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Training for Therapists
As a Gottman Certified Therapist and Workshop Leader, I offer the Level 1 training for therapists who want to integrate Gottman Method Therapy into their practice.
Level I: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Gottman Couples Therapy: A New Research Based Approach
Integrate Research-Based Methods to Maximize Your Competence and Inspire Transformation


When couples enter the therapy office, they are filled with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr. John Gottman's 40+ years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there's a practical and highly effective approach to guiding these couples across the chasm that divides them. In this workshop, Dr. Kathleen Corcoran provides you with a research-based road map for helping couples to compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.

In this inspirational two-day workshop, you'll learn:
  • New research-based assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples' struggles
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
You'll receive a 300-page Clinical Manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions.

Clinicians who take this workshop will be equipped with new methods and tools to help couples break the cycle of criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. Through demonstrations and films from the clinical office, you'll see how to apply the research-based principles and interventions of Gottman Method Couples Therapy to strengthen:
  • The Friendship System – the building block for intimacy, passion and good sex
  • The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples manage solvable problems and understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together
12 CEUs approved for Ohio Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion from the Gottman Institute.

Participants will be able to:
  1. Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability with 94% accuracy
  2. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
  3. Conduct a couple's therapy assessment using elements of the couple's narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict, and individual interviews
  4. Describe two interventions for each: to help strengthen a couple's management of conflict, to enhance a couple's friendship system; and to explore a couple's system of shared meaning.

Click on the document at right to download or print the 2-day workshop schedule.
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