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CC19 Workshop 05 - Gottman Method with Escalating and Avoidant Couples Continued - Carrie Cole, MED, LPC; Donald Cole, DMin, LPC, LMFT

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Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Gottman Method |  Conflict |  Avoidant
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Carrie Cole, M.Ed, LPC |  Donald Cole, DMIN, LPC, LMFT
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Original Program Date:
Apr 12, 2019
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Particular attention will be given to working with couples displaying two patterns of dysfunction: escalation and avoidance.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Assess dysfunctional conflict patterns in couples.
  2. Identify the “Four Horseman” and their destructive effect on couples.
  3. Identify “Diffuse Physiological Arousal (DPA)” and its negative effect on relationships.
  4. Describe how to use effective interventions with escalating couples to interrupt the “Four Horsemen” and DPA.
  5. Describe how to identify conflict avoidant couples.
  6. Describe how to increase positive conflict conversations with avoidant couples.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



1.5 credits available.

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Carrie Cole, M.Ed, LPC's Profile

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Carrie Cole, M.Ed., LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC Supervisor. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues including marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, eating disorders, parenting, trauma recovery, divorce recovery, and personality disorders. Carrie has also provided seminars on relationships, parenting and divorce recovery.

Ms. Cole is the Director of Research for the Gottman Institute. As a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and a master trainer in Gottman Method Therapy, she teaches all levels of the Gottman Method Certification Program.

Donald Cole, DMIN, LPC, LMFT's Profile

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Don Cole, D.Min, LPC, LMFT is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC & LMFT Supervi- sor. He received his doctorate in ministry with a specializa- tion in psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1993. He has 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples in various capacities includ- ing marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, parenting, and personality disorders.

Dr. Cole is the Clinical Director for the Gottman Institute. As a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and a member of the Gottman Relationship Institute and a mas- ter trainer in Gottman Method Therapy, he teaches all levels of the Gottman Method Certification Program. He is also a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists.

Dr. Cole is an experienced public speaker and seminar leader and has held workshops on a variety of topics. He is also an ordained Lutheran Pastor through the ELCA.