Friday, October 6, 2017

6:45 - 7:15 Mindfulness Meditation and Gentle Stretching - Ani and Bill Grosser - Garden C

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast (included) - Garden A

8:30 Welcome with special guest, Nimo

9:00 Keynote : Steven Stosny, Ph.D. - Basic Humanity : The Bridge to Transcendence

The great challenge of effective treatment is getting the effects of treatment to last over time. Once they return to their routines, or when caught in the throes of mounting life-stressors, clients retreat to emotion regulation habits and coping mechanisms forged as far back as toddlerhood, particularly blame, denial, and avoidance. We can make the effects of treatment transcend routine and hold under stress by helping clients expand their sense of basic humanity as a form of emotion regulation, a source of well-being, and a continual reminder of how to be the persons and partners they most want to be. 

11:15 Panel discussion  Steven Stosny, Ph.D., Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Imago Master Trainer Maya Kollman, MA

12:15  Lunch on site (included) with update from the Collaborative Task Force

1:15 Let's Talk About Sex presented by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

3:00 Embracing Mystery in Couples Counseling  presented by Imago Faculty Marcia Ferstenfeld, MA, CIRT, CI and Tony Victor, D.Min, LCPC

4:45 Interview  Jill Fein Baker interviews Harville, Helen, and Nimo

5:30 Closing with special guest, Nimo

6:15 Grieving Circle (optional)

7:00 Fun activity at the Rivers Casino - meet in lobby or head over on your own

Saturday, October 7, 2017

6:45 - 7:15 Mindfulness Meditation and Gentle Stretching - Ani and Bill Grosser - Garden C

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast (included)

8:30 Opening - Bob Kamm

8:45 Our Founders   Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt Update

9:45 Communologue led by Orli Warhman and Marcia Ferstenfeld

Join us for a vibrant Communologue presented by the Peace Project with leaders Marcia Ferstenfeld and Orli Warhman. We will be breaking into small groups of 8-10 for Communologue on a variety of topics, such as: Imago Outside the Box; Managing Anxiety in a Polarized World; Helping Your Region Grow; Supporting My Personal Imago Journey... and more. The "Communologue" Dialogue for groups was developed by a devoted group of Imago therapists after 9/11 and has been applied all over the globe.  The Peace Project has continued meeting ever since.

12:15 Lunch on site (included) and end of silent auction

1:15 Play and Learn with Maya: Live Demonstration Exploring New Ways to Manage Reactivity  presented by Maya Kollman, MA

3:00 How Do Our Siblings Affect Our Partner Relationships?   presented by Lori Karch, LCSW

4:30 Closing   Bringing It All Together with Nimo

Imago Midwest Regional Conference produced by


Imago Relationship Therapy of Michigan