BT16 Keynote Address 01 - A Research-Based Couples Treatment for Domestic Violence - John Gottman, PhD and Julie Gottman, PhD
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Drs. John and Julie Gottman will present a state-of-the-art review of how to conceptualize and treat the highly intractable problem of domestic violence toward intimate partners. They will review the research literature and present a conceptualization of the issues in treating this population. They will describe a highly successful randomized clinical trial study and the results that demonstrate long-term follow up effectiveness.
- List the differences between situational and characterological domestic violence, and understand why this distinction is important and necessary.
- Identify the three criteria for screening out characterological domestic violence.
- List the three focal issues in treating situational domestic violence, and understand why a couples' approach is necessary.
- Describe the immediate and long-term longitudinal results of the CTAV couples' group intervention in self-report, archival, physiological, and observational data.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
John Gottman, PhD
John Gottman, PhD, was one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by the Psychotherapy Networker. Dr. Gottman is a professor emeritus in psychology known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations, many of which were published in peer-reviewed literature. He is the author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; What Makes Love Last; The Relationship Cure; Why Marriages Succeed or Fail; and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child, among many others.
Julie Gottman, PhD
Julie Gottman, PhD, is the co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute, and Clinical Supervisor for the Couples Together Against Violence study. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert adviser on marriage, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence, gay and lesbian adoption, same-sex marriage, and parenting issues. She is the co-creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, and she also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Couples Therapy.