Gottman Method Couples Therapy Workshop: Bridging the Couple Chasm

Course Description

Looking for more training working with couples? Oregon State University - Cascades is partnering with The Gottman Institute University Outreach Program to offer a two-day workshop: "Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm."

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is an internationally recognized approach created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and based on 40-plus years of research and clinical practice with more than 3,000 couples. The Gottman Institute provides clinicians with research-based tools for improving the lives of the couples who seek their help. Over the past four years the Gottman Institute University Outreach Program has made Gottman Clinical Training available to graduate students and alumni at an affordable price.

The Level 1 workshop is a proctored video training structured to take place over two days and includes 11 video hours of training, a +300-page training manual, and one group Q&A session with a certified Gottman therapist.

In this two-day workshop students and clinicians learn:

  • New research-based assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples' struggles 
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse

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Who Can Attend?

The workshop is open exclusively to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the OSU and OSU-Cascades graduate counseling programs. Registration is limited to 30 participants.


Friday, September 8 (5-9 p.m.)
Saturday, September 9 (8-5 p.m.)


Video training proctored by Lindsay Webster, Ph.D, OSU-Cascades Instructor


Academic/Dining Building, Rm. 207
1500 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97702


OSU-Cascades and OSU Students: $151
Title: ED 808-505: Workshop: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Credits: 1
Course Grades: P/NP

Non-Degree Seeking Students (OSU and OSU-Cascades Alumni, Faculty and Staff): $218
Title: ED 808-505: Workshop: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Credits: 10.75 Continuing Education Credits

Course fee is non-refundable after August 29.

Housing Available

Stay on campus in our residence hall.

  • Single Room/Private Bath/Full Linens (single guest) - $47/night
  • Double Room/Private Bath/Full Linens (two guests) - $84/night
  • Double Room/Shared Bath/Full Linens (two guests) - $70/night (will share bathroom with another room)