Training & Education

Gottman Clinical Training

Dates:
Level 1
4 – 5 November 2019
9.00am - 5.30pm

Level 2
6 – 8 November 2019
8.30am - 5.30pm

Level 3
29 – 31 October 2019
8.30am - 5.30pm
Venue:
Level 1 & 2:
Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)
11 Eunos Road 8
Singapore 408601

Level 3:
EMCC
177 River Valley Road
#05-19 (Level M5) Liang Court
Singapore 179030
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gottman Clinical training 2019

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN

(UNTIL 15 JULY 2019)

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4 – 5th november 2019
9.00am – 5.30pm

When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, 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

workshop programme

In this two-day workshop, clinicians will learn:

  • New research-based assessments and effective interventions t help understand couples’ struggles
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflicts
  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history and values
  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts
  • 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 couples therapy
  • Researchers in the social sciences

Pre-Requisites

  • NIL

Register here.


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6 – 8 november 2019
8.30am – 5.30pm

Scaffold upon Level 1, the Level 2 clinical training further explores and expands on the professional clinical skills and techniques for working with couples. During the three-day training, participants would learn to internalise and integrate the research-based Gottman Method Assessment and Intervention techniques through group role plays and active discussions in order to become more competent in using them.

workshop programme

In this three-day workshop, clinicians will learn to:

  • Assess a couple’s ‘Friendship Profile’, ‘Conflict Profile’ and ‘Shared Meanings Profile’
  • Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the ‘Four Horsemen’
  • Help couples to soothe physiological flooding
  • Apply six modes changing the ‘Attack/Defend System’ in couple’s interactions
  • Assist couples in establishing a dialogue about their grid-locked conflicts
  • Select and implement interventions to help couples deepen their ‘Friendship System’ with rituals of connection
  • Select and implement interventions to help couples create a shared system of values and meaning
  • Identify and implement five different co-morbidities common to couples using Gottman Assessments and Interventions

Who should attend

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

Pre-Requisites

  • Registrants signing up for the Level 2 workshop must have completed the Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 workshop.

Register here.


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29 – 31 October 2019
8.30am – 5.30pm

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of techniques, the Level 3 Practicum significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

In a small group setting, you will have the opportunity to practise and refine your use of Gottman Method therapy and receive personalised guidance in developing a roadmap for clinical decisions. Level 3 Practicum content represents the true resistances and co-morbidities we face as therapists and how we can transform them into effective healing methods for the couple. The workshop is structured to help create a safe and secure environment so participants can learn and practise while feeling free of criticism and negative judgement.

workshop programme

At the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to:

  • Effectively use the Oral History Interview during a couple’s assessment and understand its implications
  • Clearly explain to a couple their strengths and challenges in terms of the ‘Sound Relationship House’
  • Help partners identify their own ‘Four Horsemen’ and understand the antidotes
  • Select and utilise appropriate tools to help a couple deepen their ‘Friendship System’
  • Clarify a couple’s conflicts in terms of solvable, perpetual and grid-locked problems
  • Use the ‘Dreams Within Conflict’ technique to help a couple feel hopeful and to achieve break-through with their perpetual conflict
  • Successfully intervene when one or both partners are flooding
  • Help couples reach solutions using the Compromise Ovals intervention
  • Sensitively intervene when co-morbidities are present

Who should attend

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

Pre-Requisites

  • Completed Level 1 Live Training or DVD Home Study
  • Completed Level 2 Live Training or DVD Home Study
  • Therapy experience highly recommended, but not required

Register here.



 

EMCC is The Gottman Institute’s exclusive institutional partner in Singapore. We have been organising Gottman Clinical Training in Singapore since 2014.

important points to note

  1. Your registration will not be confirmed until you have made full payment of your selected level/s within 30 days of your invoice date. We will release the spot if payment is not received on time.
  2. There are limited spots for VCF registrants, Returnees and Refreshers.
  3. Registration closes on 30 September 2019.
  4. Prices stated here are in Singaporean Dollars.

Fees (EArly bird fees available)

 

Course

Standard Fees
(wef 16 Jul 19)
Early Bird Fees
(Up to 15 Jul 19)
Early Bird Returnees*
(Up to 15 Jul 19)

Early Bird
Refresher**
(up to 15 Jul 19)
Level 1 $1,200.00 $1,080.00 $650.00
Level 2 $2,000.00 $1,800.00 $1,700.00 $1,080.00
Level 3 $2,500.00 $2,250.00 $1,350.00
Level 1 & 2 $2,880.00 $2,590.00 $1,560.00

We are awaiting VCF approval. We will update this rate card with VCF pricing upon confirmation. 

*Returnees refer to individuals who have completed Level 1 with EMCC and are returning to EMCC to complete the next level with us.

**Refreshers refer to individuals who have completed particular level/s of training either with EMCC or other institutions, and want to sit through the same level/s to refresh their learning. Please note that there are very limited spaces available for Refreshers

 

vwo charities capability funding (VCF)

VWO Charities Capability Funding (VCF) is for eligible staff/volunteers from NCSS member VWOs and MSF-funded VWOs.

We are currently awaiting pre-approval from NCSS. We will inform you once application for VCF is open. Please send in your VCF Pre-approval email to gottman@emcc.org.sg. All VCF Pre-approval emails should reach us at least 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

IMPORTANT: Please note that there are limited spaces available for participants who are registering for this workshop with VCF.

 

payment modes

After registration, you will receive an email with an attached invoice. From there, you may choose to pay via the following modes of payments:

PayPal We will send you a PayPal link in the email and you may follow the instructions from there.
Cheque Cheque payments should bear the following information and be mailed out to the following address:

Name of Payee: EMCC
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #05-19, Liang Court (Level M5), Singapore 179030

Please write your full name and the titles of the workshops that you have signed up for at the back of the cheque.

Wire Transfer The registrant will bear all administrative charges by their local bank. The information provided here is needed to facilitate the wire transfer:

Name of Beneficiary: EMCC
Account Number: 0019052700
Beneficiary Bank Name: DBS Bank
Beneficiary Bank SWIFT BIC Code: DBSSSGSG
Bank Address: DBS Bank Ltd, 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Beneficiary Branch Code: 001
Beneficiary Bank Code: 7171

 

refund policy

  • Full refund will be given if cancellation is made before or on 31 August 2019.
  • 50% refund will be given if cancellation is made between 1 and 30 September 2019.
  • No refunds will be given if cancellation is made after 30 September 2019.
  • Your registration is transferable. You may give your place to another person in the event that you are unable to attend the workshop.
    • For VWO registrants: In the event of a replacement, the new registrant must submit a new application for VCF pre-approved funding. The registrant must send in their VCF pre-approval email to gottman@emcc.org.sg. All VCF pre-approval emails should reach us at least 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.
  • All refunds will only be arranged after the event.

dr dave penner, ph.d.

Clinical Director, The Gottman Institute

Dave Penner is a licensed clinical psychologist and is the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institure. He is the author of the Educator’s Manual for Teaching the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, which is based on years of experience teaching John Gottman’s Seven Principles book.

He has trained therapists in the Gottman Method in North America, Asia and Europe and is the co-developer of the Gottman Seven Principles Educator Programme.

In his role as the Clinical Director, Dr. Penner oversees clinical aspects of Institure, including providing consultation to Certified Gottman Therapist and clinicians in training; selecting and training consultants for clinicians pursuing certification; training and supervising video reviewers who certify therapist in the Gottman Method; overseeing quality control of new programmes and products; training and supervising roving therapists at couples workshops and answering clinical questions from clinicians, researchers, the media and the public.

Dave has practised for over 30 years as an individual and couples therapist working in private, university, mental health and hospital settings.

(Bio taken from The Gottman Institute)

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