• Moderated online clinical training in couples therapy
Professionals Online Course

Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1

Help couples learn to manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams. Discover research-based assessments and effective interventions you can start practicing immediately.

Now with free virtual moderated sessions with purchase. The moderator will offer two, 75 minute online sessions of office hours each week for four weeks and the next session for Level 1 kicks off in early October.

Course price $249.00

Add Training Materials

We highly recommend ordering these additional materials to supplement your online learning experience. Additional materials not required. See the "Details" tab below for what is included in the course.

  • Faculty: Julie Gottman, Ph.D.
    John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Format: On-Demand
  • CE Credits: 11

Description

When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to you, the clinician, to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Our practical, emotion-focused, and highly effective approach is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples. Join the worldwide network of more than 50,000 mental health professionals who have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

This inspiring learning experience will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle. In this self-paced online course, you will discover a research-based method for helping couples manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this training, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability
  2. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
  3. Conduct a couple’s therapy assessment using elements of the couple’s narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict and individual interviews
  4. Describe two interventions to help strengthen a couple’s conflict management
  5. Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system
  6. Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning
  7. Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship
  8. Create a therapeutic contract with a couple, discuss and decide on goals and include a summary of the couples strengths and areas that need improvement
  9. Describe the Philosophy of Therapy and including assumptions, overview of techniques and goals of therapy
  10. Describe the Rapoport Intervention and when to use it
  11. Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session

Details

Included Content

This online course includes:

  • 11 hours of video from a recent live workshop conducted by Drs. John and Julie Gottman
  • 352-page PDF manual with the content, assessments,  interventions, and references discussed in training videos
  • 63-page PDF of lecture slides
  • Online quiz and downloadable certificate for 11 CE hours awarded by PESI
  • Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute
  • Hebrew translations available. Additional translations coming soon.
Audience

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:

  • Mental health providers
  • Allied professionals and clergy
  • Students and interns
  • Family clinic staff
  • Professors/teachers of couples therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences
  • Employee assistance professionals
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Faculty

John Gottman, Ph.D.John Gottman, Ph.D.

World-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. John Gottman has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. He is the author of over 200 published academic articles and author or co-author of more than 40 books, including The New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Dr. Gottman’s media appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in The New York Times, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, and Psychology Today.

 

 

 

 

Julie Gottman, Ph.D.Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

Dr. Julie Gottman is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. She is the co-creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, and she also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

 

 

 

Faculty Disclosures

Financial: Dr. John Gottman is a co-owner of The Gottman Institute and receives dividends from profits earned.
Non-financial:  Dr. John Gottman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Financial: Dr. Julie Gottman is a co-owner of The Gottman Institute and receives dividends from profits earned.
Non-financial: Dr. Julie Gottman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

CE Credits

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the online post-test evaluation).

 

Continuing Education Information:

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260.

Addiction Counselors:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP):

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This self-study activity meets the qualifications for 11.0 CEH’s (continuing education hours).

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP):

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 11.0 CEU’s (continuing education hours).

Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20190032. This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Counselors:

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Florida Social Mental Health Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.

Montana Counselors:

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.

Nevada Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

New York Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Counselors:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Counselors:

This self-study program has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Counselors:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Marriage & Family Therapists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Florida Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 credits.

Montana Marriage & Family Therapists:

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.

Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists:

This self-study program has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Nurses:

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 11.0 self-study contact hours. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 11.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 11.0 self-study contact hours. Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Psychologists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Florida Psychologists:

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This product qualifies for 11.0 self-study continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.

Ohio Psychologists:

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 11.0 Standard hours of continuing education credit.

Illinois Psychologists:

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 11.0 self-study contact hours.

Indiana Psychologists:

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A – Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 11.0 contact hours.

Kentucky Psychologists:

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 11.0 contact hours.

Social Workers:

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Colorado Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours.

Florida Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 contact hours.

Kansas Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Montana Social Workers:

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.

New York Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Pennsylvania Social Workers:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Other Professions:

This self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice. **It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.  **All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test.

FAQ

What is an On-Demand course?

On-Demand courses are self-paced online courses you can access any time from any computer or mobile device with a current browser and a reliable internet connection. Courses include streaming video lectures and downloadable PDFs of manuals and supplemental content. There are no required assignments or scheduled events, and there is no interaction with faculty or other students.

On-Demand courses that are eligible for self-study CE credits include online quizzes, as well as certificates you can download once you have viewed all the content and passed the quiz. These courses do not expire. You can take as long as you need to pass, and you still have access once you have completed the course.

What kind of computer skills do I need?

In order to be successful with online learning, you must have basic computer or mobile device and internet skills. You should be able to use a browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, and keep it updated to the most recent version. You will need to be able to create an account at gottman.com, complete the purchase process, and visit your account again to launch your courses. You will need to understand how to click buttons, use video controls, such as pause and play, and download and open PDF files.

How do I access the course content once I have purchased a course?

Log in at gottman.com and visit your My Account page to see a list of your online courses. Each course will include a button to launch the course viewer. The viewer button takes you to a page that contains all the course content, including links to take your CE quizzes and download certificates.

What is required in order to earn CE credit?

In order to receive CE credit, you must view all the course videos and complete the quiz with an 80% score or higher. Once you have successfully completed the course and passed the quiz, you can download your CE certificate. CEs are provided by PESI, an approved continuing education provider for many national and state agencies.

Do online courses come with the printed manuals?

No. Online courses that include manuals come with a downloadable PDF manual. When you purchase an online course that has a printed manual available for purchase, you can add the manual to your order for an additional fee. If you would like a printed manual but did not select it during purchase, you can order it later from our online store.

Do I need the printed manual?

We highly recommend you purchase the printed manual for online courses. Every printed manual includes a binder with tabs for each chapter, so it’s easy to flip through the materials as you watch the videos. Manuals are an important reference during and after the courses as you learn to apply the methods.

Can I share my login with colleagues so we can learn as a group?

No. Logins may only be used by the individual who purchased the course. If you would like to learn as a group, please ask the other members to purchase the course.

Can I share the manual and handout PDFs with colleagues?

No. All files included with the course may only be used by the individual who purchased the course.

Can I purchase Online Learning products for someone else?

No. Purchases are associated with user accounts and linked to CE credits and certificates. You can allow someone to use your credit card to purchase, but they need to be logged into their own account so it can be associated with their credits for the course.