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"Imago Relationship Theory & Therapy"

  • April 12, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


  • Member of LA CAMFT or SGV CAMFT

Registration is closed

Membership Meeting with     

Dr. Janis McCann & Dr. David McCann

Drs. McCann will lead the group through a demonstration of Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy by working with a real live couple to give a practical exhibition of how Imago works to transform relationships, and lives -- and, when the couple is truly hurting, provide some important and immediate relief.


This presentation is suitable for both the novice therapist with no experience of Imago, and the experienced couples therapist, who may have been introduced to or tried out some of the Imago processes and dialogues.

Learning Objectives 

· Understand through a simple ritual how Imago creates sacred space for healing and growth

· Recognize that romantic love is nature's way of restoring the feelings of alive joyfulness that we felt as children  

· Define what is meant by an "Imago Match" in partner choice, as well as experience how the power struggle in any relationship can be re-structured into empathy, respect and authentic expression

· Observe how the deepest confusion and disillusionment can provide the basis for healing and growth

· Become aware that conflict in relationship is growth trying to happen and notice how the worst of conflict can lead to re-connection and the relationship of one's dreams. 

Dr. Janis and Dr. David McCann, married for forty years, have been in professional practice for over thirty, and have specialized as relational therapists for over twenty years.  

They became involved with Imago Therapy when  they attended the world-renown workshop, Getting the Love You Want, and experienced the Imago dialogues and processes as not only relationship transforming, but life transforming as well.  

After training at Harville Hendrix's International Imago Institute, they became Certified Imago Therapists and Couples Workshop presenters, traveling throughout the Southwest and the Central Coast of California to present the workshop for couples, as well as the workshop for individuals, Keeping the Love You Find, and more recently, the workshop for pre-marital and early-married couples, Start Right, Stay Connected.


Janis has doctorates in Social-Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy, as well as a Master’s in Mythological Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute.

David’s first Ph.D. and Master’s degree were in Comparative Literature and Germanic Languages; he taught Humanities at UCLA and other colleges for twenty years, before becoming a Research Psychoanalyst, receiving a doctorate in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in LA.

The McCanns have four grown daughters and five grandchildren. One of their most beloved pastimes is traveling to exotic places around the world with a couple of grandchildren in tow.

8:30-9am - Networking, Registration, Breakfast
9-9:30am - Membership Meeting & Announcements
9:30-10:30am - Speaker Presentation
10:30-11am - Structured Networking 
11:15 -1pm - Board Meeting ~All Welcome 

$10 for SFV-CAMFT chapter members
$20 for non SFV-CAMFT chapter members
Early Bird Online Registration Ends April 5, 2015
April 6 to April 9:
$15 for sfv-camft members
$25 for non-members

*If paying at the door, checks only (NO CASH PLEASE)*

Please note new policy-- if a phone or online RSVP is not received *before* the event, payment at door will double to $20 for members & $40 for non-members 

Questions?  Email Ingrid Oliansky here      


(1.5 CE Credit for MFT/LCSW; BBS Provider #PCE 3168)  

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