Gottman Level 3 Clinical Training Registration
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Dates: November 1-3, 2019

Time: 9:30am - 6pm all 3 days

Cost: $957   $900 for Students/Interns/Active Military/Clergy $500 Refresher Course                                          

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.

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. Cassidey is offering this activity for 20 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 3 Gottman Clinical Training : practicum training
Designed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman

Presented by Dr. Nancy D. Young
Certified Gottman Therapist, Trainer and Couple's Workshop Leader

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

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

In a small-group setting, you will have the opportunity to practice and refine your use of Gottman Method therapy and receive personalized guidance in developing a roadmap for clinical decisions.

Level 3 Practicum content represents the true resistances and co-morbidities we face as therapists and how we can transform them into effective healing methods for the couple.

The workshop is structured to help create a safe and secure environment so participants can learn and practice while feeling free of criticism and negative judgment.

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

  • 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

Training Prerequisites

  • Master’s or doctoral degree OR current enrollment in a graduate program within a mental health-related field

  • Completed Level 1 Live Training or DVD Home study*

  • Completed Level 2 Live Training or DVD Home study*

  • Therapy experience highly recommended, but not required

*If you choose the Home study option, you must complete your Assessment of Knowledge and submit it to PESI no later than September 15, 2019.

Video Participation:

Case Discussion in Certification Practicum

Participants are asked to bring a short (ten minute or so) video segment (on DVD or USB thumb drive) of difficult and challenging couples to the Level 3 workshop. The therapist’s work with the couple will not be critiqued; in fact the video does not even need to show the therapist; just seeing the couple is all that is needed. The purpose will be to use these couples to illustrate how the Gottman Method can be applied to these tough cases. Dr Young will describe how they would treat these couples and then participants from the audience will volunteer to role play these couples with Dr Young demonstrating using a variety of interventions with these couples. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice using these interventions in a supportive small group setting with other participants’ role playing the couples from the videos.

Bringing a video tape isn’t required, but it will help make the training more meaningful for everyone. If you cannot bring a taped segment, it would help to bring a brief written description of a challenging couple for the same purpose. This is for Case Discussion within the context of Certification Practicum ONLY and is not related to the videotaped interventions submitted for final Certification Review.  Note: Unfortunately, we are not able to support the following formats: Mini DVD’s, “High-8,” alternate or nonstandard international formats, such as “Super-8.”


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.