Training in New Zealand 2024-05-14T21:49:57+00:00

IMAGO Training Programmes in New Zealand

WHAT IS IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY?

Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is a coherent, comprehensive and dynamic theory and practice, offering a cutting edge and effective method for working with couples. Relationship science has made giant leaps in the last decade and our work with couples is now more succinct, lazered, and effective. IRT offers systematic, structured processes to transform painful relational dynamics, create safety and connection, and increase passion. 

TRAINING PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

If you can’t attend any of the current trainings, please do register your interest for future trainings or ask any questions, by emailing info@relationships.co.nz .  

You may like to consider attending a ‘Getting the Love You Want’ Couples Workshop, in the meantime.  These workshops are a co-requisite of the Clinical Training Programme, and are an opportunity to experience Imago, from a personal perspective.  See https://www.relationships.co.nz/couples-workshop-overview/

Please note that in 2024, the only trainings being offered are Advanced Trainings.
Imago Fundamentals and Clinical/Facilitator Skill 1 and 2,
will be scheduled again in 2025.
Please consider attending a ‘Getting the Love You Want’ Couples Workshop in 2024, as this is an opportunity to experience Imago from a personal perspective.

  1. Imago Fundamentals – Two Day Training (DAYS 1&2)
  2. Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy –  Clinical Skills 1 and 2 (DAYS 3-12)
  3. Certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist
  4. Advanced Trainings
  5. Facilitator Training in Imago Relationship Therapy – Facilitator Skills 1 and 2 (DAYS 3-12) for NON-THERAPISTS

These trainings have been presented by Brenda Rawlings and/or Peter McMillan since 2007.  Brenda passed over in February 2022, after a two and a half year journey with brain cancer. The trainings continue to be presented by Peter McMillan.

1. Imago Fundamentals – Two Day Training

See 2023 Flyer  Imago Fundamentals Training

OVERVIEW and LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This Two Day Training is designed to improve and transform your effectiveness in working with couples.  You will be presented with an overview of Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), a coherent, comprehensive and dynamic theory and practice offering an effective, research-based method for working with couples.

This training offers both an introduction to Imago Therapy and is the first two days of the 12 day Clinical Training Programme, for those who wish to train further.

It is different from the ‘Getting the Love You Want’ Couples Workshop, which is a two day experiential component for couples.  Please contact us if you would like further information about this.  See Couples Workshops

DATES

Imago Fundamentals – Two Day Trainingvarious citiesTBA 2025

FEES

ALL FEES INCLUDE GST

Payment can be made via internet banking or credit card.

Imago Fundamentals – Two Day Training$425 Early Bird

$495 Standard Fee

TO REGISTER

REGISTER NOW for the Two Day Training

2. Clinical Training in Imago Relationship Therapy  

Clinical Skills 1 and 2 

PRE-REQUISITES and LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Imago Clinical Training focuses on Imago clinical processes, clinical demonstrations and review of participants’ cases. It is open to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Counselling Social Workers, or those in training, who wish to extend their skills or specialise in working with couples.

This Clinical Training comprises the following  options:

  • Clinical Skills 1   (Days 3-7)    5 Days
  • Clinical Skills 2  (Days 8-12)  5 Days

Clinical Skills 1  (Days 3-7)   5 Days

Clinical Skills 2 (Days 8-12)   5 Days

ATTENDANCE AT A COUPLES WORKSHOP

This is a requirement for Certification, but it is highly recommended that you attend a ‘Getting the Love You Want’ Couples Workshop as early as possible in the training programme and preferably, prior to Day 8.  If you do not have a partner, then a friend, relative or colleague will qualify.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

For more information Couples Workshops

WHY TRAIN AS AN IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPIST?

We want to enable you to transform your work with couples. It is possible to feel enlivened and passionate about working with couples, no matter what they bring.

DATES

Clinical Skills 1  (Days 3-7)AucklandTBA 2025
Clinical Skills 2  (Days 8-12)AucklandTBA 2025

FEES

ALL FEES INCLUDE GST
Payment can be made via internet banking or credit card.

Clinical Skills 1 and 2 – Fees

 

Clinical Skills 1 and 2 (Days 3-12)
Discounted option for payment for 10 days upfront

$2700 Early Bird Fee
$2900 Standard Fee
Clinical Skills 1 (Days 3-7)$1500 Early Bird Fee
$1600 Standard Fee
Clinical Skills 2 (Days 8-12)$1500 Early Bird
$1600 Standard Fee


If you attend the training with your partner:

  • there is a 50% reduction in your partner’s fee for Clinical Skills 1&2, if your partner is joining you on the training out of personal interest
  • there is an 20% reduction in your partner’s fee for Skills 1&2, if your partner is on the Clinical track


‘Getting the Love You Want’ Couples Workshop – Fees

Couples Workshop
Preferably attend prior to Day 8
$825 Early Bird per couple
$895 Standard Fee per couple
Due one month prior
Due one week prior

 

Supervision – Fees 

SupervisionFees vary depending on the supervision arrangement
Assessment Fee for final video$368

TO REGISTER 

REGISTER NOW for Clinical Skills 1&2

 

3. Certification

(as an Imago Relationship Therapist)

Graduates of the Clinical Training Programme in IRT are eligible for Clinical Membership of Imago Relationships International. This distinction qualifies them, among other things, to call themselves Certified Imago Therapists and allows them to be listed on the website of  Imago Aotearoa New Zealand (IANZ).

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

Please enquire about a detailed document on the certification requirements.

4. Advanced Trainings

CHARACTEROLOGICAL GROWTH
Presented by Peter McMillan and Maya Kollman, an Imago Master Trainer
ONLINE ONLY

03/04 May 2024  + 07/08 May 2024 (need to attend all 4 days)
8am – 3pm

$750 (including GST)

WORKSHOP PRESENTER TRAINING
Presented by Peter McMillan and Maya Kollman, an Imago Master Trainer
A COMBINATION OF IN-PERSON AND ONLINE

 Module 1

Auckland17 – 21 March 2024

 Module 2

Online30/31 August 2024
03/04 September 2024

 Module 3

Snells Beach02-04 December 2024

This course is designed to prepare the Certified Imago Therapist to present the “Getting the Love You Want” couples workshops.

FEES
For Modules 1 to 3

NZ$6000 (including GST)

THE ARTISTRY OF IMAGO
This training is being organised by Imago Aotearo NZ (www.imago.org.nz)
An IN-PERSON training presented by Maya Kollman, Imago Master Trainer

25 – 27 March 2024
Auckland

For more information, please email info@relationships.co.nz

5. Facilitator Training in Imago Relationship Therapy 


Facilitator Skills 1 and 2 – for Non-Therapists (Days 3-12)

PRE-REQUISITES TO ENTRY & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

This training is suitable for non-clinicians who wish to broaden their experience and capabilities in applying Imago work in any educational, business, professional or personal setting.  You will gain an in-depth understanding of relationship dynamics and communication.  Certification is optional.

Pre-requisites for entry into the Facilitator Training Programme:

  • Attend a “Getting the Love You Want” – Couples Workshop

The Couples Workshop must be completed with your partner at a Couples Workshop presented by a Certified Imago Workshop Presenter.  If you do not have a partner, then a friend, relative or colleague will qualify.  It is highly recommended that this requirement is completed prior to Day 8 of the Training Programme.  It is beneficial to attend the workshop as early as possible in the programme.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding this requirement.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from professionals that affirm you can assimilate tertiary level education and would be a contribution to a class of tertiary level professionals.

 

Requirements for Certification as an Imago Relationship Facilitator

  • Full attendance at all twelve days of training.
    • Imago Fundamentals – Two Day Training
    • Facilitation Skills 1 (Days 3-7) – 5 days
    • Facilitation Skills 2 (Days 8-12) – 5 days
  • During Facilitation Skills 1 and 2, present a video sample of your work facilitating an Imago Dialogue with a couple.
  • Complete two reports following the training, as outlined by Clinical Instructors.
  • Serve as clinical support staff on a “Getting the Love You Want – Couples Workshop” within one year of completion of course requirements.
  • Submit a project as discussed and agreed upon with the Clinical Instructor.

Graduate Permissions and Benefits

Graduates of the Facilitator Training Programme in IRT are eligible for Facilitator Membership of Imago Relationships International.  This distinction qualifies them, among other things, to call themselves Certified Imago Relationship Facilitators and allows them to be become a member of Imago Aotearoa New Zealand and be listed on the website www.imago.org.nz 

DATES

Facilitator Skills 1 (Days 3-7)AucklandTBC 2025
Facilitator Skills 2 (Days 8-12)AucklandTBC 2025

 

FEES

ALL FEES INCLUDE GST
Payment can be made via internet banking or credit card.

Facilitator Skills 1 and 2 – Fees

 

Facilitation Skills 1 and 2 (Days 3-12)
Discounted option for payment for 10 days upfront.
$2700 Early Bird Fee
$2900 Standard Fee
Facilitation Skills 1 (Days 3-7)$1500 Early Bird Fee
$1600 Standard Fee
Facilitation Skills 2 (Days 8-12)$1500 Early Bird
$1600 Standard Fee

If you attend with your partner:

  • there is a 50% reduction in your partner’s fee for Facilitator Skills 1&2, if your partner is joining you on the training out of personal interest
  • there is an 20% reduction in your partner’s fee for Skills 1&2, if your partner is on the Facilitator track


‘Getting the Love You Want’ Couples Workshop – Fees

Couples Workshop
Attend prior to the training
$795 Early Bird per couple
$850 Standard Fee per couple
Due one month prior
Due one week prior


Assessment of Project – Fees

$225

TO REGISTER

Please contact us on info@relationships.co.nz to register.