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John Flanagan

AMHSWs, MGT

Location:

Queensland, Australia

Services:

  • Consultant
  • Master Trainer
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Presenter

Specialties:

  • Military and Veterans
  • Trauma

Speaker Expertise:

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

Since completing his Bachelor of Social Work in 1988 and later a Masters in Gestalt Therapy, John has had an extensive history in direct service delivery with couples and families. John has dedicated his career to attaining a high level of expertise in his field of practice and is committed to strengthening relationship therapy practices in Australasia.

Available for Speaking

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John was the first Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer and Consultant. This means that John has completed all levels of training and mentoring available through the Gottman Institute in Seattle, USA and can now provide training to other therapists in this modality as well as provide couples with world-class couple workshop experiences. He is one of only a small group of therapists in the world to hold this standing.

John is a certified presenter for all levels of Gottman therapist training and The Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop. He has completed his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has delivered a broad range of training both accredited and non-accredited. He is an engaging and energic speaker committed to promoting an excellent learning environment and experience for participants

John is also completed training in several therapeutic modalities such, Emotionally Focussed Therapy for couples, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Gestalt Therapy

Over the last 20 years, John has provided a range of psycho-educational group programs for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Australian Defence Force to Australian veterans and their families in areas such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and resilience. He has provided training to therapists and human service organisations in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, USA and New Zealand.

Available for Consulting

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*Accepting New Consultees*

John has had a wonderful journey working with couples and families for over three decades. He is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker and has completed a Masters in Gestalt Therapy. After years of conversations with his business partner they established the Relationship Institute Australasia in 2012. Their guiding principle is to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help people build, repair and rejuvenate strong, sustainable relationships. To this end John has been delivering Gottman training to therapists across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, including Gottman Level 1,2, 3 and the Art and Science of Love Workshop, as well as working as a relationship therapist in a busy private practice.

John has also continued to have a strong engagement in working with Australian Veterans and has a focus on trauma and PTSD for both the individual and in relation to the impact on relationships and families. The Gottman Consultation process is an exciting and challenging learning experience that greatly improves the consultees capacities, skills and confidence in working with couple. John believes in creating a safe, supportive and growth orientated climate within the consultation that promotes learning.

Upcoming Events:

December 2022

Thu1Dec
to
Sat3Dec

,

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:

Vibe Hotel Melbourne 1 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

February 2023

Thu16Feb
to
Fri17Feb

,

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:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

March 2023

Wed8Mar
to
Fri10Mar

,

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 significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT
Wed8Mar
to
Fri10Mar

,

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 significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

TBD – Gold Coast, Australia QLD Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

May 2023

Wed10May
to
Fri12May

,

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:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

July 2023

Thu13Jul
to
Fri14Jul

,

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:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm PDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

August 2023

Thu10Aug
to
Sat12Aug

,

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:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

September 2023

Thu7Sep
to
Sat9Sep

,

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 significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT
Thu7Sep
to
Sat9Sep

,

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 significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

October 2023

Thu5Oct
to
Fri6Oct

,

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:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

November 2023

Wed1Nov
to
Fri3Nov

,

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:

Live Online Event – Australia Online Event - Live Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT
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