- Class 1 - Imago Relationship Therapy: Becoming Competent in couple's work
January 8, 2020
10:15 am - 1:15 pm
- Class 2 - Ethical Practice for Couples Therapy!
January 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Imago, Ethics in Couples Counseling Seminar!
January 8, 2020
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Please Note NEW OSSE Address
1050 First St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)
This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 category I CEUs. The cost for the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59. Refreshments (healthy and not-so-healthy) are served through out the day.
Class 1 – 10:15am-1:15pm (3 CEUs)
Imago Relationship Therapy: Becoming Competent in couple’s work
Couple’s work can often feel overwhelming for clinicians. In spite of years of training in psychotherapy, the thought of having to manage the energy and the conflict of two people leads many therapists to run the other way. Imago Relationship Therapy is an approach with a thirty-year track record. It provides clinicians with a new perspective into conceptualizing conflict as well as a clear structure for running a session, allowing the therapist to remain in control of the room and achieve phenomenal results.
This interactive training offers concrete steps for providing successful couples counseling. Participants will gain confidence in couples work when they understand the methods employed by Imago therapists. Clinicians will learn how to better conceptualize the conflict that the couples is experiencing, and how to create enough safety to de-escalate the conflict and help the couple reconnect. Participants will also be exposed to the Imago Dialogue process and how it can be used to elicit more effective communication, understanding, and compassion. (Trainer Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, MS, LCPC is a certified Imago Relationship Therapy Advanced Clinician. Rabbi Slatkin is the author of numerous publications and is a founder of the Marriage Restoration Project)
Class 2- 2:00pm-5:00pm (3 CEUs)
Ethical Practice for Couples Therapy!
Therapists are taught of our ethical responsibility to “Do no Harm”. Couples therapy is an area in which the potential for harm to the client is great as “unsuccessful therapy” can make a relationship worse and even lead to divorce. Besides basic competency in couple’s work, there are other practices of good therapy that when applied will ensure that the therapist provides a safe and neutral environment for the couple to work through their issues.
This interactive training will help you explore the best ethical practices for couple’s therapy as well as explore why working with couples requires a different set of core competencies than individual therapy. Through lecture and interactive discussions, participants will consider the various ethical dilemmas that arise in couple’s therapy. They will also learn how to better provide neutrality and unconditional positive regard for the couple.
Participants will learn best ethical practices for couple’s therapy that will make their work with couples more effective. You will examine real case scenarios and will gain skills that will be useful to all areas of your clinical practice. (Trainer Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, MS, LCPC is a certified Imago Relationship Therapy Advanced Clinician. Rabbi Slatkin is the author of numerous publications and is a founder of the Marriage Restoration Project)
The Full Seminars consist of two trainings totaling 6 CEUs and costing $99. Participants can attend an individual class for $59. Refreshments are served through out the day. Agencies sending 3 or more staff members only pay $89 per person for the full seminar.
Important: In order to enter the building, you must have a government issued ID.
As of early 2018, OSSE has moved down the block from its previous location. The current location is: 1050 First St NE, 1st floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton Conference Rooms, Washington, DC 20002.
This location is accessible by Metro. It is approximately a nine minute walk from Union Station.