The Gottman Method

By Ashley Piscottano, at D’Arienzo Psychological Group

The Gottman Relationship Institute focuses on couples research and development. The institute uses couples therapy referred to as the Gottman Method, which includes Art and Science of Love workshops and take-home training materials for couples. The Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples understand each other, become closer and resolve conflict issues.

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy identifies and addresses couples’ conflicts in order to help them have better communication and understanding. The therapy begins with the therapist having individual assessments with each partner, and then a therapeutic framework can be made between the couple and therapist. Therapeutic Interventions are then used when the therapist identifies where improvements are needed within the relationship.

The main goal of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy is for couples to develop the nine components of a healthy relationship, referred in the practice as the Sound Relationship House. The nine components include: building love maps, sharing fondness and admiration, turning towards each other, the positive perspective, managing conflict, making life dreams come true, creating shared meaning, trust, and commitment.

Through the Gottman method, couples will be able to develop a healthier and happy relationship with their significant other.