Level 2: Clinical Training

Gottman Couples Therapy Training:
Level 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities

This 3-day training deepens the research, theory and intervention information learned in Level 1. Through the use of video from Drs. John and Julie Gottman's practices, presentations and practical immersion, participants learn to integrate their personal style with Gottman Method Couples therapy. Participants receive direct, supportive feedback as they practice interventions. In day 3, we focus on complicated cases involving co-morbidities such as affairs, substance abuse, PTSD and mood disorders.

Completion of Level 2 training is a prerequisite to Level 3 training and is the next step toward certification as a Gottman Couples Therapist.

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In this three day training you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of how to assess a couple's Friendship, Conflict and Shared Meaning System.
  • Receive personalized, supportive coaching from Certified Gottman Trainers as you practice using the Gottman Interventions in small group role-plays
  • View new demonstration films from the Gottmans’ clinical office
  • Refine your clinical skills and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples
  • Assist couples in establishing dialogue about their grid-locked conflicts; managing solvable problems; and offering antidotes to the Four Horsemen
  • Select and practice interventions to help couples deepen their Friendship System with rituals of connection
  • Select and practice interventions to help couples create a shared system of values and meaning

As an attendee at the Level 2 training, you will receive a 500-page Gottman Institute Clinical Manual.

Who Should Attend?

• Mental health providers

• Allied professionals and clergy

• Students and interns

• Professors/teachers of couples therapy

• Researchers in the social sciences

• Employee assistance professionals

You must have completed Gottman Level 1 (Live or Home Study) to register.

​20 Continuing Education hours are available for the  course through PESI, for $39.99.  For PESI’s CE hours information, please visit here.

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