Clinical Training Program in Imago Relationship Therapy

Training in London, UK

Offered by Sophie Slade, Ph.D. Imago Senior Clinical Instructor

For psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and  family therapists seeking expertise in couples’ therapy.

The Training Program consists of 15 days followed by 6 months of clinical supervision to a required level of competence for certification. The modules must be attended in sequence.


Cost: £2,100, Discount of £250 if already attended Introduction to Imago - 2 day training.  Non-therapist partners are very welcome to audit the course for £900

Pre-requisites: Attendance at a “Getting the Love You Want” workshop. Membership in UKCP or equivalent nationally recognized regulating body with standards of training, supervision and ethics.

Please register early to ensure your place. This is a small group training.

What you can expect from the training

  • A deep theoretical understanding of couple relationships which serves as a map to guide your interventions - why we pick the partners we do, why we have the conflicts we have, and what to do to move into the joy that is our essence.
  • Practice in developing skill in facilitating couples, holding them gently and firmly in new ways of connecting through the Imago dialogue processes, deepening their empathic connection, and empowering them to heal their relationship.
  • A personal growth experience that will quite possibly impact your own personal and professional relationships, your way of working with all your clients and your way of being in the world.
  • A sense that couple therapy can be fun joyful, and enlivening for you and your clients.

Imago Relationship Therapy is a research-supported, systematic theory of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love you Want: a Guide for Couples, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Imago theory powerfully synthesizes major aspects of depth psychology, object relations, systems theory and humanistic-existential theory into a comprehensive approach to working with relationships.

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Next UK Trainings starting 2019 in London

Brilliant at the Basics, London UKApril 21-23,
The Relational Self: Working with Individuals - on-line - for Facilitators, Educators and Therapists, with Wendy PattersonWeekly Thursdays from May 4 - June 8, 2023, 1-4 p.m. Easter
Fundamentals of Imago Facilitation - on-lineMay 5 1-4 Eastern
May 6, 7 & 21, 10-5 Eastern
Imago through a Developmental Lens - in person, Las Vegas, USA with Jesica Eames3-day pre-conference training October 9-11, 2023 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Imago Clinical Training - in person in Vancouver, BC, CanadaModule 1: Thursday - Sunday, November 9-12, 2023
Module 2: Thursday - Sunday, January 25-28, 2024
Module 3: Thursday - Sunday, April 4-7, 2024
Imago Presentational Skills Training - on line for Imago Facilitators and TherapistsNext training dates


“This was a very amazing training and I feel I have grown enormously both professionally and in my personal relationship.”

Debbie Winterbourne

“Sophie is truly an exceptional instructor. I had so many “aha” moments both on a personal and professional level, that I’d highly recommend the training to anyone.”

Sabrina Weyeneth

“It is so valuable and exciting to see Sophie working the seamless flow and be gifted by receiving her feedback."

Andrea Schaal.

"Not only does Sophie come across as very intelligent and competent but also as a warm, loving and safe guide”

Andrea Schaal