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All's fair in love and war: Fighting Fair

  • Saturday, January 11, 2025
  • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Online WEBINAR



Presenter: Sinead Smyth, LMFT


Costs: CSCSW Member: $69 | Nonmember (with CEUs): $99 | Student: $49

2 CEUs


In this workshop we will review the 6 key skills from the Gottman Method for helping couples manage conflict. This workshop is designed to give therapists some practical tools to help clients have more productive conflict with their partners.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of physiology for partners in conflict, and teach your clients how to better self-soothe.
  2. Coach clients with the antidotes to the 4 most destructive communication patterns.
  3. Use an intervention to help clients de-escalate and repair.
  4. Coach clients how to accept influence from each other in conflict.
  5. Use an intervention to help couples deal with gridlocked conflict.
  6. Help a couple move to effective compromise using a 3-step process.


Sinead Smyth, LMFT is an Advanced Clinical Trainer in the research-based Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a Consultant with The Gottman Institute. She is a former lawyer and the owner and Clinical Director of East Bay Relationship Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sinead has personally trained with Drs. John and Julie Gottman since 2005 and presents couples weekend workshops based on Gottman principles across the U.S. She works with individuals, couples and professional organizations seeking to improve their most important relationships. She trains therapists in the US and Europe in Gottman Method Therapy.

Sinead also presents to leadership teams in organizations on effective leadership, stress and conflict management and communication skills.

This ONLINE WEBINAR meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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