Gottman Level 2:

Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities

After you’ve been introduced to the fundamentals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy presented in Level 1 Training, the Level 2 Training will expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques. This is the next step toward certification and designation as a Certified Gottman Therapist.

At the completion of Level 2 Training, you should have the clinical familiarity, knowledge, and resources to integrate Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions into your clinical work.

Training Description

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 video 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.

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 dialogue about their gridlocked 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.

    COST – $850 PER PARTICIPANT

    WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

    • 500+ page Level 2 Clinical Training Manual –  containing the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion
    • Up to 20 CE Hours (CE’s are purchased through National Marriage Seminars)
    • Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training

    Military, Clergy, Students – Save 20%

    *Offers and discounts cannot be combined.

    Refund Policy: A full refund can be provided, minus a 20% processing fee, if cancellation request is received in writing up to one month prior to the event. After that date, registrations will receive credit to attend any future event sponsored by The Center For Relationship Wellness for up to one year. Non-transferable.

    The Center for Relationship Wellness is authorized to offer continuing education credits from the Gottman Institute for this program. Approved for APA, NBCC, CA-BBS and NASW via National Marriage Seminars.

      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 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 Gottman 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.

      After you’ve been introduced to the fundamentals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy presented in Level 1 Training, the Level 2 Training will expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques. This is the next step toward certification and designation as a Certified Gottman Therapist.

      At the completion of Level 2 Training, you should have the clinical familiarity, knowledge, and resources to integrate Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions into your clinical work.

      Training Description

      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 video 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.

      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 dialogue about their gridlocked 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.

        COST – $850 PER PARTICIPANT

        WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

        • 500+ page Level 2 Clinical Training Manual –  containing the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions
        • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion
        • Up to 20 CE Hours (CE’s are purchased through National Marriage Seminars)
        • Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training

        Military, Clergy, Students – Save $100

        *Offers and discounts cannot be combined.

        Cancellation Policy: Full refund minus $100 processing fee if received one month prior to workshop date. After that date, participants will receive full credit to attend a future training.

        The Center for Relationship Wellness is authorized to offer continuing education credits from the Gottman Institute for this program. This course is approved through the Gottman institute for up to 20 CE’s. Approved for APA, NBCC, CA-BBS and NASW via National Marriage Seminars.

          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 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 Gottman 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.

          Upcoming Events

          DATE:

          August 8-10 2019

          LEVEL 2 TRAINING, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

          Gottman Level 2

          You will learn more about how and when to use the interventions, and how to handle co-morbidities that complicate couples counseling, such as depression, affairs, PTSD, addictions and domestic violence.

          LOCATION:

          New Orleans, LA

          PRESENTED BY:

          Dr. Don Cole
          D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

          DATE:

          September 18-20 2019

          LEVEL 2 TRAINING, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

          Gottman Level 2

          You will learn more about how and when to use the interventions, and how to handle co-morbidities that complicate couples counseling, such as depression, affairs, PTSD, addictions and domestic violence.

          LOCATION:

          Anchorage, AK

          PRESENTED BY:

          Dr. Don Cole
          D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

          DATE:

          October 3-5 2019

          LEVEL 2 TRAINING, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

          Gottman Level 2

          You will learn more about how and when to use the interventions, and how to handle co-morbidities that complicate couples counseling, such as depression, affairs, PTSD, addictions and domestic violence.

          LOCATION:

          Minneapolis, MN

          PRESENTED BY:

          Dr. Don Cole
          D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

          DATE:

          November 6-8 2019

          LEVEL 2 TRAINING, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

          Gottman Level 2

          You will learn more about how and when to use the interventions, and how to handle co-morbidities that complicate couples counseling, such as depression, affairs, PTSD, addictions and domestic violence.

          LOCATION:

          Seattle, WA

          PRESENTED BY:

          Dr. Don Cole
          D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S