Imago Relationship Therapy: An Introduction to Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Imago Relationship Therapy: An Introduction to Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Reinhold, Phillip Brown, Rick Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471242896

ISBN-13: 9780471242895

Pub. Date: 03/30/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Developed by renowned therapist and bestselling author Harville Hendrix, PhD, Imago Therapy is a groundbreaking approach to working with couples. The "Imago" is the unconscious image we hold of our parents. According to Hendrix, people select their mates by seeking "Imago matches"—individuals who resemble their parents in salient ways. A couple’s

Overview

Developed by renowned therapist and bestselling author Harville Hendrix, PhD, Imago Therapy is a groundbreaking approach to working with couples. The "Imago" is the unconscious image we hold of our parents. According to Hendrix, people select their mates by seeking "Imago matches"—individuals who resemble their parents in salient ways. A couple’s relationship dynamic is created and shaped as each partner interacts with his or her Imago match, revisiting unfinished or unresolved issues from childhood. Based on the ideas popularized in Hendrix’s New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, this is the first book to systematically describe to mental health professionals the theory and practice of Imago Therapy. Rick Brown, ThM, the Executive Director of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, reveals the developmental and analytic underpinnings of the Imago approach, and clearly demonstrates how to apply these principles in a clinical setting. Drawing on a range of case studies, Brown shows how to coach couples to work through their unresolved childhood issues and toward a safe, passionate, and committed conscious relationship. The first clinical primer to this innovative approach to couples therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy brings therapists a comprehensive and practical exploration of one of the most talked about approaches in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471242895
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

IMAGO THEORY.

Couples Heal Thyselves.

Imago Relationship Theory.

The Unconscious Mission to Heal.

The Unconscious Impulse to Flee.

IMAGO THERAPY.

The Couple's Dialogue.

Starting Imago Therapy.

Fostering Healing.

Epilogue: Becoming an Imago Relationship Therapist.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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