A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using proven assessment techniques and intervention strategies.
This practical, emotion-focused, and highly effective approach is based on Drs. John and Julie Gottman’s four decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. It is the most extensive study ever done on marital stability and divorce prediction.
In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
You will be introduced to Dr. Gottman’s breakthrough research on thousands of couples to understand the difference between the “Masters” and “Disasters” of relationships. If you are not already doing assessment, this training will teach you how to assess a relationship’s strengths and areas of concern using empirically validated questionnaires. You will view original videos of real couples from the famous Gottman “Love Lab,” as well as videos of Dr. Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in a case example from her private practice.
Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability.
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 to help strengthen a couple’s conflict management.
Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system.
Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning.
Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship.
Create a therapeutic contract with a couple, discuss and decide on goals and include a summary of the couples strengths and areas that need improvement.
Describe the Philosophy of Therapy and including assumptions, overview of techniques and goals of therapy.
Describe the Rapoport Intervention and when to use it.
Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session.
William Bumberry, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for nearly two decades and is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and Master Trainer. Dr. Bumberry is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Bumberry has presented Gottman professional trainings, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has been featured in numerous workshops and conferences, including The Evolution of Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy Networker. He is an experienced, clear, energetic speaker with the ability to present complicated material in a practical, easy to use manner. Dr. Bumberry is passionate about helping clinicians bring the Gottman Method into their life’s work ... making the world a better place ... one couple at a time.
In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry integrates elements of Emotion Focused Therapy into his work and teaching. Over the course of his career he has trained with or hosted many of the pioneers of the Family Therapy/Systems Therapy world. For many years he worked closely with Dr. Carl Whitaker. He is co author of Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic- Experiential Approach, A Different Kind of Caring (videotape) and Reshaping Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker.