NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow

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NP006, Couples, Bonus Session, John Gottman


As the final, bonus session in the Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow series, John Gottman, renowned for his breakthrough research on marriage and parenting, will explore how couples can be there for each other, despite inevitable difficulties and differences. Gottman will cover the core skills in the three primary contexts of a couple’s relationship, methods to help couples develop attunement skills, ways to interrupt destructive relational cycles, and more.

After this presentation, please take a few minutes to reflect on what was striking to you about this particular session, how it fits in with the series in its entirety, and how you feel after participating in this couples therapy course and hearing such diverse perspectives. What do you think was most interesting or made the most sense? What questions remain for you? Do you have any relevant experiences to share?

We encourage you to comment on this session and about the series as a whole, as this kind of engagement and participation is central to deeper learning and understanding. Thank you for your participation, and we hope you come away from this course with a better sense of where the couples therapy field is and where it might be going in the future.

07.11.2011   Posted In: NP006 Couples Therapy: Today and Tomorrow   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Peggy Grose 08.17.2011 21:39
    Very helpful, with new approaches to old issues.
  • 0 avatar Nick Child 08.24.2011 10:18
    Hi John and Rich (and Peggy) . . but where's everyone else gone?!!
    Maybe it's just a technical hitch for me, but for the regular webinars in this series when I've eventually watched them and come to the comment board, there's a whole lot more discussion to read and learn from. Am I so late that they've all been taken down!!
    Anyway, as ever, I am bowled over by this extra webinar, by what I just did not know, by what seems so essential in our field of couple and family therapy but just does not get promoted in the UK.
    I am amazed again by how generous and skillful our presenters have been in their hour of webinar presentation - here John got through a lifetime's work and several books of his and others so that we across the world need only watch this hour a few dozen times, and it feels like we can turn the teaching into practice where we are.
    The marriage of scientist-practitioner has also been an inspiration where our professional and academic and government systems in the UK seem to tie most of us in the UK all up forever in red tape and high flown ideas and inappropriate medical modes of evidence.
    I am inspired by the energy and productivity of the American culture. From within what I believe is an integrated field (thanks perhaps to Psychotherapy Networker?) and training in MFT, there is this can-do culture. With ease, individuals build ideas, practice and research and set up shop with institutions that carry their own name! The competition of the market place seems to breed healthy relationships (rather than the miserable ones you might predict), with celebration, respect and collaboration between leaders in the field. . . Or maybe PN has just been really good at lining them up like this!
    No . . all the presenters talk of the links with each other's ideas and work. And John mentioned a dozen more names that are waiting in the wings for us to learn from.
    So, I have to say that - whatever the strengths may be of the very separated UK fields of Couple Counselling and of Family Therapy - these webinars in Couple Therapy are a wake-up call to us to broaden our learning and our courses.
    And the webinars themselves are a cheap and effective way to make a start on that catching up to where we need to.
    Many thanks for the series and this extra webinar too.
    Nick Child
    Family Therapist,
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Not available avatar Mary Sand 12.27.2011 23:19
    Thanks so much for this bonus session. It was the perfect way to complete this series.
  • Not available avatar Susan HW 02.23.2012 12:13
    Just picked up on this series through the latest content offering...thank you to Michele and Rich...I did wish that Rich had let Michele talk a bit more! I appreciate the opportunity to learn.
  • 0 avatar StanleyDavis Davis 10.10.2016 07:39
    I would like to participate as I feel that our relationship could be better and I wish they improved. The only thing that is left is to ask for the help of professionals.
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