Relationship Institute Australasia

Counselling and
Professional Training

Both Trish and John have extensive experience in providing Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy training for professionals as well as group and individual supervision. We also have a range of in-house training options for organisations. We are certified to present all Levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapist Training and Trish is an accredited Consultant for the Gottman Institute which means she can consult with professionals who are working towards their Certification as Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists.

Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 1

Bridging the Couple Chasm - A research based approach

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Therapy! A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 training will give you new insight into couples’ struggles using research-based assessments and effective interventions. The workshop will be facilitated by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan. Presented by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan, Trish is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with couples in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings, Trish brings a wealth of experience working with complex couples struggling with trauma, mood disorders, personality vulnerabiities, anger management issues, affair recovery and alcohol use. Trish is the only Senior Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant in Australia. She is also an experienced clinical supervisor and assessor for the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority. John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. John was the first Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, he is also certifed to present the Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop, the Level 1 professional training and co-present the Level 2 professional training. John is trained to provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a range of therapeutic approaches and has a Masters in Gestalt Therapy. John is highly experienced in working with couples and individuals in a range of therapeutic settings particularly in the areas of trauma, trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety.

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Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 2

Assessment, Interventions and Co-mobidities

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy… Expand your strategies & interventions with couples! Presented by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan, Trish is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with couples in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings, Trish brings a wealth of experience working with complex couples struggling with trauma, mood disorders, personality vulnerabiities, anger management issues, affair recovery and alcohol use. Trish is the only Senior Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant in Australia. She is also an experienced clinical supervisor and assessor for the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority. John is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. John was the first Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, he is also certifed to present the Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop, the Level 1 professional training and co-present the Level 2 professional training. John is trained to provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a range of therapeutic approaches and has a Masters in Gestalt Therapy. John is highly experienced in working with couples and individuals in a range of therapeutic settings particularly in the areas of trauma, trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety.

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Practicum

Gottman Marital Therapy Level 3 Professional Training

During the Practicum workshop, participants will examine videotaped cases of couples brought in by workshop colleagues. These cases are used as learning and teaching tools to deepen your understanding of when and how to use various Gottman Method approaches and interventions, and how to break destructive patterns and replace them with meaningful interactions.

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Let's Talk infidelity and Trauma

Let’s Talk Infidelity and Trauma

The disclosure of an affair is among the most devastating and painful experiences that couples face. It is also one of the most challenging and complicated problems encountered in therapy. Similarly, trauma and it's impacts is often experienced in relationships as a barrier to processing emotional experiences, building trust, intimacy and connection. This workshop will examine the theory of infidelity and it’s causes, the symptoms and relational impacts of trauma, models of treatment and present a range of interventional strategies for helping couples repair, rejuvenate and re-build their relationships utilising our unique approach to Integrated Couples Therapy.

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Let's Talk Working with Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) Couples

GSD Workshop

Introduction - We live in a society where the heterosexual dyadic model of relationship is dominant. Working with individuals in the context of self defined models of same/similar sex relationships presents the therapist with unique challenges, which often defy socialized hetero-normative values.

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Supervision/ Professional Consultation

Group and Individual Supervision/Consultation

Trish Purnell-Webb (Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant) and John Flanagan (Certified Gottman Marital Therapist) are available to provide supervision to help develop your couples counselling practice and answer all your questions regarding the Gottman Model and interventions, our approach to Integrated Couples Therapy based on the integration of both Gottman Marital therapy and Emotion Focussed Therapy for Couples. Trish is also available to provide consultation to therapists working towards certification as a Gottman Marital Therapist. Bookings essential.

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