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Step by Step Gottman Certification

Masterclass -  Treating Infidelity

The disclosure of infidelity and betrayal is among the most devastating and painful experiences that couples face. It is also one of the most challenging and complicated problems encountered in therapy.


This Webinar series will examine, over six 2 hour webinars, the theory of infidelity and it’s causes, the symptoms and relational impacts of betrayal and loss of trust, models of treatment and present a range of intervention strategies for helping couples repair, rejuvenate and rebuild their relationships.

Some of the challenges encountered in treatment that will be addressed are:


  • how much detail should be disclosed and why;

  • how to help with shattered trust;

  • dealing with hypervigilance, hyper-arousal and anxiety;

  • how to develop the skill of emotional attunement and build empathy between the partners.

Objectives - Participants will:

  1. Understand the theory and causes of betrayal in committed relationships;

  2. Identify key thematic considerations in understanding and treating infidelity, including pitfalls to avoid;

  3. Address the issue of confidentiality and transparency in couples therapy with clarity;

  4. Become familiar with the use of a couple’s dialogue process and empathic emotional processing techniques to facilitate the couple’s work of emotional healing;

  5. Understand the recovery model of betrayal;

  6. Gain competence in the facilitation of a range of interventions and interventional strategies to rebuild trust and commitment.

Prerequisites - Minimum Level 1 Gottman Training.

Learning Methods:


Lecture, discussion, video and demonstration and roleplay.

The webinar series is by both Trish Purnell-Webb, Clinical Psychologist, and John Flanagan. Mental Health Accredited Social Worker.


Trish and John are both Certified Gottman Method Therapists, Master Trainers and Consultants for the Gottman Institute and also have advanced training in the delivery of Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples.

CPD: This training is eligible for 12 hours of CPD points and consists of six 2 hour webinars delivered weekly over 6 weeks.  Each webinar builds on the previous session and must be taken as a group of 6.  In order to be awarded CPD points, participants must download, complete and return the knowledge test found below and a completion certificate will then be emailed to you.

Masterclass - Step by Step Gottman Certification (Coming Soon)

This Masterclass takes you step by step through the whole process of meeting the requirements for Gottman Certification.  You will learn:

  • When and how to get started;

  • What data and paperwork you need to collect and submit;

  • How to get great videos that pass first time round;

  • How to get the most out of your consultant;

  • How to prepare the final submission package; and,

  • How the examination and notification process works.

Treating Infidelity
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