Gottman - Level 1 Clinical Training
Based upon Dr. John Gottman’s four decades of research with thousands of couples
Level 1 Clinical Training

Level 1 Clinical Training

Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm

Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! 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.

DATE: May 18 – 19
TIME: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Thursday & Friday
LOCATION: Balance Center for Mental Health and Wellness (San Diego, CA)
THERAPIST: Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT & William Bumberry, PhD

Workshop Details

Workshop presenter Kimberly Panganiban with John and Julie Gottman
Workshop presenter Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT with John and Julie Gottman.

Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! 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.


When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there’s a practical and highly effective approach to guiding couples across the chasm that divides them. 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.

Apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples strengthen:

  • The Friendship System – the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify and address solvable problems, and understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together

As a result of taking this training, you will learn:

  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
  • New assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples’ struggles

Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this 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

Included in the registration price is a clinical manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions.

  • 300+ page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion
  • Up to 12 CE Hours available

Presenter Bios

Kimberly Panganiban Gottman Presenter


Certified Gottman Couples Therapist
Lic.# MFC52717

Kimberly is passionate about helping others and her specialty is helping couples improve their relationship. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 52717) and a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. She received her Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and has over ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families. She is an Art & Science of Love Weekend Workshop leader and Level 1 Trainer in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She has a private practice at Balance Center for Mental Health and Wellness in San Diego where she specializes in couples therapy utilizing the Gottman Method.

William Bumberry Gottman Presenter

William Bumberry, PhD

Senior Gottman Method Trainer

William Bumberry, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Senior Gottman Method Trainer and Consultant. He is an experienced leader of the Art & Science of Love workshop and is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method professional training sequence. Dr. Bumberry is an experienced, clear, energetic speaker. He is passionate about helping couples enrich their relationship by healing hurts and rebuilding their connection. His presentations are highlighted by a blend of humor and creativity.

In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry integrates Emotionally Focused Therapy into his work and teaching. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University.

Additional Details

Cancellation Policy
All registrations are final within 21 days of the workshop. If you are unable to attend this training, please notify us at least 21 days before the event, in order to receive a refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Within 21 days of the workshop, no refunds will be issued.

Please call us at 858.361.6016 or email

Sign Up for the Workshop
Registration for this event is $420
Student Registration for this event is $380