New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Rockland Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Course Number: 262      Location: Rockland

Herb Tannenbaum, Ph.D.

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
  Part 1 of Workshop: 10:00am - 11:30am
  Intermission/Refreshments: 11:30am - 12:00pm
  Part 2 of Workshop: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


St. Thomas Aquinas College
Private Dining Hall - McNellis-Commons
Route 340
Sparkill, New York  10976

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.

Teaching Methods:  Lecture, Handouts, Group Exercises, Case Examples, Q & A

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

After 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.

The space can accommodate approximately 60 attendees.

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

Who May Benefit from attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 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, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, 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
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

Registration:                  9:30am - 10:00am 
Part 1 of Workshop:   10:00am - 11:30am
Intermission:               11:30am - 12:00pm
Part 2 of Workshop:   12:00pm - 1:30pm

                Members                 $60
                Non-members        $100
                Seniors                     $50
                Students with ID:   Free
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $15.00

                           Please note:      
                     On Site charge takes
                  effect on October 17, 2019

                For EASY online 
                registration click:

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             For inquiries e-mail:

            Kevin Melendy at 

Early Registration is strongly encouraged. 
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached
prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:

Check or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

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