A 3-day Clinical Training presented by Drs. John & Julie Gottman
October 26-28, 2017
There is no better way to learn how to apply the Gottman Method than this workshop.
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.
In a small-group setting, you will have the opportunity to practice and refine your use of Gottman Method therapy and receive personalized guidance in developing a roadmap for clinical decisions.
Level 3 Practicum content represents the true resistances and co-morbidities we face as therapists and how we can transform them into effective healing methods for the couple.
The workshop is structured to help create a safe and secure environment so participants can learn and practice while feeling free of criticism and negative judgment.
At the end of this workshop participants will understand how to:
- Effectively use the Oral History Interview during a couple’s assessment and understand its implications
- Clearly explain to a couple their strengths and challenges in terms of the “Sound Relationship House”
- Help partners identify their own “Four Horsemen” and understand the antidotes
- Select and utilize appropriate tools to help a couple deepen their “Friendship System”
- Clarify a couple’s conflicts in terms of solvable, perpetual, and grid-locked problems
- Use the “Dreams Within Conflict” technique to help a couple feel hopeful and to achieve break-through with their perpetual conflict
- Successfully intervene when one or both partners are flooding
- Help a couple reach solutions using the Compromise Ovals intervention
- Sensitively intervene when co-morbidities are present
- Master’s or doctoral degree OR current enrollment in a graduate program within a mental health-related field
- Completed Level 1 Live Training or DVD Home study*
- Completed Level 2 Live Training or DVD Home study*
- Therapy experience highly recommended, but not required
*If you choose the Home study option, you must complete your Assessment of Knowledge and submit it to PESI no later than August 15, 2016.
Case Discussion in Certification Practicum
Participants are asked to bring a short (ten minute or so) video segment (on DVD or USB thumb drive) of difficult and challenging couples to the Level 3 workshop. The therapist’s work with the couple will not be critiqued; in fact the video does not even need to show the therapist; just seeing the couple is all that is needed. The purpose will be to use these couples to illustrate how the Gottman Method can be applied to these tough cases. Drs. John and Julie Gottman will describe how they would treat these couples and then participants from the audience will volunteer to role play these couples with Drs. John and Julie Gottman demonstrating using a variety of interventions with these couples. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice using these interventions in a supportive small group setting with other participants’ role playing the couples from the videos.
Bringing a video tape isn’t required, but it will help make the training more meaningful for everyone. If you cannot bring a taped segment, it would help to bring a brief written description of a challenging couple for the same purpose. This is for Case Discussion within the context of Certification Practicum ONLY and is not related to the videotaped interventions submitted for final Certification Review. Note: Unfortunately, we are not able to support the following formats: Mini DVD’s, “High-8,” alternate or nonstandard international formats, such as “Super-8.”
See what others are saying
The therapy demonstrations were truly outstanding. John & Julie are very gifted therapists as well as presenters and are very genuine. Excellent job!DP, Mountlake Terrace, WA
Overall, this was a really solid presentation. Thanks so much for your energy and passion! The certification process so far has been really career changing!DM, Houston, TX
This has been the best training I ever had. It has strengthened and improved my practice.PS, Provo, UT
The supervision process will be a much richer experience as a result of doing the Level III training.MK, Sydney, Australia
The Gottman Method is so useful and relevant to my work and marriage. I am incredibly grateful for the instruction and guidance. It’s been my privilege to have participated in the Level III workshop.RS, Santa Cruz, CA
It was a total pleasure to watch Julie and John demonstrate these many interventions to unknown circumstances. Thank you for training us personally.GG, Livermore, CA
This has been the best training I have attended. I appreciate all the research that has been done which makes it easier to sell to individuals who are skeptical about couples counseling. This theory is so practical. I am excited about the opportunity to become a certified Gottman therapist. Thanks for such a wonderful experience and for your generosity.LM, Beaverton, OR
I loved the feedback of the consultants during the role plays. They’re all excellent. I also loved the roles plays when John and Julie were the therapist. So helpful to see this in person. This was a great overall experience! I can’t wait to get to work with helping couples!SH, Portland, OR
...The best training I ever had... Career changing!... A total pleasure... My privilege to have participated... I can't wait to get to work helping couples.
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