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Encounter-centered Couples Therapy (EcCT) Training for Therapists

August 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Encounter-centered Couples Therapy (EcCT) Training for Therapists

Gain new tools, increased expertise, enhanced skills, and a clear vision of how to achieve an even more relaxed and responsive therapeutic stance with your couples.



More about this training

This 5-day training in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy will introduce you to, deepen your understanding of, and your familiarity with, the use of EcCT in your work with couples. You will learn:

  • rituals that can help couples learn and internalize the vocabulary of the “other” and thus become “bilingual.”
    the complex distinction between the adaptive “survival dance” and the “dance of life in connection.”
  • a unique structure that Hedy has developed for jump-starting a couple’s relationship in two full days, thus eliminating months and sometimes years of therapy.
  • the distinction between incremental, successive change, and the power of real transformation, what Hedy calls “Level 3 Learning.”
  • about “unraveling of the survival knot” of a couple, the principle “stickiness” that brings the couple to therapy. It is what couples experience as their impasse issue, where one person’s anguished desperation meets the other person’s dogged resistance.


Would you love to attend Hedy Schleifer’s workshops taking place during August but don’t have the financial backing? We are now offering scholarships – to find out more please contact Carol Dixon on imagocd@gmail.com or 082 463 1467 / 031 701 5363.

Hedy & Yumi Schleifer offer a limited number of partial scholarships for each workshop and training. Scholarships are for tuition only, and not for hotel or incidental expenses.

Click here to download the Scholarship application form.

For more information

Geoffrey Swetz
Phone: 305-604-0010


In South Africa:
Carol-Ann Dixon, Imago Africa
Phone: 08 2 463 1467

Accommodation Rates

We have received preferential corporate rates at the venue, Genesis All-Suite Hotel, 10 Sandler Road, Fairmount, Johannesburg, South Africa. Please contact the venue directly to book your accommodation.

Corporate Rates 2017

Room Type Room Only Bed & Breakfast
One Bedroom Suite R1238,00 R1463,00
Two Bedroom Suite R1613,00 R2063,00
Three Bedroom Suite R1725,00 R2288,00
Four Bedroom Suite R2363,00 R3150,00

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August 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am
August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Carol Dixon


Genesis All-Suite Hotel
10 Sandler Road, Fairmount
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2131 South Africa
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