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The 2015 Summit: Emotions, Trauma & DBT Integrating Research & Intervention


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Category:
Gottman
Faculty:
John M. Gottman |  Julie Schwartz Gottman |  Marsha Linehan |  Robert Levenson |  Paul Ekman |  Richard Tedeschi
Duration:
10 Hours 41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
16 Oct, 2015
SKU:
POS049575
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Featuring Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, Dr. Marsha Linehan, Dr. Paul Ekman, Dr. Robert Levenson, and Dr. Richard Tedeschi
With Special Guests Dr. Marsha Linehan and Dr. Paul Ekman
Just as Drs. John and Julie Gottman have changed the field of relationships, The 2015 Summit presenters have influenced the overall direction of psychotherapy as a whole. They are the pioneers on whose shoulders we stand, and they have made unforgettable contributions to the field which we are most passionate about.
This is an exclusive opportunity to learn from an all-star line up of leaders in our field!
Paul Ekman is the co-discoverer of micro expressions and is best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures. For the last decade he has worked to translate his research into practical applications. His focus has shifted slightly from learning to spot how others feel (and what they may be concealing) to focusing on how to respond to others’ emotions.
Robert W. Levenson works in the areas of human psychophysiology and affective neuroscience, both of which involve studying the interplay between psychological and physiological processes. Much of his work focuses on the nature of human emotion, in terms of its physiological manifestations, variations in emotion associated with age, gender, culture and clinical pathology, and the role emotion plays in interpersonal interactions.
Marsha Linehan founded Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
Richard Tedeschi is a pioneer in the research and theory on posttraumatic growth. He has written widely on the topic, which is described as, “positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis or a traumatic event.” The general understanding that suffering and distress can potentially yield positive change is thousands of years old. What is new is the systematic study of this phenomenon.
This powerful 2-day event includes filmed clinical vignettes, interactive tools, and cutting-edge information on:

  • The Science Behind Emotion: Learn to detect and respond to concealed micro and mini-expressions of emotion as they unfold in session
  • The Dynamics of Emotion: Understand how physiology, genetics, aging, and emotion shape one another
  • Practical Interventions: Uncover the skillsets necessary to work with some of the most difficult presenting problems, including: abuse, suicidal tendencies, personality disorders, and high conflict couples
  • Posttraumatic Growth: Help clients understand and reduce traumatic suffering, as well as find deeper meaning and purpose within such suffering
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches: Learn how to effectively integrate DBT and trauma work into Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Day One
On the first day Drs. Paul Ekman, John Gottman and Robert Levenson share the stage during individual presentations and collaborative discussions. Drs. Paul Ekman and Robert Levenson, pioneers and experts in perceiving and understanding emotion, will provide new insight to help you see and understand your clients as you never have before. Dr. John Gottman, a foremost relationship researcher, will shed scientific light on the myths and truths of functional and dysfunctional patterns of emotional interactions and provide guidance on how to deepen your intuition and clinical effectiveness. Sharpen your awareness through discussion of actual cases and view video of facial and emotional interactions to learn the insights they reveal.
Day Two
On the second day Drs. Marsha Linehan, Julie Gottman and Richard Tedeschi share the stage. Learn groundbreaking interventions to treat your most difficult clients. Dr. Marsha Linehan, renowned developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), discusses with Drs. Julie and John Gottman four DBT skills (“What” skills: Observe, Describe; “How” skill: Non-judgmentally; and the Relationship Effectiveness skill: “Validate”) to help couples understand and empathize with one another, especially when one or both partners is severely distressed. Dr. Richard Tedeschi is known for his radical new approach to the treatment of PTSD, called “Posttraumatic Growth.” Dr. Tedeschi will share his research and provide a framework for therapeutic intervention that facilitates posttraumatic growth for individuals and couples. Dr. Julie Gottman, a dynamic educator and developer of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, will present treatments for couples struggling with marital distress and severe PTSD. Videos will be shown that focus on episodes of trauma surfacing in session. Drs. Julie and John Gottman will discuss with Drs. Lineman and Tedeschi how their important work can be integrated into Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Objectives:

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Emotion: The Application of Emotion Research to Therapy

  • Explain the structure of emotions.
  • Distinguish the different kinds of emotion regulation and their physiological costs.
  • Determine the influence that the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene has on emotion.

New Tools to Help Therapist and Patient Recognize and Respond to Emotions, and to Explore the Nature of Emotions

  • Describe the concept of micro-expressions of concealed emotions and the methods one can use to spot them.
  • Explain the difference between micro and mini expressions.
  • Identify tools that can train you to spot micro and mini expressions.

Diagnosing Dysfunctional Emotional Interactions in Couples: Myths and Empirical Truths

  • Describe the Negative Markov Absorbing State as it relates to couples’ symmetric dysfunctional patterns.
  • Describe the Demand-Withdraw pattern and it causes as well as how it relates to couples’ most common asymmetric dysfunctional pattern.
  • Describe the three types of couples that are functional with matched influence functions.

Posttraumatic Growth: Identification, Understanding and Application

  • Identify the five components of a trauma therapy that incorporates posttraumatic growth and their sequence in the intervention approach.
  • Identify the five domains of posttraumatic growth.

Gottman Couples Therapy and the Treatment of Severe Trauma

  • Discuss how each level of the Sound Relationship House is affected when one or both partners suffer from PTSD.
  • Identify two primary Gottman Method Couples Therapy interventions in which PTSD symptoms often surface and can be processed.

OUTLINE

DAY ONE
What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Emotion: The Application of Emotion Research to Therapy
Bob Levenson

  • What emotions are and what they do
  • Differences in emotional reactivity and regulation
  • How emotions impact relationship satisfaction and relationship change
  • The influence of genetics, aging, and disease on the emotional qualities of intimate relationships
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the research presented and the implications it has on treating clients
  • Couch Time with Bob Levenson and John Gottman and Julie Gottman

New Tools to Help Therapist and Patient Recognize and Respond to Emotions, and to Explore the Nature of Emotions
Paul Ekman Video

  • Identifying micro-expressions of concealed emotions
  • What to consider in responding to another person’s emotions
  • Exploring how each emotion differs in the triggers, the actions and the states
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the research presented and the implications it has on treating clients. Skype session with Paul Ekman, Bob Levenson, John Gottman and Julie Gottman

Diagnosing Dysfunctional Emotional Interactions in Couples: Myths and Empirical Truths
John Gottman

  • How to identify functional and dysfunctional patterns of interaction in couples
  • How to help couples de-escalate from attack-and-defend patterns and decrease physiological arousal
  • Explore myths about dysfunctional patterns and empirical truths
  • Theoretical and clinical implications of patterns of emotional interactions
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the research presented and the implications it has on treating clients
  • Couch Time with Bob Levenson, John Gottman and Julie Gottman

DAY TWO 
Discussion with Dr. Marsha Linehan, Dr. Julie Gottman, and Dr. John Gottman.

Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the DBT skills and how to integrate them with Gottman Method Couples Therapy in the treatment of couples when one or both partners is severely distressed.
Posttraumatic Growth: Identification, Understanding and Application
Rich Tedeschi

  • The five domains of posttraumatic growth and its application to clinical work
  • The cognitive and emotional process of posttraumatic growth
  • A framework for therapeutic interventions that facilitate post-traumatic growth in individuals and couples
  • An expanded diagnostic view of trauma
  • Understanding, tolerating and reducing trauma and its symptoms
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the topic presented and how to integrate it with Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Couch Time with Rich Tedeschi, Julie Gottman, and John Gottman

Gottman Couples Therapy and the Treatment of Severe Trauma
Julie Gottman

  • The impact of trauma on the couple relationship and the Sound Relationship House
  • How trauma becomes a third party in the relationship
  • Integration of individual treatment for PTSD into couples psychotherapy
  • Using the couple relationship to treat dissociation
  • Modification of Gottman Therapy interventions to recover from PTSD, including incorporation of Mindfulness techniques to treat physiological flooding
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the topic presented and how to integrate it with DBT and Posttraumatic Growth
  • Couch Time with Marsha Linehan, Rich Tedeschi, Julie Gottman and John Gottman

 

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 10.5 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

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Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 10.75 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 10.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors (Self-Study)

This self-study activity consists of 10.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 10.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 10.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 10.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 10.5 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

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California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 10.5 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 10.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.9 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 10.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 10.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

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Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 10.75 (Clinical{CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 10.5 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

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Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 10.75 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 10.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 10.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 10.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Psychologists

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Handouts

Faculty

John M. Gottman's Profile

John M. Gottman Related seminars and products: 2

Ph.D.

The Gottman Institute


John Gottman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he established what the media called, "The Love Lab," and conducted much of his award-winning research on couple interaction and treatment. Dr. Gottman has studied marriage, couples and parent relationships for nearly four decades. He has authored or co-authored 119 published articles as well as 44 books, including: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, The Relationship Cure, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, and How You Can Make Yours Last, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting, And Baby Makes Three and The Marriage Clinic.

World renown for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. Gottman's research has earned him numerous national awards, including: Four five-year-long National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards; The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award; The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution; The National Council of Family Relations 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research.

Dr. Gottman, together with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, is the co-founder of The Gottman Institute, which provides clinical training, workshops, services, and educational materials for mental health professionals, couples, and families. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute which has created treatments for couples transitioning to parenthood and couples suffering from minor domestic violence.

Dr. Gottman has presented hundreds of invited keynote addresses, workshops, and scientific presentations, to avid audiences around the world including Switzerland, Italy, France, England, Israel, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Sweden and Norway. A wonderful story-teller and expert, Dr. Gottman has also appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, and he has been written up in numerous print articles, including Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman's Day, Men's Health, People, Self, Reader's Digest, and Psychology Today.

Drs. John and Julie Gottman currently live on Orcas Island, near Seattle, Washington. They conduct weekly and intensive couples therapy sessions, provide small group retreats, teach workshops and clinical trainings and give presentations and training workshops around the world.


Julie Schwartz Gottman's Profile

Julie Schwartz Gottman Related seminars and products: 2

Ph.D., Co-Owner

The Gottman Institute


Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., is the co-founder and Clinical Director of The Gottman Relationship Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert advisor on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. Creator of the immensely popular Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, she also designed and leads the national certification program in Gottman Method Relationship Therapy for clinicians. Her other achievements include: Washington State Psychologist of the Year; Author/co-author of three books: Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, and The Marriage Clinical Casebook; Wide recognition for her clinical psychotherapy treatment, with specialization in distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, substance abusers and their partners, and cancer patients and their families.

Inspiring, empowering, respectful, and kind, Julie's leadership of The Gottman Relationship Institute has made it possible to identify and integrate the expertise of her staff, therapists, and the wider research and therapeutic community. Her commitment to excellence and integrity assures that as The Gottman Relationship Institute grows, it continues to maintain the highest ethical and scientific standards.

She is in private practice in the Seattle area, providing intensive marathon therapy sessions for couples. She specializes in working with distressed couples, abuse and trauma survivors, those with substance abuse problems and their partners, as well as cancer patients and their families.


Marsha Linehan Related seminars and products: 1


Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and is Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic and suicidal populations. Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring science-based treatments to the clinical community. 
She is the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment originally developed for the treatment of suicidal behaviors and since expanded to treatment of borderline personality disorder and other severe and complex mental disorders, particularly those that involve serious emotion dysregulation.


Robert Levenson Related seminars and products: 1


Robert W. Levenson, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley. He works in the areas of human psychophysiology, affective neuroscience and the interplay between them. His work has focused on the nature of human emotion including physiological manifestations, variations in emotion associated with age, gender, culture, and pathology, and the role emotion plays in interpersonal interactions. Early in his career, he teamed up with Dr. John Gottman in scientific studies that observed physiology, emotion, and interactive patterns in intimate relationships and predicted their outcome. Drs. Levenson and Gottman have continued their work together in a twenty-year longitudinal study of long-term first marriages in middle-aged and older couples. In addition, Dr. Levenson has studied the role of emotion in normal aging and the impact of neurodegenerative diseases on emotional functioning. 
Dr. Levenson is one of the founding members of the American Psychological Society (APS) and served as APS president as well as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. In 2013 he received the first APS Mentor Award for lifetime achievement in psychology research and education and for shaping the future of science by fostering the careers of students and colleagues. After publishing over 200 journal articles, in 2014 he also received the Association for Psychological Science William James Fellow Award for his lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.


Paul Ekman Related seminars and products: 1


Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, is the researcher and author best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior, encompassing facial expressions and gestures. In addition to his own distinguished academic career, Ekman has authored more than 100 published articles and holds several honorary doctoral degrees. A pre-eminent psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions with Friesen, Haggard and Isaacs, Ekman was named by the American Psychological Association as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, and TIME Magazine (2009) hailed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.


Richard Tedeschi Related seminars and products: 1


Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he teaches and supervises students in the Health Psychology Doctoral program. He is a consultant to the American Psychological Association on trauma and resilience and is a Fellow of the Division of Trauma Psychology. Over the past twenty years Dr. Tedeschi and his colleague, Lawrence Calhoun, have pioneered the concept of posttraumatic growth and published their ground breaking work in several books, including The Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth: Research and Practice and Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice. Dr. Tedeschi has served as the president of the North Carolina Psychological Association and has been a leader in PTSD treatment for men and women who have served in U.S. armed forces.


Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers

Objectives

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Emotion: The Application of Emotion Research to Therapy

  1. Explain the structure of emotions.
  2. Distinguish the different kinds of emotion regulation and their physiological costs.
  3. Determine the influence that the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene has on emotion.

New Tools to Help Therapist and Patient Recognize and Respond to Emotions, and to Explore the Nature of Emotions

  1. Describe the concept of micro-expressions of concealed emotions and the methods one can use to spot them.
  2. Explain the difference between micro and mini expressions.
  3. Identify tools that can train you to spot micro and mini expressions.

Diagnosing Dysfunctional Emotional Interactions in Couples: Myths and Empirical Truths

  1. Describe the Negative Markov Absorbing State as it relates to couples’ symmetric dysfunctional patterns.
  2. Describe the Demand-Withdraw pattern and it causes as well as how it relates to couples’ most common asymmetric dysfunctional pattern.
  3. Describe the three types of couples that are functional with matched influence functions.

Posttraumatic Growth: Identification, Understanding and Application

  1. Identify the five components of a trauma therapy that incorporates posttraumatic growth and their sequence in the intervention approach.
  2. Identify the five domains of posttraumatic growth.

Gottman Couples Therapy and the Treatment of Severe Trauma

  1. Discuss how each level of the Sound Relationship House is affected when one or both partners suffer from PTSD.
  2. Identify two primary Gottman Method Couples Therapy interventions in which PTSD symptoms often surface and can be processed.

Outline

DAY ONE

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Emotion: The Application of Emotion Research to Therapy

Bob Levenson
  • What emotions are and what they do
  • Differences in emotional reactivity and regulation
  • How emotions impact relationship satisfaction and relationship change
  • The influence of genetics, aging, and disease on the emotional qualities of intimate relationships
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the research presented and the implications it has on treating clients
  • Couch Time with Bob Levenson and John Gottman and Julie Gottman
New Tools to Help Therapist and Patient Recognize and Respond to Emotions, and to Explore the Nature of Emotions

Paul Ekman Video
  • Identifyingmicro-expressions of concealed emotions
  • What to consider in responding to another person’s emotions
  • Exploring how each emotion differs in the triggers, the actions and the states
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the research presented and the implications it has on treating clients. Skype session with Paul Ekman, Bob Levenson, John Gottman and Julie Gottman
Diagnosing Dysfunctional Emotional Interactions in Couples: Myths and Empirical Truths

John Gottman
  • How to identify functional and dysfunctional patterns of interaction in couples
  • How to help couples de-escalate from attack-and-defend patterns and decrease physiological arousal
  • Explore myths about dysfunctional patterns and empirical truths
  • Theoretical and clinical implications of patterns of emotional interactions
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the research presented and the implications it has on treating clients
  • Couch Time with Bob Levenson, John Gottman and Julie Gottman
DAY TWO

Discussion with Dr. Marsha Linehan, Dr. Julie Gottman, and Dr. John Gottman.
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the DBT skills and how to integrate them with Gottman Method Couples Therapy in the treatment of couples when one or both partners is severely distressed.
Posttraumatic Growth: Identification, Understanding and Application

Rich Tedeschi
  • The five domains of posttraumatic growth and its application to clinical work
  • The cognitive and emotional process of posttraumatic growth
  • A framework for therapeutic interventions that facilitate post-traumatic growth in individuals and couples
  • An expanded diagnostic view of trauma
  • Understanding, tolerating and reducing trauma and its symptoms
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the topic presented and how to integrate it with Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Couch Time with Rich Tedeschi, Julie Gottman, and John Gottman
Gottman Couples Therapy and the Treatment of Severe Trauma

Julie Gottman
  • The impact of trauma on the couple relationship and the Sound Relationship House
  • How trauma becomes a third party in the relationship
  • Integration of individual treatment for PTSD into couples psychotherapy
  • Using the couple relationship to treat dissociation
  • Modification of Gottman Therapy interventions to recover from PTSD, including incorporation of Mindfulness techniques to treat physiological flooding
  • Presenters will gather on stage to discuss the topic presented and how to integrate it with DBT and Posttraumatic Growth
  • Couch Time with Marsha Linehan, Rich Tedeschi, Julie Gottman and John Gottman

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