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Treating Affairs and Trauma

Event Overview

Relationship Institute Australasia is proud to present for the first time in Australia - live training with world renowned Gottman Therapy experts Drs. Don and Carrie Cole. Don is the Clinical Director and Carrie is the Research Director of The Gottman Institute. Together, they have more than 50 years of experience working with individuals and couples. Affairs and trauma are two of the most challenging issues clinicians face when working with couples. Both rupture trust and undermine the very foundation on which committed relationships are built. After studying thousands of couples over the last four decades, we now understand a great deal about the process of healing, and we want to share this knowledge with you. Training 1 - TREATING AFFAIRS & TRAUMA

Dive deep into the proven, research-based Gottman Method approach for treating couples impacted by affairs and trauma. This in-depth course will provide you, the clinician, with an unbiased roadmap to compassionately serve your clients and provide hope as they struggle to rebuild a collapsed Sound Relationship House, but also create immunity from future betrayals.

Treating Trauma
Learn how the impact of PTSD on committed relationships using real examples of trauma caused by early abandonment, childhood abuse, and military combat. The Presenter will demonstrate a therapeutic approach that interweaves individual PTSD treatment with Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Watch Paul and Shantel, the couple featured in our Level 1 Clinical Training and Therapy Sessions: Live videos, as they return to therapy with the Gottmans eight years later. These new films demonstrate powerful couples interventions for PTSD and trauma.

Treating Affairs
The Presenter will describe the science behind trust and betrayal and provides the tools needed to create trust and commitment in love relationships. You will learn the impactful “Atone, Attune, and Attach” model for treating affairs. This model provides clinicians with an unbiased approach that compassionately serves both partners as they struggle to rebuild a collapsed marriage. See brand new films of the Gottmans in their clinical office engaging in intensive therapy with a military couple, a case in which the husband had an affair and suffered from PTSD following his 12 back-to-back deployments overseas. Learn the important variations in assessment and intervention techniques that empower couples to not only rebuild their relationship, but also create immunity from future betrayals.

Registration Site
2023-10-03T08:30:00-07:00 2023-10-05T17:00:00-07:00


Oct 3, 2023 to Oct 5, 2023


8:30 am to 5:00 pm AEDT


Hotel Ibis Melbourne 15-21 Therry St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia


Hotel Ibis Melbourne


Presented By:

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Don Cole
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Carrie Cole

Sponsored By:

Relationship Institute Australasia