Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 & 2 | Colorado | Oct 2021

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  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
    October 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
    October 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
    October 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
    October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
    October 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

COVID-19 ALERT (updated Sept 2): We have moved the Level 1 and 2 trainings from Hawaii to Colorado due to heightened health precautions implemented by Hawaii state and county governments.

The dates of the events remain Oct 4-8, 2021.

If you signed up and paid for an event prior today, you received an email dated Sept 1 that outlines your options.

We are so disappointed to cancel this event. We apologize for the inconvenience and stress this causes you.

Trust that we are working hard to provide you the best training alternatives possible. For the past year, we have been closely monitoring the situation in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the Hawaii governor’s recent emergency order required us to make this difficult decision.

Created by The Gottman Institute | For Professionals | Clinical Training

Early Bird Deadline: April 23, 2021

Standard Deadline: Sept 17, 2021

Level 1

Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy:

Bridging The Couples Chasm

Oct 4-5, 2021

Expand your counseling and therapy skills with Gottman methods and concepts.

Level 2

Clinical Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy:

Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities

Oct 6-8, 2021

Refine your clinical skills, expand your toolbox of strategies and interventions, and integrate Gottman concepts into your practice.

Plus, Lifetime Access To All Level 2 Videos Featuring The Gottmans

Live & In-Person

Join our live trainings with Caralee Frederic, LCSW,  who trained under Drs. John and Julie Gottman and has assisted them at their workshops as well.

  • Discussion. You will have the benefit of a Certified Gottman Therapist to guide you through the materials.
  • Q&A.  Ask her questions about how Gottman Method assessments and treatments actually work in real world, and about her experiences as a couples therapist.

3000+ Couples PLUS 40+ Years of Research

The field of couples therapy has desperately needed a theory — one with a strong empirical basis. Here it is.

The development of the Gottman Method began more than 40 years ago and it has withstood the test of time. See why 100,000 clinicians worldwide use Gottman Couples Therapy.

Register today. Seats are extremely limited due to physical distancing practices.

Level Up You Skills, Grow Your Practice

Be the therapist who can treat couples we see most often in our practices: Those struggling with trauma, such as affairs, addictions and domestic violence.

Course Content: Introductory Level

LEVEL 1 | Format & Materials

  • 300-page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 2
  • Summarize the research that allows prediction of future relationship stability with 94% accuracy
  • Indicate the 7 levels of the Sound Relationship House
  • Conduct a couples therapy assessment using elements of the couples’ narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict and individual interviews
  • Define 2 interventions to help strengthen a couples’ management of conflict
  • Describe 2 interventions to enhance a couples friendship system
  • Describe 2 interventions to explore a couples’ system of shared meaning
  • Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship
  • Identify the antidotes to the 4 Horsemen: criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling
  • Discuss Trust and Commitment and how these are built or strengthened in a relationship using the Gottman model.
11 CE credits available for a $40 fee paid to R. Cassidy Seminars
Course Content: Intermediate Level

LEVEL 2 | Format & Materials


Role playing. This segment allows to you commit the tools to memory and learn the skills to handle any problematic issues that may arise in sessions. 

  • Downloads of all 19 hours of video instruction and clinical demonstration*
  • 734-page Level 2 Clinical Training Manual PDF (core assessments and interventions)*
  • 262-page PDF of lecture slides
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training

*The free videos are not usually given to participants. However, the Gottman Institute is offering them as an effort to assist therapists during the global pandemic. 

  • Define the 3 qualities every therapist needs to be successful
  • Explain the basics of observation including why its 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 7 levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
  • Discuss Bids and Turning Towards
  • Explain how to conduct an Oral History Interview
  • Utilize a couples’ “Friendship profile”, “Conflict profile”, and “Shared Meanings Profile”
  • Utilize the 3 profiles to choose appropriate interventions for the couple
  • Describe the use of the core assessments with couples.
  • Formulate a treatment plan and present it to the couple including using the Sound Relationship House model
  • Propose interventions to use with couples as antidotes to “the Four Horsemen”
  • Report how to help couples physiologically self-soothe when flooded
  • Demonstrate interventions to help deal with conflict
  • Apply different modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couples’ interaction
  • Specify how to help couples to establish dialogue around their gridlocked conflicts
  • Choose 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
  • Cite the Stress Reducing Model Conversation to minimize relapse
  • Identify and formulate a plan for different co-morbidities common to couples, using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Assessment an Intervention
  • Apply the Gottman Method Couples Therapy to a couple who has experienced an affair
  • Distinguish when it is appropriate or inappropriate to use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy with a couple dealing with substance abuse
  • Differentiate between situational and  characterological domestic violence and when it is appropriate to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy with a couple dealing with domestic violence
21 CE credits available for a $40 fee paid to R. Cassidy Seminars

Help Couples In Distress

Flexible Study Format

Training Is For:

  • Mental health providers (Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors)
  • Allied professionals and clergy
  • Students and interns
  • Family clinic staff
  • Professors/teachers of couples therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences and
  • Employee assistance professionals.


“I especially appreciated the segment on addictions and co-morbidity. Interesting research/data and paradigm shift on tradition substance use. Thanks.”

“I loved this training. I learned many skills to enhance my practice. Caralee does a great job.”

“I loved Caralee! She is a professional and articulate presenter. The content was deep and rich, as well as presented in a safe and educational environment. I would come again and look for which sessions Caralee would be leading!”

Caralee Frederic, LCSW

Your Presenter

Caralee Frederic, LCSW

Cancellation Policy

Discount Eligibility

Student eligibility: students, interns, social sciences professors


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CE Credits | R. Cassidy Seminars

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Other Information

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at

Some minor changes have been made to the Continuing Education credits and Course Objectives to comply with R. Cassidy Seminars, provider of the CE credits.

Level 1 Agenda

Level 2 Agenda

Bonus Offer:

$200 Credit to Attend Couples Workshop With Your Partner

Attend a LEVEL 1 or LEVEL 2 TRAINING and get $200 credit to attend Gottman's The Art and Science of Love couples workshop presented by Caralee Frederic, LCSW. Credit good for up to one year of the date of the Level training.

When you attend the workshop, you must show confirmation of attendance to a Gottman Level training. Credit will be given after the workshop.


Venue Phone: 719-598-6866

Venue Website:

1810 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, United States