Training & Education

Gottman Clinical Training Level 1

DATE: 1 & 2 July 2024 (Monday & Tuesday)
TIME: 09:00 – 17:00 Singapore Time
Registration Closes: 10 June 2024
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When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their conflicts, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there’s a practical and highly effective approach to guiding couples across the chasm that divides them.

In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.


Apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples strengthen:

  • The Friendship System – the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify and address solvable problems, and understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together


Special Features

This training is held over Zoom with a trainer conducting the course in real time.  

Access online training videos by Drs John & Julie Gottman and digital manual(s), which you can retain and review at your own pace.

Attain a Level 1 certificate of completion from The Gottman Institute once you complete the required assessment of knowledge at the end of each level.

Meet, learn, and share experiences with other like-minded professionals.


Learning outcomes

In this two-day workshop, clinicians will learn:

  • Research-based assessments to help understand couples’ struggles
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage and process their conflicts
  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimise relapse


Who Should Attend

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



  • NIL


About EMCC

EMCC is The Gottman Institute’s official partner in Singapore and has been organising Gottman Clinical Training since 2014.

Registration and Fee

  • Standard: SGD 1,050
  • *Refresher: SGD 500
  • PCG [SG/PR]: SGD 690 (Limited slots available)
  • PCG [WP/EP/SP] SGD 787.50 (Limited slots available)
  • For enquiries, please email

*Refresher courses are not applicable for PCG funding


Important points to note

  1. Your registration will not be confirmed until you have made full payment of your selected level/s within 14 days of your invoice date. We will release the spot if payment is not received on time.
  2. No online training videos by Drs John & Julie Gottman and digital manual(s) will be provided for refresher participants.
    1. Please email your past Gottman Certificate(s) that corresponds with the refresher level(s) you registered for.
  3. Registration will close on Monday, 10 June 2024.
  4. Prices stated here are in Singapore Dollars.



[Previously: VWO Charities Capability Funding (VCF)]

PCG funding is for eligible staff/volunteers from NCSS member Agencies and MSF-funded Agencies.

IMPORTANT: Please note that PCG funding spaces are limited.


Payment modes

After registration, you will receive an email with an attached invoice with more payment details. From there, you may choose to pay via Bank Transfer, Paypal, or cheque.


Cancellations and Refund policy

  1. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and confirmed only after full payment has been received. After receipt of payment, a registration confirmation email will be sent. If no payment is received, the registration is considered null.
  2. If you cancel your confirmed registration within 14 days from the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. In the event of an unexpected illness and/or emergencies, we may at our full discretion, consider providing a partial refund upon the production of a medical certificate or other supporting documents as we may deem necessary.

Trish Purnell-Webb’s Biography

Trish Purnell-Webb is a Clinical Psychologist from Australia. She was the first person outside of North America to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, Advanced Clinical Trainer, and Consultant for the Gottman Institute. Trish has travelled to North America several times in the past 15 years to be trained directly by Drs John and Julie Gottman. And has been working with couples for over 25 years.

She is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method training sequence, as well as the Art & Science of Love Couple workshop.  Trish frequently presents Gottman Method trainings for clinicians throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and occasionally in North America.

Trish has also undertaken training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, having completed an externship and all Core Skills training offered by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and integrates this into her work with couples.

Because of Trish’s expertise in couples therapy and clinical mental health disorders, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mood Disorder, Trish has been involved in the development and delivery of a number of couples programmes for Military veterans and First Responders and their families.

Trish has been in private practice on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia since 1997 and provides a range of services to members of the general public including couples therapy, intensive marathon couples therapy, online couples therapy, couples workshops, and is an active educator and speaker to many community and professional organisations.

As a presenter, Trish is regarded as an engaging, personable, and respectful speaker who is able to connect easily with her audiences and use every day examples and humour to illustrate her point to assist listeners’ understanding of concepts and ideas. Trish is regularly invited to make comment in media including print, radio, television, and is the first author of ‘365 Simple Ideas to Improve your Relationship’ written with her colleague, John Flanagan, in 2020.

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