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John Crossen



Oregon, United States


  • Advanced Gottman Clinical Trainer
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Presenter


  • Affairs
  • Couples
  • Healthcare Education

Speaker Expertise:

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 2 Training
  • Level 3 Training

In 2008 John became certified in Gottman Method Therapy, and soon after certified to offer The Art and Science of Love workshops and Seven Principles workshops. Since 2015, he has been a Master Trainer in all levels of Gottman therapy. John’s clinical and teaching experience with Gottman Method Therapy has been as a faculty member at Oregon Health & Science University, at Portland State University, and in private practice. In all of these settings, he has become familiar with the problems faced by couples, especially those working in health care, biomedical research and teaching professions, as well as their own clients.

Available for Speaking

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Key essential components of Gottman Method Therapy are to facilitate mutual acceptance, support emotional regulation, set meaningful goals, and work together confidently in relationships. John’s clinical philosophy is to develop understanding of the context of problems and to approach every challenge non-judgmentally.

Working with other professionals using Gottman Method Therapy nurtures strong collegial relationships through training and consulting. John has consistently encountered sensitivity, support and acceptance in his experience with The Gottman Institute. His commitment is to share the same warm empathy with colleagues expanding their own clinical proficiencies in Gottman Method Therapy.

Available for Consulting

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*Accepting New Certification Candidates – Reach Out For a Discussion*

During more than 30 years in private practice and on faculty at Oregon Health & Science University, John has become very familiar with the problems faced by couples involved in health care, biomedical research, engineering and teaching. His background in clinical psychology is grounded in research-based clinical practice best defined by term “third-wave” of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which emphasizes the understanding the context of problems and approaching them nonjudgmentally. This is also essential in Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples with emotional regulation, meaningful goal setting and developing confidence in working together when stuck or surprised by relationship difficulties. It has been a great joy for John to find rich opportunities to integrate this approach with other models of therapeutic change guided by a gentle and humanistic touch.

What has been most gratifying to John about working with colleagues using Gottman Method Couples Therapy is developing relationships with likeminded clinicians committed not only to the well-being of their clientele, but also to nurturing supportive relationships with each other as professionals. This sense of community has deepened since he began taking workshops at the Gottman Institute and became certified in 2008 to offer couples therapy, and soon after that to offer Art and Science of Love workshops and Seven Principles workshops. John has found the principles and applications of Sound Relationship House theory to be robust and flexible. Also, during his training experiences through The Gottman Institute, he has consistently encountered sensitivity, safety and acceptance in the experience of developing not only specific professional skills, but also in growing as a clinician. John’s commitment is to model and share these same kinds experiences from an interdisciplinary perspective with others undertaking the rewarding challenges of attaining and expanding proficiency in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

You can contact John directly to learn about his pricing and more through his Gottman Referral Network profile here.

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