Gottman - Level 2 Clinical Training
Based upon Dr. John Gottman’s four decades of research with thousands of couples
Level 2 Clinical Training

Level 2 Clinical Training

Gottman Level 2 Training

After you’ve been introduced to the fundamentals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy presented in Level 1 Training, the Level 2 Training will expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques. This is the next step toward certification and designation as a Certified Gottman Therapist.

At the completion of Level 2 Training, you should have the clinical familiarity, knowledge, and resources to integrate Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions into your clinical work.

DATE: May 9 – 11
TIME: 8:00am – 4:30pm
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.

After you’ve been introduced to the fundamentals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy presented in Level 1 Training, the Level 2 Training will expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques. This is the next step toward certification and designation as a Certified Gottman Therapist.

At the completion of Level 2 Training, you should have the clinical familiarity, knowledge, and resources to integrate Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions into your clinical work.

TRAINING DESCRIPTION

This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.

You will view original videos of couples from the famous Gottman “Love Lab,” as well as video of Drs. John and Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in real case examples from their private practice. Live workshop participants will practice using the interventions in role play sessions to help gain confidence using them with couples.

This training dives deep into the Gottman Method approach for treating complicated cases involving co-morbidities, including affairs, PTSD, addiction, and domestic violence.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN Level 2?

Building on what you learned in the Level 1 Training, you will review how to assess a couple’s Friendship Profile, Conflict Profile, and Shared Meaning Profile. You will be provided with a toolkit of interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the Four Horsemen and soothe physiological flooding. You will apply six modes of changing the Attack/Defend System in a couple’s interactions, and learn how to assist couples in establishing dialogue about their gridlocked conflicts.

You will learn how to 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, and identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman assessments and interventions.

Who is this training for?

This training is for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. Completion of Level 1 Training is required.

What is included in the price?

Included in the registration price is a clinical training manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute.

  • 500+ page Level 2 Clinical Training Manual
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion
  • Up to 20 CE Hours
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training

Training Objectives

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

  • Describe the three qualities every therapist needs.
  • Explain the basics of observation including why it’s important to recognize Emotions on the Human Face, Tension in the Voice, the Importance of Words and the use of the SPAFF coding system.
  • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory.
  • Describe how to recognize Bids and Turning Towards.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to conduct an Oral History Interview.
  • Assess a couple’s “Friendship Profile,” “Conflict Profile,” and “Shared Meanings Profile.”
  • Explain and demonstrate how to use the 3 profiles to choose appropriate interventions for the couple.
  • Describe the use of the core assessments with couples, including the Locke-Wallace, Weiss-Cerretto, Gottman Sound Relationship House Questionnaires, Gottman 19 Areas Checklist, EAQ, SCL-90, Detour Scales, CAGE, b-Mast, and Supplemental Assessments.
  • Formulate a treatment plan and present it to the couple including using the Sound Relationship House model.
  • Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen.”
  • Help couples to physiologically soothe when flooded.
  • Select and implement interventions to help deal with conflict.
  • Apply different modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couple’s interaction.
  • Assist couples to establish dialogue about their gridlocked 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.
  • Use and describe the Stress-Reducing Conversation to minimize relapse.
  • Identify and formulate a plan for different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman Method Couples Therapy Assessment and Intervention.
  • Describe how to apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to a couple who has experienced an affair.
  • Describe when it is appropriate and inappropriate to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy with a couple dealing with substance abuse.
  • Describe the differences between situational and characterological domestic violence and when it is appropriate and inappropriate to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy with a couple dealing with domestic violence.

Presenter Bios

Kimberly Panganiban Gottman Presenter

KIMBERLY PANGANIBAN, LMFT

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.

Questions
Please call us at 858.361.6016 or email info@balancehealth.org

Sign Up for the Workshop
Early Registration for this event is $800