Relationship Institute Australasia

Counselling and
Professional Training

Both Trish and John are certified as Gottman Marital Therapists, Master Trainers and Consultants and 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 both are certified as Consultants for the Gottman Institute which means they can consult with professionals who are working towards their Certification as Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists.

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Introduction to Evidenced Based Couples Therapy a 1 day interactive workshop

This one day workshop will explore the implementation of evidence-based approaches such as Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy to assist distressed couples. The workshop will include approaches to assessment, formulation, treatment planning and intervention. Strategies to manage emotional escalation, negative interaction patterns, emotional withdrawal and loss of intimacy will be explored.

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Let’s Talk Individual Therapy for Couple Problems a 1 day interactive workshop

This one day workshop will explore the main evidenced-based theories and models relating to intimate relationships and how to assist an individual partner to make positive change through the use of psycho-education, cognitive and emotional self-exploration and behavioural interventions. The training will incorporate lecture, group discussion, video and Q & A.

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The Sound Relationship House in Practice a 3 hour interactive workshop

For clinicians new to couples therapy this 3-hour workshop will provide you with an introduction to Dr John Gottman's Model of Sound Relationships developed from his 40+ years of research in the field. You will also be introduced you to many of the most common couple interventions and concepts to use with your couples. These will be demonstrated via the use of videos with real clients and presenter role plays.

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Nailing the Feedback Session a 2 hour interactive seminar

In this 2 hour interactive seminar, we will demonstrate and discuss, using video of real clients, how to conduct a feedback session that primes and prepares the couple for the therapeutic phase of treatment. The session will also include an open Q and A segment where any of your questions regarding couples therapy from assessment to termination will be answered

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Nailing the Gottman-Rapoport Intervention a 2 hour interactive seminar

Assisting couples to learn how to both express their needs and listen to each other is a powerful way for them to learn to better manage conflict. The Gottman-Rapoport intervention is a simple-looking approach to this process. The success of a good Gottman-Rapoport intervention often lies in the therapist's ability to frame the discussion for the couple and assist them to shape the conversation towards a productive and connecting conclusion.

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Nailing Dreams Within Conflict a 2 hour interactive seminar

Facilitating a good Dreams Within Conflict conversation with you couples can immediately shift them out of gridlock into dialogue. It leads them to a deeper understanding of each other and their needs. This is a pathway for them to learn how to productively engage in conflict conversations that lead them to more connection instead of hurt, anger and disconnection.

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Nailing Aftermath of a Fight a 2 hour interactive seminar

Helping couples repair after a distressing fight or misunderstanding can be a complicated task. Couples find it difficult to stay away from the content and a knee jerk reaction to 'win' the fight and be proven right. Learning how to guide them through the re-processing of hurt feelings and misunderstanding creates a powerful opportunity for re-connection.

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Gottman Marital Therapy - Level 1

Bridging the Couple Chasm -  A research based approach

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. The workshop will be facilitated by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan who are both Certified Gottman Marital Therapists, Master Trainers, and Consultants. 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 vulnerabilities, anger management issues, affair recovery and alcohol use. 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 and only Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant. 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! The workshop will be facilitated by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan who are both Certified Gottman Marital Therapists, Master Trainers, and Consultants. 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 vulnerabilities, anger management issues, affair recovery and alcohol use. 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 and only Social Worker in Australia to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant. 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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Certification

Certification with The Gottman Institute

The Certification Track is the final step in the process of Gottman Method Couples Therapy clinical training and results in certification as a Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT). The Certification Track entails Consultation with a Senior Certified Gottman Therapist and Video Review.

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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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Supervision/ Professional Consultation

Group and Individual Supervision/Consultation

Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan are both Certified Gottman Therapists, Master Trainers and Consultants and 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. Both Trish and John are also available to provide consultation to therapists working towards certification as a Gottman Marital Therapist.

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