Imago Clinical Training: Modules 1 - 3

The clinical training program prepares you for Imago certification. The clinical training program consists of three modules of 32 course hours each*. The modules are scheduled with several months in between to enable trainees to practice with clients and prepare recordings of practice sessions. 

*Online hours may vary.
*Course delivery hours may vary according to Instructor or Country.

 What are the requirements to register for this training?

Requirements for working with couples in a clinical setting vary depending on the state, province, or country.

  • Agreement signed with Imago International Training Institute (IITI) regarding training materials, logo, advertising, and titles.
  • U.S. clinicians: 
    • Application
    • CV or resume
    • Copy of malpractice insurance

*Partners/spouses and professionals who are not licensed psychotherapists who are interested in Imago certification: Please ask the instructor about imago facilitator and imago educator options.

Continuing Education Credits and Tuition:
Note: Requirements for continuing education or professional development varies depending on the state, province, or country.

  • 12-Day Training
  • 96 CEs
  • Tuition
  • Continuing professional development 105 credits by Order des Psychologues du Quebec


After this training, participants will be able to:

Hannah, M.T., Luquet, W., McCormick, J. Galvin, K., Ketterer, K., May, K., Hayes, R., & Kott, L.A. (1997). Brief report: Short-term Imago therapy and changes in personal
distress. The Journal of Imago Relationship Therapy 2 (2), 55-67.

Holliman, R, Muro, L., & Luquet, W. (2015). Imago relationship therapy and accurate empathy development. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.

Love, P., & Shulkin, S. (2001). Imago Theory and the Psychology of Attraction. The Family
Journal, 9(3), pp. 246-249. doi:10.1177/1066480701093002

Luquet, W., & Hannah, M.T. (1996). The efficacy of short-term Imago therapy: Preliminary findings. The Journal of Imago Relationship Therapy, 1 (1), 67-75.

Luquet, W., Hannah, M. & Mccormick, J., (1997). Compass as a Measure of the efficacy of couples therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 25(1), pp. 76-90. doi:10.1080/01926189708251056

Martin, T. L., & Bielawski, D. M. (2011). What Is the African American’s Experience Following
Imago Education? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 51(2), pp. 216-228.

McMahon, M. (1999). Applying Stolorow’s theory of intersubjectivity to Hendrix’s Imago
techniques. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 69(2), pp. 309-334. doi:10.1080/00377319909517557

Muro, L., & Holliman, R. (2014). Relationship workshop with high-risk, hispanic couples.
North Carolina Perspectives 9, 51-62.

Oh, J. (2010). Psychosocial Development in South Korean Couples and Its Effects on Marital
Relationships. Journal of Human Understanding and Counseling. 31(1), 47 – 63.

Schmidt, C., Luquet, W. & Gehlert, N. (2015). Evaluating the impact of the Getting the Love
You Want Couples workshop on relational satisfaction and communication patterns. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.