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Online Learning + Live Webinar Combo

$499 $429 sale

Deadline to register extended: July 9, 8 pm EST


Last month, our first-ever Online + Live Webinar Level 1 was a success! We are now bringing the Level 2 Gottman Training to the same format.

This is a unique learning format developed by The Gottman Institute due to COVID-19. This option will likely not be offered in the future.


Friday, July 10, 8:30 am to 5 pm EDT

Saturday, July 11, 8:30 am to 5 pm EDT

Friday, July 17, 8:30 am to 5 pm EDT


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


The Level 2 is designed to offer experiential learning. When not watching online video instructions or interacting with Jonathan via Zoom, you will join breakout groups where you will take turns serving as a therapist or role-playing a couple. You will actually practice facilitating the interventions that you only observed in Level 1. Jonathan will visit breakout groups and offer feedback and assistance.


Immerse yourself in the Gottman Method and gain confidence using the techniques in your clinical work. Level 2 Training provides an in-depth exploration of assessment and intervention with advanced practical guidance for clinical observation and identifying co-morbidities, including PTSD, affairs, and addiction.

You will view videos of Drs. John and Julie Gottman's lectures and share in-session clinical videos that demonstrate practical application of assessment and intervention techniques. 

What will I learn in Level 2?

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. Prerequisite: Gottman Level 1.

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.

  • 734-page Level 2 Clinical Training Manual PDF
  • 262-page PDF of lecture slides
  • Downloads of all 19 hours of video instruction and clinical demonstration
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Training Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute
  • Up to 19 CE Hours available
  • Eligibility to continue to Level 3 Training

Training Objectives

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

  1. 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
  2. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory
  3. Describe how to recognize Bids and Turning Towards
  4. Explain the components of the first three Assessment sessions
  5. Explain and demonstrate how to conduct an Oral History Interview
  6. Explain and demonstrate how to conduct a Feedback Session, including how to formulate a Treatment Plan and how to present it to the couple using the Sound Relationship House model
  7. Describe the use of the core assessments with couples, including the Locke-Wallace, Weiss-Cerretto, Gottman Sounds Relationship House Questionnaires, Gottman 19 Areas Checklist, EAQ, SCL-90, Detour Scales, CAGE, and b-MAST
  8. Explain and demonstrate the rules for Gentle Start Up
  9. Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen”
  10. Prepare couples to physiologically soothe when flooded
  11. Select and implement interventions to help deal with conflict
  12. Apply different modes of changing the “Attack/Defend System” in a couples interaction
  13. Assist couples to establish dialogue about their gridlocked conflicts
  14. Instruct couples on how to work towards compromise on perpetual problems using the Two Oval method
  15. Describe the five steps of processing a fight or a regrettable incident using the Aftermath of A Fight intervention
  16. Use and describe the Stress-Reducing Conversation to minimize relapse
  17. Select and implement interventions to help couples deepen their “Friendship System” by working on Fondness and Admiration

QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected]https://www.jshippeylmft.com/

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

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2210 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 217
Louisville, KY 40218

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