Admission Requirements for Certification
-Participation in a Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop led by a Certified Couples Workshop Presenter® prior to admission into training. (Note: Participation should be with one’s committed, intimate partner. Single therapists may attend with a close friend, relative or colleague of either gender). This must be done before training.
-Possession of an advanced degree (masters or doctorate degree) in the mental health field (the common degrees are M.A. or M.S. in counseling or psychology, M.S.W. in social work, M.Div. in pastoral counseling, Ph.D. in clinical psychology, M.D. in psychiatry).
-Membership in a recognized professional association (i.e. NASW for clinical social workers, AAMFT for marriage and family therapists, AAPC for pastoral counselors, APA for psychologists, AMA for psychiatrists). All Imago Therapists must keep their memberships in their professional organization current at all times. See catalog section 4.5 for more details. Please contact us to ask about variations around the world. Required documents should be emailed to the training course instructor.
-Two letters of recommendation from colleagues who know your work well.
-License to practice psychotherapy if required by your state or province.
-300 hours of post graduate supervision (150 hours may be group supervision. 150 hours must be one-on-one supervision).
-Proof of malpractice insurance.
-Copy of graduate degree.
Each applicant will be considered on his or her own merits. If you do not have all of the above credentials, please attach a cover letter that addresses the exception to your applications. Please note that admission to this program does not guarantee certification.