Marriage and Relationship Counseling Institute: Creating Healthy Partnerships... One Family At A Time

Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Gottman Couples Therapy: A New Research Based Approach
Two-Day Training

Level 1: The training reviews Dr. Gottman’s three decades of research on what makes marriages succeed or fail, and teaches a therapy that helps troubled marriages. The workshop provides a wealth of information about couples dynamics, marital assessment, couples exercises and therapeutic interventions. All materials may be used in private practice settings.

  • Note: This workshop is a prerequisite to the level 2 training.

Level 1: Workshop Locations

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San Francisco, CA - August 29 & 30, 2016

Presented By: Salvatore Garanzini, MFT, is Executive Director of the Gay Couples Institute, and Certified by John and Julie Gottman to teach Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Also a professor of counseling psychology at the University of San Francisco, Salvatore teaches addiction therapy and psychopharmacology, and brings 10 years of clinical experience to this training. The Gay Couples Institute is the world's only gay and lesbian couples counseling clinic, with locations in Northern and Southern California, and proudly delivers Gottman Method Couples Therapy to over 300 couples per year. The Gay Couples Institute also maintains it's own research department, conducting empirical studies in conjunction with John Gottman's Relationship Research Institute, and supporting graduate students worldwide as they complete master's thesis and dissertations.

Gottman Training


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Participants working in the following fields will benefit from our 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 - (Discount available with proof of status)




Tuition: (includes the 300-page Gottman Institute clinical manual)

  • Early Registration Fee: $350 (register 14 days or more prior to workshop)
  • Standard Registration: $399 (register 13 or fewer days prior to workshop)
  • Student Rate: $80 Discount
  • Cancellation: Registration fees are refundable (less a $100 administrative fee) when a cancellation occurs prior to three weeks before the training. Cancellations after this date will receive a credit, good for one year, which may be applied to other professional programs or products.

Level 1: Workshop Locations

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San Francisco, CA - August 29 & 30, 2016

Continuing Education Units

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This course qualifies for 11 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 11 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Please bring your license number to the seminar, certificates of successful completion will not be issued without your license number.

SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 11 clinical continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 11 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS (OUTSIDE CA): This activity consists of 660 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This seminar qualifies for 11 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.