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2011 Imago International Conference in Denmark

  1. 1. IMAGOIn DenmarkThe Challenge of Creating ChangeOctober 20–October 22, 2011Elsinore (Copenhagen), Denmarkwww.imagoconference.com
  2. 2. ChristiansborgPalace onthe Islet ofSlotsholmenis the seat ofthe DanishParliament.VELKOMMEN
  3. 3. 1WELCOME to the Imago Relationships International 8thAnnual Conference!We invite you to join us on in the shores of Denmark for this truly exceptional event. We are meetingthis year at the Hotel Marienyst, located in the picturesque seaside town of Helsingør (Elsinore) anda stone’s throw from Kronborg Castle, an elegant fortress made famous by Shakespeare as the settingfor Hamlet. Only a 45 minute train ride from Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, this medievalvillage boasts views of the Øresund Sound separating Denmark from Sweden. Attendees are encour-aged to explore local attractions like Kronborg Castle and Helsingør Bymuseum (City Museum).The 8thAnnual Conference officially opens the morning of Thursday, October 20thwith a perfor-mance celebrating the works of author Hans Christian Andersen by internationally renowned stageand screen actress Susse Wold.ThemorningkeynotewillbepresentedbyImagoco-foundersHarvilleHendrix,Ph.D.andHelenLaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Building on the conference theme, they will address the complexities of changefrom the perspective of two major contributors to this discussion, Sigmund Freud and The Buddha,as well as a relative newcomer to the conversation, Imago.In the afternoon, Anne-Lise Lovlie Schibbye, Ph.D., one of Scandinavia’s foremost thinkersand writers in the field of clinical psychology, will explore the link between German philosopherG.W.F. Hegel’s concept of Recognition and its link to psychotherapeutic change. She is followedby Rich Simon, Ph.D. of thePsychotherapy Networker,who will help illuminate anew vision of professionalcommunity.Later that evening, join yourcolleagues at the Brede VaerkMuseum for a private viewingof exhibits that celebrateDenmark’s rich cultural andeconomic history. A tradi-tional Danish smorgasbordwill follow.Day two of the conference(Friday, October 21st) beginswith “Imago around theWorld” led by IRI ExecutiveDirector Tim Atkinson. Later,members of IRI’s Austriancommunity will share theirexperiences bringing parentsand children together in apresentation entitled “TheGeneration Dialogue.”This year we are offeringfour concurrent sessions. Twoconcurrents will be offered onFriday at 10:30 am and 3:45pm. Between these sessions,our final keynote, Allan Holmgren, M.A., a leading expert in the field of Narrative Therapy, willexamine the strong connection between the establishment of identity and affirmative narrativesabout self and others. Afterward, attendees are invited to take a train ride into Copenhagen and enjoythe sights of this culturally rich city.Saturday morning (October 22nd), Rick Stolp, Ph.D. and Jette Simon, Clin. Psych. will discusswhat to do after couples start listening to each other. The final two concurrent sessions will followand attendees will have a moment of rest before the evening’s festivities begin.Saturday evening, attendees will enjoy a fabulous three-course meal featuring traditional Danishdelicacies while celebrating the achievements of peers at the 8thAnnual Imago Awards Ceremony.The evening’s entertainment begins with the rock/pop music duo the Olsen Brothers and continueswith Route 66, covering the classic hits of the 50’s and 60’s. Route 66 has been brought to the confer-ence by our generous sponsors, Kærlighed & Kildevand Center for Dialogue.Imago RelationshipsInternational EighthAnnual Conference:Elsinore, DenmarkTable of ContentsWelcome....................................... 1The Challenge ofCreating Change........................ 2Preconference Schedule.......... 4Conference Schedule................ 6Special Guests ..........................10Preconference Speakers.........12Conference Speakers ..............14Visiting Copenhagen................ 18Visiting Elsinore.......................20Registration..............................22Hotel & Cancellation Info.......25Attendees’ Map........................26“What a piece ofwork is a man, hownoble in reason, howinfinite in faculty,in form and movinghow express andadmirable, in actionhow like an angel, inapprehension howlike a god!”–William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 2.2Brochure design and cover illustrationby Thomas Seltzer for Seltzer StudioGraphics (www.seltzerstudio.com).Photos courtesy Shutterstock unlessotherwise noted.Harville Hendrix andHelen Lakelly Hunt
  4. 4. 2CREATINGCHANGEThe challenge ofKronborg Castlestands watchover the seawardapproach to ØresundSound. This elegantRenaissancecastle and militaryfortress surroundedby bastions andravelins, was used byShakespeare as thesetting for Hamlet.
  5. 5. 3Psychotherapy exists to serve people in emotional painand, specific to Imago Therapy, to help those whoserelationships are at risk.There are many things a therapist can do to help clientsfeel better, particularly providing a sympathetic ear andperhaps some new perspectives. But the challenge is tocreate the kind of deep internal change that supports asustainable new direction for the client, one that graduallylimits the need for therapeutic intervention.A critical step toward lasting change is a change in yourinternal narrative. Each of us has a story about who we areand who are partner is and we have created these storiesor narratives based on our past experiences. The storyusually fits our experience (so we believe it) but the storyitself becomes a trap. There can be no change withoutunderstanding what is left out of our narrative and a shiftto a new and stronger way of looking at ourselves, ourpartners, and our world.ThisjourneyisimplicitinImagoRelationshipTherapy,with its emphasis on learning about oneself and one’spartner through dialogues about the present that link tothe emotional past. During this conference, we will havethe opportunity to see how Imago Relationship Therapystands within a broader field of narrative psychology inthe tradition of Daniel Stern, Michel Foucault, MichaelWhite, Kenneth Gergen, Paul Riceur and many others.Building on the conference theme, Imagoco-founders Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and HelenLaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. will address the complexi-ties of change from the perspective of two majorcontributors to this discussion, Sigmund Freud andThe Buddha, as well as a relative newcomer to theconversation, Imago. Our eminent invited speakerAllan Holmgren is renowned in his native Denmarkand beyond for his work on how identity andhumanity is established through affirmative narra-tives about the self and others. He will show howthese principles are applied in narrative-couple-therapy, to create change through buildingnarratives that support the relationship.We are also delighted to welcome Anne-Lise SchibbyeLøvlie, Ph.D., the eminent Swedish psychologist andauthor who is particularly well known for her work inte-grating the philosophies of Hegel and Kierkegaard intoclinical psychology. She will show how Hegel’s concept of“recognition” can be applied to create therapeutic change.Hegel believed that our full spirit is developed oncesomeone coming into self-consciousness is able to clearlysee another’s self-consciousness. For Imago Therapists,this is expressed in the mirroring and validation inherentwithin the Imago Dialogue, the primary tool for creatingchange in a couple’s relationship.Another invited speaker, Rich Simon, Ph.D. has closeties to Imago, through his wife Jette. Rich is the founder ofthePsychotherapyNetworker,andeachyearbringstogetherthe great minds of psychotherapy to explore what makestherapy effective at creating change. Even the best clinicalapproaches cannot be successful unless well applied. Richwill share insights from those who have achieved clinicalexcellence and understand how to maintain it.Conference Learning Objectiveso Identify the critical elements in ImagoTherapy that must be present in order tocreate changeo Recognize the parallels between NarrativePsychotherapy and Imago and apply them toimprove interventionso Identify the key concepts of Hegel’s theory ofrecognition and apply it therapeutically in anImago style interventiono Recognize three key factors which defineclinical excellence and how to maintain ito Describe the concept of seeing a person asa narrative project and understanding how achange in that narrative can be madeThe Purpose of the IRI AnnualConferenceo To provide consistent development andsupport for IRI Memberso To host an annual event at which thecommunity of IRI can connecto To expand and develop Imago Clinical Theoryand Practiceo To expand the practice, image, and resourcesof IRI Members.o To support and host a Global Summit“This above all: tothine own self be true,And it must follow, asthe night the day,Thou canst not then befalse to any man.”–Hamlet, 1.3
  6. 6. 4SCHEDULEPreconferenceQuaint dwellingsline thecobblestonestreets of themedieval seasidevillage of Elsinore.
  7. 7. 5Monday, October 17, 2011Monday, October 17-–Wednesday, October 198:00 AM – 6:00 PMPreparation for CommittedPartnership: Singles ClinicalTraining (ID: 001)Wendy Patterson, MSW &Jette Simon, Clin. Psych.This course is designed to help therapistsbecome more effective in preparing theirsingle clients for a committed relationshipand/or marriage. This training is designed forrelational work in a group setting with theoryand processes to show single people how tomodify their character adaptation in an inti-mate relationship. In relationship, we werewounded, and only in relationship can we behealed. This course is also useful for thera-pists in doing character work with couples.The 30 hours of classroom instruction willbe followed by tel-class sessions to be sched-uled after the conference. All participantsmust attended both classroom and tele-classsessions to receive continuing educationcredits. Tele-class sessions are scheduled atthe convenience of the intructor(s). (40 CEs)Monday, October 17- Wednesday, October 199:00 AM – 6:00 PMJourney of Change (ID: 003)Maya Kollman, MA &Sophie Slade, Ph.D.If you have ever wondered why your partner(and your clients) find it so difficult to changeeven when you’re nice about it and use theBehavior Change Request Dialogue, joinMaya Kollman and Sophie Slade on a voyageof personal and professional discovery toidentify ten essential transformational shiftsthat couples need to make on the journey ofchange through Imago work. Watch 39 yearsof Imago experience at work demonstratingprocesses you will then practice to help yourclients make these critical shifts. (24 CEs)Monday, October 17- Wednesday, October 199:00 AM – 6:00 PMCharacterological Growth (ID:102)Maureen Brine, RN, ICADC &Rick Stolp, Ph.D.This three-day experience deepens theo-retical understanding of characterologicaladaptations to pain through experientialprocessing at a personal level. In the Talmudthere is a quote, “We can’t see the world as itis; we see it as we are.” This profound trainingtakes the defense of projection and high-lights the many ways we put it to use. As longas projection is available to us, we are out ofconnection with ourselves and others. Thispersonal training is both exquisitely simpleand complex, at the same time. Previousparticipants describe the training as “extraor-dinary and transformational.” (24 CEs)Wednesday, October 19, 20119:00 AM – 12:00 PMAn Ethics Workshop for ImagoTherapists (ID: 004)Gene Shelly, M.Div.This workshop will look at our ethical respon-sibilities in light of Imago theory and practice.We will focus on the development of a “bestpractices” handbook by looking at many of theissues and dilemmas that Imago therapists faceevery day. Our ethical guide will continue tobe the American Psychological Associationcode of ethics. We will process and discussin small groups ethical conflicts, issues andproblemsthatarisewithinthepracticesettingsof Imago Relationship Therapists. Then wewill collect our ideas to begin to form the “bestpractice” handbook. (3 CEs)2:00 – 5:00 PMLatest Methods in Imago WorkshopPresentation (ID: 005)Maureen Brine, RN, ICADCThis is an annual event for Certified ImagoWorkshop Presenters focused at improvingtheir skills. Specific goals of the sessioninclude reviewing theory and expandingtheoretical applications, defining the goalsof presenters, and enhancing presentationalstyle. (3 CEs)5:30 – 6:30 PMVolunteer MeetingVolunteers will gather in the MarienlystRoom to receive their assignments and learnhow to help fellow conference attendees getthe most out of this year’s event. Volunteerswill be recognized for the crucial servicethey provide.6:30 – 7:00 PMNew Attendee Buddy Meeting(ID: 006)Whether you are new to the Imago commu-nity, attending your first IRI Conference orjust want to meet new people, this is the placefor you. First-time conference attendees willbe introduced to “mentors” who will serve asa resource of information and introductionthroughout the conference.7:30 – 9:30 PMWelcome Reception (ID: 007)Gather just off the lobby in the MarienlystBar & Lounge and in the exhibit area to seeold friends, meet colleagues, and greet ournewest members. This traditional openingreception will feature plenty of food, cock-tails and live entertainment.Monday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 19“Speak the speech, I pray you, as Ihave pronounced it to you, trippinglyon the tongue; but if you mouth it, asmany of your players do, I had as liefthe towncrier spoke my lines. Nor donot saw the air too much with yourhand, thus, but use all gently.”– Hamlet, 3.2
  8. 8. 6Constructed inthe 17thcenturyas Copenhagen’smain port and oncehome (no. 20) toHans ChristianAndersen, Nyhavnnow offers some ofthe best al frescodining in the city.SCHEDULEConference
  9. 9. 7October 20, 20117:30 –8:45 AMContinental BreakfastComplimentary for guests of the hotel.8:00 AM – 6:00 PMRegistration9:00 – 10:00 AMOpening CeremonyThe 8thAnnual Conference officially openswith a performance celebrating the works ofauthor Hans Christian Andersen by interna-tionally renowned stage and screen actress,SusseWoldoftheRoyalDanishTheatre.Thiswill be followed by the traditional parade offlags representing the 28 nations of ImagoRelationships International (IRI).10:15 AM – 12:30 PMThe Challenge of CHANGE: theBuddha and Freud in Dialogue withImagoKeynotes: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. &Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.Discontent with the current situation (bothpersonal and social) and what to change andhow to change it is a historical and universalhuman conversation. In this lecture, two majorparticipants in this conversation, the Buddhaand Freud, and a relative newcomer to theconversation, Imago, will engage in a discus-sion of this critical subject with a focus on whypeoplesufferandhowtheycanheal.(2.25CEs)12:30 – 1:45 PMBuffet LunchComplimentary for conference attendees.1:45 – 3:15 PMRecognition: A PsychotherapeuticIntervention?Keynote: Anne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye, Ph.D.Recognition (German: Anerkennung) – aconcept borrowed from the German philoso-pherG.W.F.Hegelwillbeexploredandlinkedto clinical attitude, inter-subjectivity, moralimagination and psychotherapeutic change.(1.5 CEs)3:30 – 4:30 PMCommunities of PracticeKeynote: Rich Simon, Ph.D.Therapists usually enter the field becausethey’re drawn to do the work. But whetherthey excel depends largely on the communityof practice they create for themselves. Here’s amodest proposal about how to get out of yourcubby hole, enliven your conversations withothers in the field, and experience a new kindof professional community. (1 CE)5:00 – 9:00 PMSocial Event at Brede VaerkMuseum (ID: 100)Enjoy a private viewing of exhibits that cele-brate Denmark’s rich cultural and economichistory at the beautiful Brede Vaerk Museumfollowed by a traditional Danish smorgasbordat nearby Frilandsmuseets Restaurant. Busesleave from the lobby entrance beginning at4:45 pm.October 21, 20117:30 – 8:45 AMContinental BreakfastComplimentary for guests of the hotel.8:00 AM – 6:00 PMRegistration9:00 – 9:45 AMExecutive Director UpdateTim AtkinsonThis session provides an opportunity to expe-rience the development of Imago around theworld. What does it mean to be a member ofthe global Imago organization today, and inthe future? How can we join together to moresuccessfully bring Imago to couples aroundthe world? How do we all work most effec-tivelytogether,aslocalImagoGroups,Faculty,and the International Organization?This presentation will bring together perspec-tives from the Imago Board, Regional Leadersand Faculty leadership. Come and be amazedat the incredible work that the Imago commu-nity is engaged in, and hear inspiring tales ofpersonal commitment to change relationshipstheworldover.Thesessionwillbefollowedbya special presentation from Imago in Austria,about an exciting project they have developedto bridge the generation gap.10/21/11 9:45 – 10:15 AMThe Generation DialogueSabine Bosel, Roland Bosel, IreneChristen & Andreas ChristenThis special plenary session showcases acreative new project from Austria. Rolandand Sabine Bosel have established a reputa-tion as two of the leading couples therapistsin Vienna. They are often on television andattracthundredsofattendeeseachyeartotheir“Getting The Love You Want” workshops.In this session they will share with us theirexperience of bringing together parentsand their adult children (age 20 or over) in“Generation Workshops,” where the dialogueis used to deepen their connection. Alreadymore than 15 workshops have been held bothin Vienna and Munich, with over 150 genera-tion pairs.Concurrent Sessions I10:30 AM – 12:30 PMConsidering Money Issues Throughthe Relational Lens (ID: 101)Barbara Mitchell, LCSWThis workshop will apply the recent advancesin the understanding and treatment of moneyissues in the couple’s relationship and willintroduce the Imago Therapist to a specificapproach that loosens the gridlock stallingthe relationship. Unraveling the individualand relational messages hidden in the “moneyproblem” enables the therapist to deepen thetreatment. (2 CEs)10:30 AM – 12:30 PMLiving Together Loneliness: ADialogical Approach (ID: 102)Pat Love, Ed.D & Eva BerlanderLoneliness among married and committedcouples is purported in growing numbersthroughout the US, Europe, and Scandan-avia. Given that 80% of couples cite “growingapart” as the reason for divorce or separations,it’s easy to see the threat loneliness poses tohappiness and stability in relationships. Shortlecture, demonstration and experiential exer-cises will be used to make this presentationboth personally and professionally rewarding.(2 CEs)10:30 AM – 12:30 PMMale and Female Perspectives ofLove and Life (ID: 103)Anders Avemo, Psychiatrist &Hannah Engel, Clin. Psych.Men and women are different: genetically,biologically, and culturally. Understandingthis can offer us a greater appreciation forwho we are. Our gender differences have beenpartly denied. The Behavior Change Requestlooks different from male and female points ofview. Celebrating these differences will buildMonday, October 20 – Concurrent Sessions I
  10. 10. 8bridges when frustrations are based on genderignorance. (2 CEs)10:30 AM –12:30 PMGrowing the Light in RelationalDarkness (ID: 104)Josh Gressel, Ph.D.How do we help our clients learn the skillto focus on the light and learn to trust thatthrough this focus the positive can gain theupper hand in their conflict? Keeping hopealive when there doesn’t seem to be any is oneof the major challenges of staying in connec-tion. The couple needs to learn the skill ofhope, a skill that can be practiced with properinstruction and modeling. In this workshopwe will study a passage from Reb Nachmanof Bratslav, an 18thcentury Hasidic masterwho suffered from severe depression and whotaught specific strategies for finding light whenall seems lost. (2 CEs)12:30 PM– 2:00 PMBuffet LunchComplimentary for conference attendees.2:00 PM – 3:30 PMNarrative Therapy with Couples:From Fighters to FriendsKeynote Speaker: Allan Holmgren, MAThe keynote presentation will unfold thecentral point that identity and humanity isestablished through affirmative narrativesabout self and others in mutual relationships.If expressions and intentions are not affirmedin relationships you are left with loneliness,despair, depression and anxiety because ofsuch daily traumatic experiences.Both stress and depression are related to theexperience of loneliness. The most efficientantidote to stress and depression is coupletherapy and where discussion and directdialogue between the partners are not allowed.And individual therapy with responses fromoutsiderwitnessesisalsoextremelyhelpfulandefficient. The mantra is: Get out of the fight!Narrative therapy is based both on culturalpsychology and on poststructuralist philos-ophy. There is no such thing as an innercore-self without its continuous productionin relationships. The Self and the auto-biog-raphy is extremely fragile, fragmented andconsists of many voices with different andoften contradictory statements and intentions.There will be DVD-excerpts from narrativecouple-therapy as an integrated part of thekeynote-presentation. (1.5 CEs)Concurrent Sessions II3:45 –5:45 PMNew Consultation Methods (ID: 201)Wendy Patterson, LCSW, LMFT &Jette Simon, Clin. Psych.This workshop is for Certified Imago Consul-tants and is designed to offer our latestthinking about working with therapists whoare working with couples and trauma. We willexplore a framework for assisting the consul-tant to coach the Imago couple’s therapist inworking through the relational paradigm withcouples experiencing trauma and the subse-quent reactivity that occurs. (2 CEs)3:45 – 5:45 PMSex on the Download: When theInternet Disconnects You from YourRelationship (ID: 202)Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. & Joe Kort, Ph.D.This presentation will teach Imago Therapist’sways to treat compulsive internet behaviorswith Imago dialogical techniques withoutpathologizing all internet use. Pornog-raphy use may satisfy many individualneeds, unrelated to psychopathology orsexual dysfunction. These behaviors may be“gateway” behaviors to other more problematicrelationship issues. (2 CEs)3:45 – 5:45 PMThe Challenge of Connection:Using the ImagoGram StructuredInterview Schedule (ID:203)Tamar Zohar Harel, MSW, Ph.D. &Leora Grunhaus, MSWThe challenge and success of connecting IRTand the multigenerational family systemsmodel of human functioning as adaptationmodels will be discussed. The focus will beon clinical practice, supervision and trainingissues. Lecture, experiential, demonstrationsand analysis will be included. (2 CEs)3:45 – 5:45 PMThe Silent Man and the EmotionalWoman: Stereotypes in CoupleTherapy (ID: 204)Allan Holmgren, MAThis workshop will show excerpts from narra-tive couples therapy that show the importanceof telling the stories of traumatic experiencesboth partners in a couple have. The partici-pants will be involved in exercises that give anexperience of the power of narrative therapy.(2 CEs)3:45– 5:45 PMWorking with Early-WoundedCouples: Moving From Critical toConnected Using Body-CenteredVisualization (ID: 205)Katy Remark, Ph.D.Techniques from other modalities can be inte-grated into the couple’s session enhancing theImago experience and fostering a deepeningof connection in the couple. These techniquescan be successfully used with early-woundedcouples exhibiting symbiotic connection andan Inner Critic projected onto the partner andrelationship. This workshop will demonstratehow to integrate healing techniques into ancouple’s session with particular focus on threethemes: Calling on the Will, Symbiosis andthe Inner Critic. (2 CEs)October 22, 20117:30 – 8:45 AMContinental BreakfastComplimentary for guests of the hotel.8:00 AM – 4:00 PMRegistration9:00 AM – 12:00 PMMethods in Imago Clinical Practice:What Do You Do After They AreListening?Rick Stolp, Ph.D. &Jette Simon, Clin. Psych.Highly charged couples are often difficultfor the therapist/coach to manage. Sometimesthe mere act of having couples face each otherstirs up immediate reactivity and it is hard tohelp hold them in Dialogue. This session isdesigned to provide the therapist/coach withtools that will help the couple learn to listento one another and by-pass much of the reac-tivity that often unfolds in sessions. ListeningConcurrent Sessions I –October 22
  11. 11. 9is the first part of the Dialogue process, butnot enough. The second focus of the clinicalupdate is helping the couple move into thevalidation process at a richer depth. Thisupdate will include brief lectures, skillsdemonstrations and hopefully time to practicesome new skills! (3 CEs)12:00 – 1:15 PMBuffet LunchComplimentary for conference attendees.Concurrent Sessions III1:30 – 3:30 PMDeeper Understanding of the BCRDialogue (ID: 301)Bruce Crapuchettes, Ph.D. &Francine Beauvoir, Ph.D.In Imago work, marriage problems arenot solved or even solvable, only healable.Healing occurs when needs are met thatwere not met in childhood. This session willnot only underscore the importance of theBCR Dialogue, but will increase your skill inusing it and in developing an in-depth under-standing of its strategy. You will receive aneight page handout. (2 CEs)1:30 – 3:30 PMDeveloping Connective Self-Regulation: Integrating Heart, Bodyand Brain in Imago Work (ID: 302)Helge Poulsen & Britt ErikssonWe will guide participants through an inte-grative understanding of the heart, body, andbrain perspective. By being in contact withour heart and present in heartful awarenesswe can enhance empathy for ourselves and ourpartners. The concept of connective self-regu-lation describes how the corrective emotionaland relational experience gives birth toenhanced connectivity and differentiation inthe relationship. It repairs disconnection fromthe past and slowly transforms attachmentpatterns. (2 CEs)1:30 PM – 3:30 PMInspire to Rewire: Using Imago toFacilitate Safe Attachment andForm New Pathways in the Brain(ID: 303)Eva BerlanderEva takes us by the hand and leads us throughthe landscapes of differences, intimacy, neuro-biology and love. With nearly twenty years ofexperience working with couples, she inspiresus to learn the essential shifts we all need tomake, in order for us to achieve lasting change– and loving relationships. Her tools areinterpersonal neurobiology, mental training,mindfulness, and the brilliance of Imago Rela-tionship Therapy. Get inspired to rewire yourpersonal and professional life. (2 CEs)1:30 – 3:30 PMThe Appreciative and AttunedTherapist: Keys to ConnectingChallenging Couples (ID: 304)Rebecca Sears, M.Div., LPCThis interactive workshop focuses on howthe Imago Therapist can create, developand sustain a culture of appreciation amidstconflict. Together we will delve into skills for“leading from appreciation” in even the mostchallenging of situations. While using andaccentuating the healing beliefs of the thera-pist, learning targeted Dialogues/stems andpsycho-educational pieces, we will progressdown the path of Imago artistry. Videos anddemonstrations included. (2 CEs)Concurrent Sessions IV3:45 – 5:45 PMConnecting with Self and Other(ID: 401)Sophie Slade, Ph.D. &Sherry Stolp, MA, LPCAIn our continuing series on the developmentalstages, we will address the Identity Stage ofdevelopment. Through use of theory, videoclips and case examples we will help partici-pants deepen their understanding of howidentity stage adaptations present challengesto connection in couple relationships and howdevelopmentally savvy clinicians can dancetherapeutically with these couples, as theystruggle with the core dilemma of having a selfand being in relationship. (2 CEs)3:45 – 5:45 PMUsing Heart Rate VariabilityBiofeedback to Assist the DialogueProcess with Highly ReactiveCouples (ID: 402)Walter J. Ciecko, Ph.D., BCBHighly reactive couples struggle to gainpersonal safety and constructive movement intheir interactions with each other. The ImagoTherapist will gain an awareness of HRVbiofeedback as an adjunctive aid to creatinggreater intentionality and less reactivity incouple interactions with each other. A struc-tured dialogue process for use with highlyreactive couples that promotes safety and curi-osity will be demonstrated. (2 CEs)3:45 – 5:45 PMHow to Deepen Imago Couples Workwith Hypnotherapy (ID: 403)Jannie Kildested, Cand. Psych.This session will offer a live demonstrationof the Parent/Child dialogue combined withhypnotherapy. There will be a short lectureon unfounded jealousy that will outline howto use either hypnoanalysis or classical hypno-therapy to help address it. A videotaped casestudy may be presented. (2 CEs)3:45 – 5:45 PMKeys to Inspiration: Activation ofthe Creative Thinking by Means ofRight-Bind Painting (ID: 404)Tatiana LobanovaThe purpose of this session is to activate acreative way of thinking and fostering a newvision of yourself, your life, your relations,to intensify intuition and to find unexpectedsolutions. The right brain operates withimages and feelings. In order to reinforce thiswe’ll work with a special method of express-painting.Workingwithcolorsparticipantscandefine their emotional condition and correct itin a desired direction. (2 CEs)7:15 PM – 12:00 AMAwards Ceremony & Dinner Dance(ID: 400)Enjoy a fabulous three-course meal featuringtraditional Danish delicacies while cele-brating the achievements of peers at the8thAnnual Imago Awards Ceremony. Theevening’s entertainment begins with therock/pop music duo, the Olsen Brothers andcontinues with Route 66, covering the classichits of the 50’s and 60’s. Route 66 has beenbrought to the conference by our generoussponsors, Kærlighed & Kildevand Center forDialogue. Website: kaerlighed-kildevand.dk.Concurrent Sessions II – Closing Ceremony
  12. 12. 10Listed on the NationalRegister of HistoricPlaces, The Fox Theatre,a 1929 Moorish/Egyptian/Art Deco fantasy, hostsa wide range of liveperformances, plus asummer movie series,and features the second-largest theater organ inthe nation.SpecialguestsTivoli Gardens,a magicallandscape inthe middle ofCopenhagen.GUESTSSpecial
  13. 13. 11Founders of ImagoRelationship InternationalHarville Hendrix, Ph.D. is co-creatorwith his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., of Imago Relationship Therapy andthe concept of the “conscious partner-ship.” Harville is author of two best sellers,Getting The Love You Want: A Guide forCouples and Keeping The Love You Find:A Guide for Singles, and a third best seller,co-authored with Helen, Giving The LoveThat Heals: A Guide for Parents. Their books have been translated into more than 50 languages. They are co-founders of Imago RelationshipsInternational, a non-profit professional organization that supports 2,000 Imago Therapists practicing in 30 countries. Harville has madeseventeen appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, one of which won her first Emmy Award and was ranked by Ms Winfrey in her top twentyshows. He is a clinical pastoral counselor with who has focused exclusively on couples for over 30 years as a therapist, educator, clinical trainer,author, public lecturer and has received many awards for his work with couples. He lives with his wife in New York and New Mexico and theyhave six children and five grandchildren.Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. has had the honor of being beside Harville the last 33 years. When Imago was only a glimmer in his eye, shehelped in various ways with his writings and the founding of Imago. She has also been active within the women’s movement, working in behalf ofmany women’s organizations. She is an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. In 2005, Helen co-conceivedand co-chaired Women Moving Millions, a campaign to give to women’s funds at unprecedented levels. Helen also wroteFaith and Feminism:A Holy Alliance, which was published by Atria books and co-authored seven books with Harville.Keynote SpeakersAnne-Lise Løvlie Schibbye, Ph.D. is Associate ProfessorEmeritus from the University of Oslo, Norway, where she taught psycho-analyticallyorientedpsychotherapyforindividuals,couplesandfamilies.Before that she was assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology,Children´s Division, Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida.Her main research has been on relationships, an interest which startedwith studies and clinical work in the US in the late 50’s and 60’s, culmi-nating in the bookRelations–ADialecticPerspectiveonExistentialandPsychodynamic Psychotherapy(2009).For 30 years, Rich Simon, Ph.D. has been the editor of the Psycho-therapyNetworker,themosttopical,timelyandwidelyreadpublicationin the psychotherapy field. A clinical psychologist by training, he hasreceived every major magazine industry honor, including the NationalMagazine Award, widely considered the industry’s Oscar. By his ownestimate, he has put in over 75,000 hours developing his editing skillsand obsessing over every single word ever published in the Networker.The resulting lack of opportunity to practice his skill in basketball,singing Broadway show tunes and playing the stock market may accountfor his relatively low skill level in these various endeavors, confirmingmany current theories about the prerequisites for performance mastery.Allan Holmgren, MA istheDirectorofDISPUK,whichhefoundedin 1990. He received his Magister in Psychology from University ofCopenhagen in 1981. He is a professor in coaching as a leadershiptool at the Institute of Leadership, Politics and Philosophy and anauthorized Psychologist and an approved specialist and supervisor inwork and organizational psychology and psychotherapy. He is on theboard of the European Family Therapy Association and is Chair ofthe organization of psychotherapeutic institutes in Denmark (SPUD).His primary focus is on coaching, conflict resolution, and supervision.He has experience with many therapeutic processes, particularly withpeople with serious mental conditions. His book, Par i terapi (Couplesin Therapy) was published by Munksgaard in 2002.
  14. 14. 12From top, spiral leftto right: MaureenBrine, MayaKillman, WendyPalmer Patterson,Sophie Slade, RickStolp, Gene Shelly,Jette SimonSPEAKERSPreconference
  15. 15. 13Maureen Brine, RN, ICADC is a respected andmuch sought out Canadian psychotherapist, educator, andconsultant. An Advanced Imago Therapist and Interna-tional Addictions Specialist, she has been in the healthcareprofession since 1971. She is a Senior Clinical Instructorfor the Imago International Institute and a member of theInstitute’s faculty since 1997. She is current president andco-founder of the Association for Imago RelationshipTherapy of Ontario and Quebec. Maureen is also the pastChair of Imago Relationships International. In privatepractice since 1985, she has maintained a successful prac-tice in both Vancouver and Toronto working with couplesand individuals. In addition to her therapy practice,Maureen loves to teach therapists and educators empow-ering them to enhance and energize their work with couplesusing Imago tools that work.Maya Kollman, M.A. is a Psychotherapist, a formerAssistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Rutgers Univer-sity,andamemberofAAMFTandAACD.Nooneisfooledby Maya’s youthful face and bountiful energy. While it istruethatshecanout-runandout-workanyoneontheplanet,Maya is an old soul. Her wisdom is profound; she knowsImago as she knows the rich soil of the earth; it’s as if she’swalked this path before. Her huge heart is only matched byher intelligence, her wit, her compassion, and her commit-ment to the blossoming of all those who work with her. Sheis in a loving relationship with Barbara, her partner in workand love and in parenting four children. Maya is currentlywriting a book on gay and lesbian relationships.Wendy Palmer Patterson, M.S.W. has beenworking and playing with couples and families since 1971.She has worked in both the public and private sector andhas been in private practice in Atlanta since 1981, special-izing in couples, families, and groups. She trains maritaland family therapists across the country and is a respectedsupervisor and consultant. Wendy has been an ImagoInstructor since 1996. She has also delivered a variety ofseminars for professional, religious, and business organi-zations. Her experience and training includes: Structuraland Strategic family therapy, Systemic therapy, Transac-tional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Pesos Borden SystemPsychomotortherapy,sexualandphysicalabuse,addictionrecovery and treatment, group psychotherapy, parenting,women’s empowerment, and sexuality.Jette Simon is a Clinical Psychologist (Degree fromDenmark), who has been one of our “international faculty.”She has trained over 300 Imago therapists around theworld, including more than 100 in Scandinavia and therest of Europe. She trained the first 15 Imago workshoppresenters in South Africa. Her work integrates her initialinterest in psychodynamic approaches with her trainingin Systemic Family Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. Shecurrently works with students both in the United States andEurope, helping them bring a fuller awareness of the mind/body relationship and mindfulness practices into theirclinical work. Her main focus is the basic Imago ClinicalTraining and advanced trainings, including supervisionand workshop presenter groups.Sophie Slade’s life motto is “Have Imago, WillTravel!” She has a passion for bringing Imago to publicand professional audiences around the world. Sophie isan Imago Therapist, Workshop Presenter and ClinicalInstructor with a passion for collaborating with colleaguesto create new Imago courses. As a member of the ImagoRelationships International Board of Directors and Chairof the Program Committee, she supports the creativity ofthe Imago community. Sophie is known for creating a non-judgmental and fun learning environment, for her bawdypoetry and for her writings on Imago. She works out ofMontreal, Canada and London, England.Gene Shelly, M.Div. is a Pastoral Counselor andan Imago Therapist in private practice. He obtained hisM.Div. from New Brunswick Theological Seminary andholds a certificate in Pastoral Psychotherapy from theBlanton-Peale Graduate Institute where he was a residentin a three year psychoanalytic oriented intensive trainingprogram. From 1986 to 1999 Gene was a member of theteaching and supervising faculty of the Blanton-PealeGraduate Institute. For the past 25 years, Gene has beenknown for his work as a Certified Imago Therapist. Geneis a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Coun-selors, an affiliate member of the American Associationof Marriage and Family Therapy, a clinical member, aworkshop presenter and clinical instructor for the ImagoInternational Institute. He is a member of the Board ofDirectors of IRI. and is the past-chair of the Board.Rick Stolp, Ph.D. works as a relationship specialist andhas been in private practice as a psychologist since 1985. Heisknownforhisdynamicteachingmanner,empathictherapywork, and passionate supervisory style. Rick co-authoredthe manual “A Model for Couple Group Therapy.” He hasbeen presented internationally at various conferences overthe last several years. His energy is directed towards helpingpeople heal their wounds and reclaim their zest, power, andpassion. Rick is licensed as a psychologist in North Caro-lina. He is a member of APA and AAMFT and a facultymember of the Imago Relationships International Institute.“My words fly up, mythoughts remain below:Words without thoughtsnever to heaven go.”– Hamlet, 3.3
  16. 16. 14Scores of uniqueworks of modernarchitecture, like thisspiraled apartmentbuilding, can befound in Copenhagen.SPEAKERSConference
  17. 17. 15Eva Berlander lived the first 10 years of her life inNigeria, West Africa. Father British, mother Swedish.Eva’s mother was actually the first Certified Imago Thera-pist in Europe (Carin Ritzen Sick). Eva is a daughter of analcoholic, so she says she became a therapist at the age ofone. She is trained as a Certified Mental Trainer (Posi-tive Psychology) and has worked for many years withdependency/codependency issues. She became a CertifiedImago Therapist in 1994 and a Certified Imago WorkshopPresenter in 2000. Eva studied IPNB at the MindsightInstitute with Dan Siegel, M.D.Sabine and Roland Bösel are psychotherapists andrelationship therapists. They have shared a private practicein Vienna, Austria, for more than three decades. They havebeen Certified Imago Therapists since 2001. In 2004, theybecame certified Couples Workshop Presenters and oneyear later, they developed a special workshop for genera-tioncouples–oneparentandoneadultchild–tohelpsolveintergenerational problems more effectively. In 2009, theyreleased their first book on the essentials of relationshipsLendMeYourEarandIGiveYouMyHeart(LeihMirOhrund Ich Scenk dir Mein Herz). For more information aboutSabine and Roland, visit their website www.boesels.at.Walter J. (Walt) Cieco, Ph.D., BCB is a licensedpsychologist in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware.He is certified by Imago Relationships International asan Advanced Clinician, Individual and Couples Work-shop Presenter, and Consultant. Walt is also certified as aMarriage and Family Therapist, Biofeedback Clinician,EMDR Therapist, Sports Psychologist and as a workshoppresenter of Hot Monogamy. He presents workshops toindividuals, couples, groups, business and industry. Clini-cally, Walt is interested in relationship development andenhancement, gender issues, enhancing self-regulationemotionally and physiologically, trauma-recovery, andpeak performance training.Hannah Engel & Anders Avemo. Coming fromtraditionalSwedishrepressivebackgroundandfromcentralEuropean/Jewish manic background our paths crossed.After two previous marriages, five children and 15 years ofprofessional acquaintance, love struck. Ten years later witha lot of agony, education, training and therapy behind us weare more aware of our own contribution to our heaven/helland our birthright to receive.Bruce Crapuchettes, Ph.D is a Master Trainer andhas been an Imago Relationships Institute faculty membersince 1993. He served as Dean of the Imago InternationalInstitute in 2003 and 2004. He was the chief psychologistof a psychiatric hospital and director of the psychologyinternship training program there for 15 years. He is prac-ticinglicensedpsychologistinPasadena,CA,andamemberof the American Psychological Association. He practiceswith his wife, Francine Beauvoir, Ph.D., who is also on thefaculty. They have been married for over 38 years and havefour adult children.Britt Eriksson is a Clinical Instructor for the ImagoInternational Institute. She is psychologist living in Norwayand married to another Imago Clinical Instructor, HelgePoulsen.Britthasworkedastherapistwithcouples,families,individuals, groups and organizations for 30 years. Overthe last few years, in partnership with her husband, she hasworked to bring a body and heart perspective into ImagoTheory and dialogical work.From top: EvaBerlander, Sabineand Roland Bösel,Walt Cieco, BruceCrapuchettes,Anders Avemo &Hannah Engel,Britt Eriksson
  18. 18. 16Josh Gressel, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist andCertified Imago Therapist in private practice in PleasantHill, California. He believes mainstream religion hasan enormous amount of richness to offer people on howto lead their everyday lives. This richness is often notaccessed, either because people were wounded in their reli-gion of origin or because they never learned how to makethe translation from scriptural terminology to psycholog-ical understanding. His presentation will be a marriage ofthe scriptural and the psychological that will be accessibleto both secular and religious participants.Leora Grunhaus, MSW (U of Michigan) is a ClinicalInstructor of Imago in Israel, a Faculty member of IRIand a Certified Couples’ Workshop Presenter. She is asenior Family Therapist and has been teaching Familyand Couples’ Therapy for many years. She maintains aprivate practice in Tel-Aviv, Ra’anana, and the ShinuiInstitute in Herzliya.Jannie Kildested, Cand. Psych. is a CertifiedImago Therapist with a practice in Midtjylland, Denmark.She specializes in group and individual therapy, cognitivetherapy, body awareness and dream work. From 2005-2009, Jannie served as a project manager for a governmentsponsored program offering free counseling services tofamilies and children. Prior to that appointment, sheworked in Aarhus Statsamt as child welfare adviser offeringconsultation and therapeutic services to parents, children,and lawyers in child custody cases. She worked with fami-lies struggling with drug addiction at the Copenhagen NVFamily Outpatient Clinic Thoravej where she also served asa consultant for clinic educators and social workers.Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSWisasexandrelationshiptherapistand author of three books on gay and lesbian identity andrelationships. He is currently working on a book for peoplequestioning their sexual orientation. Since 1985, Joe hasbeenspecializinginGayAffirmativePsychotherapy,maritalaffairs,mixedorientationmarriages,sexualaddiction,sexualabuse, and Imago Relationship Therapy. He provides train-ings to straight clinicians about Gay Affirmative Therapyaround the world. His latest book is Gay AffirmativeTherapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide.Joemaintains a regularly updated website atwww.JoeKort.com.Tanya Lobanova is a psychologist who has maintained aprivatepracticeinSt.Petersburg,Russiaforthepast16years.She also works as a consultant and coach and has developedseveral workshops in personal growth, social adaptation,and creativity. Prior to establishing her clinical practice,Tanyawasaprofessoratatechnicalhighschoolfor12years,lecturing on the theory of creativity and inventions, effec-tive teaching methods in high school, and other topics.Pat Love, Ed.D. is an author, consultant and theco-founderoftheAustinFamilyInstitute.Sheistheco-authorof the books Hot Monogamy and The Emotional IncestSyndrome. The popularity of her books and her expertiseinImagoledtosevenappearancesonOprah,aswellasotherTV and radio programs. Pat has a private practice at AustinFamily Institute where she specializes in marriage, divorce,remarriage, relationship issues and family reconciliation.Love is a clinical member and approved supervisor in theAAMFT, past President of the International Association ofMarriageandFamilyCounselingandafoundingmemberofthe National Academy of Marriage and Family Counselors.From top:Josh Gressel, LeoraGrunhaus, JannieKildested, Joe Kort,Tanya Lobanova,Pat Love
  19. 19. 17Barbara Mitchell, LCSW is a clinical social workerand Certified Imago Therapist who had conducted aprivate practice in New York for over thirty years. Earlyin her career she was the recipient of a National Instituteof Mental Health grant intended to train graduate socialworkers in alcoholism treatment. This sparked a long-standing interest in the treatment of addictions and othercompulsive disorders. More recently she has focused onthe diagnoses and treatment of money disorders, an issuemade even more relevant by the current economic crisis.Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expertand the author of several books including Getting the SexYou Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heightsof Passion Together as well as the upcoming The NewMonogamy: Erotic Recovery After Infidelity and Sex onthe Download: Recovering from Virtual Infidelity. Tammyis a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified SexTherapist, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, aCertified Imago Workshop Presenter, an Imago AdvancedClinician, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor anda Licensed Professional Counselor. To connect with Dr.Tammy Nelson, go to www.drtammynelson.com.Helge Poulsen is a Clinical Instructor for the ImagoInternational Institute. He is psychologist, living inNorway and married to another Imago Clinical Instructor,Britt Eriksson. Helge has worked as therapist with couples,families,individuals,groupandorganizationsfor30years.Over the last few years and in partnership with his wife,he has worked to bring a body and heart perspective intoImago Theory and dialogical work. Together they workto center couples in a heart coherence mode believing thatpresent in heartful awareness, they can experience a deep-ening in contact with the self, the partner, the relationalfield and spiritually.Kathleen Remark, Ph.D. is a Certified Imago Thera-pist with a private practice in Zurich, Switzerland. She hasbeen a guest lecturer at the International School for Analyt-ical Psychology in Zurich and is a frequent lecturer onISTDP for various groups of psychologists/psychiatrists.Since 2006, she has been a co-facilitator for semi-annualMarriage Preparation Course and in 2009 she presented atthe Jungian Odyssey Conference, Sils Maria, Switzerland.She is a member of the International Association of Grad-uate Analytical Psychologists (AGAP), the InternationalAssociation of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the SwissSociety for ISTDP, and the Swiss Psychotherapists Society.Rebecca Sears, M.Div. LPC has been in practiceas a pastoral psychotherapist since 1986. As a ClinicalInstructor with the Imago International Institute, shetrains clinicians and mental health professionals in ImagoRelationship Therapy. Deeply rooted in the healing andgrowth potential of Imago Relationship Therapy, Rebeccais passionate about empowering clinicians and teachingthe fine art of becoming a skilled couples therapist. Herdedication to this transformative relationship work hastaken her from being a psychotherapist in the WashingtonDC area, to a new focused commitment to bring this workto Russia where she and her partner Dr. Carl Siegel havebeen presenting Imago Theory since 2001. In 2006, shepresented the first “Getting The Love You Want” couplesworkshop in St. Petersburg, Russia and began Russia’s firstBasic Clinical Training in Imago Therapy.From top:Barbara Mitchell,Tammy Nelson,Helge Poulsen,Rebecca Sears
  20. 20. 18COPENHAGENFrom top:Copenhagenstreet scene,AmalienborgPalace, TheRundetaarn,The Royal Opera,Gefion FountainVisiting
  21. 21. 19ARCHEOLOGICAL evidence suggests Copenhagenexisted as a small fishing settlement more than 6,ooo yearsago but it wasn’t until the 11thcentury that it was given thename Kømandshavn (merchant’s port), later shortened toKøbenhavn. Today, it is the largest city in Scandinavia andconsidered the cultural center of Northern Europe.As the capital of the oldest surviving kingdom in theworld, Copenhagen has many landmarks and architecturalgems that speak to its royal heritage. There are four palaceslocated right in the heart of the city, the most celebratedof which is Amalienborg Palace, the official residenceof Queen Margrethe ll. Considered a superb example ofDanish Rococo architecture, Amalienborg is actuallycomposed of four separate yet equally magnificent resi-dences arranged in an octagonal pattern around a centralsquare. This unique royal structure is one of the mostpopular tourist attractions in the city and offers frequentpublic tours.In the center of the city stands The Rundetaarn or theround tower, Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. Thecurious have glimpsed the stars from atop this structuresince 1642. There is an outdoor platform at its summitthat offers fantastic views of the city. A short distance away,you’ll find Rosenborg Palace. Built in 16o6 as a retreat forKing Christian IV, it is now home to an extensive collec-tion of royal artifacts. The Botanical Gardens sit right nextto the palace, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit 25 acresof beautifully landscaped gardens. Across the city, NyCarlsberg Glyptotek, a museum of ancient and modernart offers 3,500 years of art and history within impressivearchitectural surroundings.Just outside the city you’ll find Bakken, the world’soldest amusement park. Nestled in the Dyrehaven Woods,this magical playland has enthralled residents of Copen-hagen for over 400 years. No less enchanting and morecentrally located is Tivoli Gardens, an alluring landscapeof ferris wheels, exotic flowers, outdoor cafés, and a 19thcentury pantomime theater.While Copenhagen celebrates its rich and royalhistory, the city also boasts several astonishing modernarchitectural masterpieces. The Royal Opera, with aninterior design based on behavioral research of opera-goers, features seats individually adjusted to maximizethe acoustic experience and a foyer with some of the bestviews of the city. By night, the striking geometric exteriorof this marvelous structure is ablaze in light. Anothermodern wonder is the main building of The RoyalLibrary, known as The Black Diamond. Constructed ofhighly polished black granite, this monolithic structurelooms over the harbor.One of the things that make Copenhagen such a greatplace to shop is that you can do it all by foot. Be sure tostroll along the world’s longest pedestrian street, Strøget,linedwithawidevarietyofboutiqueshopsandrestaurants.Enjoy al fresco dinning in Nyhavn, the old port of Copen-hagen, home to an eclectic collection of pubs, alehouses,Michelin-rated restaurants, and once home (number 20) toHans Christian Andersen.ThenightlifeinCopenhagengetsofftoalatestart.Mostclubs open after midnight, but there are plenty of things todo once the sun goes down. You’ll find a wide variety ofplaces for live music, trendy drinks, or a glass of CarlsbergBeer. Take a few hours and do as the locals do, settle downin a bar or café for some hygge.Velkommen til København!For more information about what København has to offervisit www.Copenhagen.com or www.visitCopenhagen.com“There are more thingsin heaven and earth...Than are dreamt of inyour philosophy.”– Hamlet, 1.5
  22. 22. 20ELSINOREVisitingFrom top:View of Elsinore,grave of Hamlet,Kronborg Castle
  23. 23. 21ELSINORE(HelsingørinDanish)is a seaside town of half-timbereddwellings and cobblestone streetslinedwithrestaurants,shops,andcafés. It is the home of KronborgCastle, the setting for Hamletand the final resting place of oneof Denmark’s greatest legends,Holger the Dane. After touringthe moats, bastions and dampcasements of this elegant Renaissance fortress, visit Handels og Søfartsmuseet (The DanishMaritime Museum) located on the castle’s first floor. The museum tells the story of Danishmaritime history, from the colonies in the West Indies to ship building in Elsinore, with photo-graphs, models and exhibits.Just north of the castle you will find The Øresund Aquarium, or Oresundsakvariet. Thissmall salt-water aquarium hosts species of fish and vegetation native the Øresund Sound. TheDanmarks Tekniske Museum (Technical Museum of Denmark) is a short bus ride from theGrand Railway Station of Elsinore. Housed in a former iron foundry, the museum features alarge collection of steam engines, cars, airplanes and other inventions with particular emphasison Danish achievements in science and industry. In addition to an impressive aviation collection,the museum offers a glimpse of the world’s first typewriter and the 1886 Hammel which, as far asis known, is the oldest original automobile that still operates.A short train ride from Elsinore is the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which boastsa collection of over 3,000 works of art by masters like Picasso, Giacometti, Andy Warhol,Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois and Philip Guston, to name a few. If you’d prefer a museumwithin walking distance, try a visit to Helsingør Bymuseum (City Museum). Housed in abuilding almost 500 years old, parts of it build by the Carmelite monks, this museum containsexhibits relating to the early history of the structure as a hospital, a lavish manor and later, thecity’s poorhouse. There are exhibits dedicated to the history of the city, which dates back tomedieval times, but the museum’s most popular attraction is an amazingly detailed 1:300 scalemodel of Elsinore circa 1801.Marienlyst Slot (Marienlyst Palace), built as a royal pavilion in the 16thcentury to offerroyalty a view of the Sound, is often overshadowed by Kronborg Castle, but don’t miss thissuperb example of neoclassical architecture and the amazing views from its gardens.Elsinore boasts over 250 stores and restaurants. Its downtown has been set aside as the pedes-trian zone and is home to many fabulous and cozy shops. There are bakeries, beauty salons,bookstores, fresh produce shops, and boutiques catering to any shopping need. But if you needa change of scenery, Elsinore is the closest Danish city to Sweden and ferries set out regularlyacross the Sound to Helsingborg.The Grand Railway Station is a gorgeous gateway to many attractions (including Copen-hagen) and just outside of its doors, visitors can find valuable tourist information. Stop there forinformation before you explore this wonderful region of Denmark.For more information about Elsinore and the Øresund Region, visit www.helsingorcity.dk orwww.visitCopenhagen.com“But what is your affairin Elsinore?We’ll teach you to drinkdeep ere you depart.”– Hamlet, 1.2
  24. 24. 22Strøget is the longestpedestrian street inthe world and thismakes it widely popularamong tourists. Evenin cool weather, over100,000 visitors a daywill stroll along 3.2kilometers of boutiqueshops, designer stores,outdoor cafés and top-rated restaurants.REGISTRATION
  25. 25. 23Imago Relationships InternationalEighth Annual ConferenceElsinore,Denmark,October 20–22, 2011: The Challenge of Creating ChangeRegistration FormPersonal InformationFirst Name Last Name CredentialsPhone Number Fax Number EmailAddressCity State/Province Zip/Postal Code CountryPlease Select One*Early Bird RegularIRI Clinical Member J $649.00 J $699.00Trainee J $549.00 J $599.00Non-Therapist/Educator Member J $499.00 J $549.00Non-IRI Member J $749.00 J $799.00* Deadline for Early-Bird Registration is July 31, 2011. Lunch and light fare during breaks are included in the pricing.Note: Use one registration form PER PERSON. DO NOT fax AND mail your form. All Registration forms must be received by October 1, 2011.Day Rates Registration*Day Rates registrants must register online.Pre-ConferenceJ ID: 001 – Preparation for Committed Partnership: SinglesClinical Training (Patterson/Simon): $1,199.00J ID: 002 – Characterological Growth (Brine/Stolp): $810.00J ID: 003 – Journey of Change (Kollman/Slade): $810.00J ID: 004– An Ethics Workshop of Imago Therapists (Shelly):$199.00J ID: 005 – Latest Methods in Imago Workshop PresentationJ ID: 006 – New Attendee Buddy MeetingJ ID: 007 – Welcome ReceptionSocial Events & MealsJ ID: 100 – Social Event at Brede Vaerk: $75.00 (Oct. 20)J ID: 400 – Awards Ceremony and Dinner Dance: $85.00(Oct. 22)J Regular mealJ Kosher mealJ Vegetarian mealPaymentTotal Fee: $J CheckJ Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)Card NumberExpiration Date3 or 4 digit codeSignatureDate
  26. 26. 24Note: You will automatically be registered for all keynote/plenarysessions.Keynote Addresses:J The Challenge of CHANGE: the Buddha and Freud in Dialogue withImago (Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. & Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D.)J Recognition: A Psychotherapeutic Intervention? (Anne-Lise LøvlieSchibbye, Ph. D.)J Communities of Practice (Rich Simon, Ph. D.)J Narrative Therapy with Couples: From Fighters to Friends(Allan Holmgren, MA)Concurrent Session I: Friday, October 21Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.ID:101 – Considering Money Issues Through the Relational Lens(Mitchell)ID: 102 – Living Together Loneliness: A Dialogical Approach (Love/Berlander)ID: 103 – Male and Female Perspectives of Love and Life (Avemo/Engle)ID: 104 – Growing the Light in Relational Darkness (Gressel)Concurrent Session II: Friday, October 21Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.ID: 201 – New Consultation Methods – Imago Certified ConsultantsOnly (Patterson/Simon)ID: 202 – Sex on the “Download” – When the Internet Disconnects Youfrom Your Relationship (Nelson/Kort)ID: 203 – The Challenge of Connection: Using the ImagoGram Struc-tured Interview Schedule (Harel/Grunhaus)ID: 204 – The Silent Man and the Emotional Woman: Stereotypes inCouples Therapy (Holmgren)ID: 205 – Working with Early-Wounded Couples: Moving From Criticalto Connected (Remark)Concurrent Session III: Saturday, October 22Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.ID: 301 – Deeper Understanding of the BCR Dialogue (Crapuchettes/Beauvoir)ID: 302 – Developing Connective Self-Regulation: Integrating Heart,Body and Brain in Imago Work (Poulsen/Eriksson)ID: 303 – Inspire to Rewire: Using Imago to Facilitate Safe Attachmentand Form New Pathways in the Brain (Berlander)ID: 304 – The Appreciative and Attuned Therapist: Keys to Connectingto Challenging Couples (Sears)Concurrent Session IV: Saturday, October 22Please put a 1, 2, and 3 next to your top 3 choices.ID: 401 – Connecting with Self and Other (Slade/Stolp)ID: 402 – Using Heart Rate Variability to Assist the Dialogue Process(Ciecko)ID: 403 – How to Deepen Imago Couples Work with Hypnotherapy(Kildested)D: 404 – Keys to Inspiration: Activation of Creative Thinking by Meansof Right-Minded Painting (Lobanova)MiscellaneousJ I am willing to be a mentor to a 1sttime Imago Conference AttendeeJ I am a 1sttime Imago Conference AttendeeJ I would like to be a volunteer at the Imago ConferenceJ I would like to find a roommate for my conference stayPlease return completed form with payment to:Imago Relationships International160 Broadway, East Building Ste 1001New York, NY 10038or via fax to (212) 240-7435.You can also register on-line at: www.imagoconference.comFor more information, call 800-729-1121 or 212-240-7433Imago Relationships InternationalEighth Annual ConferenceElsinore,Denmark,October 20–22, 2011: The Challenge of Creating Change
  27. 27. 25HotelThe Hotel Marienlyst is an internationally known, 4-starresort hotel located on the shores of the Øresund Sound.TheroomsrangefromkingstosuitesandofferaviewoftheSound or landscaped gardens. The hotel sits right on thebeach and it is only a short stroll to lush forest, the marina,Kronborg Castle, or the medieval centre of Helsingør,which offers boutique shopping and cafés along cobble-stone streets and alleys.The hotel takes pride in spoiling their guests in everyway and making them feel at home. As a guest, you willhave free access to their luxurious indoor pool area, fitnesscenter, full-service spa, and the Casino Marienlyst.Contact: Hotel MarienlystNdr. Strandvej 2, 3000 Helsingør - DenmarkPhone: 45 49 21 4000 Fax: 45 49 28 4900www.marienlyst.dkRoom RatesKing/Double: $188.00 (DKK 1,000.00). You may have asea view for an additional $33.00 (DKK 175.00) per night.Please specify king bed or two doubles when reservingyour room.RefundsRefund requests received or initiated 60 days or morein advance of the conference (August 17) will be grantedminus a 10% processing fee. Refund requests received orinitiated after August 17th will be processed minus a 33%cancellation fee. Refunds will not be issued after October1, 2011. Exceptions for illness or death of family membersare permitted. Registrants may cancel registrations onlinewithout notifying IRI. Failure to attend the conferencewithout prior notification will result in forfeiture of thefull registration fee.CE DisclaimerSatisfactory completion: Participants must have paidtuition fee, and completed, signed, and returned an atten-dance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate ofcompletion/attendance. Failure to complete and returnattendance form/evaluation will result in forfeiture ofcredit for the entire conference. Partial credit is not avail-able. Certificates will be available after the conferenceonline at www.cmehelp.com.PsychologistsAmerican Psychological Association – R Cassidy Semi-nars/Amedco is an approved provider of continuingeducation for psychologists. R Cassidy Seminars/Amedcomaintains responsibility for this program. Maximum of40 hours.Social WorkersASWB provider #1082 is approved as a provider ofcontinuing education by the Association of Social WorkBoards through the Approved Continuing Education(ACE) program. Phone: 1-800-225-6880; Website: www.aswb.org. R Cassidy Seminars/Amedco maintains respon-sibility for this program.CounselorsAmedco is recognized by the National Board for Certi-fied Counselors to offer continuing education for certifiedcounselors. We adhere to NBCC continuing education.Provider #5633. R Cassidy Seminars/Amedco maintainsresponsibility for this program.California MFT’s and LCSW’s R Cassidy Semi-nars/Amedco is licensed by the California BBS to offercontinuing education. Provider #PCE 418+INFORMATIONHotel &CancellationThe Hotel Marienlyst
  28. 28. A412356782021Grouprooms 20-24Grouproom 19Kronborg A &B1st floorGroundfloorKronborg 4-6Kronborg 1-3Staff22232456Swimming poolLift LiftKronborg stairsKronborgHallKronborg FoyerSaunaLobbyHotelReceptionSalon 1Salon 2Salon 3NapoleonRoomNapoleonHallJokerbarEntranceCasinoHamletHolger DanskeMarienlyst RoomAtriumAtriumBar & LoungeMarienlystRestaurantSeasideCASINOMarienlystJACKPOTclubBGrouprooms 5-8Frederik VIII´sRoomP PFrederik VIII´sHallKing’sstairsConference front deskKing’s RoomTerraceTerraceTerraceTerraceEntrance conferenceEntrance hotel & restaurantsMAPConference