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John Gottman & Julie Gottman on the New Science of Couples and Family Therapy

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John M. Gottman, Ph.D. |  Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D
1 Hour 03 Minutes
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Mar 24, 2018
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The names John and Julie Gottman have become synonymous with scientifically sound couples practice. They’ve spent decades developing an evidence base for the field through their work, and have honed their techniques for stabilizing marriage through research with nearly 3,000 couples.

In their latest book, The Science of Couples and Family Therapy, the Gottmans note that, while it’s a mainstay of couples and family training, general systems theory hasn’t established an impressive track record as a therapeutic method. They believe it’s time to integrate recent research findings into clinical approaches grounded in a second wave of science-based systems theory. In this address, you’ll explore:

  • How to better help couples develop the trust, enduring commitment, and physiological calm that are the key to yielding more robust and measurable clinical outcomes



This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.



John M. Gottman, Ph.D.'s Profile

John M. Gottman, Ph.D. Related seminars and products

John Gottman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he established “The Love Lab” and conducted much of his award-winning research on couple interaction and treatment. Dr. Gottman has studied marriage, couples, and parent relationships for nearly four decades. He has authored or co-authored over 200 published articles and more than 40 books, including: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, The Relationship Cure, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting, and The Man’s Guide to Women.

World renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. Gottman’s research has earned him numerous national awards, including: Four five-year-long National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards; The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award; The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution; The National Council of Family Relations 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research.

Dr. Gottman, together with his wife Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, is the co-founder of The Gottman Institute, which provides clinical training, workshops, services, and educational materials for mental health professionals, couples, and families. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute which has created treatments for couples transitioning to parenthood and couples suffering from minor domestic violence.

Dr. Gottman has presented hundreds of invited keynote addresses, workshops, and scientific presentations to avid audiences around the world including Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Israel, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Sweden, and Norway. A wonderful storyteller and expert, Dr. Gottman has also appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, and he has been featured in numerous print articles, including Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. John Gottman is the Co-Founder of The Gottman Institute and has an employment relationship with the University of Washington. Dr. Gottman receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. John Gottman is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Psychological Association. He has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D's Profile

Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D Related seminars and products

Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. Creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, she also designed and leads the national certification program in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for clinicians. Her other achievements include: Washington State Psychologist of the Year; Author/co-author of five books, including, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, The Marriage Clinical Casebook, 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, and The Man’s Guide to Women; Wide recognition for her clinical psychotherapy treatment, with specialization in distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, substance abusers and their partners, and cancer patients and their families.

Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind, Julie’s leadership of The Gottman Institute has made it possible to identify and integrate the expertise of her staff, therapists, and the wider research and therapeutic community. Her commitment to excellence and integrity assures that as The Gottman Institute grows, it continues to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards.

She is in private practice in the Seattle area, providing intensive marathon therapy sessions for couples. She specializes in working with distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, those with substance abuse problems and their partners, as well as cancer patients and their families.

Drs. John and Julie Gottman currently live on Orcas Island, near Seattle, Washington. They conduct weekly and intensive couples therapy sessions, provide small group retreats, teach workshops and clinical trainings, and give keynote presentations around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman is the co-founder and president of the Gottman Institute. She is the clinical director of The Relationship Research Institute, and she maintains a private practice. Dr. Schwartz Gottman is the owner of Gottman Couples' Retreat. She is a guest lecturer of the University of Puget Sound and Seattle Community Colleges, and she receives compensation as an international speaker. She is a published author and receives royalties, and she receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman is a member of the American Psychological Association.


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  1. Investigate how to better help couples develop trust, enduring commitment, and physiological calm leading to improved and measurable clinical outcomes


  • The History of Couples and Family Therapy
    • The Way It Was
    • New Gurus and New Ways
  • Where Are We Now?
    • Couples Therapy Research
  • New General Systems Therapy
    • The Magic of Love
  • History of Gottman Research and Love Lab
    • Relationship Assessment Checkup
    • Work in the Love Lab
  • What Predicts Marriage Happiness and Success?
    • Homeostasis Ratio
    • “Dow-Jones” of Couple’s Communication
    • Roach Hotel Model
  • Creating the Magic
    • Three Components Needed
    • Control-Power Dynamics
  • Gottmans’ Couples Therapy
    • The How
    • Power of Attunement
    • Emotional Command Systems
    • Skillful Conflict
    • Baby Makes Three
  • What We Know From This

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals



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Total Reviews: 516


Linda N

"Great experience in learning. I love it when I find that much of what I have been doing is in agreement with the Gottmans', and to learn what I need to fix in mine. I love that it was science-based."

Linda J

"Gaining more evidence to support theories is invaluable. Thank you for your research. "

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