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Level 3: Practicum Workshop in Gottman Couples Therapy

Next Workshop - Please see ~ No trainings are scheduled in San Anselmo.

3 Day Training - 9am to 5pm - 20 CE Hours* for MFT’s, LCSW’s, Psychologists, and RN's

Pre-Requisite: The Level 1 & Level 2 workshops must be completed prior to attending Level 3 workshop.

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Level 3 Workshop Outline and Objectives

Research-based instruction on the Gottman Method

Presented by Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT

Master Certified Gottman Therapist

Couples Workshop Leader


You’ll fine-tune and master

your understanding of the

Gottman Method...

Internalize and integrate

Gottman Method Assessment

and Intervention techniques.

Receive a

Clinical Manual featuring

new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions.

See on film

Drs. John & Julie Gottman

demonstrating assessment and interventions in case examples

pulled from their private practice.

View original videos

of couples from

Gottman's famous "Love Lab"

Receive a certificate of completion from the

Gottman Institute.

For those interested in

pursuing Gottman certification,

this 3-day workshop fulfills

the Level 3 requirement.


Payment plans available thru PayPal!

See Registration page for details!

These Level 3 workshops are presented in a “Professional Retreat” setting just minutes north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge at the SF Theological in San Anselmo. Please see registration for venue photo’s and more information.

Gottman Method Level 3: Practicum Workshop and Training

Workshop Objectives and “Road Map” to Gottman Therapist Certification

Workshop Outline and Objectives

At the end of this workshop participants will understand how to:

• Choose an intervention that is appropriate for the clients at the moment.

• Recognize the “Four Horsemen” when one member of a couple exhibits that behavior.

• Stop the couple’s dyadic interaction when one member exhibits one of the “Four Horsemen”.

   Describe the “Four Horsemen” to the couple.

• Explain the antidote to the relevant horsemen clearly and accurately.

• Coach the person with an alternative way to express him or herself using an appropriate antidote.

• Re-direct the couple to resume communication in a dyadic way. Continue to monitor for the “Four

   Horsemen” and intervene if they reemerge.

• Identify when one of both partners are physiologically flooded (and not just upset) and stop the

   interaction between the couple.

• Provide a brief explanation of flooding in clear, sensitive language.

• Intervene by guiding one or both partners through a relaxation technique before continuing.

• Explain the “Dream Within Conflict” process and goals clearly.

• Instruct couple on “Dreams Within Conflict” intervention.

• Assist one partner to ask the other partner questions about the dream or deeper meaning embedded

   in their specific grid-locked issue.

• Provide “The Dream Catcher Questions” handout and coach one partner to ask the other questions

   from the handout to increase understanding of their partner’s underlying dreams or deeper meaning

   embedded in the specific grid-locked issue; help the couple hold to the questions to go deeper vs.

   getting into their own point of view.

• Introduce the concepts of softened start-ups and explain why it helps (ie it is easier for their

   partner to hear and understand their point).

• Explain research showing that the first three minutes of a discussion predicts whether that

   discussion will go well and whether their overall relationship will go well.

• Explain the importance expressing needs in positive terms and instruct the partner to restate their

   point without criticism and then direct them to resume dyadic interaction.

• Stop couple’s interaction when one or both partners are not accepting influence.

• Explain the need for accepting influence (which may include references to research). This includes

   finding a way to understand and honor some aspect of their partner’s position, with a focus on

   yielding and accepting influence rather than on persuading.

• Stop couple and instruct in the concept of offering and accepting repairs and why it is useful.

• Provide the “Repair Checklist” and explain its use.

• Ask appropriate Gottman “Oral History” questions and stay on track with sensitivity to couple’s

   issues and building rapport.

• Conduct “Oral History” interview with sensitivity to issues of Co-Morbidity.

• Integrate assessment information from the “Oral History” session, “Individual Relational Interviews”

   and “Assessment Questionnaires” to summarize the couple’s strengths, weaknesses, and primary


• Interpret assessment findings accurately.

• Share Gottman research findings accurately when relevant.

• Explain each level of “The Sound Relationship House” and then provide feedback on that level

   before describing the next level.

• Formulate therapy goals that are consistent with :The Sound Relationship House” model as

   appropriate for the couple.

Gottman Road Map to Certification


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Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT

Master Certified Gottman Therapist

Couples Workshop Leader


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