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Peggy Halyard congratulating Presenter Gwen Brehm

Gwen Brehm, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT, presented Making Dialectical Behavior Therapy Work
 for New Dimensions Day Hospital (Rebecca Rucker,MA,LPC-S,LMFT) at 

Clear Lake Baptist Church
 
 

A note from Peggy Halyard, Houston Marriage Counselor

to Houston Marriage Counselors and other  Mental Health Care Professionals:

Thank you for providing couples with marriage and individual counseling and therapy before and after they attend a couples weekend workshop. 

My ethical policy is to always return clients to their therapists after they have attended a "Getting the Love You Want" workshop. My belief is that the skills learned in the workshop provide the couple with a deeper insight and understanding of their issues.  We always recommend that couples continue their relationship with their therapist.

When your couples return, feedback has shown that your work will be easier and more rewarding.  I encourage couples to take their workbooks from the workshop and return to their respective therapist for deeper work.

Regarding my private practice, when I see clients that I feel are outside my realm of expertise, I refer these clients to other mental health professionals who can better help them.  I maintain a collaborative relationship with a network of mental health professionals who I consult with and refer to if I feel a client’s issues are outside my area of expertise.

 

 

  

Imago Relationships Worldwide Photos "Connecting is Healing"

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 Peggy Halyard helps couples navigate through affairs to loving reconnection.

 Dr.Tammy- Nelson -colleague- Peggy -Halyard -Houston-Marriage-Counseling,

Learn from an expert! Dr. Tammy Nelson is a world-renowned relationship expert and the author of several books on relational change. 
 
She has been a featured expert in the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Her book has been in Rolling Stone Magazine and she is on the Advisory Board for Men's Fitness Magazine where she is a contributor for their sex column. She writes for the Networker Magazine and is a blogger for the Huffington Post and YourTango.
 

 

Presented by — Dr. Tammy Nelson

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a relationship expert and international speaker, an author, a faculty member and teacher with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Sociology.  She is a Board Certified Sexologist, a Diplomat of the American Board of Sexologists, a Licensed Professional Counselor, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a Registered Art Therapist, and an Advanced Imago Clinician.

Tammy is the author of several books including The New Monogamy:  Redefining Your Relationship after Infidelity (2013), Getting the Sex You Want:  Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together (2008), and What’s Eating You? A Workbook for Anorexia and Bulimia (2004).  She is the author of Six Weeks to Desire (2013) eBook, as well as several chapters of edited compilations and book reviews and articles in professional journals.  Dr. Nelson has been a featured expert in NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and a source in Time Magazine.  She writes for Huffington Post, Your Tango, Psychotherapy Networker as well as her own popular blog—www.drtammynelson.com/blog/.

Tammy speaks internationally and gives workshops and Intensives for couples and trains therapists around the world on issues relating to sex and relationships.  Her campaigns reach audiences in the hundreds of thousands, both for clinical and consumer audiences.  Dr. Nelson’s goal is to create global relational change through authenticity, resilience and personal transformation.  Her website may be found at www.drtammynelson.com.    

PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES —

Understand infidelity using the three-part definition and how partners are affected in a marriage or committed partnership.

Identify the three phases of treatment after an affair including the crisis, the insight and the vision phase.

Discover ways in which betrayal, trust and forgiveness play a role in creating a new monogamy agreement going forward.

Learn interventions to help couples negotiate new monogamy agreements after infidelity and how to create a new commitment for couples with affair trauma.

 

   Imago Certification Program ! 

Save the Dates for this Intensive Relationship Training that will help you... 

 - Learn practical therapy techniques for couples

 - Identify what "good communication" actually means

 - Identify the stages of relationship development so that you can conceptualize any relationship struggle and tailor your interventions

 - Shift couples from fighting about issues to exploring their deeper needs and the underlying concerns driving 90% of their fights

 - Understand the concepts of "shadowed" or lost selves, how they create conflict in all types of relationships including work, friendships, and romantic connections, and learn therapy techniques for how to work with the power struggle that ensues

 - Gain confidence as a "relationship expert"

 - Get referrals from an active community of relationship experts

 - Belong to a community and have fun in this growing group of romantics who LOVE relationships

 - Learn how these concepts and tools transcend culture and are applied worldwide in 53 countries - and growing!

SAVE THE DATES:

Module One Nov 14-17th, 2019

Module Two April 16-19th, 2019

Module Three September 10-14th, 2020

Module Four Supervision and Final Certification 4 days in November 2020 TBD

Completing these four modules will qualify you for Imago Certification. There are 32 CEUs per module. Your partner/spouse can attend with you - this is great if they are interested in becoming relationship educators. This training will be open to therapists and nontherapists around the world and there are only 20 spaces in this intensive and intimate training program. $1,000 per module. Payment plans will be available and bonuses given for the first ten registrants. Email Michelle Bohls you are interested in learning more…Michelle Bohls will include you in the first group to know when I open registration on October 1st.   There will be four relationship experts teaching all three of the first 3 modules:

Maureen Brine, is a Canadian television personality from Intervention Canada. See a 4-minute interview with Maureen speaking about her work on this award winning TV show here:  She is a longtime Imago Faculty member, an expert on addiction, and she speaks internationally to communities interested in addiction and affairs. Get a deeper sense of who Maureen is here and begin to learn some of the key concepts of Imago Relationship Therapy and specifically how it relates to addiction patterns here.

Jesica Eames, LCSW/JD, is a Faculty Candidate with the Imago International Training Institute, a Certified Advanced Imago Clinician and a Getting the Love You Want Workshop Presenter practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. Jesica brings an empathic, interactive, confidence-building approach to her clinical trainings. In addition to her clinical experience working with couples, she offers a deep base of knowledge about university systems, the practice of law, healthcare, parenting, and school communities. Before her professional life as a therapist and faculty candidate, Jesica practiced law at King & Spalding LLP in Healthcare Litigation and Government Investigations and speaks in the legal community about relational health. 

Jill Wolf, LCSW is a very funny gal from the Windy City who is a seasoned Workshop Presenter, Advanced Imago Clincian, and Imago Consultant. She is among the first group of therapists from Chicago who trained with Harville Hendrix in 1989 and is a co-founder of Imago Chicago, a professional support organization.  In addition to her love of teaching couples how to love and be loved, Jill has done stand-up at the Annual Imago International Conferences for many of the past 20 years. Her kids keep her humble by letting her know she’s not that funny.  

Michelle Bohls is Austin’s premier relationship expert for creatives and intuitive people including entreprenuers, artists, therapists and healers. She has been a Certified Imago therapist for 12 years and a workshop presenter for 8 years. You can listen to an interview with her here:

 

"Certification Training For Therapists in Imago Relationship Therapy"

(Leads to Certification through IRI–Imago Relationships International. See below for the benefits of being associated with this dynamic, worldwide organization.)

Basic Clinical Therapist Training, with Ben Cohen, Ph.D.

  • Do you often feel “stuck” working with difficult couples?
  • Would you like to feel more competent as a marriage/couples therapist?
  • Would you like to gain recognition as an expert in your field, and increase your referrals?
  • Would you like have ongoing support as part of a vibrant community of expert relationship therapists?
  • How to identify core relationship issues-getting beneath the surface issues so that you can effect change on the deepest levels.
  • A variety of powerful interventions which will increase your effectiveness and confidence working with couples.
  • A model that teaches couples how to move from conflict to connection, and to utilize their relationship for growth and healing.
  • To understand your own relationship dynamics, and how to apply this knowledge for personal growth/healing and for the enhancement of your intimate relationship.
  • If you have ever thought about getting certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist, now is the time!  You will get a solid training in the basics of Imago theory and practice, and learn the latest advances and techniques of this dynamic approach.  You will be able to present yourself as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and get referrals from the Imago Institute.  In addition, you will be entering a vibrant world-wide community of therapists dedicated to the advancement of this work, and have all the support and advanced training opportunities that this offers.

    Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) was developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of the best-selling “Getting the Love You Want”.  The model has deepened and expanded over the years, and continues to be on the cutting edge of relationship therapies.  In this training, you will learn:

    • A comprehensive theory of relationships, and how to apply this theory in your practice working with couples.

Admission Requirements

  1. Participation in a “Getting the Love You Want”: Workshop for Couples led by a certified workshop presenter prior to, or shortly after beginning the training. (Note: We would like you to attend with your partner if you are in a committed relationship. Single therapists may attend with intimate partner, close friend, relative, or colleague).
  2. Possession of an advanced degree in the mental health field and membership in a recognized professional association (i.e. NASW, AAMFT, APA, AAPC, etc.).
  3. Current clinical practice with couples.
  4. License to practice psychotherapy if required by state.
  5. Proof of malpractice insurance.

Graduate studentsin the fields of counseling/psychology/social work  are  welcome to attend, though  you will  not  be  eligible for certification until you have been licensed.

Each applicant will be considered on their own merits.If you do not have all of the above credentials, please attach a cover letter to your application which addresses the exception.

Post-Training Requirements:

To become a Certified Imago Therapist and be eligible for clinical membership in IRI, you will need to:

  • Attend all 12 days of the Basic Clinical Training, and complete all   course requirements including readings and small group work.
  • Complete 6 months of Imago supervision after the 12-day training .
  • Present video samples demonstrating your use of Imago Relationship Therapy with couples, and receive a positive evaluation from your trainer.
  • Serve as clinical support staff in a “Getting the Love You Want” Couples Workshop within one year of course completion.

Having completed all these requirements, the trainee may apply to the Institute for Clinical Membership. Upon acceptance as a Clinical Member of the Institute, one may represent him/herself as a Certified Imago Therapist®.

To maintain certification, a Certified Imago Therapist® must be a Clinical Member in good standing with IRI, current with annual membership dues and current with continuing educational requirements.

Benefits of membership:

  • Listing in the Resource Directory for referrals by the Institute
  • Receiving the Journal for Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Use of registered trademark “Certified Imago Therapist”
  • Discount on conferences and advanced training

Admission to any program does not guarantee certification.

Level 1 (12 days of training):
CE Credits: 96
Tuition: $3,000 (May be paid over the course of the training)

For more information, see Ben at www.relationshipgrowthcenter.com

You can also look at the “Training” area of the Imago Institute’s web-site, at  www.gettingtheloveyouwant.com."

Note to Houston Marriage Counselors and other  Mental Health Care Professionals:

Thank you for providing couples with marriage and individual counseling and therapy before and after they attend a couples weekend workshop.

My ethical policy is to always return clients to their therapists after they have attended a "Getting the Love You Want" workshop. My belief is that the skills learned in the workshop provide the couple with a deeper insight and understanding of their issues.  We always recommend that couples continue their relationship with their therapist.

When your couples return, feedback has shown that your work will be easier and more rewarding.  I encourage couples to take their workbooks from the workshop and return to their respective therapist for deeper work.

Regarding my private practice, when I see clients that I feel are outside my realm of expertise, I refer these clients to other mental health professionals who can better help them.  I maintain a collaborative relationship with a network of mental health professionals who I consult with and refer to if I feel a client’s issues are outside my area of expertise.

Couples-Help Additional Resources,

 

The Bay Area Net Therapists

Google: Techniques, Applications and Homework in Working With
Couples   Presented to Bay Area Net by: Peggy Halyard, BBA, MA, LPC 

 

or

 

"Psychology Today".

Houston Marriage Counseling Therapist Peggy Halyard's Professional Connections in "Psychology Today"

Janis Rice, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Classmate, known for 17 years

Dr. Debbie Grammas, PhD

Psychologist

Colleague, known for 13 years

Tenley Fukui, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Colleague, known for 13 years

Mr. Robert Patterson, MEd, LMFT, LPC

Marriage & Family Therapist

Colleague, known for 11 years

Ms. Mara Fisher, LCSW, MCC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Colleague, known for 7 years

Ms. Paula Smith, MDiv, MFT-I, CH

Pre-Licensed Professional

Colleague, known for 5 years

Dr. Teresa Hunt, PhD

Psychologist

Colleague, known for 5 years

Ms. Gwen Brehm, MEd, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Colleague, known for 9 years

Dr. William (Tony) Victor, DMin, LCPC

Counselor

Colleague, known for 9 years

Jessica Bollinger, LCSW, MSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Classmate, known for 8 years

Lori Karch, MSW, LCSW, IMAGO

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Colleague, known for 9 years

Ms. Mary Cocharo, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Classmate, known for 7 years

Dr. Susan Hammonds-White, EdD, LPC, MHSP

Counselor

Colleague, known for 5 years

Ms. Gay Jurgens, LCSW, BCD

Marriage & Family Therapist

Colleague, known for 9 years

Dr. Tammy Nelson, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Colleague, known for 9 years

Ms. Evie Shafner, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Colleague, known for 9 years

Ms. Doreen Van Leeuwen, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Colleague, known for 4 years

Susan Wright, MA, CAGS, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP

Counselor

Colleague, known for 7 years

 

Endorsements see in "Psychology Today". 

Peggy Halyard provides an amazing presence when working with her clients. Her warmth and open acceptance creates a safe atmosphere for couples to work though the most difficult issues, to heal strained and broken relationships and to provide the nurturing support to families embroiled in conflict and chaos. Peggy has equipped herself with the best training available and stays current in her field of psychotherapy. In addition to her clinical excellence she is a compassionate caring provider.
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Peggy is an amazing and skilled therapist!
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For marital counseling and couples work, Peggy is one of the best. She comes with my highest recommendations!
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Peggy is very knowledgeable and inspirational in her work with couples and on relationship problem resolution. Without a doubt I recommend her.
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Is a talented, caring couples therapist. She is an excellent Imago Therapist having helped many couples. She returns clients to the referring therapist for individual therapy.
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I would also like to link you as a professional affiliate on my profile page. Thanks Peggy
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I would recommend Peggy Halyard to anyone seeking counseling or a couple's workshop. She is fabulous.
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Peggy is the most compassionate therapist I have ever met. She is genuine, kind and caring. Not only is she a wonderful therapist but she is also an expert in her field. She has many years of experience in both couples and individual therapy. I highly recommend her. Debbie Grammas, PhD
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Peggy is one of the most gifted, compassionate, and lovely therapists and imago therapists I know!
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Peggy has a wealth of knowledge as a workshop presenter and as a therapist. She is very client- focused and compassionate in her approach to therapy.
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Peggy is an engagingly warm and extremely positive clinician and person. She approaches relationship work from a wholistic healing perspective and practices Imago Relationship Therapy with couples. She also offers wonderfully interactive and educational Getting The Love You Want workshops, where partners can experience a needed refresher for their sense of connection. I have enjoyed working and studying with Peggy in several Advanced Imago courses.
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