New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Met Chapter Committee on Psychoanalysis Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Course Number: 187      Location: Manhattan

Dr. Herb Tannenbaum

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:30am-10:00am
  Presentation: 10:00am-1:00pm


Lincoln Square Synagogue
180 Amsterdam Avenue (btwn 68-69 St's)
New York, N.Y. 10023

Imago Relationship Therapy was founded and developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. as a paradigm shift in treating couples based on psychodynamic postulate. Imago Relationship theory views the purpose of adult love relationships as a conduit for healing childhood wounds and helping the psyche expand by transforming defensive adaptions into more integrated and secure resources. Thus, allowing more energy to be focused on the present rather than being used in defensive modalities.

Imago uses the intra-psychic phenomenon of the repetition compulsion to help couples learn to cooperate with each other’s unconscious agenda for repair rather than having on-going experiences of re-wounding which promote defensive behavior and leave couples stuck in power struggles which lead to ruptures in attachment. The lecture will identify, explore and deepen the theoretical constructs of Imago Relationship Therapy, introduce the skills of Imago Therapy and discuss the paradigm shift of Imago which makes the relationship the primary focus of treatment and the individual the variable.

10:00am - 11:15am  Lecture on history and therory of Imago Relationship Therapy
11:15am - 11:30am  Q&A to clarify concepts to be discussed 
11:30am - 12:45pm  Presentation of a case of a couple to illustrate the use of techniques used in Imago Therapy
12:45pm - 1:00pm    Audience invited to discuss the case presented 

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic theory and skills of Imago Relationship Therapy.
  2. Identify and explain the connection between character structure and childhood wounds.
  3. Define the components of the Imago that the psyche is looking for in a partner.
  4. Identify the components of the power struggle in adult love relationships.
  5. List 4 to 5 skills of Imago Relationship Therapy associated with creating a conscious relationship.

Dr. Herb Tannenbaum
is a licensed psychologist and Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. He is the former founder and Executive Director of the Center for Effective Living; a psychological consultant to the Partnership for a Drug Free America “Just Say No” campaign and the past owner and director of Harbor Hills Cay Camp. Dr. Herb Tannenbaum has been a consult to numerous American Camp Associations camps, providing expertise in child development to staff and at camper’s orientations. Dr. Tannenbaum is a well-known instructor of Imago Relationship Therapy and has presented the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop based on the theory and skills of Imago Relationship Therapy throughout the U.S. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and the Greater New York Association of Imago Relationship Therapists and a Fellow of the American Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Tannenbaum has been in private practice for over 35 years.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

  ”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/17/2017-7/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Event Registration: 9:30am-10:00am
Seminar: 10:00am-1:00pm
Fee:        Members $60
                Non-members $75
                Students with ID: $30
                On Site: Additional fee of $10.00

Payment: Please make payable to NYSSCSW
● Sent to:   Don Appel, LMSW
                    PO Box 63102
                    Bronx, NY 10463

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing and Email address
  • NY State License Number
  • Member/Non-Member Status

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