Gottman Seven Principles Program – Educator’s Training

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I am excited to announce that I will be offering (2) one-day training with Dr. David Penner in Seattle, Washington at the Seattle Convention Center May 3rd and May 18th.

Who is the training for?
Clergy, educators, life coaches, community leaders, social workers, nurses, counselors, and anyone interested in making a difference in couples’ lives.  Whether you have years of experience as a clinically trained therapist or are a lay person, this training will give you tools to facilitate The Gottman Seven Principles Program in your community.

What can you do with this training?
The training provides the tools and know-how to facilitate couples’ small groups and classes at your church, community center, place of business, or home.

What can I expect from the training?
In this experiential live one-day training, Gottman Institute staff members Dr. David Penner and Laura Heck, LMFTA, respective authors of the Seven Principles Leader’s Guide and the Seven Principles Companion Workbook, provide extensive instruction with a combination of lecture, multi-media presentations, interactive exercises, role plays and discussion.  Participants will be taught how to use Seven Principles Program materials, to teach lecture content by integrating research from the Seven Principles book, and lead couples through relationship enhancing exercises.  Trainees will be able to facilitate a Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples immediately following the training.

Required Reading
It is required that you read and are familiar with The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book prior to attending the training. This book is available at our store and elsewhere.  You may also receive 10 CEs for reading the Seven Principles Book.   

As a result of Educator Training, you will:

  • Know how to plan, budget, market and organize your own Seven Principles class
  • Gain practical strategies for presenting the Seven Principles Program in your community
  • Participate in experiential role play and practice Seven Principles Program exercises
  • Learn how to present the lectures and content to your students
  • Know how to support and encourage the class
  • Develop skills to handle difficult situations and make referrals
  • Understand how to use box set materials to enrich the workshop experience
  • Be able to market yourself as a “Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator
    You will receive:
    Upon completion of the training and satisfactory scoring on the assessment of knowledge, attendees are awarded an official Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator certificate and seal. Included in the registration price is a complete Gottman Seven Principles Program for Educators Box Set ($150.00 value), which contains the core items facilitators need to present a productive and engaging workshop.  The Box Set contains samples of the most popular Gottman products that will make your classes more exciting, interesting, and fun. Each item is available for bulk purchase with further discounts.  Box contents:
    • Leaders Guide – A detailed framework for preparing and leading the class. Includes a CD containing a PowerPoint presentation on key concepts and template marketing forms.
    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (original paperback book)
    • Companion Workbook  – A place to record individual answers, encourage reflection, and integrate knowledge on material in the book.
    • Making Relationships Work DVD by Dr. John Gottman
    • Love Map/ Open Ended Questions Card Deck
    • 52 Questions Before Marriage or Moving In Card Deck
    • “I Appreciate You” Magnet Set
    • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse sign
    • Relationship Guides

    About The Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples
    This program is based upon Dr. Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work . Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this groundbreaking book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work.  For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviors that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks.  He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

    Cost of Workshop: $300.00/person
    Price includes:
    – Live Training Registration
    – Gottman Seven Principles Program for Educators Box Set
    – “Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator” Certificate and Seal (subject to passing assessment of knowledge)

    Continued Education10 CEs
    CE certificates are available for $29.99 for reading The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. To purchase CEs, please click here to go to our third party provider’s (PESI/CMI) CE download page, or contact PESI/CMI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. Questions?
    Questions about the training can be directed to Laura Heck at (206) 523-9042 ext. 102 or email:
    laurah@gottman.com7PP Seal

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