Gottman Level 1 Training: Bridging the Couple Chasm - 04/05/2014

  • Presented By: Pathways to Wellness
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Nancy D Young , PhD
  • Topic Area: Counseling Modalities / Treatment Options

  • Start Date: 04/05/2014
  • Duration: Saturday and Sunday 4/5 & 4/6/2014
  • Daily Schedule: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Location: 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East, Suite 8 Costa Mesa, California, 92626
  • Fee Info: $399/person
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals

  • Continuing Education Units: 12
  • CEU Info: 12 CEs available, provided by CMI Education Institute and can be purchased at the workshop with the additional cost of $29.99

  • Contact Information: 714-432-9856

Presented by Nancy D. Young, PhD
Senior Certified Gottman Therapist, Trainer and Couple's Workshop Leader

Dr. Young is a seasoned, active Gottman Method therapist, speaker, and presenter, with nearly 35 years’ experience as a full-time therapist, working with individuals and couples and their relationships. Her doctoral dissertation research was on types of romantic love. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Young taught undergraduate and graduate classes, such as: Interpersonal Relationships & Romantic Love, Human Sexuality, Sexual Disorders & Treatment, Substance Disorders & Treatment, and other general psychology topics, at Chapman University for over 20 years. She is also a CAMFT-Certified Supervisor and is passionate about teaching other clinicians how to integrate the Gottman tools with their own clients. As a presenter, she is warm, clear, insightful, and generally entertaining.

Learn to integrate very accessible, applied, research-based methods to maximize your competence and inspire transformation in your couples.

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

  • How to help understand couples'' struggles using new research-based assessments and effective interventions 
  • 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 view video of Dr. John Gottman’s research with couples and see extensive films from the Gottmans’ clinical office demonstrating their use of Gottman Method therapy with their clients.

>> You’ll receive a 300-page Clinical Manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions that you’ll be able to use immediately with your clients.

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 of real couples from the Gottmans’ 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 unresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System - the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together

Workshop Objectives
Participants will be able to:

1. Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory based on that research.

2. 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. 

3. Describe two interventions for each of the following: to help strengthen a couple’s management of conflict, to enhance a couple’s friendship system, and to explore a couple’s of shared meaning system.

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

ADA needs: We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call 714-432-9856 at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.