Description of Therapy Sessions: Live 2022
Filmed in Dr. Julie Gottman’s private practice office, these uncut sessions clearly show how to integrate key Gottman Method assessments and interventions into your own clinical work. These are the full sessions of the Paul and Shantel film clips shown in the Level 1 Training. Return to them again and again to observe how a master clinician uses the Gottman Method in practice with a real couple.
You’ll witness the first assessment session, including the Oral History Interview and Conflict Interaction exercise. Watch attacks of The Four Horsemen, and see how to stop them and facilitate the implementation of their antidotes. Observe many key clinical interventions including Softened Start-Up, the Stress Reducing Conversation, Creating Shared Meaning, and more.
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this 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
What you will learn in Therapy Sessions: Live 2022
At the completion of this training, you will be able to:
- Describe the assessment process and the importance of narrative and conflict discussions
- Explain the use of Love Maps in a clinical session
- Describe the Dreams-Within-Conflict intervention and the goal of the intervention
- Explain and use Aftermath of a Fight to help move a couple from attack-defend to a collaborative mode
- Explain Softened Startups, help couples to self-soothe and engage in a conflict conversation using Softened Startups
- Describe the importance of Rituals of Connection and how to use it as an intervention
- Understand and explain the importance of Shared Meaning in a relationship and how to use it in a session
- Explain the Rapoport Intervention and the Conflict Blueprint and how to use them in a session
- Describe how to have a Stress Reducing Conversation and how to help a couple use it as an intervention
- Recognize when feelings are not being shared and work with a couple to have a conversation in which they share their feelings with their partner
About Julie Gottman
Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues.
Creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, she also designed and leads the national certification program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for clinicians.
Her other achievements include: Washington State Psychologist of the Year; Author/co-author of five books, including, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, The Marriage Clinical Casebook, 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, and The Man’s Guide to Women; Wide recognition for her clinical psychotherapy treatment, with specialization in distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, substance abusers and their partners, and cancer patients and their families.
Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind, Julie’s leadership of The Gottman InstituteV has made it possible to identify and integrate the expertise of her staff, therapists, and the wider research and therapeutic community. Her commitment to excellence and integrity assures that as The Gottman Institute grows, it continues to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards.
She is in private practice in the Seattle area, providing intensive marathon therapy sessions for couples. She specializes in working with distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, those with substance abuse problems and their partners, as well as cancer patients and their families.
Drs. John and Julie Gottman currently live on Orcas Island, near Seattle, Washington. They conduct weekly and intensive couples therapy sessions, provide small group retreats, teach workshops and clinical trainings, and give keynote presentations around the world.
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