Safe Conversations: From Conflict to Connection

Presented by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD on 06-17-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern)

Talking is among the most dangerous things people do, and listening is the most infrequent, and thus the source of conflict that needs a solution. Through the practice of "Safe Conversations," a structured dialogue process, Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD aim to help people, in all human ecosystems, experience safety in all conversations in the service of creating a relational world, shifting the perspective from the age of the individual to the age of relationship—by helping people build healthy relationships.

In this two-hour web conference, participants will learn this new way to talk that makes conversation safe and achieves connection, and they will be introduced to the new relationship and brain science that supports it. Helen and Harville co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy over 25 years ago and today is practiced by over 1,200 Imago therapists in 37 countries. The process is proven effective with couples and families as well as corporations, congregations, and schools.

How we interact with each other is the key to our emotional, physical and economic health. By teaching a process that facilitates relational change, Helen and Harville aim to establish healthy relationship as this society’s primary cultural value which will lead to greater civil conversation and foster a legacy of stability and peace for generations to come.

This introductory instructional level course is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe the Safe Conversations model.
  2. Describe Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy.
  3. Examine the neuroscience principles of the Safe Conversations model.
  4. Practice the strategies outlined in the Safe Conversation process.
  5. List the Safe Conversations principles.

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How the Web Conference Works

This CE web conference will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. Attendees may also access the web conference on a smartphone or tablet. 

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

After the live event, a recording and a written transcript of the event will be available in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. At the conclusion of the event, attendees will receive an email from GoodTherapy.org with information about how to request a CE certificate. To download a CE certificate, attendees must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the web conference and complete an online survey. 

388CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Event Reviews from Members

Years of wisdom and experience of presenters - BRAVO. - Janet Brodsky, LICSW

​I've been familiar with Hendrix work for years but have never seen him speak. Nor have I seen Hunt. It was wonderful to meet two such self-effacing and brilliant folks who shared so freely. - Suzanne A. Holmes, EdD, LPC​

Amazingly insightful and relevant. I think that listening to them both cleared up some confusion I had after reading the book Getting the Love You Want. - Clifford Jacobson, LMFT​

​I enjoyed the layout that offered a ground up approach of Imago. I was not very familiar with it and they did a good job describing the basics and building on it. - Rebecca Frank, MA, LPCC, NCC
 

Meet the Presenter

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD believe that how we interact with each other, in all our contexts—family, workplace, schools, etc.—is the key to our emotional, physical, and economic well being and to the well being of our children and society. They envision the possibility of shifting from the age of the individual to the age of relationship; when “relationship" rather than the “individual" will be the primary value system of culture.

To make relational information and skills available to everyone, they co-initiated:

  • Imago Relationships International, a training institute for couples therapists.
  • Relationships First, a collaborative mission to change the cultural value system.
  • Family Wellness Dallas/Safe Conversations®, an experiment to raise the joy index of a whole city. 

Dr. Hendrix and Dr. Hunt continue to co-create Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy and make it available in workshops, training programs, lectures, seminars, and books. Currently over 1,200 Imago therapists practice in 37 countries.

Dr. Hendrix is a couple’s therapist with over 40 years experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has been on Oprah 18 times. In addition to Dr. Hunt’s partnership with her husband in the co-creation of Imago, she is sole author of Faith and Feminism. She was installed in the Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women’s movement. Helen and Harville have been married for over 30 years, have six children, and reside in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Hunt's and Dr. Hendrix's professional partnership has produced 10 books including three New York Time's best sellers:

  • Getting the Love You Want
  • Keeping the Love You Find
  • Giving the Love that Heals 

Their latest book is Making Marriage Simple (2013). They are currently working on a new professional text on Imago theory and therapy.

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.