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Gottman Couples Therapy in a nutshell - From Research to Theory to Practice

  • Saturday, November 09, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Online WEBINAR



Presenter: Sinead Smyth, LMFT


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

Discounted cost for attending this workshop and the workshop All's fair in love and war: Fighting Fair (January 11, 2025) - CSCSW Member: $120 | Students: $80 | Nonmember (with CEUs): $180  

2 CEUs


Learn how the theory underpinning this powerful method of couples therapy evolved from research over decades, and some ways to implement it with clients immediately.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the contra-indications for couples therapy.
  2. Describe what distinguishes GMCT from other couples therapies.
  3. Summarize the 3 dimensions of research that allows us to predict future relationship stability.
  4. Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House Theory.
  5. Understand how to conduct a couple’s therapy assessment and to develop a treatment plan with the couple.
  6. Distinguish the two types of couple conflict and why this is important.
  7. Describe two interventions to strengthen a couple’s conflict system.
  8. Describe two interventions to enhance a couple’s friendship system.
  9. Describe two interventions to explore a couple’s system of shared meaning.
  10. Describe the process of therapy, including the structure of a session.


Sinead Smyth, L.M.F.T. 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 is a online webinar coordinated by the Greater LA District

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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