Clinical Training


Help couples quickly reconnect using Imago Relationship Therapy Tools based on the principles of Dr. Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-founders of Imago Relationship Therapy and authors of Getting The Love You Want.


Presented by Wendy Palmer Patterson, LCSW, LMFT

Wendy is an internationally known Senior Faculty member and Master Clinical Instructor for Imago Relationships International. In addition to trainings in South Korea, Turkey, and New Zealand, Wendy has been training therapists in Atlanta, GA for over 20 years. Wendy is known for her warm, empathetic, and engaging training style.

Imago Clinical Training in Couples Therapy

Program Description: The Imago Relationship Therapy model is based on psychological theories from Freud to Neuroscience, woven into dialogue-based interventions which deepen connection. Learning and integrating the Imago model into your practice can make working with couples more fun, rewarding and successful.  The Imago structure can help couples create conscious, loving relationships and clinicians often find renewed confidence and excitement with couples work!

Schedule: The Imago Clinical Training takes place over three four-day sessions. The dates for our next Imago Clinical Training in Atlanta, GA are:


Please contact us at if you are interested in becoming a Certified Imago Therapist.

We will schedule our next training based on interest. 

9:00am – 5:00pm daily 

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  1. Trainee Comments
    What our Trainees say about the Imago Clinical Training: 

    “ I can say unequivocally that Imago Relationship Therapy is the most effective model for understanding and improving relationships. It works! ” – Pat Love

    “This training helped me get out of my head and into the art of being a therapist.” 

    “Imago training completely changed how I work with couples. It helped me enjoy couples work again.” 

    “Wendy’s teaching style is warm and approachable. She creates a level of warmth and acceptance that challenges you to go deeper in your personal and professional life.” 

  2. Registration Requirements
    • Attend 20-hour “Getting the Love You Want” Workshop led by a Certified Workshop Presenter.
    • Have a graduate degree in the mental health field (M.S.W., M.Div., M.D., Ph.D., etc.).
    • Be a member of a national professional organization with accreditation requirements that include clinical and supervised hours or meet equivalent requirements by state licenser, or describe and document your supervision history.


    Registration must be completed on our website and the following documents must be emailed to with your application. If you cannot supply them at the time of your registration, you can submit them to our office at the time of your first training session.

    • License to practice psychotherapy if required by your state or province
    • Proof of malpractice insurance
    • A nonrefundable $300 deposit is due with your application to Imago International

    Each application is reviewed by the Clinical Instructor on its own merit. If you cannot include all of the above information, or meet all of the above requirements, please attach a cover letter to your application, which addresses the exceptions. A personal interview with any applicant prior to acceptance may be requested.

  3. How To Register

    To Register for the Imago Clinical Training:
    Please Click Here or email our office at

    You may also contact our Training Coordinator Allison Dragony for specific questions at

    For additional information, please see the Imago International Training website at the link below:
    Imago Certification Training

  4. Tuition
    The tuition for this course is $3000. A deposit of $750.00 is due at registration on our website. $300 of which is the portion given to Imago International. The remaining $2,250.00 is due to your clinical Instructor over the course of your training.  Payments may be broken up into three payments with each payment of $750.00 due at the beginning of each session. Registration fees are subject to change without notice. 
  5. Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel 30 days or more prior to the starting date of the training program, your registration fee may be refunded minus a $50.00 non-refundable finance charge.   Please inquire with our office for refund details ( If you make arrangements to do so at least 30 days before the start date of training, you may apply your deposit to the next scheduled program once at no charge. If you cancel within 30 days of the program, or do not show on the first scheduled date of training, your registration fee can be applied to the next available program. 
  6. Advanced Imago Workshops
    Wendy currently has a number of Consultation/Supervision groups that meet in person or over the phone (for non-local therapists).  Advanced Imago workshops are offered annually as well. If interested please contact our office at (404) 584-7500
  7. CEU Credits

    American Psychological Association:   CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Association of Social Work Boards:   CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019.

    CEU Credits are granted by the Imago International.  Please contact Imago International with any questions regarding CEUs (1.800.729.1121 or by emailing