Consultation Groups


SoCal Imago Consultants

SoCal Imago Consultants carries on the 20 year tradition of keeping Imago thriving in Southern California. We offer individual supervision and consultation as well as a monthly consultation group.

SoCal Imago Consultation

SoCal Imago Consultation is a supervision group intended for Imago trainees and seasoned therapists. The group meets monthly under the direction of Imago consultants and veteran therapists, Vera Eck, MA, MFT, Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D., and Duane Harvey, MA, MFT. Imago consultation is a model of clinical supervision grounded in Imago theory and practice. Members gain a higher proficiency of the Imago toolset and also recognize how their adaptations guide much of their clinical decision making. Through the guidance of the consultants and the wisdom of the group, participants transcend their self-limiting styles and find real-time solutions to the impasses brought by couples. The safety of the relationship space of the group is foundational. Group confidentiality standards apply. The group structure ensures didactic learning and professional mastery.


Each session includes a presentation that covers a significant area of Imago theory or process, or other areas relevant to our work as Imago therapists. Meetings also offer an opportunity to present a video, expository case consultation or role play. Trainees’ tapes are reviewed for certification. Participants have access to the group’s digital library of documents, dialogues, and sentence stems, as well as email support and follow-up with difficult cases.

The group generally meets on the third Friday of the month at the Harvey Center for Relationships in Santa Monica. CEUs are available to MFTs and Psychologists when requested in advance.


For more information and availability,

please contact Thea Harvey at


So Cal Individual Consultation & Supervision

Vera Eck, MA, MFT, Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D., and Duane Harvey, MA, MFT are also available for individual consultation and trainee videotape review. For trainees, they can review your tapes and provide the supervision which is required for certification. For any therapist, they can provide individual consultation, whether using video or not.

Contact them individually for more details.

Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D.



Duane Harvey, MFT



Vera Eck, MFT



Group history and legacy

In 1999 Imago Masters Wendy Patterson and Maya Kollman certified Waverly Farrell as an Imago Consultant. Waverly has led this group since then until her retirement in Dec 2018. In the summer of 2018, under the supervision of Wendy, Waverly trained and certified three longtime members so that the Southern California Imago group could seamlessly continue to serve our professional community. The only changes are the transfer of leadership and location. The structure, style and cost are unchanged.