Professional Training

Professional Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 training in Appleton, Wisconsin will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Help couples in your practice manage conflicts and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions. Presented by Gloria Bannasch.


What You’ll Learn

Increase friendship in your relationship

  • Improve communication
  • Protect your relationship from outside stress
  • Deal more effectively with conflict
  • Learn to solve “solvable” problems
  • Overcome gridlock and effectively discuss perpetual problems
  • The art of compromise
  • How to repair your relationship when it becomes derailed by conflict or regrettable incidents
  • How to support one another successfully
  • Create shared meaning
  • What the Masters of Relationships know about sustaining and maintaining healthy relationships


Who Should Attend?

  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Allied professionals and clergy
  • Students and interns
  • Family clinic staff
  • Professors/teachers of couples therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences
  • Employee assistance professionals

Training Objectives

Apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples strengthen.

  • The Friendship System –  the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify, address solvable problems, understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflicts
  • Skills to empower partners to dialogue about their gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
  • New assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples struggles

Program Objectives

  • Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability.
  • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory.
  • Conduct a couple’s therapy assessment using elements of the couples narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict and individual interviews.
  • Describe two interventions to help strengthen a couple’s conflict management.
  • Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system.
  • Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning.
  • Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship.
  • Create a therapeutic contract with a couple, discuss and decide on goals and include a summary of the couple’s strengths and areas that need improvement.
  • Describe the Philosophy of Therapy including assumptions, an overview of techniques, and the goals of therapy.
  • Describe the Rapoport Intervention and when to use it.
  • Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session.

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Date & Time Event
Aug 10 to Aug 11
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Professional Training Level 1
GJB Health Services, Appleton WI