Imago Therapy

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Imago Relationship Therapy is a form of marriage therapy that takes a relationship approach rather than an individual approach to problem solving in a marriage.[1] Developed in 1980 in Dallas, Texas by Dr. Harville Hendrix, founder of the Samaritan Center of Relationship Therapy,[1] Imago means " 'the inner unconscious image of the opposite sex' or what you're looking for in a partner but aren't aware of."[2] Hendrix memorialized imago therapy in his 1988 book, Getting the Love You Want, A Guide for Couples.[3] In November 2011, the British Broadcasting Corporation began filming a Wonderland documentary covering an Imago Relationship Therapy workshop on the cruise ship MS Golden Iris.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Robert Miller (November 28, 1986). "A&M Marketing Professors Dispel Myths Surrounding Yuppies". Dallas Morning News. p. 3D. Retrieved October 9, 2012.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ George Christian (July 19, 1988). "Author focuses on bridging love gap". Houston Chronicle. p. 1. Retrieved October 9, 2012.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Gail Robertson (July 8, 1993). "Healing a Troubled Marriage: One step at a time: Imago Relationship Therapy bringing couples back from brink". Windsor Star (Canada). p. D1.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Abigail Klein Leichman (March 23, 2012). "Last Night's TV: Two Jews on a Cruise: A Wonderland Film, BBC2". Jerusalem Post (Israel). p. 24. Retrieved October 9, 2012.  |chapter= ignored (help)

5.a. Bennett, Peggie. 15 year imago practitioner. Imago Therapy may also be applied to work and friendship relationships in the fundamental functions. There are human element successful experiences in Imago Therapy application in community settings; the application can be practical, not just in intimate couple relationships.

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