Relationship Institute Australasia

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Professional Training

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.

NOTE:  You must have completed Gottman Level 1 Professional Training or Home Study Program before attending Level 2.

Professional Development & Practical Immersion:

  •     Take part in interactive presentations.
  •     Practice using Gottman Interventions in group role-plays; Receive personalized, supportive coaching
  •     View new demonstration films from the Gottmans’ clinical office
  •     Participate in extensive discussions with Senior Certified Gottman Therapists and clinicians from around the world.
  •     Refine your clinical skills and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples
  •     Learn to internalize and integrate the powerful, research-based Gottman Method Assessment and Intervention techniques.
  •     Gain insight as to when to use these methods and when couples therapy is contraindicated.
  •     Engage in vital dialogue regarding Gottman Couples Therapy.
  •     Gain confidence in using the techniques through personal immersion

Participants will be able to:

  •     Assess a couple’s “Friendship Profile,” “Conflict Profile,” and “Shared Meanings Profile”
  •     Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen”
  •     Help couples to soothe physiological flooding
  •     Apply six modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couple’s interactions
  •     Assist couples in establishing dialogue about their grid-locked conflicts
  •     Select and implement interventions to help couples deepen their “Friendship System” with rituals of connection
  •     Select and implement interventions to help couples create a shared system of values and meaning
  •     Identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman Assessments and Interventions
  • Who is this workshop for?

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our training: Mental health providers, Allied professionals and clergy, Students and interns, Family clinic staff, Professors/teachers of couples therapy, Researchers in the social sciences, Employee assistance professionals

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