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Imago Couples Therapy

by Pat Love
Pat Love demonstrates the Imago Dialogue Process in an actual couples therapy session.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts

    Imago Couples Therapy
    Pat Love demonstrates the Imago Dialogue Process in an actual couples therapy session. We’re sure you’ll be impressed with Love’s passionate commitment as she takes charge and keeps her clients calm and focused.

    Before delving into hot button issues with couples, how do you get them to speak to each other without defenses or explosive arguments running rampant? Imago Couples Therapy provides the structure for your clients to have calm, empathic conversations with each other, no matter the conflict.

    In this video, Pat Love demonstrates this process with Kathy and Dave who report that they don’t know how to discuss problems without tensions running high. Dave is afraid to talk to Kathy about his concerns and so they build up. Kathy is losing patience and trust in Dave. Love carefully and adeptly helps Dave communicate fears and requests to Kathy, and patiently helps Kathy reflect them back correctly. The couple leaves the session optimistic, with new tools to communicate their difficulties, and insight into unique ways they can demonstrate their love for each other.

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    By watching this video, you will:

    • Learn how to facilitate the Imago Couples Therapy dialogue process.
    • Gain an understanding of how images of love from our original caregivers influence whom we choose as romantic partners and cause problems in those relationships.
    • Develop new couples therapy techniques that help each partner become a healing agent for the other.
    Length of video: 1:48:00
    Number of Discs: 1
    English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD
    This DVD plays in All Regions
    Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-197-6
    Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-197-9
    Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-198-4
    Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-198-6
    Pat LovePatricia Love, EdD is a renowned expert on relationships and personal development, speaking at conferences all over the world. She is the author of the two popular books, Hot Monogamy and The Truth About Love, and the recent How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It. She has appeared numerous times on Oprah, The Today Show and CNN. She is also a past president of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counseling.

    Love speaks more than either client. Love takes a condescending posture and avoids taking time to allow Kathy to present her perspective. Love avoids breaking down Dave's wording in which he essentially blames Kathy for his fear of rejection.
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    Learning objectives:

    • Facilitate the Imago Couples Therapy dialogue process.
    • Explain Love's perspective on how images of love from our original caregivers influence whom we choose as romantic partners and cause problems in those relationships.
    • Apply couples therapy techniques that help each partner become a healing agent for the other.