After 40 years of research and working with thousands of couples in our private practice and at the Gottman Institute...
We’ve developed methods based on proven scientific data that allow us to not only predict with 91% accuracy whether a couple will divorce or stay together—in as little as 15 minutes of observation...
We also now understand a great deal about the process of healing trauma—in both individuals and relationships.
Whether it’s from childhood or a more recent event, if you’re treating someone for trauma or PTSD, and that client is in an intimate relationship, couples therapy is an essential component of treatment for the PTSD sufferer, their partner, and the relationship itself.
Not only that, but men and women both can have a PTSD response to affairs and betrayal in relationships.
The betrayed person keeps trying to figure out what went wrong... What was true... What was a lie. They can’t stop thinking about how their whole world came crashing down.
Affairs and trauma both rupture the very foundation on which committed relationships are built... Making these two of the most challenging issues clinicians face.
That’s why, if you work with individuals or couples who have experienced trauma or affairs, this all-new online course is for you. (Even if you don’t consider yourself a “couples therapist.”)
Through in-session demonstrations with real couples in our practice, plus lectures and discussions of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, you’ll discover how to take clients from the emotional quicksand, crumbling relationships, and numbing hopelessness of unresolved trauma to a place of acceptance, hope, happiness and love.
You’ll dive deep into our proven, research-based approach and discover a roadmap to transforming clients and their relationships that you can use again and again.
Register today and join the 100,000+ clinicians around the world who have trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and used our proven assessment techniques and interventions in their work.
Discover clinical skills that will empower your clients to move through trauma, rebuild their relationship and create immunity from future betrayals.
John M. Gottman, PhD, & Julie Gottman, PhD, founders of the:
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Gottman Institute
- Gottman Relationship Check-up
- Sound Relationship House Theory
- Gottman “Love Lab” & Love Maps
Clinicians worldwide have completed Treating Affairs and Trauma.
Here’s what some of them have to say:
"It was very empowering to learn how I can channel my existing training to better serve couples experiencing these specific challenges."
— from Seattle, WA
"The Atone, Attune, Attach formula is easy to use, easy to remember, and easy to explain to a couple."
— from Tampa, FL
"Hearing from both John and Julie is so helpful. They bring a balance to research and application."
— from Berkeley, CA
- 17+ hours of video featuring world-renowned clinicians Drs. John and Julie Gottman
- 285-page printable PDF manual with the content, assessments, interventions, and references discussed in training videos
- Printable PDF of lecture slides
- Online quiz and downloadable certificate for up to 21 CE hours. Click here for CE credit details
Dr. John Gottman reviews the DSM-5 symptom criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Julie Gottman presents the underlying assumptions for why couples therapy is crucial to treatment.
Dr. Julie Gottman describes the effects of PTSD on individuals. She overlays the Sound Relationship House theory to demonstrate how PTSD affects the non-PTSD partner and the relationship.
Dr. Julie Gottman presents an overview of couples therapy for PTSD, including the therapist’s stance. She describes the assessment process for treating couples where one or both partners have PTSD.
Dr. Julie Gottman introduces a protocol for working with PTSD during couples therapy. She presents examples during in-session films with a couple experiencing PTSD.
Dr. Julie Gottman discusses friendship building interventions that can be used and modified for use with couples experiencing PTSD. She shares an in-session film demonstrating ways couples can support each other while PTSD is explored.
Dr. Julie Gottman discusses specific interventions for conflict management. During an in-session film, Julie works with Paul and Shantel as they handle the aftermath of a regrettable incident. John and Julie answer questions from workshop attendees.
Dr. John Gottman provides a definition for “affairs,” introduces research and facts about affairs, and describes current therapies used to treat affair couples. He identifies and describes the 3 phases of love and explains the metrics involved in measuring couple interactions.
Dr. John Gottman provides an overview of the 3-step process for using Gottman Method Couples Therapy to treat couples who have experienced an affair. Dr. Julie Gottman describes how to conduct the initial assessment with affair couples.
Dr. Julie Gottman describes how to conduct individual sessions with both partners, including how to handle it when the affair partner is not willing to stop the affair, or does not want to reveal it to the other partner.
Dr. John Gottman explains the purpose and process of the Atonement phase of therapy. He shares an in-session film with Mike and Marilyn working through the Atonement phase.
Dr. Julie Gottman introduces the Attunement phase of therapy for affair couples. She describes the tools used to help couples express needs, connect emotionally in a calm manner, manage conflict, and reach compromise.
Dr. Julie Gottman introduces the Dreams Within Conflict intervention and explains when it can be used with affair couples who have gridlocked issues.
Dr. Julie Gottman discusses how to help affair couples process past emotional wounds and regrettable incidents using the Aftermath of a Fight intervention. Julie introduces Dr. Robert Navarra’s exercise to help couples celebrate positive events in order to build a culture of appreciation.
Dr. John Gottman introduces the Attachment phase of treatment for affair couples and describes the tools used to accomplish the goals of this final phase. John describes how to fade out sessions and complete therapy.
(a $289.98 value!)
Research has identified key, measurable elements of happy and stable long-term relationships. They include trust, attunement, listening compassionately and nondefensively within conflict, a relational safe haven, and emotional commitment.
In this 2-hour digital seminar, you’ll acquire tools for approaching couples therapy more effectively. You’ll discover:
- How to enhance a couple’s capacity for gratitude, cherishing, and commitment
- Interventions that increase couples’ ability to deescalate anger, manage conflict, and repair ruptures in the relationship
- How to stay calm in the midst of couples’ relationship conflicts and have hope when they feel hopeless
- And more!
When couples come to us in pain, we’re often tempted to jump into treatment before really getting the systemic information we need to work most effectively.
We may also worry that couples find the assessment process frustrating, failing to recognize how its impact can heighten their strengths and make them feel understood.
In this 2-hour digital seminar, we’ll examine the crucial nature of assessment, and introduce a groundbreaking technology solution that will improve outcomes. You’ll discover how to:
- Conduct a thorough assessment of a couple’s relationship using the Gottman Relationship Checkup
- Give effective feedback about your clients’ relationship’s strengths and how to best address their areas of concern
- Develop a personalized treatment plan based on each partner’s responses to the assessment questionnaire
- And much more!
Your purchase of this advanced level training comes with an exclusive discount toward the Level 1 Gottman Method training course—not available anywhere else!
Click here for information about John M. Gottman
Click here for information about Julie Schwartz Gottman
Click here for information about William Bumberry
Click here for information about Vagdevi Meunier
Q: Do I need Level 1 training to complete this course?
A: Level 1 training is not required, but is recommended so you have a foundational understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Q: Where can I find Level 1 training?
A: Your purchase of this advanced level training comes with an exclusive discount toward the Level 1 training course.
Q: Is there a money-back guarantee on this course?
A: Register for this online training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260 and we’ll make it right!
We're that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
NOTE: As this is an advanced Gottman Training, we recommend students have a basic, Level 1 understanding of the Gottman Method. Your purchase of this advanced level training comes with an exclusive $50 discount toward the Level 1 training course—not available anywhere else!