Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Imago Enrichment Program

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_368-1

Name of Model

Getting the Love You Want Workshop for Couples



Imago Relationship Therapy is a couples’ therapy developed in the 1980s by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, partners in life and work. The model was first described in their book, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples and is now practiced by thousands of therapists worldwide (Hendrix 1988). It is delivered through outpatient office visits, and in a 2-day workshop format called Getting the Love You Want.

Prominent Associated Figures

Harville Hendrix is a couples therapist with more than 40 years of experience as an educator, clinical trainer, and lecturer, whose work has appeared on Oprah17 times. He holds graduate degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY) and the University of Chicago, and is a former professor at Southern Methodist University. Helen LaKelly Hunt is co-author of 10 books on relationships and co-creator and distributor...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imago Relationships InternationalWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Social WorkGwynedd Mercy UniversityGwynedd ValleyUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA