Online Advanced Training

Characterological Growth

presented by Carol Kramer & Jeannie Ingram

Come explore your shadow, how it works in relationships, and how we can integrate our missing selves in order to reclaim our full aliveness.

This course is designed to go deeply into the ways your defenses and your character structure affect others. Another purpose is to grow your container so you can be big enough to hold all that life hands you and to help you rock between the joy and the sorrow of life.

In the role of therapist, we have a gift of distance. We care about the pain we see in others and we have the experience of being in the role of “the good parent.” We are rarely aware of the parts of yourself that reside in the shadow.

We try to accept our clients as they are. Although we can be challenged at times to accept specific traits or behaviors in our clients, it is much easier than accepting our partners, our children, our friends, and our colleagues. How bewildering it is to be loving, conscious, and empathic with clients and unconsciously mean-spirited to those we are closest! The parts of us that hide in the shadow and specifically in our role as therapist will deeply impact our personal relationships and at times painfully challenge our professional abilities.

Learning Objectives & Agenda

In this course, participants will learn to...

  • Apply insights regarding childhood adaptations to facilitate emotional growth and healing in the client population
  • Summarize and define self-defeating patterns of behavior that challenge personal growth
  • Explain specific skills for increasing attunement capacity in therapy sessions
  • Demonstrate and apply exercises that clarify counter-productive patterns
  • Create new neural pathways for personal and clinical application
  • Practice Integrating shadow parts of self
  • Create awareness of defensive structure
  • Define characterological adaptations and how they affect relationships
  • Review how to link self-defeating patterns of behavior to the unmet needs of childhood.
  • Formulate forgiveness structure and plan
  • Describe awareness of hidden self
  • Construct a personal vision statement for self-growth
  • Tell how to develop and accept disowned self traits
  • Identify denied traits and discover positive aspects
  • Discuss how to build and expand sentence stem vocabulary for use with couples

Click here for a detailed agenda for this course.

This program is intended for Certified Imago Therapists, Certified Imago Facilitators and Educators and Certified Imago Workshop Presenters at the advanced level. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Pricing and Discounts


IRNA Gold Members - 20% off
IRNA Silver Members - 10% off
Members must be logged in to get the discount.

CEs available for purchase after registration for an additional $40.

Continuing Education

This Live Interactive Webinar provides 24 CE hours and is cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at

Click here for full CE information for this course.

About Carol

Carol Kramer, LCSW, a sought-after clinical Imago Faculty trainer, was trained by Dr. Harville Hendrix. She brings enthusiasm, passion, expertise, warmth and clarity to the process of understanding and learning Imago theory. She is able to break down the skills of how to utilize the theory in practice in a tangible and practical way regardless of learning style. Carol is a gifted teacher as well as a compassionate, thoughtful and connected healer which makes the process of learning and engaging in the process safe, fun and productive.

About Jeannie

Jeannie Ingram, LPC-MHSP is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, speaker and workshop presenter in private practice in Nashville, TN.

She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Using this training, along with decades of experience in crisis intervention, she helps couples and individuals heal and live more intentionally. In addition, she is a Clinical Instructor for the International Imago Training Institute. She is certified to present Getting the Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find and Start Right, Stay Connected Imago couples workshops across the Southeast. She loves cooking, writing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and sailing.  

Most of all, she is dedicated to helping couples and individuals find joy, meaning, success and connection through the practice of mindfulness and purpose in their lives.


Registration cancellations made up to 30 days prior to the start of the course (the date of the first live class) will be canceled at no cost. Cancellations made between 30 days and 1 week prior to the start of the course will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of the course will be refunded minus a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the first live class. All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email. For questions or concerns, contact  

Friday, October 21 -
Monday, October 24, 2022

7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern for 7 hours each day
Imago Relationships North America
12172 South Route 47, #207
Huntley, IL 60142
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(866) 960-1550

Diversity and Inclusion

IRNA welcomes and aims to be enriched by all people and cultures.

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