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Trish Purnell-Webb

Clin Psychol

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Specialties:

  • Affairs
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
Trish Purnell-Webb is a Clinical Psychologist, a Gottman Master Trainer, Therapist and Consultant with over 20 years experience in the field.  Trish travelled to North America several times in the past 10 years to be trained directly by Drs John and Julie Gottman. She is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method training sequence, as well as the Art & Science of Love couples workshop.  Trish frequently presents Gottman Method trainings for clinicians throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.  Trish has also undertaken training in Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples having completed an externship and all Core Skills training offered by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and integrates this into her work with couples.

Available for Speaking

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Because of Trish’s expertise in couples therapy and clinical mental health disorders especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mood Disorder, Trish has been involved in the development and delivery of a number of couples programs for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, The Australian Defence Force and the Australian Veterans and Veteran’s Families Counselling Service. Trish has been in private practice on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia since 1997 and provides a range of services to members of the general public including couples therapy, intensive marathon couples therapy, online couples therapy, couples workshops, and is an active educator and speaker to many community and professional organisations.
As a presenter, Trish is regarded as an engaging, personable, erudite and respectful speaker who is able to connect easily with her audiences and use every day examples and humour to illustrate her point and assist listeners’ understanding of concepts and ideas. Trish is regularly invited to make comment in media including print, radio and television.

Available for Consulting

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Trish is a clinical psychologist with special interests in couples therapy, trauma, and the training and mentoring of intern psychologists and therapists generally. She has been working with couples since 1998 and has found the Gottman Method Couples Therapy to be the most successful and reliable evidenced based approach around. She has many years of experience working with war veterans and their partners who present with a complex array of clinical issues in addition to their relationship problems. Trish is an experienced Australian Psychology Board approved supervisor with more than 15 years of training and mentoring intern psychologists to full registration. Her approach is supportive, pragmatic and commonsense mixed with a little creative mischievousness.

Trish was the first certified Australian Certified Gottman Therapist and is an approved Trainer for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Gottman Professional Training Workshops and the Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop which she runs regularly around Australia. Trish is passionate about developing a strong professional and well trained network of Gottman therapists throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia and has established the Relationship Institute Australasia as the mechanism to achieve this.

Upcoming Events:

July 2022

Fri15Jul
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Sat16Jul

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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:

Live Online Event – Australia Australia

Time:

9:00 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT
Fri22Jul
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Sat23Jul

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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.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

William Angliss Conference Centre 555 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

Time:

9:00 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol

September 2022

Thu1Sep
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Sat3Sep

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

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Registration Site

Location:

Currumbin RSL Waterford Room 165 Duringan St
Currumbin, QLD 4223 Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT
Thu1Sep
to
Sat3Sep

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

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Live Online Event – Australia Australia

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm AEST

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

November 2022

Fri11Nov
to
Sat12Nov

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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.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Live Online Event – Australia Australia

Time:

9:00 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT
Thu24Nov
to
Sat26Nov

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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:

Live Online Event – Australia Australia

Time:

9:00 am to 4:30 pm AEDT

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
John Flanagan AMHSWs, MGT

December 2022

Thu8Dec
to
Sat10Dec

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Level 3 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 – Singapore Online Event - Live Singapore

Time:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm +08

Presented By:

Trish Purnell-Webb Clin Psychol
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