Gottman Method Couples Therapy

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Gottman Couples Therapy is an integrated approach to helping couples that is based on a long line of relationship research conducted by John and Julie Schwartz Gottman and others. The method focuses on emotion, skill building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, and helping couples create a system of shared meaning. It strives to decrease criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling in relational communications and replace these strategies with more helpful ones. Training in Gottman Couples Therapy is delivered in a systematized way by an instructor certified through the Gottman Institute. The course uses the Gottman Level 1 Clinical Training Manual, video presentations of the Gottman method in action with a couple, and discussions of related literature, tools, and methods. Students who complete the course are certified as completing the first of three levels in becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist.

Courses are subject to change at any time. Please check mySSA for the quarters, days, and times that courses will be held, as well as room numbers.