Dates:  September 16th & 17th 2017                                    

Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Snacks provided, lunch on your own

Where: Pathways to Wellness

Cost: $799/Couple                                                               $749 for Students/Interns and Clinicians (with Student ID or license #)

Call today: 714-432-9856

September 2017


Continuing Education Credits: 13.5 CEs available, provided by Pesi, Inc. and can be purchased at the workshop with the additional cost of $29.99*

Registration Transfer/Cancellation Policy: If a cancelation is made more than three weeks prior to the workshop date, a full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given. If your cancellation occurs within three weeks of the workshop date, your registration will be converted to a credit for the amount paid. Your credit plus a $75 processing fee is valid for a full year to register for a future “The Art and SCIENCE of Love” Couples Workshop” produced by Dr. Young. Registration fees subject to change without notice.

ADA Accommodations: Special needs? Please let us know how we can serve you.

*Pesi, Inc. will provide CE Credits for the following Clinicians:

Counselors: Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Social Workers: PESI, INC., Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, INC. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2014-January 27, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 13.5 clinical continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Psychologists: PESI, INC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, INC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI, INC. is offering this activity for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Marriage and Family Therapists: This activity consists of 810 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Other Professions: This seminar qualifies for 13.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Art & Science of Love 2:
A Weekend Workshop for Couples

Designed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman*

Presented by                                                                                                                Nancy D. Young, Ph.D.
Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer                                                        Tammy Shelton, LMFT, LPCC
Certified Gottman Therapist                                                                                        Mirabai Wahbe, MA
Certified Gottman Therapist and Workshop Leader

You learned a lot about strengthening your relationship at The Art and Science of Love couples workshop. How did things go after that weekend? Were you able to incorporate your newfound knowledge into your relationship as well as you wanted? It can be a challenge to remember it all after you get home. That’s what this workshop is for.  Whether you want to build on your first experience for deeper comprehension or re-commit to your relationship after being “out of practice,” The Art and Science of Love 2 leads to a greater command of the skills needed for a strong relationship.


Through interactive exercises, entertaining role-plays, and enlightening presentations, you’ll refresh and expand the skills previously learned, as well as deepen your connection with your partner. You will be able to work together privately, receive support from Certified Gottman Therapists, and gain a fresh focus for meeting the challenges in your relationship in an intimate workshop setting.

This workshop is based on the inspiring couples research presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in their books, lectures, and other programs, including The Art and Science of Love. Presented by popular demand, The Art and Science of Love 2 is your opportunity to take your partnership to the next level

Workshop presenters Dr Nancy Young will provide a review of the Sound Relationship House and share proven methods for developing effective problem solving skills, including repair and compromise). New presentations and exercises have been developed to help partners identify and achieve mutual relationship goals. In addition, you’ll learn thought-provoking information and research on brain neurobiology that can help increase your understanding of the Gottman Method. There will be opportunities to ask questions and receive support from roving Certified Gottman Therapists, who are available to assist, if needed, during any of the exercises.

Most importantly, this workshop will help you put it all together so you can more deeply integrate these new behaviors with your everyday life.

As a result of this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Increase conflict management skills
  • Foster greater intimacy
  • Enhance your understanding of repair and its significance for effective communication
  • Reinforce and expand the skills learned through The Art and Science of Love workshop and other Gottman materials
  • Reduce the Four Horsemen
  • Share Dreams Within Conflict (listening to your partner’s underlying feelings and dreams)
  • Process the Aftermath of a Fight
  • Use Softened Start-up (new exercises to reduce defensiveness)
  • Talk about current relationship issues like money and/or sexuality (tools to enhance these areas of your relationship)


If you’ve ever been to tennis camp, you probably learned how to hit a forehand, a backhand, a lob, and serve. Tennis camp wasn’t exactly a tournament… It was a place to go and learn and practice the skills you needed to be a good tournament player. This workshop is like that: you will learn skills to practice in your life together over and over and, if you do, your relationship (just like your tennis game) will get better and better.
— Dr. Nancy

How does the Weekend Couples Workshops compare to Couples or Marriage Counseling? Whether you choose to work on your relationship in The Art & SCIENCE of Love (ASL): Weekend Couples Workshops, or in Couples or Marriage Counseling with a Gottman Certified Therapist, you are in good hands. In both venues you will be actively working with your partner in structured exercises designed to build your connection and increase understanding and empathy for one another even when you disagree. The workshop is a very powerful change agent for most couples and can accelerate progress significantly for many couples. Some couples may need to go more slowly and would flourish with more assistance than can be provided in a workshop setting. If you have any questions about the best fit for your particular situation, feel free to call or email Regina at 714-432-9856 ext 8 or to discuss the most helpful option for your individual situation.


Nancy D. Young, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Gottman Therpaist, Trainer and Couple’s Workshop Leader directly trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Dr. Young is a seasoned, active Gottman Method therapist, speaker, and presenter, with nearly 35 years’ experience as a full-time therapist, working with individuals and couples and their relationships. Her doctoral dissertation research was on types of romantic love. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Young taught undergraduate and graduate classes, such as: Interpersonal Relationships & Romantic Love, Human Sexuality, Sexual Disorders & Treatment, Substance Disorders & Treatment, and other general psychology topics, at Chapman University for over 20 years. She is also a CAMFT-Certified Supervisor and is passionate about teaching others how to integrate the Gottman tools with their own clients. As a presenter, she is warm, clear, insightful, and generally entertaining.

* The Art & Science of Love 2 workshop was designed by Drs. John is based on Dr. John Gottman’s leading edge research involving over 3,000 couples spanning the past three decades. Gottman is the author of 190 published academic articles, and author or co-author of over 40 books including the best sellers Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, What Makes Love Last, The Relationship Cure, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, The Science of Trust, Principia Amoris, and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, and many others.

Check out our Art of Science and Love 2 Brochure Here

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