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Darren Wilk

MA

Darren Wilk has an MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC, and a Certified Gottman Therapist and Workshop Presenter. After graduating from Trinity Western University Masters of Counselling/Psychology program in 2000, his associate, Lawrence Stoyanowski and Darren started a dream practice called Bestmarriages.ca, focused entirely on helping couples. This eventually lead them to the Gottman Method of working with couples in 2003, and it quickly became apparent that this was going to be a perfect match for the passion they had to help couples put the fun and intimacy back in their relationships. The couples he works with love this method because it makes sense and eventually empowers them with skills they can remember and use. It did not take long to realize that the Gottman method was transforming his work with couples, and that other counsellors needed to hear about this in Canada. Simply put, the Gottman approach is fun to teach because it compliments any therapeutic modality and provides a logical framework in which to work with couples.

Since 1988 he has presented hundreds of talks to youth and parents as a youth worker, and later to recovering addicts as an addictions counsellor. After being Gottman certified in 2006, he has enjoyed presenting over 30 times in different Gottman trainings and workshops which include: The Art and Science of Love Gottman Workshops, teaching Level One and Two Gottman Method to other clinicians, delivering presentations at the Annual Gottman Conference, and ASL trainings. He also provides ongoing consultation for therapists working on certification. In 2012 he will be the first to present the level 3 in Canada.  “My goal is to help others feel very confident in using the method and eventually promoting it to their world. Others have said they love the way I present because of my use of humour, theoretical knowledge, personal experiences, and passion. “My wife and I have been married since 1988 and I have 2 perfect daughters and have fostered children for 16 years, which has taught me to be sensitive to any drama that might come our way. Cheers!”

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Interviews and Radio Broadcasts:

May 2018
Mon14May
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Tue15May

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Level 1 Training

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.

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Registration Site

Location:

The Alt Hotel 310 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Wed16May
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Fri18May

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

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Registration Site

Location:

The Alt Hotel 310 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
June 2018
Mon11Jun
to
Tue12Jun

,

Level 1 Training

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.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Holiday Inn Downtown 101 Pacific Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X6 Canada

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Wed13Jun
to
Fri15Jun

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Holiday Inn Downtown 101 Pacific Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X6 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
October 2018
Mon15Oct
to
Tue16Oct

,

Level 1 Training

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.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfont 1133 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3T3 Canada

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Wed17Oct
to
Fri19Oct

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfont 1133 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3T3 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
November 2018
Sat3Nov
to
Sun4Nov

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The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

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Registration Site

Location:

Shanan Royal Copp 2828 23 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Mon12Nov
to
Tue13Nov

,

Level 1 Training

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.

Find out more »

Location:

Executive Royal Inn 2828 23 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
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