Gottman Level 1 Training

On-Demand Gottman Level 1
Presented by Drs. John & Julie Schwartz-Gottman


When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to you, the clinician, to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Our practical, emotion-focused, and highly effective approach is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples. Join the worldwide network of more than 50,000 mental health professionals who have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

This inspiring learning experience will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle. In this self-paced online course, you will discover a research-based method for helping couples manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.

Upon completion, you will be able to move on to Gottman Level 2 live or on-demand training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability
  • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
  • 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
  • Describe two interventions to help strengthen a couple’s conflict management
  • Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system
  • Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning
  • Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship
  • Create a therapeutic contract with a couple, discuss and decide on goals and include a summary of the couple’s strengths and areas that need improvement
  • Describe the Philosophy of Therapy and including assumptions, overview of techniques and goals of therapy
  • Describe the Rapoport Intervention and when to use it
  • Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:

  • Mental health providers
  • Allied professionals and clergy
  • Students and interns
  • Family clinic staff
  • Professors/teachers of couples therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences
  • Employee assistance professionals

*No discounts apply to this offer

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