Michael McNulty has over twenty five years experience in counseling and psychotherapy. He has extensive training in psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. He blends this background with contemporary evidenced based approaches, such as The Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy. His clients, students and colleagues often characterize his style as humanistic and collaborative.
Michael was personally trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. In his work as a Senior Certified Gottman Relationship Therapist and Master Trainer, Michael conducts trainings for other professionals in The Gottman Method. He facilitates Art & Science of Love couples’ workshops, and acts as consultant to the Gottman Institute's professional development program. Michael has also presented three times at The Annual Gottman Conference on working with couples when one partner suffers from attention deficit disorder (ADD), and on bringing with The Gottman Method to Sri Lanka.
Other topics of relationship expertise include infidelity, divorce, and pre-marital counseling.
Michael has taught graduate level psychology and social work students and trained clinicians at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The University of Chicago School Social Service Administration's Professional Development Program, and The Institute for Clinical Social Work.
Since the tsunami of 2004, he has traveled Sri Lanka 18 times to teach Sinhalese and Tamil lay counselors coursework on basic counseling skills. In 2009, Michael was a named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and received funding for his work in Sri Lanka in 2009-2010.
He has also presented on the The Gottman Method at Northshore University Health System’s Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Louisiana State University School of Social Work (Baton Rouge) The Center on Halsted (Chicago), and The Illinois Psychological Association. He has presented on other topics to various agencies and groups in the Chicago area.
He is a graduate (MSW, 1986) of the The Catholic University of America and the (PhD, 2000) Institute for Clinical Social Work (PhD).