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EP00 State of the Art Address 02 - Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work - John Gottman, PhD

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Couples Therapy |  State of the Art Address |  Marriage |  Object Relations Theory |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
John Gottman, PhD
53 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
May 26, 2000
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This address suggests that what is needed in the field of marital intervention is an empirically-based theory about the disasters and masters of marriage. The theory also is an integration of behavioral, object-relations, system and existential approaches to marriage. This theory is described and presented in this address.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To name the seven principles that make marriages work
  2. To describe their research base.

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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.