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Dave Penner

Ph.D.

Specialties:

  • Conflict
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Spirituality

Dave Penner is a licensed clinical psychologist and was the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute from 2005 to 2017. He is the author of the Leader’s Guide for Teaching the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, based on teaching John Gottman’s Seven Principles book to couples for over a decade. From these experiences, he co-developed the Seven Principles for Couples Leader Training Program and has led workshops training clinicians and lay leaders in the Gottman Method in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

In his role as the Clinical Director, Dr. Penner managed clinical aspects of the Institute, including providing consultation to Certified Gottman Therapists and clinicians in training; selecting and training consultants for clinicians pursuing certification; training and supervising video reviewers who certify therapists in the Gottman Method; training and supervising roving therapists at couples workshops; overseeing quality control of new programs and products; and answering clinical questions from clinicians, researchers, the media, and the public.

Dave has practiced for over 35 years as an individual and couples therapist working in private practice, university, mental health and hospital settings.

Upcoming Events:

October 2019
Thu3Oct
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Thu3Oct

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Seven Principles Leader Training

Based upon Dr. John Gottman's revised New York Times bestselling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this updated course will give you the skills to teach classes and small groups for couples in your community.

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Registration Site

Location:

The Armory, Seattle Center 305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States

Time:

8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Presented By:

Laura Heck LMFT, MA
Dave Penner Ph.D.
Tue29Oct
to
Thu31Oct

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Singapore, Singapore significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

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Registration Site

Location:

EMCC 177 River Valley Road, #05-19 (Level M5) Liang Court
Singapore, Singapore 179030 Singapore

Time:

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Presented By:

Dave Penner Ph.D.
November 2019
Mon4Nov
to
Tue5Nov

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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 in Singapore, Singapore 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:

Lifelong Learning Institute 11 Eunos Road 8
Singapore, Singapore 408601 Singapore

Time:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Presented By:

Dave Penner Ph.D.
Wed6Nov
to
Fri8Nov

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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 in Singapore, Singapore. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

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Registration Site

Location:

Lifelong Learning Institute 11 Eunos Road 8
Singapore, Singapore 408601 Singapore

Time:

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Presented By:

Dave Penner Ph.D.
March 2020
Sat14Mar
to
Sat14Mar

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Seven Principles Leader Training

Based upon Dr. John Gottman's revised New York Times bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this updated course in Seattle, WA will give you the skills to teach classes and small groups for couples in your community.

Find out more »
Register Now

Location:

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Convention Center 1815 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Time:

8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Presented By:

Laura Heck LMFT, MA
Dave Penner Ph.D.
June 2020
Thu4Jun
to
Thu4Jun

,

Seven Principles Leader Training

Based upon Dr. John Gottman's revised New York Times bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this updated course in Seattle, WA will give you the skills to teach classes and small groups for couples in your community.

Find out more »
Register Now

Location:

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Convention Center 1815 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Laura Heck LMFT, MA
Dave Penner Ph.D.
October 2020
Sat17Oct
to
Sat17Oct

,

Seven Principles Leader Training

Based upon Dr. John Gottman's revised New York Times bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this updated course in Seattle, WA will give you the skills to teach classes and small groups for couples in your community.

Find out more »
Register Now

Location:

Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Convention Center 1815 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Laura Heck LMFT, MA
Dave Penner Ph.D.
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