Training in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy – First Level (2025)

led by William Bumberry
This event will be held in London, United Kingdom, you can join in-person or online
3 days Training
🕐 Based on London timezone 🕐
4 April 2025 from 09:00 to 17:00
6 April 2024 from 09:00 to 17:00
🕐 London Timezone 🕐
5 April 2025 from 09:00 to 17:00
🪙 12 CPD/CE credits included in the price, no extra fees! 🪙
Whether you practice in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or any other country, our credits are valid for all the organizations. (Read more). Please note that the CPD/CE credits will be available 15 days after the event has ended.

A truly inspiring training course, Level 1 training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using proven assessment techniques and intervention strategies. The 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.

$600.00

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How do I join online?
This event will take place via Zoom. After purchasing, you will receive an e-mail with the instructions for how to join.
After the event you will have access to registration for 30 days
How do I join in-person?
This event will be held in London, United Kingdom. Please note, if you have difficulties in joining live, you are able to access to the course online on demand.
Learning outcomes
  • Understand Relationship Dynamics: learn the key factors that make relationships succeed or fail, based on the latest research.
  • Explore Gottman Method Couples Therapy: gain insight into what distinguishes this approach and how it addresses relationship dysfunctions.
  • Identify Relationship Patterns: distinguish between the behaviors of relationship “Masters” and “Disasters” and debunk common myths.
  • Assess Relationships Effectively: use The Sound Relationship House Theory to evaluate relationship strengths and identify areas needing improvement.
  • Master Conflict Management Techniques: implement interventions like the Rapport technique, managing the Four Horsemen, and physiological soothing to handle conflicts.
  • Build Friendship and Shared Meaning: develop skills to enhance intimacy and connection through Love Maps, Stress-Reducing Conversations, and Rituals of Connection.
  • Address Infidelity and Betrayal: learn strategies for treating infidelity using the Gottman “Atone-Attune-Attach” model and Emotionally Focused Therapy for healing attachment injuries.
  • Facilitate Healing and Trust Building: create safety and heal wounds to establish a secure base, deepen trust, and foster vulnerability and intimacy in relationships.
Training Breakdown

Join us for a comprehensive training course where you’ll gain a research-based roadmap to help couples manage conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams. This course is based on the Sound Relationship House Theory and Dr. John Gottman’s groundbreaking research on thousands of couples.

What does this Training consist of?

This training includes:

  • Clinical Training Manual: receive a 300-page Level 1 manual containing essential assessments and interventions.
  • Certification: earn a Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute.
  • Continuing Education: up to 12 CE Hours available.

Completion of this Level 1 training not only equips you with foundational skills, but also gives you eligibility to access Level 2 and Level 3 training. Without completing Level 1, participants are unable to enroll in the advanced courses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your practice and make a lasting impact on the couples you work with. Register now to secure your spot in this transformative training!

Who would benefit from this Training?

Mental health providers, allied professionals, clergy members, students, interns, family clinic staff, couples therapy educators, social science researchers, and employee assistance professionals will all find immense value in this training.

No prerequisites are required, making it accessible to anyone looking to enhance their skills in couples’ therapy.

Discover the program of this Training
4 April 2025 from 09:00 to 17:00

Day 1: Understanding Relationship Dynamics

  • Explore the fundamentals of successful relationships and the factors contributing to their failure.
  • Dive into the unique aspects of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and its effectiveness.
  • Identify common dysfunctional patterns in relationships and dispel prevailing myths.
  • Discover the concept of “Masters” and “Disasters” in relationships and the role of sentiment overrides.
  • Delve into the key components of friendship, intimacy, and positive affect systems.
  • Understand the importance of the Shared Meaning System in fostering relationship strength.
  • Learn to assess relationship health using The Sound Relationship House Theory.
  • Participate in assessment sessions including oral history interviews, conflict interaction analysis, and written questionnaires.
  • Engage in sessions focusing on individual and couple dynamics, ending with a summary of strengths and areas for improvement.
5 April 2025 from 09:00 to 17:00

Day 2: Intervention Strategies and Relationship Building

  • Gain insights into the philosophy and goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
  • Learn effective conflict management techniques including the Rapoport Intervention.
  • Understand strategies for addressing the Four Horsemen and managing conflict flooding.
  • Explore techniques for building basic relationship skills such as softened startup and accepting influence.
  • Discover methods for aftermath resolution and physiological soothing after conflicts.
  • Focus on building friendship and shared meaning through Love Maps, Stress-Reducing Conversations, and Rituals of Connection.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the therapeutic process and its stages.
  • Receive a summary of the day’s learnings and explore future training opportunities in couples’ therapy. 


    What’s next: additional training

6 April 2024 from 09:00 to 17:00

Day 3: Navigating Infidelity and Healing

  • Examine the profound impact of emotional and sexual betrayal in relationships.
  • Explore the complexities of infidelity and its traumatic effects on couples.
  • Learn essential tools for working with infidelity, including the Gottman “Atone-Attune-Attach” approach.
  • Gain insights from Emotionally Focused Therapy for treating attachment injuries resulting from infidelity.
  • Focus on understanding and working with intense emotions arising from infidelity discovery.
  • Learn techniques for assessing damage, creating safety, and healing emotional wounds.
  • Understand the importance of establishing trust and building a secure base in rebuilding relationships post-infidelity.
  • Explore vulnerability to intimacy and strategies for deepening trust and commitment in couples.
  • Participate in a dynamic workshop with a clinical focus and a strong research base, equipping you with practical tools for guiding couples through the healing process.

 

William-Bumberry
William Bumberry

William Bumberry, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for more than a decade and is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, Trainer and Consultant. Dr. Bumberry is a member of the American Psychological Association and is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University. Since becoming a certified Trainer for the Gottman Institute, Dr. Bumberry has presented Gottman professional training throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Dr. Bumberry is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy. He has 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”.

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Whether you practice in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or any other country, our credits are valid for all the organizations. (Read more). Please note that the CPD/CE credits will be available 15 days after the event has ended.

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Dr. William Bumberry, Senior Certified Therapist and Trainer in the Gottman Method for couples therapy, will teach you the skills and tools from this highly effective approach. Join him in his engaging and one-of-a-kind training in John & Julie Gottman’s approach.

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