Friday, February 10th, 2023, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)
Speaker: Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier
CE Credits: 2 General MFT Credits
The Couples and Intimate Relationships Topical Interest Network invites you to join us for a webinar event with Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, an Imago Advanced Clinician and Workshop Presenter. The webinar will be worth 2 CE credits. Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier will introduce us to Imago Relationship Therapy, a relational paradigm that synthesizes attachment theory, object relations theory, developmental psychology, transactional analysis, and behavioral change techniques to help couples transform conflict into lasting connection. Through a safe and structured dialogical process, Imago therapists support couples in shifting from blame and reactivity to empathy and understanding. In this experiential overview of Imago, you will learn the basic assumptions of Imago theory, become familiar with some specific interventions, and get a taste of the Imago dialogue.
- Understand the neurobiological and emotional effects of the Imago Dialogue on couples.
- Describe several strategies to use in couples therapy to calm reactivity and create safety.
- Facilitate an appreciation dialogue between a couple.
Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier is a licensed psychotherapist and certified Imago Advanced Clinician and Workshop Presenter. She holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola and a Masters in Education from Harvard. She is completing a PhD in counseling with a specialization in Imago. She is the past President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Imago and Relationship Therapists and the past Chair of the Stewardship Circle of Imago Relationships North America. Currently the Director of Education and Training at the Imago Center DC, she is also an Associate Faculty Member of the Imago International Training Institute and trains therapists in Imago Relationship Therapy. Her strengths-based, trauma-informed approach is integrative and grounded in the principles of Imago theory, relational neurobiology, positive psychology, and somatic and mindfulness-based modalities. She and Jason, her husband of almost 30 years, lead workshops for couples and strive to practice what they preach. Franco-American global citizens, they have lived in Europe, the United States, and South America.