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Therapy Sessions: Live

What you will learn

Filmed in Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman’s private practice office, these uncut sessions clearly show how to integrate key Gottman Method assessments and interventions into your own clinical work. These are the full sessions of the Paul and Shantel film clips shown in the Level 1 Training. Return to them again and again to observe how a master clinician uses the Gottman Method in practice with a real couple.

You’ll witness the first assessment session, including the Oral History Interview and Conflict Interaction exercise. Watch attacks of The Four Horsemen, and see how to stop them and facilitate the implementation of their antidotes. Observe many key clinical interventions including Softened Start-Up, the Stress Reducing Conversation, Creating Shared Meaning, and more.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the assessment process and the importance of narrative and conflict discussions
  2. Explain the use of Love Maps in a clinical session
  3. Describe the Dreams-Within-Conflict intervention and the goal of the intervention
  4. Explain and use Aftermath of a Fight to help move a couple from attack-defend to a col­laborative mode
  5. Explain Softened Startups, help couples to self-soothe and engage in a conflict conversation using Softened Startups
  6. Describe the importance of Rituals of Connection and how to use it as an intervention
  7. Understand and explain the importance of Shared Meaning in a relationship and how to use it in a session
  8. Explain the Rapoport Intervention and the Conflict Blueprint and how to use them in a session
  9. Describe how to have a Stress Reducing Conversation and how to help a couple use it as an intervention
  10. Recognize when feelings are not being shared and work with a couple to have a conversa­tion in which they share their feelings with their partner
Included Content
  • 10 hours of video from live couples therapy sessions with Dr. Julie Gottman
  • Dreams Within Conflict Intervention PDF handout
  • English Captions
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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Julie Gottman, Ph.D.Julie Schwartz 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.
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