Level 2 Outline

Gottman Method Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities
Workshop Outline and Objectives...

DAY ONE

8:00 - 8:20 am:  Registration Check-In
8:30 am - 5:00 pm:  Gottman Level 2 Workshop 
(Lunch on your own, 1.5hr)

BASICS OF OBSERVATION

  • Introduction to Observation
  • Emotions in the Face
  • Tension in the Voice
  • The Words Themselves

BIDS AND TURNING

  • Overview 
  • Film - Anderson Cooper Show
  • Film - Greg and Jennie

CASE INTRODUCTION

  • Introducing Steve and Krista
  • Film - Spain without Interest, Bread with Interest
  • Film - Dinner at Steve and Krista’s
  • Film - Open Ended Questions
  • Film - Contempt in 30 Seconds

ASSESSMENT SESSION #1 - ASSESSMENT

  • Couple’s Narrative
  • Oral History Interview - content, questions, and coding
  • Film - Oral History Interview samples

ASSESSMENT SESSION #1 - ASSESSMENT CONFLICT SAMPLE

  • Evaluating conflict management Gridlocked conflict
  • Repair
  • Videotaping and physiological reading

ASSESSMENT SESSION #1 – PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Film – Steve and Krista’s couple narrative, Oral History Interview and Conflict discussion

PRACTICE ROLE PLAY SESSION #1 – Narrative and Oral History Interview

ASSESSMENT SESSION #2 - INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS

  • Review
  • Film – Steve and Krista’s Individual Interviews

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRES
Steve and Krista’s score sheets

ASSESSMENT SESSION #3 - FEEDBACK AND TREATMENT PLANNING

  • How to give feedback
  • Film – Masters and Disasters

INTERVENTION – THE GOTTMAN RAPOPORT INTERVENTION, COMBINED WITH DAN WILE
                          AND INTERNAL WORKING MODEL INTERVENTIONS

  • Introduction to interventions
  • Film – The Gottman-Rapoport Intervention, plus Dan Wile and Internal Working Model Interventions

PRACTICE ROLE PLAY

DAY ONE CONCLUSION - Q and A


DAY TWO

8:30 am - 5:00 pm:  Gottman Level 2 Workshop 
(Lunch on your own 1.5hr.)

INTERVENTION – COMPROMISE

  • Introduction
  • Film – Compromise

INTERVENTION – FLOODING AND SELF-SOOTHING

  • Introduction
  • Film – Flooding and Self-Soothing

INTERVENTION – DREAMS WITHIN CONFLICT

  • Introduction
  • Film – Dreams Within Conflict

PRACTICE ROLE PLAY - DREAMS WITHIN CONFLICT

INTERVENTION – AFTERMATH OF A FIGHT OR REGRETTABLE INCIDENT

  • Introduction
  • Film – Aftermath of a Fight plus Dan Wile

PRACTICE ROLE PLAY - AFTERMATH OF A FIGHT OR REGRETTABLE INCIDENT

INTERVENTION – POSITIVE ADJECTIVE CHECKLIST AND EXPRESSING FONDNESS AND ADMIRATION

  • Introduction
  • Film – Positive Adjective Checklist

INTERVENTION – STRESS REDUCING CONVERSATION

  • Introduction
  • Film – Stress Reducing Conversation
  • Comments and discussion

PRACTICE ROLE PLAY - STRESS REDUCING CONVERSATION
Comments and discussion

INTERVENTION – RITUALS OF CONNECTION

  • Introduction
  • Film – Rituals of Connection
  • Comments and discussion

DAY TWO CONCLUSION - Q and A

DAY THREE

8:30 am - 5:00 pm:  Gottman Level 2 Workshop 
(Lunch on your own 1.5hr.)

PTSD

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • Film – Pitbulls
  • Film – Cobras

ADDICTIONS

DAY THREE CONCLUSION - Q and A

Gottman Level 2 Workshop Objectives:

  • Assess a couple’s “Friendship Profile”, “Conflict Profile”, and “Shared Meanings Profile”.
  • Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen".
  • Help couples to soothe physiological flooding.
  • Apply six modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couple’s interactions.
  • Assist couples in establishing dialogue about their grid-locked 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.
  • Identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman Couples Therapy Assessment and Intervention.

*Note:  For More Info on Continuing Education Credits
      - CE Credits - CE’s - See Level 2 Registration Page


*** Discounts are available for registering for both Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, and all 3 trainings. See registration page for more info or call Michael at (847) 328-0106.

For further information on the Couples Workshop, please contact:
Michael McNulty, PhD    -    Michael@ChicagoRelationshipCenter.com

Phone:  (847) 328-0106
Fax:  (847) 328-5497

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