Viva Imago! - Conference Encore Series

Deepening the Dialogue with Somatic Interventions

presented by Deborah Fox

Friday, March 1, 2024

8am Pacific, 9am Mountain, 10am Central, 11 am Eastern for 3.5 hours

Picture those sessions in which the dialogue is hijacked by defensiveness, stonewalling, or angry outbursts. Picture those sessions that even after a productive dialogue you’ve been left thinking, “There’s more here - how do I help this couple dig deeper?”

In this workshop participants will learn body-based strategies that can help their couples both regulate themselves from a nervous system perspective and delve more deeply into the sources of distress held in the implicit memory that aren’t available to them cognitively. Participants will learn to read the language of the body which speaks in gestures, facial expressions, breathing changes, etc., along with skilled somatic interventions that can effectively enable the dialogue to soften reactivity, get to the heart of the source of the disconnection, and facilitate memory reconsolidation. Half of the workshop will be experiential to enable participants to walk away with new tools that they can put into practice.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Name one reason that a mind-body approach is important in couple’s therapy.
  • Explain how a longing to connect with one’s partner conflicts with the biological imperative of survival.
  • Describe two interventions to employ when a client exhibits signs of nervous system dysregulation.
  • Explain why focusing on physical sensations can illicit valuable emotional information that is inhibiting emotional connection in a couple.

This webinar will be presented online via Zoom and is intended for therapists in general at the intermediate level.

About Deborah Fox

Deborah Fox, MSW, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with over thirty-five years of experience in private practice in Washington, DC. She is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex therapist, providing individual, couple and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical consultation. Deborah has lectured on sex and couples therapy and somatic intervention through PESI and at The Washington School of Psychiatry, The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute in Washington, DC. She conducts seminars and consultation groups on couples therapy and sex therapy and the treatment of sexual trauma. She is passionate about teaching therapists the integration of sex and couples therapy, along with somatic intervention strategies. You’re welcome to visit Deborah at

Continuing Education

This webinar is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

*Please note that R Cassidy is no longer an APA approved sponsor and the coverage provided is limited. Please read the coverage details carefully before purchasing.

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IRNA strives for full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by being committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities.

Prior to the beginning of the program, any known conflict of interest or commercial support will be disclosed. In the case where there is no known conflict of interest or commercial support, this will be made evident also. Information concerning conflicts of interest and commercial support is also disclosed via promotional materials that are made available to any potential participants prior to registration for the course.

Don't miss the encore presentations of the Imago Conference 2023 breakout, via Zoom! 

Pricing and Discounts

Cost: $105

IRNA Members - 15% off

Early Bird Discount - an additional 10% off if registered by 2/23

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