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Level 1 Gottman Workshop Training:Bridging the Couple Chasm

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 35 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there's a practical and highly effective approach to guiding these couples across the chasm that divides them. This workshop, designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, will provide you with a research-based roadmap for helping couples to compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.


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

-Mental health providers                     -Employee assistance professionals

-Allied professionals and clergy          -Researchers in the social sciences

-Students and interns                        -Professors/teachers of couples therapy

-Family clinic staff

Date: May 4-6, 2017, Alameda, CA

Co-presenting with Sinead Smyth, LMFT

Level 2 Gottman Training: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples! Gain insight as to when to use these methods and when couples therapy is contraindicated.Become skilled in using our Level II Clinical Manual which now includes revised Gottman Core Assessments, Gottman Supplemental Assessments and more than 50 Gottman Interventions. Receive supportive coaching from Dr. Bob Navarra and Sinead Smyth, MFT, as you participate in experiential exercises.Engage in vital dialogue regarding Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Who Should Attend?
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our training:
Mental health providers; allied professionals and clergy, students and interns; family clinic staff; professors and teachers of couples therapy; researchers in the social sciences; employee assistance professionals

Level 3 Gottman Practicum Training Workshop

July 20-22: Sebastopol Co-presenting with Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT

Attend a three-day advanced, personalized, and interactive clinical training workshop. This training is offered live only. Pre-requisites: Level 1 and 2 Training and criteria per Level 3 registration form. It is possible to complete Level 1 and Level 2 through DVD Home Study and then attend Level 3. 

During the Practicum workshop, participants will examine videotaped cases of couples brought in by workshop colleagues. These cases are used as learning and teaching tools to deepen your understanding of when and how to use various Gottman Method approaches and interventions, and how to break destructive patterns and replace them with meaningful interactions.