Workshop Schedule

"Getting the Love
You Want"

A Weekend for Couples


 October 24-25, 2015

Saturday and Sunday
8:30 A.M.to 6:30 P.M


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Imago Certified Couples Workshop Presenter
 
 
 

Welcome to Austin Counseling & Psychological Services

Thank you for your interest in Austin Counseling and Psychological Services. We invite you to browse our website for more information on our workshops and services, most notably Getting The Love You Want a weekend workshop for couples.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Warmly,
Don & Anna

Our Personal Relationship Journey to Imago

Don Sorensen, PMSW/ACP & Anna Gonzalez-Sorensen, Ph.D.When Don and Anna met in 1980, both were serving on the faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Anna was an assistant professor of Psychology and Don was a professor of Economics at the time. From the beginning of their marriage in 1982, they held a relationship vision that included a life of working together in ways that would make a genuine impact on the lives of people they served. Don could not seem to interest Anna in becoming an Agricultural Economist. Therefore, after much soul searching and prayer, Don brought his twenty-one year academic career in that field to a close. They moved to Austin, and he entered the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Texas at age forty-seven to earn his Master’s Degree. Don & Anna started their own private practice in 1986, the beginning of their dream of working together that continues to manifest.

Don & Anna had been married to other partners previously, and both brought children into their marriage. Don has a daughter and son and Anna has two daughters and a son. Both of them acknowledge that their prior spouses were “Imago Matches” but neither relationship received the help necessary to create the conscious and deeply connecting relationship they now have experienced through the Imago framework. Don and Anna, after the initial blissful romantic phase of their marriage, found themselves in the throes of the power struggle that they were not able to find a way to resolve. By l990, they were beginning to feel desperate and were wondering if the marriage would survive. Fortunately, they found Harville Hendrix’ book, Getting The Love You Want, and began to apply what they were learning to their way of relating to each other. Soon thereafter, Harville came to Austin to conduct a one-day seminar on Imago Theory for professional therapists. Don and Anna were in awe at what they were learning. Hendrix suggested they attend the week-end workshop, Getting the Love You Want, with Dr. Pat Love. During the weekend the seeds of change in their relationship were firmly planted as they committed to the process of healing and growth. They entered clinical training with Harville at The Institute for Relationship Therapy in New York in 1991 and received their certification as Imago Relationship Therapists in early 1992. They continued their training with Hendrix to become Advanced Clinicians and were certified as Workshop Presenters in 1994. Don asserts that even if their training had not touched the lives of the many couples they have worked with over the past sixteen years, the impact that Imago has had on their marriage is an abundant return for all the investment in and work of being trained as Imago Relationship therapists.

 
     
  "Anna & Don ARE the Imago Relationship.
They live it and prove its effectiveness."
 
     

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