March, 2021 - Register Today!
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 here.
Level 1 Workshop Outline and Objectives... Who Should Attend
8:30 am - 8:50 am: Registration Check-In
9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Workshop
(Lunch on your own, 1 hr)
The Research - What Makes Relationships Succeed or Fail?
- What is different about Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- What is dysfunctional about relationships when they are ailing
- The “Masters” and Disasters” of relationships: Exploding some common myths
- Negative and positive sentiment overrides
- Friendship, Intimacy, Positive Affect System
- The Shared Meaning System
The Sound Relationship House Theory
The Assessment Sessions
Session 1 - Assessing the Couple Together
- Couple’s Narrative
- Oral History Interview
- Videotape: A 10 minute Conflict Interaction
- Ending Session 1 - Preparing Couple for Individual Sessions - No secrets
- Assessment: Written Questionnaires
Session 2 - Individual Sessions
Session 3 - The Therapeutic Contract: Discussing and Deciding about Goals.
Summary of Strengths and Areas that Need Improvement.
Assessment and film.
Day One Conclusion - Q and A
9:00am - 5:00 pm: Workshop
(Lunch on your own 1 hr.)
Introduction to Intervention
- Assumptions of the Therapy
- Overview of the Therapy
- Goals of the Therapy
- Rapoport Intervention and film
- Ending the Four Horsemen and film
- Dreams Within Conflict and film
- Building the Basic Skills (Softened Start-up, Accepting Influence, Repair and De-escalation, Physiological Soothing, Compromise)
- Aftermath of a Fight and film
Building Friendship and Shared Meaning
- Build Love Maps and film
- Turn Towards: The Stress-Reducing Conversation and film
- Build Rituals of Connection and film
- Create Shared Meaning and film
Process of the Therapy
- Structure of a Typical Session
- What the Therapist Can Say
- The Domino Theory of Emotion
- What’s Next: Additional Training
- Workshop Conclusion - Q and A
- Participants will be able to:
- Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability with 94% accuracy
- Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
- Conduct a couple's therapy assessment using elements of the couple's narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict, and individual interviews
- Describe two interventions for each: to help strengthen a couple's management of conflict; to enhance a couple's friendship system; and to explore a couple's system of shared meaning.
Who Should Attend?
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our training:
- Mental health providers
- Allied professionals and clergy
- Students and interns
- Family clinic staff
- Professors/teachers of couples therapy
- Researchers in the social sciences
- Employee assistance professionals