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CC12 Workshop 07 – Imago Dialogue: The Listening Cure - Harville Hendrix, PhD

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IMAGO |  Workshops |  Communication |  Couples Therapy
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2012
Harville Hendrix, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Apr 28, 2012
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Ever since Freud’s patient dubbed psychoanalysis a “talking cure,” most forms of therapy include someone talking to a professional. This workshop posits that therapy consists not so much in the action of talking but in the experience of how one is listened to while they talk, and that the more accurate name for successful therapy is the “listening cure.”

Educational Objectives:

  1. Discuss the etiology of the “talking cure” as emblematic of therapy.
  2. Explain the power of the therapeutic process as a function of the stance of the listener.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD are partners in life and work. Their lives and work are integrated in their commitment to the transformation of couples and families and to the evolution of a relational culture that supports universal equality. Harville is co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy and co-founder of Imago Relationships International. Chancellor of the Imago International Institute and emeritus board member of IRI. Dr. Hendrix has received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Mercer University, Macon, GA, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and the Distinguished Contributors Award by the Association for Imago Relationship Therapy. His latest book, written with his wife, Helen Hunt, is Receiving Love