Level 3 Clinical Training

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Practicum Training


Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Practicum Training

Mary Beth George, Alysha Roll, Julie and John Gottman

Gottman Level 3 Clinical Training

Level 3 Practicum Training is a three day training.  Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

We cap attendance to provide a small-group setting where you will have the opportunity to practice and refine your use of Gottman Method therapy and receive personalized guidance in developing a roadmap for clinical decisions.

Level 3 Practicum content represents the true resistances and co-morbidities we face as therapists and how we can transform them into effective healing methods for the couple.

The workshop is structured to help create a safe and secure environment so participants can learn and practice while feeling free of criticism and negative judgment.

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • February 22 – 24, 2024

Register 30 days early to get the best pricing for the dates above for training in Scottsdale, AZ at Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town. Seating is limited

As a result of taking Level 3 Training you will learn:

  1. Effectively use the Oral History Interview during a couple’s assessment and understand its implications
  2. Clearly explain to a couple their strengths and challenges in terms of the “Sound Relationship House”
  3. Help partners identify their own “Four Horsemen” and understand the antidotes
  4. Select and utilize appropriate tools to help a couple deepen their “Friendship System”
  5. Clarify a couple’s conflicts in terms of solvable, perpetual, and grid-locked problems
  6. Use the “Dreams Within Conflict” technique to help a couple feel hopeful and to achieve break-through with their perpetual conflict
  7. Successfully intervene when one or both partners are flooding
  8. Help a couple reach solutions using the Compromise Ovals intervention
  9. Sensitively intervene when co-morbidities are present

Video Participation

Case Discussion in Certification Practicum

Participants are asked to bring a short (ten minute or so) video segment of difficult and challenging couples to the Level 3 workshop. The therapist’s work with the couple will not be critiqued; in fact the video does not even need to show the therapist; just seeing the couple is all that is needed. The purpose will be to use these couples to illustrate how the Gottman Method can be applied to these tough cases.  Participants will then have the opportunity to practice using these interventions in a supportive small group setting with other participants’ role playing the couples from the videos.  Bringing a video tape isn’t required, but it will help make the training more meaningful for everyone. If you cannot bring a taped segment, it would help to bring a brief written description of a challenging couple for the same purpose.

Who Should Attend this 3-Day Training

This workshop is appropriate for people who have master’s or doctoral degrees OR current enrollment in a graduate program within a mental health-related field who have completed Gottman Level 1 and Level 2 Live Training or DVD Home study.  Therapy experience is highly recommended, but not required.

Already attended Level 3 and want a refresher?  If you attended Level 3 in the past and would like a refresher course, or if you are in Certification Track and want to “reset your clock”, you may attend our Level 3 for a minimal fee.  Please contact our office at 281-348-0878 for more information.

Continuing Education: 20 CEUs for Texas LCSWs, LPCs and LMFTs. This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Location: TBD (or contact us to provide a private training for your group)

Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.

Cost: $1200

Discounts are listed online and are available for:
·Early Registration ($1100)
·Students ($1000)

If you wish to divide your payment into two equal installments please contact our office at 281-348-0878.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund minus $50 processing fee if received one month prior to workshop date. After that date, participants will receive full credit to attend a future training.

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