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Receive marriage and couples counseling training at Regent University.

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy


Location: RH 114

Date & Time: November 1st – 2nd, 2018, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

This core clinical Level 1 training program provides participants with an opportunity to receive marriage and couples counseling training from the premier couple’s therapist John Gottman. This event will only be available for current Regent students, alumni of Regent University, and faculty. After the participants complete the 15 hours of training, they will receive a certificate of completion. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CE’s for an additional fee.

Clinicians will learn

  • New research-based assessments and effective interventions to understand couples’ struggles
  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples manage conflict
  • Methods to help couples process the fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
  • Registration Fee: $159
  • Continental Breakfast (provided)
  • 300 Page Workbook (provided)
  • CE credit: $29.99 (optional)
  • Deadline to Register: November 18, 2019
  • Face-to-face Training Only
  • Regent Student/Faculty/Alum Only
  • Level I Certificate from the Gottman Institute
  • In order to host this program, we require a minimum of 10 participants. Students will be refunded if we do not have enough students to proceed.

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Day 1:

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Sign-in and Instructions

9:00 – 11:00 AM: Play Part 1 – Welcome & Intro

11:00 – 11:15 AM: Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Play Part 2 – Assessment

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 PM: Play Part 3 – Assessment, cont.

2:15 – 2:30 PM: Small Group Discussion

2:30 – 2:40PM: Break

2:40 – 4:30 PM: Play Part 4 – Assessment, cont.

4:30 – 5:30 Spiritual Integration (optional)

Day 2:

8:00 – 9:00AM: Sign-in

9:00 – 10:45 AM: Play Part 5 – Intervention

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 – 12:05 PM: Play Part 6 – Intervention, cont.

12:05 – 1:05 PM: Lunch

1:05 – 2:45: Play Part 7 – Intervention, cont.

2:45 – 3:00 PM: Small Group Discussion

3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM: Play Part 8 – Additional Training

4:15 – 4:30 PM: Break

4:30 – 5:30 PM: Spiritual Integration (optional)

Dr. Williams, Director of the Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD) Program at Regent University.

Dr. Williams has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Florida. He also has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Hartford and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both Florida and Virginia.

Dr. Williams is Director of the Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD) Program at Regent University and has served the past 8 years as Associate Professor for both Doctoral and Masters counseling programs. His research interests are career development, the intersection of ethnicity, and social economic status as it pertains to mental health. Additional research interests include multicultural and advocacy, addictions, and couples counseling. Dr. Williams has worked for more than twenty years in various administrative roles in higher education at the University of Connecticut, the University of Florida and Regent University, helping students find their purpose in life through essential mental health counseling and mentorship. His focus centers on career, spirituality, calling, and meaning. In addition to working in higher education, Dr. Williams has worked in community counseling agencies, that focused on addictions treatment and co-occurring disorders. Currently he is the owner of Impact Counseling, Coaching and Consulting, LLC, a private mental health counseling practice where he focuses on marriage and couples counseling. He has also taught couples counseling courses, presented at conferences, and conducted trainings on marriage counseling. Finally, Dr. Williams has completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Gottman Therapy training.

The registration is now closed.