Level 1 Clinical Training, Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Bridging the Couple Chasm


John Gottman, Julie Gottman

July 28-30, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights
CE Credits available

$450 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Struggling couples can heal their relationships, learn to manage conflict, and deepen intimacy. The successful Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically based therapy. It is based upon empirical data from the study of more than 3,000 couples that showed what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship.

In this training, you will benefit from Drs. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman’s knowledge and wisdom from nearly 40 years of studies and clinical practice. You will learn:

  • Research-based strategies, exercises, and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues
  • Methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for partners to deepen their connection and minimize relapse
  • New assessments and effective interventions to help you understand couples’ struggles.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training will provide you with an effective road map for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, strengthen their friendship and intimacy, and be able to share their life purpose and dreams. You will take home understanding and experience of the method and practical strategies to significantly impact your work.

Faculty Bio

John Gottman

John Gottman is world-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction and has conducted more than 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples.

Cofounder with his wife of the Gottman Institute, Dr. Gottman 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.

His work has earned him numerous awards, including the National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award.

Dr. Gottman was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by Psychotherapy Networker, and is author and coauthor of more than 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books, including The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, What Makes Love Last, and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.


Julie Gottman

Julie Gottman is a psychotherapist, author, and cofounder, with her husband John Gottman, of the Gottman Institute.

A clinical supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study, she is internationally sought-after by the media as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues.

Dr. Gottman is cocreator of The Art and Science of Love, a popular weekend workshop for couples, and codesigner of the national clinical training program in Gottman Couples Therapy.

Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind‰—with a commitment to excellence and integrity‰—Dr. Gottman has been named the Washington State Psychologist of the Year. Her books include Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, and The Man‰’s Guide to Women: Scientifically Proven Secrets from the ‰”Love Lab‰” About What Women Really Want.

Why Attend

  • Expand your professional tool kit to offer couples the practices and support they need to break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection, and intimacy in their relationships.

  • Deepen your understanding of what couples need to thrive in relationship and support each other’s hopes and dreams.

  • Acquire new resources in a clinical manual, obtain CE credit, and connect with other like-minded professionals.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    Up to 12 CE hours are available for addiction counselors; alcoholism and drug abuse counselors; counselors; marriage and family therapists; nurses; nurse practitioners; clinical nurse specialists; psychologists; social workers; licensed educational psychologists.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work, John Gottman and Nan Silver

  • Special Interest to

    Those working in the following fields will benefit from this training: mental-health providers, allied professionals, clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors and teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee-assistance professionals.

  • Special Details

    Upon completion of this training, attendees are awarded a Certificate of Completion. Included in the registration price is a 300-page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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