Moderated Level 1 Clinical Training (Online)(May 2020)

Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:00 PM - Thursday, 21 May 2020 1:00 PM PST

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:00 PM - Thursday, 21 May 2020 1:00 PM PST

Includes on-demand gottman Level 1 course led by Drs Julie & John Gottman plus online downloadable 352 page .pdf digital Level 1 manual and two one hour live question and answer video conferencing sessions with Gottman Master Trainer Sinead Smyth, LMFT on May 14th and May 21st at 12pm PST.


Level 1 Clinical Training
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm

This introductory 2-day training provides an overview of the four decades of research on what makes relationships succeed or fail. It teaches the research-based theory of the Sound Relationship House that Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed and offers an integrated method of couples therapy based on that theory, which includes assessment and therapeutic interventions.

Completion of Level 1 training is a prerequisite to Level 2 training and is the first step toward certification as a Gottman Couples Therapist.


As a result of taking this training you will:


  • Understand the importance of assessing the couple’s friendship, conflict management and shared meaning systems using interviews, written questionnaires and observation of conflict.  
  • Be able to summarize the research that predicts relationship stability. 
  • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House theory. 
  • Be able to develop an appropriate and effective treatment plan customized to the specific needs of each couple. 
  • Understand when and how to use Gottman interventions to help couples strengthen their relationship and minimize relapse.
In this two day training you will learn:


  • How couples really sustain their marriages–in contrast to common myths and misconceptions.

  • Proven strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict

  • Skills that empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues

  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts

  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse


As an attendee at the Level 1 training, you will receive a 300-page manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions that you can use immediately with your clients.


Who Should Attend?


Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:

  •    Mental health providers

  •    Allied professionals and clergy

  •    Family clinic staff

  •    Professors/teachers of couples therapy

  •    Researchers in the social sciences

  •    Employee assistance professionals

  •    Graduate Students and Interns

Continuing Education: 11 CE Hours


The course is approved through R Cassidy for 11 CE hours for an additional fee. For more information visit h,

Cancellation policy

If a cancellation is made more than three weeks prior to the workshop date a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. If your cancellation occurs within three weeks of the workshop, your refistration fee will be converted to a credit for the amount paid and is valid for a period of two years towards registration in another Gottman professional training offered by Alameda Couples Counseling. 

If the workshop is cancelled for any reason by the presenter, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. No additional expenses you may have incurred as a result of your registration, such as travel fees, will be eligible for reimbursement. 

Purchase of registration constitutes acceptance of these terms. 

East Bay Relationship Center

Presented by Certified Gottman Therapists and Trainers: Sinead Smyth, LMFT

Contact the Organizer

Sinead Smyth, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 36400) Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Gottman Method Trainer

I started the Center to provide the highest quality relationship counseling in the East Bay. I’ve selected a highly skilled team of therapists who I’ve worked with for several years. We all come from different backgrounds but share a common purpose and goal – to provide you with the most effective research and evidence-based therapies for your relationship issues.

About Sinead Smyth, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 36400) Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Gottman Method Trainer