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Gottman Marital Therapy Professional Training Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm

Event number: 17079
12 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Trish Purnell-Webb MPsych(Clin), Snr Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant; John Flanagan MGest, Certified Gottman Marital Therapist and Presenter

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Therapy! A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 training will give you new insight into couples’ struggles using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

As a result of taking this Training you will learn:

  • How couples really sustain their marriages –in contrast to common myths and misconceptions.
  • How the quality of relationships affects the immune system, physical health and well-being.
  • How marital problems change over time, but never go away–even in happy couples.
  • Proven strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills that empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues
  • Approaches for multiple presenting co-morbidities including incest, the effects of poverty, PTSD and infidelity
  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse

You will receive:   A 300-page Manual featuring new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions that you can use immediately with your clients.

CPD: This training represents 12 CPD hours.

Who is this training for?

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

  • Mental health providers
  • Allied professionals and clergy
  • Students and interns
  • Family clinic staff
  • Professors/teachers of couples therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences
  • Employee assistance professionals

About the presenter(s)

Trish is a Clinical Psychologist, Senior Certified Gottman Marital Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant. In addition, Trish has 35 years experience working in government, public and private organisations including private practice since 1997. During this time Trish has accumulated thousands of hours working with couples and individuals within the therapeutic setting where she has focused on seeing couples with co-morbid psychological conditions especially trauma, bi-polar disorder and other mood disorders.

John is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist and Presenter for the Level 1 Therapist Training and the Art and Science of Love Couples Workshop. Since completing his Bachelor of Social Work in 1988 and later a Masters in Gestalt Therapy, John has had an extensive history in direct service delivery with couples, families and young people, as well as in organisational development and training. He has developed a practice that utilises a range of experiential therapies combining these approaches in his work style.


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Potts Point

Holiday Inn Potts Point
203 Victoria Street,
Potts Point, NSW 2011
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 2/2/2017
End date: 3/2/2017
Time: 8.30am - 5pm


Novotel Langley,
221 Adelaide Terrace,
Perth, WA 6000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 16/2/2017
End date: 17/2/2017
Time: 8.30am-5pm


Mercure Canberra Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, Braddon, ACT 2612 Australia
Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave,
Braddon, ACT 2616
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 23/3/2017
End date: 24/3/2017
Time: 8.30am-5pm


Novotel Darwin
100 The Esplanade
Darwin, NT 0800
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 8/6/2017
End date: 9/6/2017
Time: 8.30am - 5pm


Royal on the Park
14 Alice St
Brisbane, QLD 4001
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 22/6/2017
End date: 23/6/2017
Time: 8.30am - 5pm

Burleigh Heads

Relationship Institute Australasia
Suite 3A, Level 1, Equity House
37 James St
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Start date: 10/8/2017
End date: 11/8/2017
Time: 8.30am - 5pm


$750 (Early Bird)
$799 (Full Fee)


Relationship Institute Australasia
At Relationship Institute Australasia our guiding principle, is to utilise sound, evidenced-based approaches to help people build, repair and rejuvenate strong, sustainable relationships. We are also committed to developing and training relationship therapists across Australia, NZ, and Asia. Expanding the network of expert therapists will assist us to reach as many people in as many communities as possible.
Contact Jasmine Passmore
1300 791 870