Level 1 Training
DATE: May 5-6, 2022
LOCATION: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
PRESENTED BY: Don Allen, Ph.D., LCSW / LISW-S, Gottman Certified Trainer
Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.
Gottman Level 1 Training Description
When couples enter the therapy office, they sting with pain and despair. They look to the clinician to referee chronic conflicts, fix their partners, and rebuild burned bridges. Now, based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples, there’s a practical and highly effective approach to guiding couples across the chasm that divides them.
In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams.
Registration Now Closed.
Apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to Help Couples Strengthen:
- The Friendship System – the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex
- The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify and address solvable problems, and understand and manage irresolvable differences
- The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together
Participants Working in These Fields Will Benefit Most
- Mental health providers
- Allied professionals and clergy
- Students and interns
- Family clinic staff
- Professors/teachers of couples therapy
- Researchers in the social sciences
- Employee assistance professionals
This Gottman Level 1 Training Will Provide You With:
- Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
- Skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
- New methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts
- Techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
- New assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples’ struggles
- A Certificate of Completion. Included in the registration price is a clinical manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions.
- Access to 300+ page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual
- A Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion
- 12 CE Hours available
This training and the accompanying clinical manual have provided some of the most powerful therapeutic insights and concepts I’ve received as a therapist working with couples.
You have convinced me that your methods and interventions are intelligent, responsible and compassionate. I believe they will endure over time as a true gift to children and families.
I want to express my appreciation and admiration for the 35+ years of research you have conducted in the area of marriages and children. I have relied upon your findings in marital research for the last several years in my private practice.
This Level I seminar was clear, straightforward and packed with illuminating insights into marriages. It “blew away” many of my clinical practices, and it should enhance not only marital relationships, but also clients with interpersonal problems.
This was the single most useful conference I have attended in twenty-three years of clinical practice. Clear, concise, useful! Thank you so much for your presentation, your work and your humor.
Gottman Trainer Bio
Dr. Don Allen Ph.D. is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice. His corporation is: Columbia Counseling Consulting and Research, LLC.
He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York.
Since 2012, Dr. Allen specializes in treating marriages and emotional trauma. He is a Certified Gottman Therapist(CGT) and this year he was welcomed by The Gottman Institute (TGI) as a Master Trainer. Previous specialties included working with children and adolescents and drug/alcohol. He will occasionally continue to see clients in these populations. He has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Last year, he was welcomed into Susan Johnson’s International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a Certified (EFT) Therapist.
He is also certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is also a consultant to educate clinicians in this modality.
In addition to a thriving full-time private practice, Dr. Allen enjoys public speaking and conducting workshops and retreats for the Gottman Institute. He is authorized by TGI to present to the general public: The Arts and Science of Love, The Seven Principles training, and Bringing Baby Home. Anyone interested in sponsoring one of these programs should contact Dr. Allen and he can potentially come to your part of the United States and stage a program!
Dr. Allen also trains clinicians in the art and science of the Gottman method and is a consultant to bring qualified professionals to Gottman certification. He goes around the United States providing Level one, Level two, and Level three trainings to clinicians as well as conducting these workshops online.
He is currently assisting The Gottman Institute (TGI) in a research study demonstrating the efficacy of the Gottman method.
His dissertation utilized Intensive Home-based Family Preservation principles and his dissertation is in the area of children/ adolescence, and juvenile delinquency. He is published in the Journal of Linear Regression. His program intervention strategy is highly effective and was utilized by the Richland County Juvenile Court for many years.
Currently, Up Close Radio out of New York city airs a live national Radio program. Dr. Allen is often a guest on their program, and he is told that his viewing audience is between 46k and 48k viewers per episode. He invites you to go to his website at: donallenphd.com where you can listen to previous shows.
Dr. Allen lives in the Austin, Texas area and is licensed in both Ohio and Texas and treats clients in person in both states. Via zoom, and during these Covid times, Dr. Allen also treats clients from all over the United States. Clients have flown from other countries to receive his counseling.
His Hobbies are writing music and playing tennis. He plays tennis OK, I guess. His wife Junko retired from Honda and now helps Don with his practice and is an essential part of helping with IT and running the media portion of the workshops, as he conducts the retreats and other public speaking engagements. You can see her in person at the retreats as well!
Full refund if canceled within 2 weeks of the conference, $100 cancellation fee if canceled after that date.