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Dates:  2020 Dates to be determined                                                              

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

Cost: $447/person $400 for Student/Active Military/Clergy $225 Refresher Course when you bring your own maual

Where: Pathways to Wellness

Call today: 714-432-9856

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Cancellation Policy: If you cancel prior to three weeks before the workshop date, a full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be returned. Following the cut-off date, your fee can be applied to a future workshop.

*R. Cassidy 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:  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 12 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: R. Cassidy. is offering this activity for 12 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 720 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 12 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.

Level 1 Gottman Clinical Training : Bridging the Couple Chasm
Couples Therapy - A New Research Based Approach

Designed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman

Presented by:                                                                                                               Nancy D. Young, Ph.D.
Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer                                                                    

Learn to integrate very accessible, applied, research based methods to maximize your competence and inspire transformation in your couples.

In this two-day workshop, packed with tools and information, you’ll learn:

  • How to help understand couples’ struggles using new research-based assessments and effective interventions

  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict

  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values

  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts

  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse

Clinicians who take this workshop will have a 300-page manual and be equipped with new methods and tools to help couples break the cycle of criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling. Through demonstrations and films of real couples from the Gottmans’ clinical office, you’ll see how to apply the research-based principles and interventions of Gottman Method Couples Therapy to strengthen:

The Friendship System - the building block for intimacy, passion, and good sex

The Conflict System - the basis for helping couples manage solvable problems and understand and manage unresolvable differences

The Shared Meaning System - the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory based on that research.

  2. Conduct a couple’s therapy assessment using elements of the couple’s narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict, and individual interviews.

  3. Describe two interventions for each of the following: to help strengthen a couple’s management of conflict, to enhance a couple’s friendship system, and to explore a couple’s of shared meaning system.

Who Should Attend?

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our 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

Dr Nancy Young

About the Presenter:

Dr. Young is a seasoned, active Gottman Method therapist, speaker, and presenter, with over 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.