This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings. You will view original videos of couples from the famous Gottman “Love Lab,” as well as videos of Drs. John and Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in real case examples from their private practice. Live workshop participants will practice using the interventions in role play sessions to help gain confidence using them with couples. This training dives deep into the Gottman Method approach for treating complicated cases involving co-morbidities, including affairs, PTSD, addiction, and domestic violence. You will view original videos of real couples from the famous Gottman “Love Lab,” as well as videos of Dr. Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in a case example from her private practice. What will I learn in Level 2? Building on what you learned in the Level 1 Training, you will review how to assess a couple’s Friendship Profile, Conflict Profile, and Shared Meaning Profile. You will be provided with a toolkit of interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the Four Horsemen and soothe physiological flooding. You will apply six modes of changing the Attack/Defend System in a couple’s interactions, and learn how to assist couples in establishing a dialogue about their grid-locked conflicts.
You will learn how to 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, and identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman assessments and interventions.
Who is this training for?
This training is for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. Completion of Level 1 Training is required.
What is included in the price?
Included in the registration price is a clinical training manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute.
• 500+ page Level 2 Clinical Training Manual
• Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion
• Up to 20 CE Hours
• Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training
Training Objectives At the completion of this training, you will be able to:
• Describe the three qualities every therapist needs.
• Explain the basics of observation including why it’s important to recognize Emotions on the Human Face, Tension in the Voice, the Importance of Words and the use of the SPAFF coding system. • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory.
• Describe how to recognize Bids and Turning Towards.
• Explain and demonstrate how to conduct an Oral History Interview. • Assess a couple’s “Friendship Profile,” “Conflict Profile,” and “Shared Meanings Profile.”
• Explain and demonstrate how to use the 3 profiles to choose appropriate interventions for the couple.
• Describe the use of the core assessments with couples, including the Locke-Wallace, Weiss-Cerretto, Gottman Sound Relationship House Questionnaires, Gottman 19 Areas Checklist, EAQ, SCL-90, Detour Scales, CAGE, b-Mast, and Supplemental Assessments.
• Formulate a treatment plan and present it to the couple including using the Sound Relationship House model.
• Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen.”
• Help couples to physiologically soothe when flooded.
• Select and implement interventions to help deal with conflict.
• Apply different modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couple’s interaction.
• Assist couples to establish a dialogue about their gridlocked 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.
• Use and describe the Stress-Reducing Conversation to minimize relapse.
• Identify and formulate a plan for different co-morbidities common to couples using Gott-man Method Couples Therapy Assessment and Intervention.
• Describe how to apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to a couple who has experienced an affair.
• Describe when it is appropriate and inappropriate to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy with a couple dealing with substance abuse.
• Describe the differences between situational and characterological domestic violence and when it is appropriate and inappropriate to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy with a couple dealing with domestic violence.
Thousands of clinicians worldwide have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Here’s what some of them have said about the workshop.
“This was the best seminar I have ever attended. It not only provided me a wealth of valuable tools in my practice but challenged some ideas I have held.” – Anonymous evaluation from Houston, TX
“I particularly enjoyed the excellent clinical films and found them especially useful in understanding the assessments and interventions that were taught. Appreciated seeing actual examples of sessions and examples of different ideas/thoughts of what to say and how to implement interventions.” – Anonymous evaluation from San Francisco, CA
“This was the single most useful conference I have attended in twenty-three years of clinical practice. Clear, concise, useful! Thank you so much for your presentation, your work, and your humor.”– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA
“You have convinced me that your methods and interventions are intelligent, responsible and compassionate.”. I believe they will endure over me as a true gift to children and families – Anonymous evaluation from Chicago, IL