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The Webinar will start on 19 April 2024
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Gottman Method Training for Couples Therapy - Level 1 2024

will be presented by William Bumberry
This Webinar will be broadcast live via Zoom Meetings
The event will start on 19 April 2024
The first level of the online training on the Gottman Method for couples therapy consists of three very stimulating days, during which participants will have the opportunity to integrate their knowledge related to working with couples in difficulty with new techniques of assessment and intervention strategies proven effectiveness. The training is based on a practical approachemotionally focused and highly effective, based on forty years of research conducted by John and Julie Gottman out of over 3,000 pairs: the largest study ever conducted on couple stability and the prediction of divorce.
19 April 2024 From 3pm to 7pm (CET Time)
21 April 2024 From 3pm to 7pm (CET Time)
20 April 2024 From 3pm to 7pm (CET Time)

How to participate in this Live Webinar?

This event will take place online and will be accessible via the Zoom Meetings platform. You will find the link to the live stream a few days before the start on your pinboard.

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Discover the training objectives of this Live Webinar:

  • Identify the key elements of research that allow you to predict the stability of a relationship in the future.
  • Describe the seven levels from which the 'Casa of the Solid Relationship".
  • Make a evaluation therapeutic couple using the partner narrationthe oral interview to learn about their history, the written questionnairesmoments of conflict observation and individual interviews.
  • Describe two interventions aimed at helping the couple to strengthen its ability to conflict management.
  • Describe two interventions aimed at deepening the bond of friendship between the partners.
  • Describe two interventions aimed at analysing the shared meaning of the couple.
  • Explain why aphysiological self-consolation is essential for a healthy relationship.
  • Drawing up a therapeutic contract together with the couple, discuss and make decisions regarding the objectives of the therapy, also adding a brief summary of the main strengths of the couple and the aspects that need to be improved.
  • Describe the philosophy and the assumptions of therapy; offer a overview of techniques and main objectives of therapeutic treatment.
  • Describe the method Rapoport and determine when to use it.
  • Describe the therapeutic processincluding the structure of each individual seat.

Webinar Description

During the first-level training, participants will be provided with a roadmap which, drawing on research conducted by the Gottman couple, will enable them to use the Solid Relationship House theory to help couples: manage their conflicts compassionately; deepen friendship and intimacy within the relationship; share dreams and life goals.

In addition, the research conducted by Mr and Mrs Gottman on thousands of couples will be illustrated, research that constituted a true turning point in the field of couples therapy. In particular, participants will learn to distinguish between "Masters" (masters) and "Disasters"(disasters) of relationships. Moreover, all those who do not yet use assessment specific, they will have the opportunity to learn how to assess the strengths and problems of a relationship, using a series of empirically validated questionnaires.

During the training, original videos of real couples from the famous "Love Lab"(the 'laboratory of love') by John Gottman, as well as some videos from Julie Gottman's clinical practice, in which she demonstrates how to use different techniques of assessment and various therapeutic interventions.

What does this Webinar look like?

Training contents

You will learn research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict. You will gain skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values. You will gain tools to help couples process fights and heal their hurts, and techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse.

What is included in the price?

Included in the registration price is a clinical training manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute assessment and the main therapeutic interventions used by the Gottman Method for couples therapy, as well as unlimited and free access to an asynchronous video course by John and Julie Gottman, provided by the Gottman Institute and subtitled in Italian. Each participant will also receive a certificate of completion from the Gottman Institute.


  • 300-page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual ..
  • unlimited and free access to an asynchronous video course created by John and Julie Gottman, provided by the Gottman Institute
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 2 Training
Who is this Webinar aimed at?

This training is open to all mental health professionals, members of the clergy, students and trainees, family clinic staff, all those who teach courses on couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, as well as all caring professionals. There are no specific prerequisites.

The Webinar Programme
19 April 2024 From 3pm to 7pm (CET Time)

Research: what determines the success or failure of a relationship?

  • What makes the Gottman Method different from other approaches to couples therapy?
  • What is the dysfunctional aspect of a relationship in crisis?
  • The "masters" and "disasters" of relationships: debunking some common myths.
  • The prevalence of negative/positive feelings (negative/positive sentiment override).
  • Friendship, intimacy, positive affective systems.
  • The shared meaning system.
  • From checklist to the theory of the 'Solid Relationship House' (Sound Relationship House).

How to evaluate a relationship: Use the 'Solid Relationship House' theory to assess the strengths and areas for improvement in a relationship.

The sessions of assessment:

  • The first session - review of confidentiality conditions; description of therapy functioning; evaluation of the couple:
  • The story of the couple.
  • Oral interview: the history and philosophy of the relationship.
  • Video record a confrontational interaction for 10 minutes, monitoring the physiological aspects (through a pulse oximeter).
  • Talk about the shared meaning system.
  • Close the first session: prepare the couple for the individual sessions (no secrets).
  • Assessment: written questionnaires.
  • The second session – individual sessions.
  • The third session - the therapeutic contract: talking and making decisions about the goals. Summary of strengths and aspects that need to be improved.

Video: The phase of assessment.

Answers to participants' questions.

20 April 2024 From 3pm to 7pm (CET Time)

Introduction to therapeutic interventions: the philosophy of therapy.

  • The assumptions of therapy.
  • An overview of therapy.
  • Therapeutic goals.

Conflict management:

  • Rapoport's method: explanation and video.
  • Stop the '4 horsemen' and manage the flooding (video).
  • Dreams within a conflict: explanation and video.
  • Acquire key skills (begin softer, accept flu, repair and de-escalate, physiological comfort, reach compromise).
  • The consequences of an argument: explanation and video.

Answers to participants' questions.

21 April 2024 From 3pm to 7pm (CET Time)

Building a bond of friendship and shared meaning:

  • Maps of love: explanation and video.
  • Turning towards your partner: A conversation to reduce stress (explained and video).
  • Creating connection rituals: explanation and video.
  • Creating shared meaning: explanation and video.

The therapeutic process.


Additional training.

Answers to participants' questions.

Reviews: what do those who have already bought it say?

Over 50,000 clinicians worldwide have completed the first level of the Gottman Method course for couples therapy. Here are some comments from participants regarding the Level 1 workshop:

“This was the best seminar I have ever attended. It not only provided me a wealth of valuable tools in my practice, but challenged some ideas I have held.”

“I particularly enjoyed the excellent clinical films and found them especially useful in understanding the assessments and interventions that were taught. Appreciated seeing actual examples of sessions and examples of different ideas/thoughts of what to say and how to implement interventions.”

“This was the single most useful conference I have attended in twenty-three years of clinical practice. Clear, concise, useful! Thank you so much for your presentation, your work and your humor.”

“You have convinced me that your methods and interventions are intelligent, responsible and compassionate. I believe they will endure over time as a true gift to children and families.”

11 reviews for this item

  1. Simonetta Betti -

    I have completed many training courses in the USA and the UK. This one was certainly of a high methodological level and clarity of exposition. The subject matter is very complex, the lecturer took me by the hand through the stages of couples therapy but above all made me aware that many couples in crisis, if well guided, can still go a long way together.

  2. Stefania Brotto (verified owner) -

    Very interesting course, and definitely enriching for my profession. The lecturer is very helpful and clear in his explanations. I will definitely also do Level II and Level III. Thank you

  3. Andrea Marchese -

    It was a very formative experience to have been able to delve into the Gottman method, which I have known for years and use on several occasions in couples therapy, or with groups of couples.

  4. Guendalina (verified owner) -

    Very useful training that makes a practical difference

  5. Tiziana Carmellini (verified owner) -

    A very useful and inspiring course. It offers valuable tools for intervention and conceptualisation of couple difficulties. In therapy, the sensitivity honed during this training experience really makes a difference.

  6. Silvia Cascella (verified owner) -

    Very interesting, useful, stimulating and very well organised course.

  7. Linda Dani (verified owner) -

    Very interesting course. The lecturer sets out in a clear, detailed and not at all boring manner the principles and techniques of the Gottman method, which is a really useful approach to working with couples

  8. Carmen Scotton (verified owner) -

    Very interesting course, full of practical insights.

  9. paola -

    Very interesting course, generous in the range of materials on offer, made even clearer by the alternation of application videos relating to the issues covered

  10. Paola -

    Very interesting course, developed with great clarity, generous in the materials provided, the alternation of application videos makes it an even more comprehensive course.

  11. constance maspero (verified owner) -

    Clear, interesting course with many practical insights to support the theoretical ones. The days are well structured and the material available is comprehensive.

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William Bumberry
WILLIAM BUMBERRY, PH.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for more than a decade and is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, Trainer and Consultant. Dr. Bumberry is a member of the American Psychological Association and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University. Since becoming a certified trainer for the Gottman Institute, Dr. Bumberry has presented Gottman professional trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is an experienced, clear, energetic speaker with the ability to present complicated material in a practical, easy to use manner. Dr. Bumberry is passionate about helping clinicians bring the Gottman Method into their life’s work … “making the world a better place, one couple at a time”. His presentations are highlighted by a blend of humor, creativity and accessibility. In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy. For many years, he worked closely with Dr. Carl Whitaker. He is co-author of Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach, A Different Kind of Caring (videotape) and Reshaping Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker.

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