• CLINICAL TRAININGS

    Baltimore Inner Harbor

ROAD MAP TO CERTIFICATION

The final step in your journey toward becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist.

The Roadmap to Certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy is the path you’ll take on your journey toward becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist. Through each level of training, you’ll learn proven assessment techniques and effective intervention strategies that have helped millions of couples worldwide.

Roadmap Flow Chart

GOTTMAN LEVEL 1:

Take The First Step In Learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

LEVEL 1 TRAINING

Take 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 proven assessment techniques and intervention strategies.Our practical, emotion-focused, and highly effective approach is based on drs. John and Julie gottman’s four decades of research with more than 3,000 couples.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

This workshop provides a research-based roadmap for helping couples to compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams based on the sound relationship house theory.

This training will teach you how to assess a relationship’s strengths and areas of concern using empirically validated questionnaires.

You will view original videos of real couples from the famous gottman “love lab,” as well as videos of dr. Julie gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in a case example from her private practice.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN LEVEL 1?

You will learn research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict, heal their hurts, and techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy.

This training is for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. There are no prerequisites.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

Included in the registration price is a clinical training manual, which contains the core gottman method couples therapy assessments and interventions. You will be awarded a certificate of completion from the gottman institute.

  • 300-page level 1 clinical training manual
  • Gottman method couples therapy level 1 training certificate of completion
  • Up to 12 ce hours available
  • Eligibility to continue to level 2 training

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability.
  • Describe the seven levels of the sound relationship house theory.
  • 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.
  • Describe two interventions to help strengthen a couple’s conflict management.
  • Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system.
  • Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning.
  • Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship.
  • 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.
  • Describe the philosophy of therapy and including assumptions, overview of techniques and goals of therapy.
  • Describe the rapoport intervention and when to use it.
  • Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session.

Registration: $450

GOTTMAN LEVEL 2:

Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities.

LEVEL 2 TRAINING

The level 2 training will expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques.

At the completion of level 2 training, you should have the clinical familiarity, knowledge, and resources to integrate gottman method couples therapy assessments and interventions into your clinical work.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.

Live workshop participants will practice using the interventions in role play sessions to help gain confidence using them with couples.

This training dives deep into the gottman method approach for treating complicated cases involving co-morbidities, including affairs, ptsd, addiction, and domestic violence.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN LEVEL 2?

You will learn how to select and implement interventions to help couples deepen their friendship system with rituals of connection, select and implement interventions to help couples create a shared system of values and meaning, and identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using gottman assessments and intervention.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

This training is for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. Completion of level 1 training is required.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • 500+ page level 2 clinical training manual
  • Gottman method couples therapy level 2 training certificate of completion
  • Up to 20 CE hours
  • Eligibility to continue to level 3 training

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the three qualities every therapist needs.
  • Explain the basics of observation including why it’s important to recognize emotions on the human face, tension in the voice, the importance of words and the use of the spaff coding system.
  • Describe the seven levels of the sound relationship house theory.
  • Describe how to recognize bids and turning towards.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to conduct an oral history interview.
  • Assess a couple’s “friendship profile,” “conflict profile,” and “shared meanings profile.”
  • Explain and demonstrate how to use the 3 profiles to choose appropriate interventions for the couple.
  • Describe the use of the core assessments with couples, including the locke-wallace, weiss-cerretto, gottman sound relationship house questionnaires, gottman 19 areas checklist, eaq, scl-90, detour scales, cage, b-mast, and supplemental assessments.
  • Formulate a treatment plan and present it to the couple including using the sound relationship house model.
  • Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “four horsemen.”
  • Help couples to physiologically soothe when flooded.
  • Select and implement interventions to help deal with conflict.
  • Apply different modes of changing the “attack/defend system” in a couple’s interaction.
  • Assist couples to establish dialogue about their gridlocked conflicts.
  • Select and implement interventions to help couples deepen their “friendship system” with rituals of connection.
  • Select and implement interventions to help couples create a shared system of values and meaning.
  • Use and describe the stress-reducing conversation to minimize relapse.
  • Identify and formulate a plan for different co-morbidities common to couples using gottman method couples therapy assessment and intervention.
  • Describe how to apply gottman method couples therapy to a couple who has experienced an affair.
  • Describe when it is appropriate and inappropriate to use gottman method couples therapy with a couple dealing with substance abuse.
  • Describe the differences between situational and characterological domestic violence and when it is appropriate and inappropriate to use gottman method couples therapy with a couple dealing with domestic violence.

Registration: $750