Transformation Through Connection

Around the Beltway Programs

Certified Imago Therapists in various locations in the Washington Metropolitan area and Baltimore offer these free programs. They provide an opportunity for therapists to further explore topics in Imago Therapy, as well as look at the integration of Imago Therapy with other theories. Additionally, therapists experience community support in attending these meetings.

MAIT Book Groups (Washington, D.C. and Baltimore)

In suburban Maryland and Virginia, book discussion groups are hosted by MAIT Certified Imago Therapists. These groups discuss books related to the theory of relationships and couples therapy. Exploring the integration of these ideas into Imago Relationship Therapy enriches the discussion. These groups are also free and enhance community among members.

Community Education Days

MAIT offers ½ day events which are both educational and social in nature. Centered on the theory and practice in Imago, these programs deepen knowledge, provide a way to meet or reconnect with colleagues, do soft marketing and are free. Attendees walk away with a "true feeling of community."

Professional Training Days

Three to four times per year MAIT sponsors training events with national and internationally known Imago Relationship Therapy presenters and trainers, including Maya Kollman, Wendy Patterson, Hedy Schleifer, and Tammy Nelson to name a few. These programs, lasting one to two days, offer MAIT members top quality seminars with CEUs.

Social Events

MAIT Social Events are planned to build community between members where you can make new connections and friendships!


    • 1 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA


    Using Poly Vagal Theory in Couples Counseling

    The autonomic nervous system powerfully defines our clients’ experiences of safety and influences their capacity for connection.  Operating outside of conscious awareness, autonomic circuits assess safety and risk and initiate actions to navigate the challenges of daily living.  In this workshop participants will first learn the organizing principles of polyvagal theory and then explore practices to help couples identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns and strategies to shape their autonomic nervous systems toward safety and connection.  

    Deb Dana

    My passion for neuroscience leads me into collaboration with researchers to better understand the science and psychology of lasting change. This passion informs my clinical work, my teaching, and my writing.  I have a particular interest in Polyvagal Theory and the influence of the autonomic nervous system in shaping the ways we move through the world.  

    We come into the world wired to connect.  With our first breath we embark on a biologically driven quest to feel safe in our bodies, our environments, and in relationship with others. Life experiences often interrupt our path toward safety and connection propelling us instead into patterns of mistrust and dysregulation.  

    Along our path to healing...

    We learn to safely remember our histories and become active authors of our life stories.   

    We investigate the origins of our patterns of protection and connection.  

    We explore creating relationships that bring joy, movement that feels free, and daily living experiences that are filled with abundance.  

    For more information visit her websites: OR

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Early Bird Registration Available until October 11, 2019

    Cancellations: Until May 25th– full refund less 20% processing fee; NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations after May 25th.   

    Continuing Education Credit:  Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation forms will receive six (6) continuing education credits provided by NASW-MD.  CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions.  Attendance is monitored.  Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late, are absent for more than 15 minutes, or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session.  Credit will not be granted to registrants who do not submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session.  It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.

    • 1 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Webinar
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    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD

    For our June meeting we will share reflections on Eight Dates : Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by John Gottman, PHD. 

    Please join us!

    Share camaraderie, enrich your learning & sense of community!

    Location: TBD

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