Integrate Research-Based Methods to Maximize Your Competence and Inspire Transformation
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
When couples enter the therapy office, they are filled with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr. John Gottman's 40+ years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there's a practical and highly effective approach to guiding these couples across the chasm that divides them. In this workshop, Dr. Kathleen Corcoran provides you with a research-based road map for helping couples to compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.
In this inspirational two-day workshop, you'll learn:
New research-based assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples' struggles
Research-based strategies adn 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
You'll receive a 300-page Clinical Manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions.
Clinicians who take this workshop will be equipped with new methods adn tools to help couples break the cycle of criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. Through demonstrations and films from the 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 irresolvable differences
The Shared Meaning System - the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together
9:00 – 10:30 am The Research: What Makes Relationships Succeed or Fail?
What is different about Gottman Method Couples Therapy?
What is dysfunctional about relationships when they are ailing?
The “Masters” and the “Disasters” of relationships: Exploding common myths
Negative and positive sentiment overrides
Friendship, Intimacy, Positive Affect Systems
The Shared Meaning System
From a checklist to The Sound Relationship House Theory
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:00 pm How to assess a relationship:
Using The Sound Relationship House Theory to assess a relationship’s strengths and areas that need improvement.
12:00 – 11:25 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm The Assessment Sessions:
Session 1—Office Disclosure and Office Policy Reviewed, How Therapy Works, Assessing the Couple Together:
Oral History Interview: Relationship History and Philosophy
Videotape: A 10-minute Conflict Interaction and Physiology
Discuss the Shared Meaning System
Ending Session 1—Preparing Couple for Individual Sessions—No secrets
Assessment: Written Questionnaires
Session 2—Individual Sessions
Session 3—The Therapeutic Contract: Discussing and Deciding about Goals. Summary of Strengths and Areas thatNeed Improvement.
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:20 – 4:00 pm Film: Assessment
4:00 – 5:00 pm Question & Answer
9:00 – 9:45 am Introduction to Intervention—The Philosophy of the Therapy
Assumptions of the Therapy
Overview of the Therapy
Goals of the Therapy
9:45 – 10:10 am Conflict Management
Rapoport Intervention and film
10:10 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:50 pm Conflict Management, continued
Ending the Four Horsemen & Dealing with Flooding film
Dreams-Within-Conflict and film
Building the Basic Skills (Softened Startup, Accepting Influence, Repair and De-escalation, Physiological Soothing,Compromise)
Aftermath of a Fight and film
11:50 – 12:00 pm Questions and Answer Session
12:00 – 11:25 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:15 pm Building Friendship and Shared Meaning
Build Love Maps and film
Turn Towards: Stress-Reducing Conversation & film
Build Rituals of Connection and film
Creating Shared Meaning and film
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 3:55 pm Process of the Therapy
3:55 – 4:05 pm Summary
4:05 – 4:15 pm What’s Next: Additional Training
4:15 – 5:00 pm Question and Answer Session
Participants will be able to:
Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability with 94% accuracy
Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
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
Describe two interventions for each: to help strengthen a couple's management of conflict, to enhance a couple's friendship system; and to explore a couple's system of shared meaning.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our training:
Mental health providers
Allied professionals and clergy
Family clinic staff
Professors/teachers of couples therapy
Researchers in the social sciences
Employee assistance professionals
Graduate Students and interns
Registratioon Fee: $400 (includes the 300-page clinical manual from the Gottman Institute, which is a $100 value)
Groups of 5 or more receive a $25 discount per person.