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BT16 Keynote 01 - A Research-Based Couples Treatment for Domestic Violence - John Gottman, PhD and Julie Gottman, PhD

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Keynotes |  Domestic Violence |  Couples Therapy |  Research |  Abuse |  Relationships
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2016
John Gottman, PhD |  Julie Gottman, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2016
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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.

Educational Objectives:

  1. List the differences between situational and characterological domestic violence, and understand why this distinction is important and necessary.
  2. Identify the three criteria for screening out characterological domestic violence.
  3. List the three focal issues in treating situational domestic violence, and understand why a couples' approach is necessary.
  4. 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*



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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.

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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.