Welcome Relationship repairers, healers, and those on the journey of reconnection.
Being a certified Imago Couples Therapist I’ve had the benefit of intensive training. My passion has led me to join the Australian Committee –
Excitingly part of my role is to support others in learning this powerful model of relationship repair and reconnection. Wonderfully excited to offer you the Imago Clinical training online.
Want to know more ? Please join us on April 18th at 8 pm online ( free meet and greet prior to the training) with our international presenters – Nedra Fetterman, Gene Shelly and Kobus van Der Merwe. Please register your interest in the comments section below.
Super excited to offer counselors, social workers, family educators, psychologists, and other therapists AIRTA IMago Australia’s online training. Register now :))
Imago Clinical Training – Starting April 2022
AIRTA has organised for International Imago presenters to deliver the Imago Clinical training. For health professionals who would like to become certified as Imago Therapists or those interested in learning the skills. The training is delivered online. Each module consists of 32 hours and this translates to 32 CPD hours. 100% attendance is required but exceptional circumstances will be considered if a session cannot be attended. Previously Imago Therapists can attend the lecture one hour component for free.
This is a prerequisite for Modules 2 & 3. It is an introduction to Imago theory. 16 hour are spent on lectures whilst the remaining 16 hours consist of homework, videos, etc.
This consists of hands on practice and less theory. The different dialogues, such as, Parent Child Dialogue. It is a feedback model and focuses on the phenomenology beneath feelings.
This is like a learning lab. Videos of the students work are studied, there is feedback and coaching, specialist areas are explored, such as reactive couples, addictions, affairs, multicultural couples, sex (this is touched on) and more.
6 months self study period
On going supervision group for 3 – 4 hours once a month. A final video is then submitted and once approved, the student will be certified as an Imago Therapist.
The presenters are Gene Shelley, Nedra Fetterman and Kobus van der Merwe.
Gene Shelley Clinical Instructor and Workshop Presenter
Gene is a pastoral psychotherapist and a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, an International Association of theologically and clinically trained therapists. He is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He also is an affiliate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He was a former member of the teaching and supervising faculty of the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute, a psychoanalytically oriented residency training program. (Imago Therapy Gene Shelly, M. Div.)
Gene is also a Imago Clinician, Clinical Instructor and Workshop presenter. He runs the Getting you Love Workshop and the Imago Clinical Training for therapists. In addition, he runs individual and group consultations to support Imago therapists.
Dr Nedra FettermanClinical Instructor and Workshop Presenter
Nedra is a licensed psychologist and Director of the Relationship Center in Ardmore, PA. She brings over 16 years of experience in working with couples, families and organizations and is a senior therapist at The Center for Psychological Services and a clinical consultant to Corporate Initiatives. While she is known for her gentle, healing touch, she is a powerful presence in her workshops and her trainings. As a coach and mentor, she is committed to producing results which often means assisting clients transcends their self-imposed limitations and to get on with the adventrure of their lives. Nedra is passionate about rekindling her client’s aliveness and increasing their sense of wonder and possibility.
Nedra is a unique member of this training team and her work inspires transformational work in others. In both her workshops and trainngs, participants speak openly about the vulnerabilities and strengths that took them from a place of distance and injury to a place of connection and healing. She lives the dialogical processes that are at the heart and soul of vibrant relationships. (Imago Therapy Nedra Fetterman, Ph.D. (geneshelly.com)
Kobus van der MerweClinical Instructor and Workshop Presenter
Kobus van der Merwe is a faculty member of Imago International Training Institute and has been training clinicians in Imago Relationship Therapy (Clinical Training) and other professionals in the Imago Relationship Theory (Imago Professional Facilitator Training) since 1998.
He was a winner of the Harville Hendrix Award for Clinical Excellence in 2016 and is currently a Professor of Imago Studies at Daybreak University, California USA.
Kobus is a remarkable teacher and couples’ therapist who seamlessly weaves theory and Imago relationship constructs into his practice and supervision with students.
He has made a significant contribution to the development of Imago globally and particularly in South Africa. He is a second-generation Imago practitioner as both his parent’s practice Imago. He has been married to Anita for 30 years and together they have nurtured a family of third-generation Imago practitioners. (Kobus – Imago Africa).
Dates of the training
Module 1 (Duration 2 Hrs)
Module 2 (Duration 4 Hrs)
Module 3 (Duration 4 Hrs)
Tues 26 April 2022
Tues 19 July 2022
Tues 11 Oct 2022
Mon 2 May 2022
Tues 26 July 2022
Tues 18 Oct 2022
Tues 10 May 2022
Tues 2 Aug 2022
Tues 25 Oct 2022
Tues 17 May 2022
Tues 9 Aug 2022
Tues 1 Nov 2022
Tues 24 May 2022
Tues 16 Aug 2022
Tues 8 Nov 2022
Tues 7 June 2022
Tues 23 Aug 2022
Tues 15 Nov 2022
Tues 14 June 2022
Tues 30 Aug 2022
Tues 22 Nov 2022
Mon 17 June 2022
Tues 13 Sept 2022
Tues 30 Nov 2022
Costs of the Training $1400 Early bird Prior April $1500 Standard fee
Super excited fellow therapists, counselors and psychologists wanting to train in Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly-Hunt amazing therapy model Imago. Truly a blessing to be coaching clients to healing conversations for connections and healing.
We have Nedra Fetterman, Gene Shelly, Herb Tannebaum of the US, and Kobus Van der Merwe of the Imago Faculty. The Module 1 training will be two hours weekly online with a lecture then small group practice on April 26th, 10 am-12 pm Sydney local time.
Love to have you join us. Please drop me a comment if interested in learning more about this exciting new opportunity.
With a sense of sadness on this Valentine’s day, I wish to honor Brenda Rawlinson and her husband Peter Macmillan. Both dedicated advanced Imago couples therapists in their own right.
Chris and I first met Brenda and Peter at the Getting the Love You Want workshop in Lane Cove Sydney. This weekend’s couples workshops opened our eyes to what this relational therapy offers both personally and professionally. Peter and Brenda as husband and wife team lived this model of safe conversation, heartful joy, and growth toward deep connection. Their passion inspired us to complete the Clinical training they offered.
Brenda passed peacefully on Friday surrounded by love after a couple of years of dealing with a brain tumour and subsequent complications.
She will be mourned by many. Her legacy of love continues.
In an email, Peter shared their wedding vows and I respectfully share them here as a testament to their living them.
I vow to love and cherish you always, to stand by you and support you, whatever life may bring.
I vow to respect you, to honour our differences, and to meet you with truth and passion.
I vow to recognize and support your soul’s journey in this life and to honour our relationship as a vehicle for healing and growth.
I vow to share with you the joy of our children, to be strong and loving with you in our parenting and to make our home a place of safety, nourishment, beauty and humour.
I vow to protect and grow our love in this sacred vessel our marriage.
Brenda/Peter, I love you and willingly embrace you as my wife/husband.
They truly say it all.
Loving and healing to all she touched, as Brenda’s light still shines bright.
It’s nice to have a special day dedicated to love. Not that you have to be in a relationship. In Chile, I believe this is actually a friendship day celebrating our pals.
Surprisingly I get a lot of people asking if I see individuals. Yes, I do! We use EMDR, Resource Therapy, and Imago processes for accelerated results. Whether your mate won’t come. Or you want to clear the path forward for yourself. Totally love coaching both men and women toward their dream version of themselves and ideal relationships. Inside and out. We deal with the past so our future is healed. Allowing us to stop painful patterns and start exciting new adventures.
Chris and I are off to a nice lunch by the seaside, we just love a beautiful Sydney view. What will you do either for you if you choose or your sweetheart?
Of course, there are always flowers – red roses and a card for the traditional. Perhaps you go skydiving together for an adrenalin rush. Maybe a surprise picnic at the office. In Sydney, it’s a Monday. Please drop a comment below how you plan to spend it, love to hear from you!
Hey there I have just finished another episode of the Resourceful Therapist which relates to couples. You will meet Julie and Will, advanced Imago Couples Therapists. Plus they are running their next Getting the Love You Want Workshop online Sept 24 Just click the link for details.
I have a quick video for you where I share one of our take-home tasks in couples therapy. It’s 3 minutes of positivity directed toward your partner.
This is so important, as we need to build up the emotional good will. Most of us focus on the problems. Which seems like the best thing to do and there definitely is a time and place for that.
Most of us need to regroup and remember the good things. Especially in this Covid world. Gratitude and acknowledgement supports our immune system. Plus it feels better ! So here is a quick guide to the three key skills of Imago – Mirroring, Validation and Empathising. With the daily positivity practice of three minutes a day and sharing that. Love to know how you go, please drop me note below.