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Online Learning + Live Webinar Combo


As we deal with this worldwide health crises, we want to do our part in helping our community of mental health professionals. For a limited time, we have lowered the price of admission to $249. Use promo code "DISCOVER" and save $150.

We also have discounts for Campbellsville University students and alumni. Please contact Dr. Ken Hollis to receive the appropriate student and alumni late registration discount codes.

Training Description

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.

This training will be a combination of live webinars via Zoom and video demonstrations of The Gottman Method. Your tuition equips you with all of the Level 1 online learning videos that will be yours to keep forever! Plus, you get the added benefit of learning live via Zoom from Jonathan Shippey, LMFT, a Louisville-based Senior Certified Gottman Therapist and one of only 25 Gottman Master Trainers worldwide.

You will be introduced to Dr. Gottman’s breakthrough research on thousands of couples to understand the difference between the “Masters” and “Disasters” of relationships. If you are not already doing assessment, this training will teach you how to assess a relationship’s strengths and areas of concern using empirically validated questionnaires.

You will view original videos of real couples from the famous Gottman “Love Lab,” as well as videos of Dr. Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in a case example from her private practice.

What will I learn in Level 1?

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. 

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. There are no prerequisites.

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.

  • 300-page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual PDF
  • Downloads of all 12 hours of video instruction and clinical demonstration
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion
  • Up to 12 CE Hours available
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 2 Training

Training Objectives

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

  • Summarize the research that allows us to predict future relationship stability.
  • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House Theory.
  • Conduct a couple’s therapy assessment using elements of the couple’s narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict and individual interviews.
  • Describe two interventions to help strengthen a couple’s conflict management.
  • Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system.
  • Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning.
  • Explain why physiological self-soothing is essential for a healthy relationship.
  • Create a therapeutic contract with a couple, discuss and decide on goals and include a summary of the couples strengths and areas that need improvement.
  • Describe the Philosophy of Therapy and including assumptions, overview of techniques and goals of therapy.
  • Describe the Rapoport Intervention and when to use it.
  • Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session.

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Venue Information

This event takes place online.

Organizer Information


2210 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 217
Louisville, KY 40218

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