There was more to couples therapy than what I learned in grad school...
These are some of the situations that used to trouble me. My name is Sam Garanzini, and I was in your position in 2007, exactly 10 years ago. My graduate program didn’t, and couldn’t, totally prepare me for the mixed agenda situations that couples present today.
One day my partner brought home an article written by someone named “John Gottman.” I thought, hmm, this was interesting, but I’ll read it later.
Then I continued struggling doing couples therapy with my clients. I distinctly remember one session when this couple called one another every vile name you can imagine while seated in my office.
I thought to myself, they can do this for free at home… they’re here to learn better ways to behave than how they normally would.
I turned to the Gottman article. I was so engrossed by how comprehensive the method was that I completed Level 1, then Level 2. It was at Level 2 that the skills practice and break-out groups helped everything come together. I then went on to Level 3, and I was amazed that Level 2 seemed more important than Level 3.
The whole time my sessions started going better because I had a framework. My couples started improving. I went on to become certified in the Gottman Method, and now I’ve been teaching Level 2 for seven years, having served over 200 clinicians in my classes.
I hope you join me in Downtown Oakland in 2019!
- Sam Garanzini, MFT, LPCC
Certified Gottman Therapist and Instructor
Theory, Video Demo, Skills Practice
[THEORY] This workshop provides a wealth of information about relationship theory, observation, couple dynamics, relationship assessment, treatment planning, when and how to use interventions, and working with co-morbidities. All materials may be used in clinical settings.
[VIDEO DEMONSTRATION] You will view original videos of couples from the famous Gottman “Love Lab,” as well as video of Drs. John and Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in real case examples from their private practice.
[LIVE SMALL GROUP SKILLS PRACTICE] Live workshop participants will practice using the interventions in skills practice sessions to help gain confidence using them with couples.
[NAVIGATE COMORBID PATHOLOGY] This training dives deep into the Gottman Method approach for treating complicated cases involving co-morbidities, including affairs, borderline personality disorder, sexual abuse, PTSD, addiction, and domestic violence.
What’s in Level 2? How does it work?
It is really where you learn to APPLY the Gottman method under supervision. You will receive more advanced training to include:
- More details on the THEORY
- Video DEMONSTRATIONS of real couples and how the Gottman's intervene
- Ways to navigate COMORBIDITY and most importantly …
- SKILLS PRACTICE of key interventions you can use right away with your couples
What are my options?
Do you have an Outline or Agenda of the Level 2 training
Are there bonuses?
Yes! We are offering an EXCEPTIONAL EXCLUSIVE bonus for clinicians who sign up with us today.
The bonus are based on what you told us you needed/wanted to feel more confident with your couples.
We can cover SOME of what you want to discover in your professional endeavors in Level 2 but there isn’t enough time.
If YOU fill one of these seats, we will offer you the following post-level 2 training support for FREE!
- Group Post-Training Support: One month after the training (so, mid-February 2019) we’ll hold an exclusive online follow-up training ONLY with your cohort. There, we’ll discuss your challenges – from applying the method to reviewing interventions to working on your specific cases. ($100 value)
The bonus item INCLUDED address a lot of the items you shared with us above. The bonus have a value of $250.00! All for FREE!
What if I can't make it?
This workshop is sold out, and thus your seat is quite valuable. If you can't make it for any reason, you receive a credit to a future Level 2 conducted by Sam Garanzini.
- Cancel before 12.10.2018: Full Refund (less $50 Admin. Fee)
- Cancel on/after 12.10.2018: Credit to a future Level 2 training
Who is this training for?
This training is for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. Completion of Level 1 Training is required (now available on-demand online).
Am I supported after the training?
I really get frustrated when I go to a great training, and then it sits on the shelf for a month or two. When I go to open the manual again, it might as well be written in a foreign language.
This Level 2 2019 Oakland cohort will have a follow up meeting online via Zoom in order to discuss implementation and your real case experiences. There's no other better way to learn.
There's no cost for this additional meeting.
What is the cost?
- Group Post-Training Support: One month after the training (so, mid-February 2019) we’ll hold an exclusive online follow-up training ONLY with your cohort. There, we’ll discuss your challenges – from applying the method to reviewing interventions to working on your specific cases. ($250 value)
The bonus items INCLUDED address a lot of the items therapists share with us they need – from more post-training support on how to apply the Gottman Method to individualized attention. This bonus is valued of $250.00! All for FREE!
The Level 2 workshop PLUS the bonus will give you the kind of COMPLETE training you’re looking for.