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The World of Clinical Psychology with William Bumberry

With the Gottman method fast revolutionising couples therapy. We want to introduce you to one of their most distinguished trainers. Find out more about William Bumberry and how you can train with him.
Written by Bruna P.
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Dr. William Bumberry has had a remarkable journey in the field of clinical psychology. He is now a Certified Gottman Therapist and senior trainer at the Gottman Institute, playing a huge role in the revolutionizing of couples’ therapy with innovative techniques. Additionally, he’s a Professor at St. Louis University, where he shares his knowledge and insights with future psychologists. Dr. Bumberry’s therapeutic mastery extends to various mental health challenges, and his literary contributions offer profound insights into family dynamics, fostering healing and understanding. You can find out more about the type of therapy he uses with couples in our upcoming events –  Gottman level one (already conducted), level two on the 10th of October and level three on the 12th December.

The Gottman Institute: Why you should become Gottman certified

Drs John and Julie Gottman co-founded the Gottman institute in 1996 as a place where their combined expertise trains other clinicians, helps couples and shares the resources they have created. The Gottman method is a cutting-edge technique which sees incredible clinical results. The method includes having an antidote for the four horsemen that impact people’s relationships: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. It is the most successful method for couples therapy.

Dr. William Bumberry’s Odyssey in Clinical Psychology

William Bumberry’s journey began in the heart of the United States in 1951, where he was born and raised. Nestled in the vibrant community of Chesterfield, Missouri, Dr. Bumberry found his calling in the realm of Clinical Psychology. With a passion for healing and understanding the human psyche, he embarked on a mission to provide compassionate care both in person and online.

For almost two decades, Dr. Bumberry has been an integral part of the renowned Gottman Institute, a revolutionary approach to couples’ therapy. Through dedicated study and steady commitment, he attained the esteemed title of Certified Gottman Therapist. Today, he stands as one of the institute’s senior trainers, imparting his wealth of knowledge to aspiring therapists worldwide.

Beyond his work with the Gottman Institute, Dr. Bumberry’s influence extends to the halls of St. Louis University, where he serves as a distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department. His dedication to education and mentorship shapes the minds of future psychologists, introducing them to the values of empathy, integrity, and innovation.

Therapeutic Mastery: Dr. Bumberry’s Compassionate Quest to Heal Minds and Hearts

In the realm of therapy, Dr. Bumberry is a luminary, employing a variety of techniques to address mental illness with precision and compassion. His arsenal includes the transformative powers of psychotherapy and talk therapy, blended with the intricate threads of Emotional-Focused Therapy (EFT). Drawing inspiration from the groundbreaking work of Gottman, Dr. Bumberry specialises in couples therapy, navigating the intricate dynamics of relationships with expertise.

Yet, his knowledge extends far beyond the treatment of couples’. With a multifaceted approach, Dr. Bumberry tackles a spectrum of challenges, from individual struggles to familial discord. His specialised areas include a broad range of mental health concerns such as ADHD, depression, emotional abuse, eating disorders, PTSD, and substance abuse, and much more.

Unlocking Family Dynamics in His Books

Dr. Bumberry’s literary contributions serve as beacons of insight into the intricate tapestry of family dynamics. Each page of his books offers readers a roadmap to navigate the complexities of familial relationships. Through interesting narratives and innovative approaches, he delves into the heart of family issues, highlighting the various aspects of human connection.

From exploring the various types of relationships within families to pioneering experimental approaches, Dr. Bumberry’s books stand as pillars of knowledge and compassion. With each publication, he invites readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, fostering understanding and healing within the familial unit.

Get trained in the Gottman method:

Don’t forget to check out our special events taking place across three levels: the first level (already conducted), the second level on October 10th, and the third level on December 12th.

Written by Bruna P.
April 8, 2024
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