Gottman Level 2 Miami, FL Aug 27-29 2021


Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples! Practice using interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

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Assessments, Interventions & Comorbidities

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 a 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.

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.

Presenters Bios

Michael Brown

Michael Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, one of only two Certified Gottman Therapists in Northeast Florida, and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He provides bi-monthly Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshops for Couples in Jacksonville and clinical training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Prior to starting a private practice, Michael worked with children, adolescents, parents, couples, families, and groups for 13 years in community mental health and substance abuse treatment, the last eight with the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Northeastern Arizona. He is Spanish-English bilingual and has provided couples therapy, workshops, and clinical training in Spanish.

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CE’s: CE’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however, they will be available for purchase at the event.

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Event Details

20 CE Hours (available for $39.99 through National Marriage Seminars of America)

What is included in the price?

  • PDF download of Level 2 Clinical Training Manual
  • On-Demand Drs. John & Julie Schwartz-Gottman's Level 2 training recently presented to keep and view in your online account on The Gottman Institutes website.
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion
  • Up to 20 CE Hours
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training

This is hosted by National Marriage Seminars

Start date: August 27, 2021

End date: August 29, 2021

Start time: 09:00 a.m. EDT

End time: 04:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: VENUE: MIAMI AIRPORT MARRIOTT, 1201 NW Le Jeune Road, Building A, Miami, Florida 33126 USA  +1 305-649-5000

Phone: 813-960-0001