Relationship Institute Australasia

Counselling and
Professional Training

Level 1 - Bridging the Couple Chasm

Train with Australia's only Gottman Master Trainers, Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan. Relationship Institute Australasia is the lead agency in Australia in Gottman training and therapist certification. 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.

Our practical, emotion-focused, and highly effective approach is based on Drs. John and Julie Gottman’s four decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. It is the most extensive study ever done on marital stability and divorce prediction.

In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.

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.

At the completion of this training, you will be able to:

-  How couples really sustain their marriages–in contrast to common myths and misconceptions.

-  How the quality of relationships affects the immune system, physical health and well-being.

-  How marital problems change over time but never go away–even in happy couples.

-  Proven strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict

-  Skills that empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues

-  Approaches for multiple presenting co-morbidities including incest, the effects of poverty, PTSD and infidelity

-  Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts

-  Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse

At the completion of the workshop you will receive an official Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate as well as a CPD certificateof 12 hours.

Relationship Institute Australasia is the lead agency in Australia in Gottman training and therapist certification.
We are committed in ensuring access to high quality learning and supports for all therapists engaged in our programs.

When you register at Relationship Institute Australasia, you also join the growing number of practicing Gottman Therapists in this country to support your ongoing development and learning.

At RIA we are absolutely committed to building a strong Gottman Therapist community in Australasia; building respectful, kind and gentle relationships -  one couple at a time.
 
So, in addition to attending our training, we offer the following supports to our participants.

-  Free RIA Therapist Facebook page that offers excellent support for all aspects of couples therapy practice.
This private Facebook group provides access to timely advice and experience from over 550 Gottman Relationship therapists. Any practice questions or dilemmas are welcomed in this amazingly supportive and positive group.

-  Opportunity to join the RIA’s therapist database to enhance your exposure and promote your services and increase your couple referrals. For a small annual subscription fee your practice and services are promoted to thousands of professions and couples across Australasia.

-  Access to supervision from Trish and John or from several other brilliant Certified Gottman therapists in Australia to support your professional learning.

-  Opportunity to continue your Gottman journey though Level 1,2,3 and the Certification Track with John and Trish, Australia’s only Gottman Consultants  

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.

Workshop timings:  9am - 4.30 AEST  (Queensland Time)

You will also receive:   Online lifetime access to all the training videos and a downloadable pdf version of the 300-page training manual valued at $249USD (approx $335AUD)  

CPD: This training is eligible for 12 hours of CPD points.

SELECTED 2022 TRAININGS ARE BEING OFFERED AS IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS.  However, if Government regulations and/or border crossing requirements become enforced or re-introduced at any time during the year, affected trainings will be converted to ZOOM live-stream trainings.  

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Kylie-Jo by either phone or email.

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