Gottman Level 1 Training

Gottman Level 1 Training

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Level 1 Clinical Training - Gottman Method Couples Therapy:  Bridging the Couples Chasm


Dr. McNulty will be teaching a live online version of Gottman Level 1 Clinical Training - Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm through the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration's Professional Development Program.  This training will be taught over 4 Wednesday  mornings, March, 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2021 from 9 AM - 1 PM. For more information and to register, click this link.



Basic Overview

level one professional training

 - Integrate research-based methods to maximize your competence and inspire transformation. 

 - Receive a 300-page Clinical Manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions - a $150 value.

 - See on film Dr. Julie Gottman use all of the main interventions with a real couple.

 - Receive a certificate of completion from the Gottman Institute. For those interested in pursuing Gottman certification, this 2-day workshop fulfills the Level 1 requirement.

The Chicago Relationship Center now offers the Gottman Method Professional Workshop “Level 1: Bridging the Couples Chasm” training created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. In this Level 1 workshop you’ll learn the Gottman Method to Couples Therapy for your counseling practice. Completion of the Level 1 workshop is required before attending the Level 2 training.

Earn 12 CE’s!  We are offering in the Chicago, Illinois area, the Gottman Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm professional training for couples therapy. This workshop is presented in a live presentation format. See Outline for presentation times and further details.

About the Workshop:

When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges.  Now, based on Dr. John Gottman's 35 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there's a practical and highly effective approach to guiding these couples across the chasm that divides them. In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples to compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.

In this inspirational two-day workshop, you'll learn:

  • New research-based assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples' struggles
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse

You'll receive a 300-page Clinical Manual...  featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions.

Clinicians who take this workshop will be equipped with new methods and tools to help couples break the cycle of criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling.  Through demonstrations and films from the clinical office, you'll see how to apply the research-based principles and interventions of Gottman Method Couples Therapy to strengthen:

  • The Friendship System - the building block for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System - the basis for helping couples manage solvable problems and understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System - the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together

For further information on the Couples Workshop, please contact:
Michael McNulty, PhD    -

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

The Chicago Relationship Center - 2 offices to serve you...
708 Church Street, Suite 258
Evanston, IL 60201

735 St. Johns Avenue, Suite 100
Highland Park, IL 60035 

Gottman Couples Therapy

Serving the Chicago Metropolitan area with offices located in Evanston, IL. and Highland Park, IL., The Chicago Relationship Center provides individual counseling services and psychotherapy. Locally for counseling and therapy, both offices serve the counties of Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County and the Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding communities including Waukegan, North Chicago, Grayslake, Wauconda, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills, Highwood, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Highland Park, Northbrook, Winnetka, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Des Plains, Glenview, Evanston, Park Ridge, West Ridge, Norwood Park, Bartlett, Roselle, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Addison, Franklin Park, North Side, Uptown, Lake View, Logan Square, Northlake, Elmhurst, Lombard, the Lower West Side, Cicero, Brookfield, La Grange, Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Chicago, and Carol Stream, Illinois.