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EP13 Workshop 36 – Group Treatment of Situational Domestic Violence for Lower-Income Couples – John Gottman, PhD and Julie Gottman, PhD

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Workshops |  Domestic Violence |  Group Therapy |  Psychotherapy |  Gottman Method |  LGBTQ
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
John Gottman, PhD |  Julie Gottman, PhD
1 Hour 38 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2013
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Current meta-analysis by Julia Babcock shows that same-sex group treatment for domestic violence is ineffective. Couples treatment is illegal in many states. We will present the results (and methods) for treating only situational (not characterological) domestic violence that shows high effectiveness with lasting effects after 18 months. Treatment utilizes Gottman-method curriculum with 21 sessions of couples group work.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between situational and characterological domestic violence.
  2. Describe the use of a questionnaire valid for discriminating between the two forms of domestic violence.
  3. Demonstrate how to effectively treat situational domestic violence.

*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.