Gottman Marital Therapy Level 3 Professional Training

Gottman Marital Therapy Level 3 Professional Training

Gottman Marital Therapy Level 3 Professional Training

During this Practicum workshop, participants will examine videotaped cases of couples brought in by workshop colleagues. These cases are used as learning and teaching tools to deepen your understanding of when and how to use various Gottman Method approaches and interventions, and how to break destructive patterns and replace them with meaningful interactions.

The workshop will be facilitated by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan, both Certified Gottman Marital Therapists, Master Trainers and Consultants.  They will demonstrate an assessment or intervention session appropriate for each couple’s struggle as role-played by audience volunteers. These demonstrations represent the true resistances and co-morbidities we face as therapists and how we can transform them into effective healing methods for the couple.

Following each demonstration, you will have the chance to practice and refine your use of Gottman Method Couples Therapy through participation in role-plays, demonstrations and discussions in a small group setting. Trish and John will observe each group and offer practical tips and technical refinements for each therapist. No criticism or negative judgment is allowed. Rather, efforts are made to create safety and security for all therapists present in an environment free of criticism and negative judgment.

After each role-play session, Trish & John will lead discussions that include case consultations and nuanced details of the techniques previously demonstrated and provide guidance in developing a roadmap for clinical decisions.

There is no better way to learn how to apply the Gottman Method than this workshop.

You must be a Master’s or doctoral degree student in a graduate program within a mental health-related field (with professional supervision),
OR a Conditionally Registered Psychologist;
OR a Social Worker moving towards mental health accreditation;
OR a Counsellor moving towards Level 4 membership with ACA;
OR a Clinical Member of PACFA,
OR a Registered Psychologist with or without endorsement;
Completed Level 1 Live Training or DVD Home study*
Completed Level 2 Live Training or DVD Home study*

Workshop Objectives

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

  • Effectively use the Oral History Interview during a couple’s assessment and understand its implications
  • Clearly explain to a couple their strengths and challenges in terms of the “Sound Relationship House”
  • Help partners identify their own “Four Horsemen” and understand the antidotes
  • Select and utilize appropriate tools to help a couple deepen their “Friendship System”
  • Clarify a couple’s conflicts in terms of solvable, perpetual, and grid-locked problems
  • Use the “Dreams Within Conflict” technique to help a couple feel hopeful and to achieve break-through with their perpetual conflict
  • Successfully intervene when one or both partners are flooding
  • Help a couple reach solutions using the Compromise Ovals intervention
  • Sensitively intervene when co-morbidities are present

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 16 training therapists to ensure a quality individualised training experience.

This event counts as 20 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

For full details please go to the website.

23/09/2021 9:00 AM - 25/09/2021 5:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time

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