Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Gottman Couples Therapy: A New Research Based ApproachTwo-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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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.



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, two full days of training, venue, and continental breakfast)

  • Registration Tuition: Two easy payments under $200, see course below
  • Intern/Student Rate: $50 Discount (After registering below, contact us with school/program information, or intern number, and refund will be credited back to your card.)
  • Cancellation: Registration fees are refundable (less a $50 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: Continuing Education Information

We are currently planning our 2018 calendar, including Level 1. Please contact us to get on the Priority Notification List