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!


    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA
    • 3

    Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO), the application of IFS to couple's therapy is an experiential, right-brain-left-brain approach that helps people make sense of their life experience in a safe and collaborative way.  It is a simple but powerful psycho-spiritual model with applications for work with individuals, couples, and systems of all sizes.


    • Toni will describe and demonstrate the Intimacy from the Inside Out model of Couple's therapy where the therapist invites exploration of each partner's individual inner life.
    • How to support couples in envisioning a lively dance that includes communicating well, repairing inevitable rupture, making room for the needs of both individuals as well as the needs of the relationship.
    • Using lecture, experience, and video demonstration, Toni will give participants the opportunity to learn and witness the model first hand.

    This workshop will focus on the application of IFIO as an effective tool for helping couples. 

    Toni Herbine-Blank is a Senior Lead Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership and developer of the Intimacy from the Inside Out curriculum for couple therapists. Toni has designed and written a 72 hour training curriculum for IFS therapists who want to learn to work with couples using her Intimacy from the Inside Out training.  Toni offers an advanced course, the application of IFS to Couples Therapy, in several cities across the country. She lives in Durango, Colorado, with her husband Jordan and a menagerie of animals. She is a dynamic, warm and down-to-earth presenter who leads trainings nationally and internationally.

    Her book Intimacy from the Inside Out, Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy, is available on

    Co-sponsored by MAIT with NASW-MD  |  6 CEU's available

    Early Bird Registration Available until April 18 2019

    Cancellations: Until April 12th– full refund less 20% processing fee; NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations after April 12th.   

    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.

    • 20 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 104 Tollgate Way, Falls Church VA 22046

    Presented by:  Alicia Munoz

    Come learn how to deepen your skills as a writer and a clinician!

    Bring your own lunch.

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    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA

    Details to follow

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