Gottman Level 1

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A Research-Based Approach 2-Day Seminar
Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions. Presented by a Senior Certified Gottman Method Trainer and Consultant.

Payment plans and student/military discounts available
*Registration Fee includes: Live Training | 300-page Clinical Manual | Certificate of Completion of Level 1 Training | 12 CE hours for purchase $29.99 through National Marriage Seminars of America | Qualified to continue to Level 2

This training provides continuing education hours (CEs) for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals

Workshop Description:

When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there’s a practical and highly effective approach to guiding couples across the chasm that divides them.

In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.

Apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples strengthen:

  • The Friendship System – the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify and address solvable problems, and understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together

As a result of taking this training, you will learn:

  • Utilize research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Demonstrate skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Describe methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts
  • Practice techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
  • Select new assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples’ struggles

Program Objectives:

  1. Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability.
  2. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory.
  3. Conduct a couple’s therapy assessment using elements of the couple’s narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict and individual interviews.
  4. Describe two interventions to help strength a couple’s conflict management.
  5. Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system.
  6. Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning.
  7. Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship.
  8. Create a therapeutic contract with a couple, discuss and decide on goals and include a summary of the couples strengths and areas that need improvement.
  9. Describe the Philosophy of Therapy including assumptions, overview of techniques, and goals of therapy
  10. Describe the Rapoport Intervention and when to use it.
  11. Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session.

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10, 2018
Columbus, OH
Presented by: Don Allen

Thursday, February 15- Friday, February 16, 2018
*San Angelo, TX
Presented by: Don Cole

Friday, March 16- Saturday, March 17, 2018
Denver, Colorado
Presented by: Don Cole

Friday, March 16- Saturday, March 17, 2018
Tampa, FL
Presented by: Chris Cambas

Thursday, March 22- Friday, March 23, 2018
*San Diego, CA
Presented by: Kimberly Panganiban

Monday, April 2- Tuesday, April 3, 2018
*Houston, TX
Presented by: Don Cole

Friday, April 13- Saturday, April 14, 2018
*Philadelphia, PA
Presented by: Don Cole

Friday, April 13- Saturday, April 14, 2018
Miami, FL
Presented by: Chris Cambas

Monday, April 23- Tuesday, April 24, 2018
*Henderson, NV – Las Vegas Area
Presented by: Scott Wolfe, PhD

Friday, April 27- Saturday, April 28, 2018
*San Antonio, TX
Presented by: Vagdevi Meunier

Monday, May 21- Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Seattle, WA
Presented by: Don Cole

Friday, June 8- Saturday, June 9, 2018
Chicago, IL
Presented by: Drs. John and Julie Gottman

Friday, June 15- Saturday, June 16, 2018
Louisville, KY
Presented by: Chris Cambas

Friday, July 13- Saturday, July 14, 2018
Orlando, FL
Presented by: Chris Cambas

Friday, August 24- Saturday, August 25, 2018
Birmingham, AL
Presented by: Chris Cambas

Friday, September 28- Saturday, September 29, 2018
NYC Area
Presented by: Drs. John & Julie Gottman

Friday, October 12- Saturday, October 13, 2018
Jacksonville, FL
Presented by: Chris Cambas

Friday, November 30- Saturday, December 1, 2018
*Nashville, TN
Presented by: Don Cole