the many ways we put it to use. As long be introduced to “mentors” who will serve as as projection is available to us, we are out of a resource of information and introduction connection with ourselves and others. This throughout the conference. personal training is both exquisitely simple and complex, at the same time. Previous 7:30 – 9:30 PM participants describe the training as “extraor- Welcome Reception (ID: 007) dinary and transformational.” (24 CEs) Gather just off the lobby in the Marienlyst Bar & Lounge and in the exhibit area to see Wednesday, October 19, 2011 old friends, meet colleagues, and greet our newest members. This traditional opening 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM reception will feature plenty of food, cockAn Ethics Workshop for Imago tails and live entertainment. Therapists (ID: 004) Gene Shelly, M.Div.

This workshop will look at our ethical responsibilities in light of Imago theory and practice.




Constructed in the 17th century as Copenhagen’s main port and once home (no. 20) to Hans Christian Andersen, Nyhavn now offers some of the best al fresco dining in the city.


Monday, October 20 – Concurrent Sessions I

of practice they create for themselves. Here’s a in Vienna. They are often on television and modest proposal about how to get out of your attract hundreds of attendees each year to their 7:30 –8:45 AM cubby hole, enliven your conversations with “Getting The Love You Want” workshops. Continental Breakfast others in the field, and experience a new kind In this session they will share with us their Complimentary for guests of the hotel. of professional community. (1 CE) experience of bringing together parents and their adult children (age 20 or over) in 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM 5:00 – 9:00 PM “Generation Workshops,” where the dialogue Registration Social Event at Brede Vaerk is used to deepen their connection. Already Museum (ID: 100) more than 15 workshops have been held both 9:00 – 10:00 AM Enjoy a private viewing of exhibits that cele- in Vienna and Munich, with over 150 generaOpening Ceremony brate Denmark’s rich cultural and economic The 8th Annual Conference officially opens history at the beautiful Brede Vaerk Museum tion pairs. with a performance celebrating the works of followed by a traditional Danish smorgasbord author Hans Christian Andersen by interna- at nearby Frilandsmuseets Restaurant. Buses Concurrent Sessions I tionally renowned stage and screen actress, leave from the lobby entrance beginning at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Susse Wold of the Royal Danish Theatre. This 4:45 pm. Considering Money Issues Through will be followed by the traditional parade of the Relational Lens (ID: 101) flags representing the 28 nations of Imago October 21, 2011 Barbara Mitchell, LCSW Relationships International (IRI). This workshop will apply the recent advances 7:30 – 8:45 AM 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM in the understanding and treatment of money Continental Breakfast issues in the couple’s relationship and will The Challenge of CHANGE: the Complimentary for guests of the hotel. introduce the Imago Therapist to a specific Buddha and Freud in Dialogue with approach that loosens the gridlock stalling Imago 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM the relationship. Unraveling the individual Keynotes: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. & Registration and relational messages hidden in the “money Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. 9:00 – 9:45 AM problem” enables the therapist to deepen the Discontent with the current situation (both treatment. (2 CEs) personal and social) and what to change and Executive Director Update

October 20, 2011

how to change it is a historical and universal Tim Atkinson human conversation. In this lecture, two major This session provides an opportunity to expeparticipants in this conversation, the Buddha rience the development of Imago around the and Freud, and a relative newcomer to the world. What does it mean to be a member of conversation, Imago, will engage in a discus- the global Imago organization today, and in sion of this critical subject with a focus on why the future? How can we join together to more people suffer and how they can heal. (2.25 CEs) successfully bring Imago to couples around the world? How do we all work most effec12:30 – 1:45 PM tively together, as local Imago Groups, Faculty, and the International Organization? Buffet Lunch Complimentary for conference attendees. This presentation will bring together perspec1:45 – 3:15 PM

Recognition: A Psychotherapeutic Intervention? Keynote: Anne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye, Ph.D.

Recognition (German: Anerkennung) – a concept borrowed from the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel will be explored and linked to clinical attitude, inter-subjectivity, moral imagination and psychotherapeutic change. (1.5 CEs)

Communities of Practice Keynote: Rich Simon, Ph.D.

Therapists usually enter the field because they’re drawn to do the work. But whether they excel depends largely on the community

Living Together Loneliness: A Dialogical Approach (ID: 102) Pat Love, Ed.D & Eva Berlander

Loneliness among married and committed couples is purported in growing numbers throughout the US, Europe, and Scandanavia. Given that 80% of couples cite “growing apart” as the reason for divorce or separations, it’s easy to see the threat loneliness poses to happiness and stability in relationships. Short tives from the Imago Board, Regional Leaders lecture, demonstration and experiential exerand Faculty leadership. Come and be amazed cises will be used to make this presentation at the incredible work that the Imago commuboth personally and professionally rewarding. nity is engaged in, and hear inspiring tales of (2 CEs) personal commitment to change relationships the world over. The session will be followed by 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM a special presentation from Imago in Austria, about an exciting project they have developed Male and Female Perspectives of Love and Life (ID: 103) to bridge the generation gap.

10/21/11 9:45 – 10:15 AM

Anders Avemo, Psychiatrist & Hannah Engel, Clin. Psych.

Men and women are different: genetically, biologically, and culturally. Understanding Sabine Bosel, Roland Bosel, Irene this can offer us a greater appreciation for Christen & Andreas Christen who we are. Our gender differences have been This special plenary session showcases a partly denied. The Behavior Change Request creative new project from Austria. Roland looks different from male and female points of and Sabine Bosel have established a reputaview. Celebrating these differences will build tion as two of the leading couples therapists

The Generation Dialogue 3:30 – 4:30 PM

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Concurrent Sessions I –October 22

bridges when frustrations are based on gender ignorance. (2 CEs) 10:30 AM –12:30 PM

Growing the Light in Relational Darkness (ID: 104)

There will be DVD-excerpts from narrative couple-therapy as an integrated part of the keynote-presentation. (1.5 CEs)

Concurrent Sessions II

3:45 – 5:45 PM

The Silent Man and the Emotional Woman: Stereotypes in Couple Therapy (ID: 204) Allan Holmgren, MA

This workshop will show excerpts from narrative couples therapy that show the importance How do we help our clients learn the skill New Consultation Methods (ID: 201) of telling the stories of traumatic experiences to focus on the light and learn to trust that Wendy Patterson, LCSW, LMFT & both partners in a couple have. The particiJette Simon, Clin. Psych. through this focus the positive can gain the pants will be involved in exercises that give an upper hand in their conflict? Keeping hope This workshop is for Certified Imago Consul- experience of the power of narrative therapy. alive when there doesn’t seem to be any is one tants and is designed to offer our latest (2 CEs) of the major challenges of staying in connec- thinking about working with therapists who tion. The couple needs to learn the skill of are working with couples and trauma. We will 3:45– 5:45 PM hope, a skill that can be practiced with proper explore a framework for assisting the consul- Working with Early-Wounded instruction and modeling. In this workshop tant to coach the Imago couple’s therapist in Couples: Moving From Critical to we will study a passage from Reb Nachman working through the relational paradigm with Connected Using Body-Centered of Bratslav, an 18th century Hasidic master couples experiencing trauma and the subse- Visualization (ID: 205) who suffered from severe depression and who quent reactivity that occurs. (2 CEs) Katy Remark, Ph.D. taught specific strategies for finding light when Techniques from other modalities can be inte3:45 – 5:45 PM all seems lost. (2 CEs) grated into the couple’s session enhancing the Sex on the Download: When the Imago experience and fostering a deepening 12:30 PM– 2:00 PM Internet Disconnects You from Your of connection in the couple. These techniques Relationship (ID: 202) Buffet Lunch can be successfully used with early-wounded Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. & Joe Kort, Ph.D. Complimentary for conference attendees. couples exhibiting symbiotic connection and This presentation will teach Imago Therapist’s an Inner Critic projected onto the partner and 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ways to treat compulsive internet behaviors relationship. This workshop will demonstrate Narrative Therapy with Couples: with Imago dialogical techniques without how to integrate healing techniques into an From Fighters to Friends pathologizing all internet use. Pornog- couple’s session with particular focus on three Keynote Speaker: Allan Holmgren, MA raphy use may satisfy many individual themes: Calling on the Will, Symbiosis and The keynote presentation will unfold the needs, unrelated to psychopathology or the Inner Critic. (2 CEs) central point that identity and humanity is sexual dysfunction. These behaviors may be established through affirmative narratives “gateway” behaviors to other more problematic October 22, 2011 about self and others in mutual relationships. relationship issues. (2 CEs) 7:30 – 8:45 AM If expressions and intentions are not affirmed in relationships you are left with loneliness, 3:45 – 5:45 PM Continental Breakfast despair, depression and anxiety because of The Challenge of Connection: Complimentary for guests of the hotel. Using the ImagoGram Structured such daily traumatic experiences. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Interview Schedule (ID:203) Both stress and depression are related to the Tamar Zohar Harel, MSW, Ph.D. & Registration experience of loneliness. The most efficient

Josh Gressel, Ph.D.

3:45 –5:45 PM

antidote to stress and depression is couple therapy and where discussion and direct dialogue between the partners are not allowed. And individual therapy with responses from outsider witnesses is also extremely helpful and efficient. The mantra is: Get out of the fight!

Leora Grunhaus, MSW

The challenge and success of connecting IRT and the multigenerational family systems model of human functioning as adaptation models will be discussed. The focus will be on clinical practice, supervision and training Narrative therapy is based both on cultural issues. Lecture, experiential, demonstrations psychology and on poststructuralist philos- and analysis will be included. (2 CEs) ophy. There is no such thing as an inner core-self without its continuous production in relationships. The Self and the auto-biography is extremely fragile, fragmented and consists of many voices with different and often contradictory statements and intentions.


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Methods in Imago Clinical Practice: What Do You Do After They Are Listening? Rick Stolp, Ph.D. & Jette Simon, Clin. Psych.

Highly charged couples are often difficult for the therapist/coach to manage. Sometimes the mere act of having couples face each other stirs up immediate reactivity and it is hard to help hold them in Dialogue. This session is designed to provide the therapist/coach with tools that will help the couple learn to listen to one another and by-pass much of the reactivity that often unfolds in sessions. Listening

Concurrent Sessions II – Closing Ceremony

is the first part of the Dialogue process, but experience working with couples, she inspires not enough. The second focus of the clinical us to learn the essential shifts we all need to update is helping the couple move into the make, in order for us to achieve lasting change validation process at a richer depth. This – and loving relationships. Her tools are update will include brief lectures, skills interpersonal neurobiology, mental training, demonstrations and hopefully time to practice mindfulness, and the brilliance of Imago Relasome new skills! (3 CEs) tionship Therapy. Get inspired to rewire your personal and professional life. (2 CEs) 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Buffet Lunch Complimentary for conference attendees.

Concurrent Sessions III 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Deeper Understanding of the BCR Dialogue (ID: 301) Bruce Crapuchettes, Ph.D. & Francine Beauvoir, Ph.D.

In Imago work, marriage problems are not solved or even solvable, only healable. Healing occurs when needs are met that were not met in childhood. This session will not only underscore the importance of the BCR Dialogue, but will increase your skill in using it and in developing an in-depth understanding of its strategy. You will receive an eight page handout. (2 CEs) 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Developing Connective SelfRegulation: Integrating Heart, Body and Brain in Imago Work (ID: 302) Helge Poulsen & Britt Eriksson

We will guide participants through an integrative understanding of the heart, body, and brain perspective. By being in contact with our heart and present in heartful awareness we can enhance empathy for ourselves and our partners. The concept of connective self-regulation describes how the corrective emotional and relational experience gives birth to enhanced connectivity and differentiation in the relationship. It repairs disconnection from the past and slowly transforms attachment patterns. (2 CEs) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Inspire to Rewire: Using Imago to Facilitate Safe Attachment and Form New Pathways in the Brain

greater intentionality and less reactivity in couple interactions with each other. A structured dialogue process for use with highly reactive couples that promotes safety and curiosity will be demonstrated. (2 CEs) 3:45 – 5:45 PM

How to Deepen Imago Couples Work with Hypnotherapy (ID: 403)

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Jannie Kildested, Cand. Psych.

The Appreciative and Attuned Therapist: Keys to Connecting Challenging Couples (ID: 304)

This session will offer a live demonstration of the Parent/Child dialogue combined with hypnotherapy. There will be a short lecture on unfounded jealousy that will outline how to use either hypnoanalysis or classical hypnotherapy to help address it. A videotaped case study may be presented. (2 CEs)

Rebecca Sears, M.Div., LPC

This interactive workshop focuses on how the Imago Therapist can create, develop and sustain a culture of appreciation amidst conflict. Together we will delve into skills for “leading from appreciation” in even the most 3:45 – 5:45 PM challenging of situations. While using and Keys to Inspiration: Activation of accentuating the healing beliefs of the thera- the Creative Thinking by Means of pist, learning targeted Dialogues/stems and Right-Bind Painting (ID: 404) psycho-educational pieces, we will progress Tatiana Lobanova down the path of Imago artistry. Videos and The purpose of this session is to activate a demonstrations included. (2 CEs) creative way of thinking and fostering a new vision of yourself, your life, your relations, Concurrent Sessions IV to intensify intuition and to find unexpected solutions. The right brain operates with 3:45 – 5:45 PM images and feelings. In order to reinforce this Connecting with Self and Other we’ll work with a special method of express(ID: 401) painting. Working with colors participants can Sophie Slade, Ph.D. & define their emotional condition and correct it Sherry Stolp, MA, LPCA in a desired direction. (2 CEs) In our continuing series on the developmental stages, we will address the Identity Stage of 7:15 PM – 12:00 AM development. Through use of theory, video Awards Ceremony & Dinner Dance clips and case examples we will help partici- (ID: 400) pants deepen their understanding of how Enjoy a fabulous three-course meal featuring identity stage adaptations present challenges traditional Danish delicacies while celeto connection in couple relationships and how brating the achievements of peers at the developmentally savvy clinicians can dance 8th Annual Imago Awards Ceremony. The therapeutically with these couples, as they evening’s entertainment begins with the struggle with the core dilemma of having a self rock/pop music duo, the Olsen Brothers and and being in relationship. (2 CEs) continues with Route 66, covering the classic hits of the 50’s and 60’s. Route 66 has been 3:45 – 5:45 PM brought to the conference by our generous Using Heart Rate Variability sponsors, Kærlighed & Kildevand Center for Biofeedback to Assist the Dialogue Dialogue. Website: Process with Highly Reactive Couples (ID: 402) Walter J. Ciecko, Ph.D., BCB

(ID: 303)

Highly reactive couples struggle to gain personal safety and constructive movement in Eva takes us by the hand and leads us through their interactions with each other. The Imago the landscapes of differences, intimacy, neuro- Therapist will gain an awareness of HRV biology and love. With nearly twenty years of biofeedback as an adjunctive aid to creating Eva Berlander



Special GUESTS guests

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fox Theatre, a 1929 Moorish/Egyptian/ Art Deco fantasy, hosts a wide range of live performances, plus a summer movie series, and features the secondlargest theater organ in the nation.

Tivoli Gardens, a magical landscape in the middle of Copenhagen. 10

Founders of Imago Relationship International Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. is co-creator with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D., of Imago Relationship Therapy and the concept of the “conscious partnership.” Harville is author of two best sellers, Getting The Love You Want: A Guide for Couples and Keeping The Love You Find: A Guide for Singles, and a third best seller, co-authored with Helen, Giving The Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents. Their books have been translated into more than 50 languages. They are co-founders of Imago Relationships International, a non-profit professional organization that supports 2,000 Imago Therapists practicing in 30 countries. Harville has made seventeen appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, one of which won her first Emmy Award and was ranked by Ms Winfrey in her top twenty shows. He is a clinical pastoral counselor with who has focused exclusively on couples for over 30 years as a therapist, educator, clinical trainer, author, public lecturer and has received many awards for his work with couples. He lives with his wife in New York and New Mexico and they have six children and five grandchildren. Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. has had the honor of being beside Harville the last 33 years. When Imago was only a glimmer in his eye, she helped in various ways with his writings and the founding of Imago. She has also been active within the women’s movement, working in behalf of many women’s organizations. She is an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. In 2005, Helen co-conceived and co-chaired Women Moving Millions, a campaign to give to women’s funds at unprecedented levels. Helen also wrote Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance, which was published by Atria books and co-authored seven books with Harville.

Keynote Speakers Anne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye, Ph.D. is Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of Oslo, Norway, where she taught psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. Before that she was assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Children´s Division, Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida. Her main research has been on relationships, an interest which started with studies and clinical work in the US in the late 50’s and 60’s, culminating in the book Relations – A Dialectic Perspective on Existential and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2009). For 30 years, Rich Simon, Ph.D. has been the editor of the Psychotherapy Networker, the most topical, timely and widely read publication in the psychotherapy field. A clinical psychologist by training, he has received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award, widely considered the industry’s Oscar. By his own estimate, he has put in over 75,000 hours developing his editing skills and obsessing over every single word ever published in the Networker. The resulting lack of opportunity to practice his skill in basketball, singing Broadway show tunes and playing the stock market may account for his relatively low skill level in these various endeavors, confirming many current theories about the prerequisites for performance mastery. Allan Holmgren, MA is the Director of DISPUK, which he founded in 1990. He received his Magister in Psychology from University of Copenhagen in 1981. He is a professor in coaching as a leadership tool at the Institute of Leadership, Politics and Philosophy and an authorized Psychologist and an approved specialist and supervisor in work and organizational psychology and psychotherapy. He is on the board of the European Family Therapy Association and is Chair of the organization of psychotherapeutic institutes in Denmark (SPUD). His primary focus is on coaching, conflict resolution, and supervision. He has experience with many therapeutic processes, particularly with people with serious mental conditions. His book, Par i terapi (Couples in Therapy) was published by Munksgaard in 2002. 11



From top, spiral left to right: Maureen Brine, Maya Killman, Wendy Palmer Patterson, Sophie Slade, Rick Stolp, Gene Shelly, Jette Simon


“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” – Hamlet, 3.3 Maureen Brine, RN, ICADC is a respected and much sought out Canadian psychotherapist, educator, and consultant. An Advanced Imago Therapist and International Addictions Specialist, she has been in the healthcare profession since 1971. She is a Senior Clinical Instructor for the Imago International Institute and a member of the Institute’s faculty since 1997. She is current president and co-founder of the Association for Imago Relationship Therapy of Ontario and Quebec. Maureen is also the past Chair of Imago Relationships International. In private practice since 1985, she has maintained a successful practice in both Vancouver and Toronto working with couples and individuals. In addition to her therapy practice, Maureen loves to teach therapists and educators empowering them to enhance and energize their work with couples using Imago tools that work. Maya Kollman, M.A. is a Psychotherapist, a former Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Rutgers University, and a member of AAMFT and AACD. No one is fooled by Maya’s youthful face and bountiful energy. While it is true that she can out-run and out-work anyone on the planet, Maya is an old soul. Her wisdom is profound; she knows Imago as she knows the rich soil of the earth; it’s as if she’s walked this path before. Her huge heart is only matched by her intelligence, her wit, her compassion, and her commitment to the blossoming of all those who work with her. She is in a loving relationship with Barbara, her partner in work and love and in parenting four children. Maya is currently writing a book on gay and lesbian relationships. Wendy Palmer Patterson, M.S.W. has been working and playing with couples and families since 1971. She has worked in both the public and private sector and has been in private practice in Atlanta since 1981, specializing in couples, families, and groups. She trains marital and family therapists across the country and is a respected supervisor and consultant. Wendy has been an Imago Instructor since 1996. She has also delivered a variety of seminars for professional, religious, and business organizations. Her experience and training includes: Structural and Strategic family therapy, Systemic therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Pesos Borden System Psychomotor therapy, sexual and physical abuse, addiction 13

recovery and treatment, group psychotherapy, parenting, women’s empowerment, and sexuality. Jette Simon is a Clinical Psychologist (Degree from Denmark), who has been one of our “international faculty.” She has trained over 300 Imago therapists around the world, including more than 100 in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. She trained the first 15 Imago workshop presenters in South Africa. Her work integrates her initial interest in psychodynamic approaches with her training in Systemic Family Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. She currently works with students both in the United States and Europe, helping them bring a fuller awareness of the mind/ body relationship and mindfulness practices into their clinical work. Her main focus is the basic Imago Clinical Training and advanced trainings, including supervision and workshop presenter groups. Sophie Slade’s life motto is “Have Imago, Will Travel!” She has a passion for bringing Imago to public and professional audiences around the world. Sophie is an Imago Therapist, Workshop Presenter and Clinical Instructor with a passion for collaborating with colleagues to create new Imago courses. As a member of the Imago Relationships International Board of Directors and Chair of the Program Committee, she supports the creativity of the Imago community. Sophie is known for creating a nonjudgmental and fun learning environment, for her bawdy poetry and for her writings on Imago. She works out of Montreal, Canada and London, England. Gene Shelly, M.Div. is a Pastoral Counselor and an Imago Therapist in private practice. He obtained his M.Div. from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and holds a certificate in Pastoral Psychotherapy from the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute where he was a resident in a three year psychoanalytic oriented intensive training program. From 1986 to 1999 Gene was a member of the teaching and supervising faculty of the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute. For the past 25 years, Gene has been known for his work as a Certified Imago Therapist. Gene is a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, an affiliate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a clinical member, a workshop presenter and clinical instructor for the Imago International Institute. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IRI. and is the past-chair of the Board. Rick Stolp, Ph.D. works as a relationship specialist and has been in private practice as a psychologist since 1985. He is known for his dynamic teaching manner, empathic therapy work, and passionate supervisory style. Rick co-authored the manual “A Model for Couple Group Therapy.” He has been presented internationally at various conferences over the last several years. His energy is directed towards helping people heal their wounds and reclaim their zest, power, and passion. Rick is licensed as a psychologist in North Carolina. He is a member of APA and AAMFT and a faculty member of the Imago Relationships International Institute.



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Eva Berlander lived the first 10 years of her life in Nigeria, West Africa. Father British, mother Swedish. Eva’s mother was actually the first Certified Imago Therapist in Europe (Carin Ritzen Sick). Eva is a daughter of an alcoholic, so she says she became a therapist at the age of one. She is trained as a Certified Mental Trainer (Positive Psychology) and has worked for many years with dependency/codependency issues. She became a Certified Imago Therapist in 1994 and a Certified Imago Workshop Presenter in 2000. Eva studied IPNB at the Mindsight Institute with Dan Siegel, M.D. Sabine and Roland Bösel are psychotherapists and relationship therapists. They have shared a private practice in Vienna, Austria, for more than three decades. They have been Certified Imago Therapists since 2001. In 2004, they became certified Couples Workshop Presenters and one year later, they developed a special workshop for generation couples – one parent and one adult child – to help solve intergenerational problems more effectively. In 2009, they released their first book on the essentials of relationships Lend Me Your Ear and I Give You My Heart (Leih Mir Ohr und Ich Scenk dir Mein Herz). For more information about Sabine and Roland, visit their website Walter J. (Walt) Cieco, Ph.D., BCB is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware. He is certified by Imago Relationships International as an Advanced Clinician, Individual and Couples Workshop Presenter, and Consultant. Walt is also certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Biofeedback Clinician, EMDR Therapist, Sports Psychologist and as a workshop presenter of Hot Monogamy. He presents workshops to individuals, couples, groups, business and industry. Clini-

cally, Walt is interested in relationship development and enhancement, gender issues, enhancing self-regulation emotionally and physiologically, trauma-recovery, and peak performance training. Hannah Engel & Anders Avemo. Coming from traditional Swedish repressive background and from central European/Jewish manic background our paths crossed. After two previous marriages, five children and 15 years of professional acquaintance, love struck. Ten years later with a lot of agony, education, training and therapy behind us we are more aware of our own contribution to our heaven/hell and our birthright to receive. Bruce Crapuchettes, Ph.D is a Master Trainer and has been an Imago Relationships Institute faculty member since 1993. He served as Dean of the Imago International Institute in 2003 and 2004. He was the chief psychologist of a psychiatric hospital and director of the psychology internship training program there for 15 years. He is practicing licensed psychologist in Pasadena, CA, and a member of the American Psychological Association. He practices with his wife, Francine Beauvoir, Ph.D., who is also on the faculty. They have been married for over 38 years and have four adult children. Britt Eriksson is a Clinical Instructor for the Imago International Institute. She is psychologist living in Norway and married to another Imago Clinical Instructor, Helge Poulsen. Britt has worked as therapist with couples, families, individuals, groups and organizations for 30 years. Over the last few years, in partnership with her husband, she has worked to bring a body and heart perspective into Imago Theory and dialogical work.

From top: Eva Berlander, Sabine and Roland Bösel, Walt Cieco, Bruce Crapuchettes, Anders Avemo & Hannah Engel, Britt Eriksson


Josh Gressel, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Certified Imago Therapist in private practice in Pleasant Hill, California. He believes mainstream religion has an enormous amount of richness to offer people on how to lead their everyday lives. This richness is often not accessed, either because people were wounded in their religion of origin or because they never learned how to make the translation from scriptural terminology to psychological understanding. His presentation will be a marriage of the scriptural and the psychological that will be accessible to both secular and religious participants.

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW is a sex and relationship therapist and author of three books on gay and lesbian identity and relationships. He is currently working on a book for people questioning their sexual orientation. Since 1985, Joe has been specializing in Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy, marital affairs, mixed orientation marriages, sexual addiction, sexual abuse, and Imago Relationship Therapy. He provides trainings to straight clinicians about Gay Affirmative Therapy around the world. His latest book is Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide. Joe maintains a regularly updated website at

Leora Grunhaus, MSW (U of Michigan) is a Clinical Instructor of Imago in Israel, a Faculty member of IRI and a Certified Couples’ Workshop Presenter. She is a senior Family Therapist and has been teaching Family and Couples’ Therapy for many years. She maintains a private practice in Tel-Aviv, Ra’anana, and the Shinui Institute in Herzliya.

Tanya Lobanova is a psychologist who has maintained a private practice in St.Petersburg, Russia for the past 16 years. She also works as a consultant and coach and has developed several workshops in personal growth, social adaptation, and creativity. Prior to establishing her clinical practice, Tanya was a professor at a technical high school for 12 years, lecturing on the theory of creativity and inventions, effective teaching methods in high school, and other topics.

Jannie Kildested, Cand. Psych. is a Certified Imago Therapist with a practice in Midtjylland, Denmark. She specializes in group and individual therapy, cognitive therapy, body awareness and dream work. From 20052009, Jannie served as a project manager for a government sponsored program offering free counseling services to families and children. Prior to that appointment, she worked in Aarhus Statsamt as child welfare adviser offering consultation and therapeutic services to parents, children, and lawyers in child custody cases. She worked with families struggling with drug addiction at the Copenhagen NV Family Outpatient Clinic Thoravej where she also served as a consultant for clinic educators and social workers.

Pat Love, Ed.D. is an author, consultant and the co-founder of the Austin Family Institute. She is the co-author of the books Hot Monogamy and The Emotional Incest Syndrome. The popularity of her books and her expertise in Imago led to seven appearances on Oprah, as well as other TV and radio programs. Pat has a private practice at Austin Family Institute where she specializes in marriage, divorce, remarriage, relationship issues and family reconciliation. Love is a clinical member and approved supervisor in the AAMFT, past President of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling and a founding member of the National Academy of Marriage and Family Counselors.

From top: Josh Gressel, Leora Grunhaus, Jannie Kildested, Joe Kort, Tanya Lobanova, Pat Love


Barbara Mitchell, LCSW is a clinical social worker and Certified Imago Therapist who had conducted a private practice in New York for over thirty years. Early in her career she was the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health grant intended to train graduate social workers in alcoholism treatment. This sparked a longstanding interest in the treatment of addictions and other compulsive disorders. More recently she has focused on the diagnoses and treatment of money disorders, an issue made even more relevant by the current economic crisis. Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert and the author of several books including Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together as well as the upcoming The New Monogamy: Erotic Recovery After Infidelity and Sex on the Download: Recovering from Virtual Infidelity. Tammy is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, a Certified Imago Workshop Presenter, an Imago Advanced Clinician, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. To connect with Dr. Tammy Nelson, go to Helge Poulsen is a Clinical Instructor for the Imago International Institute. He is psychologist, living in Norway and married to another Imago Clinical Instructor, Britt Eriksson. Helge has worked as therapist with couples, families, individuals, group and organizations for 30 years. Over the last few years and in partnership with his wife, he has worked to bring a body and heart perspective into Imago Theory and dialogical work. Together they work to center couples in a heart coherence mode believing that

present in heartful awareness, they can experience a deepening in contact with the self, the partner, the relational field and spiritually. Kathleen Remark, Ph.D. is a Certified Imago Therapist with a private practice in Zurich, Switzerland. She has been a guest lecturer at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zurich and is a frequent lecturer on ISTDP for various groups of psychologists/psychiatrists. Since 2006, she has been a co-facilitator for semi-annual Marriage Preparation Course and in 2009 she presented at the Jungian Odyssey Conference, Sils Maria, Switzerland. She is a member of the International Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists (AGAP), the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the Swiss Society for ISTDP, and the Swiss Psychotherapists Society. Rebecca Sears, M.Div. LPC has been in practice as a pastoral psychotherapist since 1986. As a Clinical Instructor with the Imago International Institute, she trains clinicians and mental health professionals in Imago Relationship Therapy. Deeply rooted in the healing and growth potential of Imago Relationship Therapy, Rebecca is passionate about empowering clinicians and teaching the fine art of becoming a skilled couples therapist. Her dedication to this transformative relationship work has taken her from being a psychotherapist in the Washington DC area, to a new focused commitment to bring this work to Russia where she and her partner Dr. Carl Siegel have been presenting Imago Theory since 2001. In 2006, she presented the first “Getting The Love You Want” couples workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia and began Russia’s first Basic Clinical Training in Imago Therapy.

From top: Barbara Mitchell, Tammy Nelson, Helge Poulsen, Rebecca Sears




From top: Copenhagen street scene, Amalienborg Palace, The Rundetaarn, The Royal Opera, Gefion Fountain 18

“There are more things in heaven and earth... Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Carlsberg Glyptotek, a museum of ancient and modern art offers 3,500 years of art and history within impressive architectural surroundings. Just outside the city you’ll find Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park. Nestled in the Dyrehaven Woods, this magical playland has enthralled residents of Copenhagen for over 400 years. No less enchanting and more centrally located is Tivoli Gardens, an alluring landscape of ferris wheels, exotic flowers, outdoor cafés, and a 19th century pantomime theater. – Hamlet, 1.5 While Copenhagen celebrates its rich and royal history, the city also boasts several astonishing modern ARCHEOLOGICAL evidence suggests Copenhagen architectural masterpieces. The Royal Opera, with an existed as a small fishing settlement more than 6,ooo years interior design based on behavioral research of operaago but it wasn’t until the 11th century that it was given the goers, features seats individually adjusted to maximize name Kømandshavn (merchant’s port), later shortened to the acoustic experience and a foyer with some of the best København. Today, it is the largest city in Scandinavia and views of the city. By night, the striking geometric exterior considered the cultural center of Northern Europe. of this marvelous structure is ablaze in light. Another As the capital of the oldest surviving kingdom in the modern wonder is the main building of The Royal world, Copenhagen has many landmarks and architectural Library, known as The Black Diamond. Constructed of gems that speak to its royal heritage. There are four palaces highly polished black granite, this monolithic structure located right in the heart of the city, the most celebrated looms over the harbor. of which is Amalienborg Palace, the official residence One of the things that make Copenhagen such a great of Queen Margrethe ll. Considered a superb example of place to shop is that you can do it all by foot. Be sure to Danish Rococo architecture, Amalienborg is actually stroll along the world’s longest pedestrian street, Strøget, composed of four separate yet equally magnificent resi- lined with a wide variety of boutique shops and restaurants. dences arranged in an octagonal pattern around a central Enjoy al fresco dinning in Nyhavn, the old port of Copensquare. This unique royal structure is one of the most hagen, home to an eclectic collection of pubs, alehouses, popular tourist attractions in the city and offers frequent Michelin-rated restaurants, and once home (number 20) to public tours. Hans Christian Andersen. In the center of the city stands The Rundetaarn or the The nightlife in Copenhagen gets off to a late start. Most round tower, Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. The clubs open after midnight, but there are plenty of things to curious have glimpsed the stars from atop this structure do once the sun goes down. You’ll find a wide variety of since 1642. There is an outdoor platform at its summit places for live music, trendy drinks, or a glass of Carlsberg that offers fantastic views of the city. A short distance away, Beer. Take a few hours and do as the locals do, settle down you’ll find Rosenborg Palace. Built in 16o6 as a retreat for in a bar or café for some hygge. King Christian IV, it is now home to an extensive collecVelkommen til København! tion of royal artifacts. The Botanical Gardens sit right next to the palace, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit 25 acres For more information about what København has to offer of beautifully landscaped gardens. Across the city, Ny visit or




From top: View of Elsinore, grave of Hamlet, Kronborg Castle 20

“But what is your affair in Elsinore? We’ll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.”

ELSINORE (Helsingør in Danish)

is a seaside town of half-timbered dwellings and cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, shops, and cafés. It is the home of Kronborg Castle, the setting for Hamlet and the final resting place of one of Denmark’s greatest legends, – Hamlet, 1.2 Holger the Dane. After touring the moats, bastions and damp casements of this elegant Renaissance fortress, visit Handels og Søfartsmuseet (The Danish Maritime Museum) located on the castle’s first floor. The museum tells the story of Danish maritime history, from the colonies in the West Indies to ship building in Elsinore, with photographs, models and exhibits. Just north of the castle you will find The Øresund Aquarium, or Oresundsakvariet. This small salt-water aquarium hosts species of fish and vegetation native the Øresund Sound. The Danmarks Tekniske Museum (Technical Museum of Denmark) is a short bus ride from the Grand Railway Station of Elsinore. Housed in a former iron foundry, the museum features a large collection of steam engines, cars, airplanes and other inventions with particular emphasis on Danish achievements in science and industry. In addition to an impressive aviation collection, the museum offers a glimpse of the world’s first typewriter and the 1886 Hammel which, as far as is known, is the oldest original automobile that still operates. A short train ride from Elsinore is the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which boasts a collection of over 3,000 works of art by masters like Picasso, Giacometti, Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois and Philip Guston, to name a few. If you’d prefer a museum within walking distance, try a visit to Helsingør Bymuseum (City Museum). Housed in a building almost 500 years old, parts of it build by the Carmelite monks, this museum contains exhibits relating to the early history of the structure as a hospital, a lavish manor and later, the city’s poorhouse. There are exhibits dedicated to the history of the city, which dates back to medieval times, but the museum’s most popular attraction is an amazingly detailed 1:300 scale model of Elsinore circa 1801. Marienlyst Slot (Marienlyst Palace), built as a royal pavilion in the 16th century to offer royalty a view of the Sound, is often overshadowed by Kronborg Castle, but don’t miss this superb example of neoclassical architecture and the amazing views from its gardens. Elsinore boasts over 250 stores and restaurants. Its downtown has been set aside as the pedestrian zone and is home to many fabulous and cozy shops. There are bakeries, beauty salons, bookstores, fresh produce shops, and boutiques catering to any shopping need. But if you need a change of scenery, Elsinore is the closest Danish city to Sweden and ferries set out regularly across the Sound to Helsingborg. The Grand Railway Station is a gorgeous gateway to many attractions (including Copenhagen) and just outside of its doors, visitors can find valuable tourist information. Stop there for information before you explore this wonderful region of Denmark.

For more information about Elsinore and the Øresund Region, visit or



Strøget is the longest pedestrian street in the world and this makes it widely popular among tourists. Even in cool weather, over 100,000 visitors a day will stroll along 3.2 kilometers of boutique shops, designer stores, outdoor cafÊs and toprated restaurants.


Imago Relationships International Eighth Annual Conference Elsinore, Denmark, October 20–22, 2011: The Challenge of Creating Change

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Imago Relationships International Eighth Annual Conference Elsinore, Denmark, October 20–22, 2011: The Challenge of Creating Change

Concurrent Session III: Saturday, October 22 Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.

Note: You will automatically be registered for all keynote/plenary sessions.

Keynote Addresses:

ID: 301 – Deeper Understanding of the BCR Dialogue (Crapuchettes/ Beauvoir)

❏ The Challenge of CHANGE: the Buddha and Freud in Dialogue with Imago (Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. & Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D.)

ID: 302 – Developing Connective Self-Regulation: Integrating Heart, Body and Brain in Imago Work (Poulsen/Eriksson)

❏ Recognition: A Psychotherapeutic Intervention? (Anne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye, Ph. D.)

ID: 303 – Inspire to Rewire: Using Imago to Facilitate Safe Attachment and Form New Pathways in the Brain (Berlander)

❏ Communities of Practice (Rich Simon, Ph. D.)

ID: 304 – The Appreciative and Attuned Therapist: Keys to Connecting to Challenging Couples (Sears)

❏ Narrative Therapy with Couples: From Fighters to Friends (Allan Holmgren, MA)

Concurrent Session IV: Saturday, October 22 Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.

Concurrent Session I: Friday, October 21 Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.

ID: 401 – Connecting with Self and Other (Slade/Stolp)

ID:101 – Considering Money Issues Through the Relational Lens (Mitchell)

ID: 402 – Using Heart Rate Variability to Assist the Dialogue Process (Ciecko)

ID: 102 – Living Together Loneliness: A Dialogical Approach (Love/ Berlander)

ID: 403 – How to Deepen Imago Couples Work with Hypnotherapy (Kildested)

ID: 103 – Male and Female Perspectives of Love and Life (Avemo/ Engle)

D: 404 – Keys to Inspiration: Activation of Creative Thinking by Means of Right-Minded Painting (Lobanova)

ID: 104 – Growing the Light in Relational Darkness (Gressel)


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ID: 202 – Sex on the “Download” – When the Internet Disconnects You from Your Relationship (Nelson/Kort) ID: 203 – The Challenge of Connection: Using the ImagoGram Structured Interview Schedule (Harel/Grunhaus) ID: 204 – The Silent Man and the Emotional Woman: Stereotypes in Couples Therapy (Holmgren) ID: 205 – Working with Early-Wounded Couples: Moving From Critical to Connected (Remark)

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Hotel CE Disclaimer The Hotel Marienlyst is an internationally known, 4-star Satisfactory completion: Participants must have paid resort hotel located on the shores of the Øresund Sound. tuition fee, and completed, signed, and returned an attenThe rooms range from kings to suites and offer a view of the dance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of Sound or landscaped gardens. The hotel sits right on the completion/attendance. Failure to complete and return beach and it is only a short stroll to lush forest, the marina, attendance form/evaluation will result in forfeiture of Kronborg Castle, or the medieval centre of Helsingør, credit for the entire conference. Partial credit is not availwhich offers boutique shopping and cafés along cobble- able. Certificates will be available after the conference stone streets and alleys. online at The hotel takes pride in spoiling their guests in every way and making them feel at home. As a guest, you will Psychologists have free access to their luxurious indoor pool area, fitness American Psychological Association – R Cassidy Semicenter, full-service spa, and the Casino Marienlyst. nars/Amedco is an approved provider of continuing education for psychologists. R Cassidy Seminars/Amedco Contact: Hotel Marienlyst maintains responsibility for this program. Maximum of Ndr. Strandvej 2, 3000 Helsingør - Denmark 40 hours. Phone: 45 49 21 4000 Fax: 45 49 28 4900 Social Workers ASWB provider #1082 is approved as a provider of Room Rates continuing education by the Association of Social Work King/Double: $188.00 (DKK 1,000.00). You may have a Boards through the Approved Continuing Education sea view for an additional $33.00 (DKK 175.00) per night. (ACE) program. Phone: 1-800-225-6880; Website: www. Please specify king bed or two doubles when reserving R Cassidy Seminars/Amedco maintains responyour room. sibility for this program. Refunds Refund requests received or initiated 60 days or more in advance of the conference (August 17) will be granted minus a 10% processing fee. Refund requests received or initiated after August 17th will be processed minus a 33% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be issued after October 1, 2011. Exceptions for illness or death of family members are permitted. Registrants may cancel registrations online without notifying IRI. Failure to attend the conference without prior notification will result in forfeiture of the full registration fee.


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Imago Relationships International 8th Annual Conference 2011  

Imago's international conference of mental health professionals held in Denmark.