Wherever you are in your relationship, we want you to experience tremendous benefits from this couples workshop. We know that this material has the power to radically transform your relationship, if you use the small steps often. These simple (though not always easy) practices can change the whole direction of a relationship. You will walk away having practiced a whole set of skill sets and have a reference manual to guide you long after the workshop has ended. It is an experience to remember!
My colleagues and I have done the preparation work and we warmly invite you to join us for this weekend!
Mike Fidler, MSW RSW is clinical social worker, a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist and Workshop Leader. Mike has over 30 years of experience working with couples, families and individuals. He has worked with over 10,000 couples. Mike has developed and directed an individual, group and family focused treatment program in Ontario, and he has trained and supervised therapists throughout his career. Mike has been in private practice for over 20 years. He is presently doing research to assist children and teens to rebuild trust in their separated families. Mike received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto. In addition to his certification as Gottman Couples Therapist he has had advanced training with Susan Johnson in Emotional Focused Couples Therapy and Daniel Hughes in Attachment Therapy for Children and Adolescence. He presently has a clinical practice in Brantford and Simcoe Ontario and is an international couple’s workshop leader.
Kathleen B. Corcoran, Ph.D. is a psychologist dedicated to outstanding clinical work with couples. Her private practice serves children, adolescents, and couples, helping them adjust and thrive through life’s challenges and changes. Her sense of humour, deep empathy and respect guide her clients through lasting personal and relational change. Dr. Corcoran also offers Level I Gottman Couples Training for professionals and lectures on the Gottman Method. She can be reached in Independence, Ohio 6611 Rockside Road, Suite 215 44131-2344 at toll free at (866) 753-1682 or at www.kathleenbcorcoranphd.com
A Certified Gottman Therapist
Mike Fidler and his colleague were trained and certified by The Gottman Institute and Drs John and Julie Gottman as Gottman Couples Therapists and Gottman Couples Workshop Leaders. They have over 45 years of combined clinical experience and went through the Gottman Certification process together. They have been to Seattle, Washington many times for training, annual meetings of The Gottman Institute, roving at couples’s workshops and participating in leadership teams.
The program to become a Certified Gottman Therapist includes the completion of the following three levels of training:
Level I – Marital Therapy: A Research-Based Approach – A two-day professional workshop by Dr. John Gottman, either in person or on DVD / videotape
Level II – Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Assessment and Intervention – a four or five-day training led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman
Level III – The Certification Program:
Workshop Practicum: a four-day workshop led by Dr. Julie Gottman.
Clinical Consultation: at least 8 individual sessions or 12 group sessions of consultation with a Gottman Relationship Clinic Senior Therapist and Consultant.
Tape Review: submission of DVD/video tapes for review by a Senior Gottman Relationship Clinic Therapist Tape Reviewer. Based on those videotapes, the therapist must have received confirmation from their Consultant that they have qualified to be a Certified Gottman Therapist.
Without this written certification, clinicians are not qualified to use the Gottman name when representing themselves or their work in therapy, workshops, classes, written material and/or presentations.
The Gottman Couples Workshop Leader Certification includes another level of training which involves attending and shadowing advanced clinicians at the workshop and then roving at The Art and Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples in Seattle presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Subsequently, clinicians can then participate in the Gottman Couples Workshop Leaders five-day training.
For more information: The Gottman Institute