Gottman Professionals: Clinical Training

The CE courses and certification in Gottman Method Couples is an important pillar in mastering the practice of relationship advisor.

Most of our CE courses and certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy are also relevant in non-clinical settings for others who work with couples. Many are available online, as well as at live events hosted by experienced and qualified trainers.

Clinical Tools

Discover the all-new Gottman relationship tools to elevate couples therapy with interactive exercises and personalized modules.


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Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification

Help pregnant and parenting families transition to parenthood with the Bringing Baby Home Educator Training, now available in live virtual and on-demand formats.


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7 Priniciples

Teach The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work to couples in your community with the Gottman Seven Principles Leader Training, based on Gottman’s decades of research.

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More trainings

We invite you to experience a new approach to learning designed exclusively for professionals who are dedicated to strengthening relationships.

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Welcome to the Gottman Institute

Professionals from all around the world and every part of the mental health field find clinical support and expertise in The Gottman Method. Here at The Gottman Institute, we are committed to serving our professional audience with the education, training, and certification that will help them excel with their client base. From couples counseling to family therapy, there’s something for everyone.


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Certified Gottman Therapists Worldwide


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Lessons in Love – Gottman Seven Principles for Singles – December 7, 2024


Single and looking to build a happy, lasting partnership?  Learn essential skills to make your next relationship a successful one with this new singles workshop. Based on Dr. John Gottman’s New York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this workshop has adapted the proven Seven Principles to help singles learn the key to building successful romantic relationships.

This workshop is for single individuals looking to build a happy, healthy romantic relationship. Individuals who are single or in various stages of dating will learn how to apply the Seven Principles to romantic connections, gaining essential skills to build their best relationship yet to come.

Next Single-Day Live Event: December 7, 2024
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Pacific Time (11:30 AM – 6:30 PM Eastern)

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Bringing Baby Home – Premium October 23-25, 2024


Help pregnant and parenting families in your community prepare for the transition to parenthood.

This is a LIVE virtual training event for Educators held over three days that also includes everything offered in the Essentials Package PLUS live Q&A sessions, small group participation, role-plays, and teachbacks.

Training Dates: October 23-25, 2024

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Online Leader Training (July 2024)


This training provides the tools and know-how to take small groups of couples through Dr. Gottman’s revised, groundbreaking book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Whether at your church, community center, place of business, or home, the material you will learn in this training can be taught by anyone interested in making a difference in couples’ lives.

The Seven Principles Leader Training is offered as a live virtual training live virtual training July 11-12, 2024 – 1:00 PM -5:00 PM Pacific Time.

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Gottman Relationship Guides

Gottman Relationship Builder & Checkup

Clinical tools for professionals

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The Relationship Checkup tool

Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Affective Software, Inc., and The Gottman Institute, this online couples assessment tool automatically scores a relationship’s strengths and challenges and provides specific recommendations for intervention.

The Relationship Builder

For the first time ever, professionals like you can pair the insight of scientific Gottman assessments with the Gottman Relationship Builder, a tool designed to empower clinicians with Gottman Method content and the ability to share it with your clients.

Other Valuable Resources

Gottman Connect A relationship well being platform for online assessment and resources for use through the therapeutic process with the Gottman Relationship Checkup and the Gottman Relationship Coach.

Gottman Connect has revolutionized virtual couples’ therapy in the same way that other platforms revolutionized traditional therapy and clinical practice in past years. Dr. Satira S. Streeter, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Gottman Pro Store Tools and resources designed to enhance your understanding and practice of the Gottman Method

University Program For educators and administrators at a college or university. Bring our clinical training to students in your course or program

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A research-based newsletter for couples featuring the latest and greatest from The Gottman Institute