How to Help Couples Move from Conflict to Connection


Friday, January 31, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

60 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

NYSED Approved for 7 CE contact hours


Both new and experienced therapists often struggle to work successfully with couples. Managing two people who might be highly stressed and reactive to one another can be challenging. Using a relational approach, Imago Relationship Therapy, this program will provide theory and tools for holding people in a structured dialogue and thereby create a more conscious and non-reactive safe connection. This workshop will introduce participants to Imago Relationship Therapy, which provides a theoretical, experiential and practical way for dealing with this dynamic.

Learning Objectives


  • Utilize the Imago Dialogue in their practice with couples.
  • Define a non-reactive way to communicate in couples therapy.
  • Learn to facilitate safe connections between high conflict couples while in treatment.
  • Identify and name the specific characteristics of the clinician’s own Imago.     
  • Recognize the client’s wounds and character adaptations while in their care. 


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Carol J. Kramer, LCSW

Carol J. Kramer, LCSW, is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Faculty Trainer, and Workshop Presenter. Carol brings enthusiasm, expertise, warmth and clarity to the learning process. She is able to break down how to utilize the theory and she makes the process of learning engaging, safe, fun and productive. Among the places Carol has presented are Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service; NASW; Esalen; EAPA -NYC; Omega Institute; Kripalu Institute and the Cape Cod Institute. Carol is based in NYC.