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Events   EVENTS
Start Right, Stay Connected: The Imago Pre-Commitment Couples Workshop
Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10 am – 4:30 pm
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Getting the Love You Want: Workshops for Couples. Presented by Imago Vancouver: Tamara Adilman RCC and Maureen McEvoy RCC, workshop presenters since 2008
Vancouver, BC
May 26-28, 2017 Nov 24-26, 2017 Feb 16-18, 2018
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Couples Workshop: Getting the Love You Want presented by married couple John Boland and Sue Goldswain Boland
Vancouver, BC
Oct. 27, 28 & 29, 2017
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Events   THERAPISTS    
Terry  Brennen
Registered Clinical Counselor (Reg. # 403
Trained Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Supervisor
Advanced Imago Marriage/Relationship Therapist
Certified Imago Getting the Love You Want Workshop Presenter
Certified Imago Keeping the Love You Find Singles Workshop Presenter
Trained Addiction Specialist
Trained Addiction/Substance Misuse Interventionist 
EMDR  Level I
 Masters Degree Counselling Psychology

Business/Clinic Name:   Terry Brennen & Associates Inc.
Address:   Suite # 1103 - 750 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J4 Suite #200 - 1497 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC, V7T 1B8
City:   Vancouver & West Vancouver
Province:   BC
Postal Code:   V5Z 1J4
Phone1:   604-789-2079
Private/Public Practice:   Private
Population(s) Served:   Addictions, Behavioral Disorders, Anger Regulation, Anxiety Regulation, Depression
Behavioral Problems, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety Regulation

Broad Based Interventions with Behavioral Problems, Anxiety Regulation, Depression.Sexual Problems,
More Precise Approach to Marriage/Relationship Therapy, Sexual Issues, violence/abuse
Intervention for Addiction Problems, Disolving Abuse/Violence Problems

Areas of Focus:    
Precise/Detailed Psychological Psychodynamic Diagnosis, 
Marriage/Relationships (including Heterosexual, Gay, Lifestyle, Kink)
Behavioral Disorders, Relief of Somatic (body pain) Problems, disordered eating problems, Addiction Problems
Sexual problems  - Violence/Abuse Problems - Marriage/Relationship/ Individual
Relief from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Regulation of Anxiety
Substance Abuse/Addictiion Problems


Registered Clinical Counselor (Reg. # 403)  B.C. Association of Clinical Counselors
B.C. Association of Counselors of Assaultive/Abusive Men
Employee Assistance Society of North America
Employee Assistance Professional Association
Imago B.C.
California Society for Attachment Based/Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association
Clinical Information:    

 Beyond Imago

Terry has a very diverse background having been a member of the R.C.M. Police for 15 years before leaving the force to go back to school and attain his Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.  Terry's work in the force also gave him the opportunity to be part of a transition and development of the R.C.M.P. members new medical plan.  It was during this time that Terry was able to gain his sobriety from Alcohol Abuse and Addiction.  He enjoys 41years of sobriety and has a passion for working with recovering people.

Terry was one of the first trained Imago Therapists in Canada in 1994.  He did his training in New York with Harville Hendrix the architect of Imago Therapy.  Since then he went on to become an advanced Imago Therapist and also became a certified Imago Getting the Love You Want Couples Workshop presenter, and a certified Imago Singles Keeping the Love You Find workshop presenter.  Terry's passion for couples work did not stop there.  He has gone on to develop a more precise and effective process for working with couples, adding to and incorporating some of the Imago therapy exercises and theory.

Terry gained a lot of his practical experience having developed and directed Employee Assistance Programs for such organiztions as the R.C.M. Police, BC Tel (Telus), and 18 years directing and developing an Employee Assistance Program for the City of Vancouver and the nine (9) thousand employees employed there.  Along with a private practice Terry has worked with over 100 couples a year for twenty plus years.  Over these many years,  Terry's curiosity about marriage therapy, and why it fails for most couples, brought him to the understanding that without a proper Psycho Dynamic Diagnostic Evaluation of the person(s) individually, many causality errors were/are happening in the therapy, and this often leads to couples quiting or seeing the process as futile and carrying on with the status quo, or firing the therapist and shoppng for a new one.  

Terry's approach to marriage/relationship therapy is backed by extensive outcome research that has not only been performed on random and control populations but has then been subjected to a meta analysis by comparing  the results to other research approaches.  A process other approaches to Psychological Therapy cannot claim.  The outcome results of this meta analysis shows a much more effect approach with quicker results, more permanent lasting change and is much more cost effective.   His work and study in Attachment/Based Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherpy over the past 25 years, has given him this insight to create a better atmosphere for success within the Imago process, having a much higher success rate with permanent change as apposed to short term relief and the relapse back into the painful experience of a power struggle marriage/relationship.

I would invite you to visit my web page for more detailed information.

Additional Information:    
 Terry has two offices one in downtown Vancouver on West Broadway and one in West Vancouver at the conrner of Marine Drive and 15th Street.  His office hours are very flexible, with day appointments, evening appointments and weekend appointments. For those living out side of the Metro Vancouver area, the Pacific Northwest, and Alberta, block therapy can be arranged where the couple or individual can arrange for a number of sessions on a weekend or over designated consecutive days.  Visit my web page at for further information on block therapy.
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