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  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT)

    Enhanced Gottman Relationship Checkup   

    Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie-Schwartz-Gottman are world-renown clinical psychologists who developed the Gottman Couple Method Therapy received the Psychotherapy Networker Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 for their award-winning Gottman Method Couples Therapy and their extraordinary lifetime contribution to the scientific research in psychotherapy, The Love Lab, and the revolutionary practice of couples therapy. The comprehensive assessment consists of two essential parts: a thorough assessment and a progression of effective interventions that provide couples with results.

    Drs. John and Julie Gottman have conducted evidence-based research for over four decades, developing scientifically recognized intervention techniques that assist couples utilizing these practical interventions and exercises to identify the challenges and strengths in their relationship and marriage.

    The Gottman Connect Relationship Checkup Questionnaire is a research-based assessment consisting of forty years of relationship research on over 150,000 couples providing essential behaviors leading to failure or success. It produces detailed individualized summary reports that provide therapeutic recommendations regarding connection, friendship, intimacy, communication, parenting, trust, and conflict management.

    This essential online assessment provides an individualized report for the therapist and the couple utilizing evidence-based research algorithms data providing specific recommendations and interventions uniquely designed and crafted for the couple.

    The questionnaire is HIPAA compliant, consisting of 337 questions about friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, values, and trust. It covers various relationship areas, including communication, family, sexuality, betrayals, parenting, and finances. Each individual has privacy and confidentiality in completing the online questionnaire and providing their notes, making it possible to be authentic in addressing the relationship’s concerns and problems.

    The summary report provides the couple with their strengths and challenges to begin the journey process. The report provides the information on the attainment of new insights that are research-based relationship skills that help with communication, increase emotional and sexual intimacy, restoration of ruptures of betrayal and trust, management of conflict, learn how to break through gridlock problems, effects of physiological flooding, increase affection and closeness, and build a healthy connection.

    Couples Invitation

    The therapist will email an invitation to the couple to complete the questionnaire privately and individually. Each partner will create an account with a unique login and password to establish a personal profile for completing the questionnaire. Each individual has complete confidentiality and cannot access the partner’s information and may provide comments in the sections.

    Gottman Relationship Checkup Report 

    The summary report offers treatment goals and plans with the couple’s strengths and challenges and specific interventions to target problem areas to support couples in starting their journey to a meaningful and satisfying relationship.

    Gottman Relationship Builder 

    The Gottman Relationship Builder is a powerful library system of proven interventions with a collection of psychoeducation, interventions, exercises, reflections, and videos to improve your relationship quality and decrease relapse possibilities. Access is provided to you indefinitely. The Builder will make our sessions together more effective and allow the couple to implement and practice these assignments throughout the week.

    There are thirteen modules that provide an overview of the foundation and components of the Gottman Method, including friendship, intimacy, how well you know your partner, emotional regulation and flooding of emotions and the ability to manage and resolve conflict, sharing your dreams, goals, and values and goals, and the establishment of a meaningful connection.

    Drs. John and Julie Gottman provide ninety short role-playing videos demonstrating how to use these new relationship skills that address your concerns. There are thirty-five fun and straightforward exercises that you can do with your partner to provide growth and insight.

    The Gottman Relationship Builder (a $520 value) provides the couple with permanent access to the complete Gottman Module Library to help couples practice powerful concepts during and outside couple therapy sessions to provide long-lasting results.

     

    The Gottman Institute

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    The Enhanced Gottman Relationship Checkup www.gottmanconnect.com/checkup

     

    References

    Gottman, J. M. (1994). What predicts divorce? The relationship between marital processes and marital outcomes. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

    Gottman, J. M., (1998). Psychology and the study of marital processes. Annual Rev. Psychology, 49: 169–97.

    Gottman, J. M. (1999). The marriage clinic: A scientifically based marital therapy. W.W. Norton & Company.

    Gottman, J. M., Coan, J., Carrere, S., & Swanson, C. (1998). Predicting marital happiness and stability from newlywed interactions. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60(1), 5­–22. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/353438.

    Gottman, J. M. & Krokoff, L. (1989). Marital interaction and marital satisfaction: A longitudinal view. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57, 47-52.

    Gottman, J.M. & Levenson, R. W. (1999). What predicts change in marital interaction over time? A study of alternative models. Family Process Journal 48 (2):143-158.

    Gottman, J., & Silver, N. (1999). The seven principles for doing marriage work (p. 7). New York: Crown.

    Gottman, J. M. & Levenson, R. W. (2002). A two-factor model for predicting when a couple will divorce: an exploratory analysis using 14-year longitudinal data. Family Process Journal.41(1): 83-96.

    Gottman, J. M., Levenson, R. W., Gross, J., Frederickson, B. L., McCoy, K., Rosenthal, L., … & Yoshimoto, D. (2003). Correlates of gay and lesbian couples’ relationship satisfaction and relationship dissolution. Journal of homosexuality, 45(1), 23-43.

    Gottman, J. M., Levenson, R. W., Swanson, C., Swanson, K., Tyson, R., & Yoshimoto, D. (2003). Observing gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples’ relationships: Mathematical modeling of conflict interaction. Journal of homosexuality, 45(1), 65-91.

    Gottman, J. M., & Silver, N. (2012). What makes love last: How to build trust and avoid betrayal. New York: Simon and Schuster.