Presented by Dave Penner, Ph.D. and Laura Heck, LMFT
April 1, 2017
The Seven Principles Leader Training, based on The New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, was developed from Dr. Gottman’s four decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. Over the years, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have continued to fine-tune their innovative method of disrupting negative behaviors that send marriages onto the rocks. Showing partners how to work with the small daily moments that make up the heart and soul of any relationship, the Seven Principles Leader Training will train you how to teach couples proven, practical, and effective strategies for making marriage work.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
This updated 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 learn in this training can be taught by anyone interested in making a difference in couples’ lives.
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:
If you plan on co-presenting workshops, bring your co-presenter and get trained together. Whether you have years of experience as a clinically trained therapist or are a layperson, this training will give you tools to facilitate a Gottman Seven Principles Program for couples in your community.
- Life coaches
- Community leaders
- Social workers
As a result of this training, you will learn how to:
- Teach participants how to use Gottman Seven Principles Program materials
- Lead couples through The Seven Principles, with a combination of lecture, multi-media presentations, interactive exercises, role-plays, and discussions
- Teach attendees lecture content by integrating research from The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
- Educate couples through relationship enhancing exercises
As a result of this training, you will be able to:
- Know how to plan, budget, market and organize your own Gottman Seven Principles Program for couples
- Gain practical strategies for presenting the Gottman Seven Principles Program in your community
- Participate in experiential role play and practice Gottman Seven Principles Program exercises
- Learn how to present the lectures and content to your students
- Know how to support and encourage the class
- Develop skills to handle difficult situations and make referrals
- Understand how to use box set materials to enrich the workshop experience
- Be able to market yourself as a “Gottman Seven Principles Leader”
As a result of this training, you will receive:
Upon completion of the training attendees are awarded an official Gottman Seven Principles Leader certificate and seal. Included in the registration price is a complete Gottman Seven Principles Leader Box Set ($210 value), which contains the core items facilitators need to present a productive and engaging workshop. The Box Set contains samples of the most popular Gottman products that will make your classes more exciting, interesting, and fun. Each item is available for bulk purchase with further discounts.
- Gottman Seven Principles Program Updated Leader Guide: a comprehensive guide to leading and organizing Gottman Seven Principles Programs for couples
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book (revised edition)
- Updated Couples Guide – A place to record individual answers, encourage reflection, and integrate knowledge on material in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
- How to Make Relationships Work DVD by Dr. John Gottman
- Love Map & Open-Ended Card Decks
- Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse poster
- The Gottman Relationship Guides
- Marketing materials and inspiring examples and for your use
- PowerPoint presentation and materials to use in your workshops
- Materials to help you organize and run your workshops
See what others are saying
One of the best trainings I’ve ever attended. The presenters were organized, polished, sensitive to audience needs, transparent, and funny.Benita, Atlanta, GA
Laura & Dave work well together with humor and flexibility. Outline followed for presentation of class was helpful and will continue to be helpful as we present 7PP course. Laura & Dave modeled effective team.
Exposure to a well crafted, exceptionally well organized skill building program. Takes away the anxiety—it doesn’t have to be about my presentation skills
I remain very impressed with the organization and enthusiasm mixed with immerse practical and empowering application.
Dave & Laura, excellent presenters, well-versed/experienced, and gifted at sharing the material and demonstrating its usefulness
Laura and Dave were excellent presenters. I appreciate the quality of the materials, the thought and intention behind the course development and presentation. The material is obviously solid and the investment in the quality of the materials really makes the whole concept work.
The whole package is great and the materials are really valuable.
Always well prepared and smoothly run trainings. Thank you for your time and effort (Laura and David).
The included box of materials was the most helpful—very appreciated. [A valuable aspect of the training was learning how to] how to handle potential problems, setting up workshop.
Hard to pinpoint [only] one area, but it was great to have tips on the business aspect of presenting a session.
The coordinators were very helpful. Workshop leaders were skilled, interesting, engaging and manual was very helpful. Very helpful staff.
Relaxed atmosphere for learning and asking questions.
Turn key way to do modules—great materials and great delivery.
Personality of presenters—very engaging and warm.
Presenters were knowledgeable and their interaction was great—Laura’s personality was delightful!
Organized presentation and focus on the marketing and likely issues to arise, and how to deal with those. Presenters were stellar!
The manual is very detailed, which is great. The role-plays that show both Do’s and Don’t’s were very helpful. Having PowerPoint presentation is a great tool. Having read the book prior to the training was extremely beneficial.
Personal insights of David and Laura that were related to developed materials were superb.
Trainers were really prepared, knowledgeable with outstanding public speaking skills.
I think all did an OUTSTANDING job. Loved it all!
The cost of this one-day training is $399 per person, which includes live training registration, Seven Principles Leader Box Set, and Gottman Seven Principles Leader Certificate and Badge.
Save $160 when you register for both the Gottman Bringing Baby Home Training Program and the Seven Principles Leader live training! The discount is automatically reflected when you put both workshops in your cart.
It is required that you read and are familiar with The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book prior to attending the training. This book is available in The Gottman Institute Store and elsewhere. You may also receive 10 CE hours for reading the Seven Principles book.
Dave Penner is a licensed clinical psychologist and is the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute. He is the author of the Leader’s Guide for Teaching the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, which is based on years of experience teaching John Gottman’s Seven Principles book. He has trained therapists in the Gottman Method in North America, Asia and Europe and is the co-developer of the Gottman Seven Principles Program. Click here to learn more.
Laura Heck is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Salt Lake City. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle and has completed advanced clinical training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Laura recently served in a leadership role at The Gottman Institute (TGI) as the Director of Professional Development. Click here to learn more.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING INFO
Training Schedule and Location Information:
The Gottman Institute hosts Gottman Seven Principles Program Leader trainings around the world, often in partnership with other professional organizations. Can’t attend in Seattle? Click here to view all events.
All registrations are final. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer to a future training, minus a $50 administrative fee. To obtain a transfer, you must notify at least 30 days prior to the event date. Within 30 days of the workshop, no transfers will be issued. Transfers will expire one year from the date of notification, and are non-transferable.
Read The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and get 10 CE hours. CE certificates are available for $29.99. To purchase CE hours, please go to our third party provider’s (PESI) CE download page, or contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.
Questions about the training can be directed to (206) 523-9042 ext. 120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring a Gottman Seven Principles Leader Training to Your Organization:
If you are part of an organization that would like the option of hosting a Gottman Seven Principles Program Leader training in your area, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Clergy, educators, life coaches, community leaders, social workers, nurses, counselors, and anyone interested in learning about making a difference in couples’ lives. Whether you have years of experience as a clinically trained therapist or are a lay person, this training will give you tools to facilitate the Gottman Seven Principles Program in your community.
The training provides the tools and know-how to facilitate couples’ small groups, classes, workshops or retreats at your church, community center, place of business, or home. After the training, you will be able to independently lead the Gottman Seven Principles Program in your community.
Yes! As part of your cost of registration, you will receive the box set at the training.
The aim is to provide couples with practical tools to enhance and improve their relationships within the context of understanding the research-based foundation from which the tools and skills are derived.
Please read The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book prior to attending the training. You will want working knowledge of the exercises and research in order to learn how to lead a class in your community setting.
CEUs are not available through the training, however you can receive 10 independent study CEU for reading The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book prior to attending the training. Follow this link for information on how to obtain your CEUs.
Yes, we will provide light refreshments during the morning and afternoon break. You will have 75 minutes to get lunch at one of the nearby restaurants or grocery stores.
No, this training is intended for leaders who want to teach a class to couples. Many leaders choose to attend the training with their business partner so that they can teach the Seven Principles class as co-leaders.
All registrations are final. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer to a future training, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. To obtain a transfer, you must notify firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days prior to the event date. Within 30 days of the workshop, no transfers will be issued. Transfers will expire one year from the date of notification, and are non-transferable.
The Art and Science of Love
- Led by Certified Leaders who are CGTs
- CGT roving therapist support
- Couples formally screened for DV, Comorbidities
- Requires participant manuals
- No PowerPoint available
- Does not offer different approaches Solvable vs. Perpetual Problems
- Participant anonymity
- Typically offered on a weekend
- Flexible, modular approach
- Sound Relationship House Model included
Gottman Seven Principles Program
- Led by lay people
- No therapist support
- No formal screening. Relies on self screening from publicized criteria
- Seven principles book and workbook used
- Includes PowerPoint
- Emphasizes differences between Solvable and Perpetual Problems with different skills
- Encourages participant community-building
- Sound Relationship House not directly stated