A three-day clinical training presented by Donald Cole, D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S and Carrie Cole M.Ed., LPC
March 9-11, 2017
Now featuring new clinical films and interventions
Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy… Expand your strategies & interventions with couples!
- View new demonstration films from the Gottmans’ clinical office
- Refine your clinical skills and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples
- Learn to internalize and integrate the powerful, research-based Gottman Method Assessment and Intervention techniques.
- Gain insight as to when to use these methods and when couples therapy is contraindicated.
- Gain confidence in using the techniques
Participants will be able to:
- Assess a couple’s “Friendship Profile,” “Conflict Profile,” and “Shared Meanings Profile”
- Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen”
- Help couples to soothe physiological flooding
- Apply six modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couple’s interactions
- Assist couples in establishing dialogue about their grid-locked conflicts
- Select and implement interventions to help couples deepen their “Friendship System” with rituals of connection
- Select and implement interventions to help couples create a shared system of values and meaning
- Identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman Assessments and Interventions
Who is this workshop for?
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our level 2 Clinical Training 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
See what others are saying
I found the conference truly inspirational and I feel fortunate to have been able to benefit from all of the wisdom in the room.LH, Calgary-2008 Course
This is all so compassionate and honoring. It just calls me to consider how modeling affection, caring, and waiting on others is not always so evident to people. It seems to me that all these exercises would be much like strength training in order to sustain the marathon of marriage.G.B., Washington, DC
I like this idea of conflict and friendship profiles. That’s a helpful way to summarize assessment and treatment, and your examples were clear and helpful.M.P., Billings, MT
As always, the Institute is very generous in sharing information with participants. The manuals are packed with information and are great resources.R.M., Cincinnati, OH
The “Shared Meaning Profile” is an existential piece that touches and transforms all areas of a couples’ life.L.A., Tucson, AZ
Hearing the details of how the idea of “Opening up the Attack-Defend Mode” is applied was most useful. I was able to see the same method applied in different ways and discussed in different ways.T.C., Paradise, CA
The sexual abuse case study and PTSD presentation were very helpful. It was instructive to outline impact on Sound Marital House levels.F.C., Marysville, WA
I came here to gain more in-depth understanding of “the Gottman Method,” and that was achieved. A great amount of information was presented.A.B., Seattle, WA
I just wanted to tell you that I loved the Gottman Training. It was excellent! The work I’ve done with couples since I’ve returned is greatly enhanced by what I learned. I can see where it is really making a difference! Thank you!!L.F, San Rafael, CA
Thank you for all your research and effort in disseminating your valuable tools and discoveries!!! Your work is profound, concrete and truly helpful!F.J., Wayside, NJ
Overall, really excellent. Really taught what we needed to know. Very powerful and well presented.T.S., Bellevue, WA
Being able to provide meaningful, accurate, and timely marital assessments is important to me and I find the Gottman assessment model clinically valuable.E.W., Renton, WA
This clear presentation of the method in sequence and detail was very useful. I am much more able to apply and integrate it than I was.I.K., San Rafael, CA
Walking through the questionnaires—and their use—helps us integrate them into the clinical practice.B.J., Seattle, WA
I valued the questions and answers, and the clear accessibility of the presenters. I thought this kind of exchange was the best part of the seminar.R.D., Camarillo, CA
I enjoyed that you didn’t always agree with each other, but the concepts, integrity and process were always clear. I gained insight and great ideas that will serve clients better.A.G., Eau Claire, WI
The strengths of this seminar were the overall structure, your attempts to show techniques in action, giving concrete material (i.e., forms) to take with us and use, the knowledge of the presenters, and specifically their ability to integrate current research into their conceptualizations and treatment plans.O.N., Portland, OR
I was pleased with the depth of information, the diversity of participants, and the depth of clinical comfort and understanding by the presenters.W.C., Anchorage, AK
I liked the focus on removing judgment and creating an alliance with both the husband and the wife.K.T., Seattle, WA
In general, I think the training has been a success for me. I enjoyed it, I learned a lot, I was able to ask questions, I increased my confidence.T.D., Toms River, NJ
Asking the clients: “What is your relationship with anger, sadness, or other feelings?” appears to be a potent tool for re-focusing a client on their own self and what they bring to the conflict/relationship.A.H., New York, NY
I love your use of the term “dreams” because it’s so non-pathologizing.D.G., Fairfax, VA
It is very helpful to start thinking about the hidden agenda/dream locked within the gridlocked problem, especially in dealing with a belligerent partner. I can think about how to help a couple uncover these and state them positively.S.N., Victoria, BC
The “Four Horsemen” are helpful, especially regarding how to understand and work with contempt. Also, in how to replace criticism with complaint (and what are the components of a complaint).R.N., Tacoma, WA
This material about the “Attack-Defend Mode” was presented in a way that I was able to internalize (add it to my system) the information and feel that I am ready to apply and employ this data.J.L., Everett, WA
Using consultations was a very powerful and useful method to assist us in understanding a treatment technique.S.W., St. Louis, MO
It was really a wonderful and life-changing experience to be there. The presentation took the research information from Level I into a clinical application that I can really use. I felt so welcomed and taken care of by the staff.R.C., Oakland, CA
Donald Cole, D.Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S is a licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is an approved supervisor in both disciplines. He received the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University in 1993. Dr. Cole, along with his wife, Carrie Cole co-founded The Center for Relationship Wellness. Click here to learn more.
Carrie Cole is a graduate of The University of Texas with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a licensed professional counselor and an approved LPC supervisor. Her work with couples includes couple’s therapy, workshops, seminars and intensive marathon sessions. Carrie’s passion for working with couples led her to found the Center for Relationship Wellness together with her husband, Dr. Don Cole. Carrie Cole also serves as the Director of Research at The Gottman Institute. Click here to learn more.
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