Level 1 Workshop Outline

Live Presentations in the Greater Las Vegas, Nevada Area
Earn 12 CE’s ~ Two day workshop completes your Gottman Level 1 Certification Training.

Level I: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Gottman Couples Therapy Training - A New Research-Based Approach!

2 Day Training ~ 12 CE Hours* for Psychologists, LCSW’s, and MFT’s

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, 1.5hr)

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 1.5hr.)

Introduction to Intervention

  • Assumptions of the Therapy
  • Overview of the Therapy
  • Goals of the Therapy

Conflict Management

  • 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

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability with 94% accuracy
  2. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
  3. Conduct a couple's therapy assessment using elements of the couple's narrative, the Oral HistoryInterview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict, and individual interviews
  4. 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

*Note: For More Info on Continuing Education Credits -
*CE Credits - CE’s - See Registration Page

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*** Discounts are available for registering for both Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, all 3 trainings, and for groups of 3 or more. See registration page for more info or call Scott at (702) 757-7393.

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Scott Wolfe, Ph.D.
Senior Certified Gottman Therapist
Couples Workshop Leader
(702) 757-7393

You'll Learn The Gottman Method...

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.

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