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 BBC 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)

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