Gottman Method of Couples Therapy

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"What, specifically, will we learn in couples therapy?
How to manage conflict (rather than eliminate it, which is unrealistic) in a healthy and effective way.
How to bring up difficult, "hot-button" topics without causing additional relationship hurt and pain.
How to improve your knowledge of each other"s inner psychological world, along with your partner"s actual worries, stresses, joys and dreams.
How to cultivate affection and respect within the relationship so that you feel well loved by each other.
How to respond to each other"s verbal and non-verbal expressions of need for attention or connection.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a well-established, research-based approach to couples therapy that has been shown to be effective in improving relationship satisfaction and reducing conflicts among couples.
The method was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, who have over 40 years of experience in studying couples and relationships. The Gottman Method emphasizes the importance of building a strong friendship, improving communication skills and managing conflicts in healthy ways.
One of the only cautions that I have about Gottman Method Couples Therapy is that it is built upon correlational-based evidence (instead of cause-and-effect). In short, correlation does not imply causation. Just because we see patterns in couples that report happy (or failed) relationships does not mean that these patterns cause these results."

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