Gottman Treating Affairs & Trauma On-Demand
Dive deep into the proven, research-based Gottman Method approach for treating couples impacted by affairs and trauma. This in-depth course will provide you, the clinician, with an unbiased roadmap to compassionately serve your clients and provide hope as they struggle to rebuild a collapsed Sound Relationship House.
NOTE: Level 1 Training is required.
NOTE: Level 1 Training is required.
This online course includes:
- More than 17 hours of video from a recent live workshop conducted by Drs. John and Julie Gottman
- 285-page printable PDF manual with the content, assessments, interventions, and references discussed in training videos
- 165-page printable PDF of lecture slides
- Online quiz and downloadable certificate for 17 CE hours awarded by PESI
- Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute
Prerequisites: As this is an advanced Gottman Training, we expect learners to have a basic understanding of the Gottman Method. Clinical training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (at least Level 1 Training) is required.
This training provides continuing education hours (CEs) for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other mental health professionals.
Dr. Julie Gottman describes the impact of PTSD on committed relationships using real examples of trauma caused by early abandonment, childhood abuse, and military combat. She demonstrates a therapeutic approach that interweaves individual PTSD treatment with Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Watch Paul and Shantel, the couple featured in our Level 1 Clinical Training and Therapy Sessions: Live videos, as they return to therapy with the Gottmans eight years later. These new films demonstrate powerful couples interventions for PTSD and trauma.
Dr. John Gottman unfolds the science behind trust and betrayal and provides the tools needed to create trust and commitment in love relationships. The Gottmans describe their impactful “Atone, Attune, and Attach” model for treating affairs. This model provides clinicians with an unbiased approach that compassionately serves both partners as they struggle to rebuild a collapsed marriage. See brand new films of the Gottmans in their clinical office engaging in intensive therapy with a military couple, a case in which the husband had an affair and suffered from PTSD following his 12 back-to-back deployments overseas. Learn the important variations in assessment and intervention techniques that empower couples to not only rebuild their relationship, but also create immunity from future betrayals.
- At the completion of this training, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the psychometric soundness of assessment instruments used to diagnose PTSD, including tools for structured interviews, self-report scales, and psycho-physiological assessment methods.
- Distinguish between the neurobiological changes associated with PTSD that occur in the amygdala, anterior cingulate cortex, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of popular individual therapies for treating PTSD.
- Compare and contrast research studies on couples therapy methods for treating PTSD.
- Defend the practice of conducting conjoint therapy to address PTSD during couples therapy by referencing the relevant research findings on the impact of PTSD on relationships, as well as the relationship outcomes associated with individual PTSD treatment.
- Implement clinical strategies that help “surface” trauma when working with a couple with PTSD.
- Select clinical interventions that help “explore” trauma at a deeper level once it has surfaced.
- Facilitate movement from the individual to the dyad when processing a trauma.
- Teach couples how to conduct a Stress-Reducing Conversation when PTSD is involved.
- Teach couples how to conduct an Aftermath of a Regrettable Incident Exercise when PTSD is involved.
- Compare and contrast popular therapies for treating infidelity.
- Explain how the 24 steps of the “Gottman-Rusbult-Glass” cascade toward betrayal lead to a blurring of boundaries between self and potential others.
- Explain how a betrayed partner may develop PTSD as a result of their partner’s affair.
- Apply the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Assessment process with couples who have experienced an affair.
- Incorporate appropriate additional details when conducting an Assessment feedback session for treating affairs.
- Facilitate the Atonement phase of Gottman Method Couples Therapy for affairs.
- Defend the practice of allowing the hurt partner to express anger, insecurity, resentment, fear and feelings of rejection, rather than down-regulating their expression of emotion.
- Implement appropriate clinical tools to strengthen an affair couple’s Attunement to each other.
- Teach affair couples how to effectively process Regrettable Incidents.
- Select appropriate clinical interventions to deepen an affair couple’s Attachment to one another.
- Apply effective clinical strategies to help affair couples prevent relapse.
DISCLAIMER: This course is designed for clinical professionals and it exposes participants to video of therapy sessions that include discussion of topics such as domestic violence, combat violence, and complex family planning choices.
Dr. John Gottman
World-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, John Gottman has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. His work on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards, including:
- Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards
- The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award
- The American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor to Family Systems Research
- The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution
- The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research
Dr. Gottman was one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by the Psychotherapy Networker. He is the author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; What Makes Love Last; Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love; The Relationship Cure; Why Marriages Succeed or Fail; and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child — among many others. Dr. Gottman’s media appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.
Co-founder of The Gottman Institute and co-founder of Affective Software, Inc. with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, John was also the Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded “The Love Lab” at which much of his research on couples’ interactions was conducted. To read more about Dr. Gottman’s research, check out this page for interesting questions and citations to his work.
John co-presents with wife Julie Schwartz Gottman The Art and Science of Love workshops five times a year in Seattle. He also co-presents the Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. His style of presentation is clear, informative, and filled with humor, and he is beloved by his audiences everywhere.
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman
Julie is a co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute and co-founder of Affective Software, Inc. with her husband John Gottman. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. She is the co-creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, and she also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Her other achievements include:
- Washington State Psychologist of the Year
- Author/co-author of books: Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, The Man’s Guide to Women, and The Marriage Clinic Casebook
- Wide recognition for her clinical psychotherapy treatment, with specialization in distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, substance abusers, and their partners, and cancer patients and their families
Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind, Julie’s leadership of the Institute has made it possible to identify and integrate the expertise of her staff, therapists, and the wider research and therapeutic community. Her commitment to excellence and integrity assures that as The Gottman Institute grows, it continues to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards.
She is in private practice in the Seattle area, providing intensive marathon therapy sessions for couples. She specializes in working with distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, those with substance abuse problems and their partners, as well as cancer patients and their families.
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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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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: April 08, 2022
End date: April 10, 2022
Start time: 09:00 a.m. EST
End time: 04:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Via ZOOM