ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

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


Program Description

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.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW current members only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.

This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

10:00am - 1:30pm

Course Number



Herb Tannenbaum, Ph.D.

Program Originator:



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

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

NYS CE Accreditation for:


The Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0028; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0045; licensed psychoanalysts #P-0017; licensed psychologists #PSY-0121; and licensed social workers #SW-0056.

Out of State Providers:

Out-of-state providers are welcome to request a certificate upon completion of the presentation evaluation but must check with their own state licensing boards to inquire about whether or not the certificate is recognized as transferrable for CEs in their state’s jurisdiction.


Registration is closed.

Program Details

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.

Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

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

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.

Lecture, Handouts, Group Exercises, Case Examples, Q & A

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.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • 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:
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