Continuing Education for Counselors – CEUs for Therapists Online & In-Person

How to Become an Imago Relationship Therapist


Are you looking to earn CEUs and want to study Imago therapy at the same time?

Are you a group practice owner wanting to educate and certify your clinicians in Imago therapy?

Whether you need to earn continuing education units, aka CEUs, to renew your state license or gain more experience as an Imago Relationship therapist we offer various opportunities for you. You can choose to attend one of our marriage retreats featuring Imago relationship therapy, a type of intensive therapy that can repair broken marriages as a participant and as a couple (some offer up to 16 CEUs!)  or you can train as a clinician to actually become certified! Learn hands-on by observing Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, LCPC, Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University and is both a Faculty Level Imago Relationship Therapist and Imago Workshop Presenter.

In-House Group Practice CEUs

The following training opportunities are available for in-house trainings for group practices and can be scheduled on demand. Therapists not part of a group practice wanting to participate in any of the trainings can email us at 
Contact us to learn more about our various continuing education opportunities.

1. 3 Hour Presentation/ 3 CEUs

Imago Relationship Therapy: Becoming Competent in couple’s work (in-person or online)

Couple’s work can often feel overwhelming for clinicians. In spite of years of training in psychotherapy, the thought of having to manage the energy and the conflict of two people leads many therapists to run the other way.  Imago Relationship Therapy is an approach with a thirty-year track record. It provides clinicians with a new perspective into conceptualizing conflict as well as a clear structure for running a session, allowing the therapist to remain in control of the room and achieve phenomenal results.

This interactive training offers concrete steps for providing successful couples counseling. Participants will gain confidence in couples work when they understand the methods employed by Imago therapists. Clinicians will learn how to better conceptualize the conflict that the couples is experiencing, and how to create enough safety to de-escalate the conflict and help the couple reconnect. Participants will also be exposed to the Imago Dialogue process and how it can be used to elicit more effective communication, understanding, and compassion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Imago Theory of why couples originally choose each other and how this relates to current conflict.
  • Restate and explore a couples childhood influence and how it affects their relational style.
  • Explain how to use the Imago Dialogue as an effective tool to resolve conflict and foster connection and healing.
  • Summarize an effective model of couples therapy that will provide them more confidence in their work.
  • Explain and review real case scenarios and will gain skills that will be useful to all areas of clinical practice.

Course Length: 3 Hours, Cost: $1000 per agency

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits

2.  Extended Full Day Presentation/ 6 CEUs (in-person or online)

Imago Relationship Therapy: Becoming Competent in couple’s work: Plus Additional Dialogue Practice, case review, and Implementation

Course Length: 6 Hours, Cost: $2,000 per agency

This workshop Offers 6 Continuing Education Credits

3.  Imago therapy certification

Become a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (in-person or online)

Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) is a comprehensive yet remarkably coherent theory and application, developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt. IRT powerfully synthesizes major aspects of depth psychology, object relations, systems theory, and humanistic-existential theory into a comprehensive approach to working with relationships.

Through the Imago Clinical Training program (ICT), you’ll have an opportunity to learn Imago theory and methodology that helps you love working with couples. The clinical training program is broken up into 3 modules of online instruction delivered through lecture, demonstration, and experiential learning.

With this training, you’ll gain the tools and support necessary to integrate this unique and effective approach to working with couples into your professional practice, therefore, being able to teach couples how to use necessary skills to grow through power struggles inevitable in many committed partnerships.

You’ll find yourself becoming increasingly more conscious of healing that occurs when a difficult relationship begins to move into the empathic connection as opposed to the defensiveness so characteristic of couples experiencing pain.

You’ll also begin to realize the possibilities and opportunities for all couples when “individual diagnosis” is replaced with a relational lens. “The paradigm of relationship” allows us to see the wonderful potential for growth and healing via the interpersonal as opposed to the pathological labeling associated with a focus on the intra-psychic.

The Imago Model

  • turns working with couples into an inspiring experience
  • integrates proven clinical methodologies into a powerful and effective system of interventions
  • provides a new path for both personal and professional growth. 

Consistent with the approach itself, Imago believes that learning comes as much through experience as through understanding. Therefore, we compliment all of our theoretical teachings with direct practice, as well as personal exploration.

Our goal is to help therapists develop the skills that will allow a sense of confidence and competence in working with couples and relationships, thus skillfully guiding clients into “healing through relationship.”

This highly gratifying work will…

  • Take your professional career to the next level.
  • Provide relationship insight with Imago Relationship Therapy’s unique approach to resolving relationship issues and identifying opportunities for healing and growth.
  • Help couples quickly reconnect using Imago Relationship Therapy tools.
  • Teach transformative, and research-based methods to bring safety and restoration to relationships where conflict and rupture impact connection.
  • Allow for individual growth in your own personal and professional relationships, your way of working with clients, and of being in the world.

CEU Course Structures

Level 1 (Training) 

96 hours of training, typically divided into 4 (three day) modules. Register for our upcoming Fall 2024/Spring 2025 clinical training here at this link.

Level 2 (Supervision, Self-Study)

Based around a six-month program of supervision which prepares for submission of a final clinical video for evaluation as well as written reports.

  • Consultation
  • Video Review
  • Assist a Getting the Love You Want Workshop


Clinical Track: Tailored for aspiring Certified Imago Relationship Therapists, the Clinical Track offers a comprehensive 96-hour training suitable for both novice and experienced therapists. While graduate students in counseling, psychology, or social work are welcome, certification eligibility is contingent upon full licensure. The training format incorporates theory, demonstration, and experiential practice with supervision, fostering a secure and encouraging learning environment. Sessions are spaced two to three months apart, facilitating ample time for practice and material assimilation.


$4,500 for all 16 days (Level 1 & Level 2), attendance at one of Shlomo Slatkin’s Getting The Love You Want Workshops, and revision of your final recording for certification.

CE Credits

96 CEU Credits

Payment Plan Offered

$750 a month over 6 months with Paypal Credit

Course Length

16 days



CEU Credit Seminars Presented by Relationship Expert Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin

Presented by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin MS, LCPC, a Faculty Associate with Imago Relationships, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Advanced Clinician, and a Workshop Presenter. Rabbi Slatkin is the author of numerous publications and is a founder of the Marriage Restoration Project. Rabbi Slatkin has been teaching continuing education in couples therapy proficiency for over a decade. 

Together with his wife Rivka, they founded The Marriage Restoration Project, a global initiative to help keep couples together and happy. Out of concern for the global breakdown of relationships and families. Rabbi Slatkin has made it their mission to help save marriages in 2 days by way of marriage intensive retreats. He has also created an Online Marriage School self guided program as an affordable solution to quality marriage help. For more information about his work, please visit

Various Opportunities to Earn Continuing Education CEU Credits

We offer many ways for busy counselors to earn credits including the following.

  • On-Demand Video Lessons
  • Virtual Classes Streamed Live from Couples Retreats
  • Online Reading and Articles
  • Distance Learning from the Comfort of Your Home
  • Online Quizzes and Tests
  • Live Webinars to Attend Our Marriage Retreats Virtually
  • Journal Articles

Not all states allow you to earn CEUs online or virtually, so check your state’s requirement by visiting its respective page on the National Board for Certified Counselors website directory.

State CEU Credits for Counselors

Earn 14 CEU credits at our Getting the Love You Want Couples Retreats in-person or online via Zoom or Skype.

  • Alabama Board of Social Work
  • Alaska Board of social work examiners
  • Arizona Board of Social Work
  • Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
  • Arkansas Department of Health, Psychology Board
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Connecticut State Department of Public Health
  • DC (Washington) Board of Professional Counseling
  • DC (Washington) Board of Social Work
  • Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • Georgia Board of Prof. Counselors, Social Workers, & Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Hawaii Social Work Program, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
  • Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Social Work
  • Indiana Board of Social Work
  • Iowa Board of Social Work
  • Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
  • Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure
  • Maryland Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (CRCCPA)
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors (Category A)
  • Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (Category 1)
  • Maryland Psychology Board
  • Massachusetts Board of Social Work
  • Michigan Board Of Social Work (LARA)
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work
  • Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Missouri Committee for Social Workers
  • Montana Board of Behavioral Health
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW) (Canada)
  • New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
  • New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners
  • New York State Board of Social Work (CE Contact Hours)
  • North Carolina Board of Social Work
  • North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – FOR SOCIAL WORKERS ONLY – Other professionals may be required to get “Post Approval”. See the following link for more details.
  • Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Oregon Board of Social Work
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
  • Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Social Workers
  • Rhode Island Board of Psychology
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
  • South Dakota Board of Social Work
  • Tennessee Board of Social Workers
  • Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program (LCDC)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
  • Texas Board of Social Work
  • Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Social Work
  • Vermont Board of Social Work
  • Virginia Board of Social Work
  • Virginia Board of Counseling
  • Washington DC Board of Nursing
  • Washington DC Board of Professional Counseling
  • Washington DC Board of Social Work
  • Washington State Department of Health – Social Work
  • West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners (Live in person classes count as Category 1. Webinars count as category 2.)
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services – Social Work
  • Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

… and other state boards.

The decision of whether to accept CEU credits is made by each state’s medical licensure board.
We partner with to allow practitioners to earn CEU credits in person or virtually at our Getting the Love You Want marriage retreats in Baltimore, New York, and other locations around the United States and Caribbean.

ASWB – ACE Approval to Offer Live Webinars for CE credit.

CE You! is approved as an ACE provider by ASWB ACE to offer LIVE WEBINARS for CE credit.*

*Please note that ASWB approval applies ONLY to Live Webinars. It does not apply to Pre-recorded webinars and Live in Person Trainings.

CE You!, provider number 1573, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 3/27/2021-3/27/2024.

Live In-Person Training

CE You!’s approval for Live in Person Trainings are through the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners and the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work.

We are continuously updating our site with new states that accept our credits. If you don’t see your state send us an email,, and we will get back to you with the information.

Our classes are ACCME certified for physician CME when indicated. Classes are APA approved when indicated.

For Psychologists: Imago Chicago is a CEU provider through the State of Illinois

Earn CEU Credits for Imago Couples Counseling

Contact us to learn more about our various continuing education opportunities.