2-Days Live, In-person Training

In this Gottman Level 1 Training, we learn from Master Gottman Trainer, Dr. William Bumberry, an experienced, clear, energetic speaker with the ability to present complicated material in a practical, easy-to-use manner.

Continuing Education Approvals
  • UMHCA – This program is approved by the Utah Mental Health Counselor Association for 12 CEUs

Gottman Level 1 Training - In-Person

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Seminar Summary

Join Dr. William Bumberry in this two-day immersive workshop to be equipped with new methods and tools to help couples break the cycle’s of relationship struggle including criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling. You will also receive the 300-page physical training manual ($100 value) for Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. It includes the Core Gottman Assessments and Interventions and is designed for using in conjunction with this live training.

This inspiring learning experience will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle. In this course, you will discover a research-based method for helping couples manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams. – The Gottman Institute

Learning Objectives

  • Research-based assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples’ struggles.
  • Strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict.
  • Skills that empower couples to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history & values.
  • Methods to help couples process their fights and heal their hurts.
  • Techniques for couples to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse.

Included in the cost of the event

  • FREE Level 1 Training Manual ($100 value. Featuring the latest research and new relationship assessment questionnaires and clinical interventions).
  • Certificate of Completion for Level 1 Training – From The Gottman Institute
  • Eligibility to continue on to Level 2 and 3; eligibility to become a Gottman Certified Therapist.
  • BONUS: Video recordings of the event will be available to review up to 60 days after the event.*
  • CE Credit hours and Certificate upon completion of course survey

Day 1

Order Subject to change AM and PM Coffee, Tea, Beverages, and PM snack will be provided
7:30 am: Check-In
8:30 am: The Research: What Makes Relationships Succeed or Fail?
10:30am: Break
10:45am: How to Assess a Relationship
12:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:30pm: Training: The Assessment Sessions 1-2
3:00pm: Break
3:15pm- 5:00pm: Training: The Assessment Session 3 + Film, Q&A

Day 2

Run of events subject to change, AM and PM Coffee, Tea, Beverages, and PM snack will be provided
7:30 am: Check-In
8:30 am: Training: Introduction to Interventions
10:30am: Break
10:45am: Training: Conflict Management, Q&A
12:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:30pm: Training: Building Friendship and Shared Meaning
3:00pm: Break
3:15pm- 4:30pm: Training: Process of the Therapy, What’s Next

About The Presenters:

William-Bumberry_PhD - Master Gottman Trainer

William Bumberry, Ph.D.,is a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for nearly two decades and is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and Master Trainer. He presents Gottman professional training in and outside the U.S. and has been a featured speaker at numerous workshops and conferences, including The Evolution of Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy Networker. Dr. Bumberry is passionate about helping clinicians bring the Gottman Method into their life’s work, “making the world a better place — one couple at a time.”

In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry integrates elements of Emotion-Focused Therapy into his work and teaching. He has trained with or hosted many of the pioneers in the world of Family Therapy and Systems Therapy and is a member of the American Psychological Association. For many years he worked closely with Dr. Carl Whitaker. He is co-author of Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach, A Different Kind of Caring (video production), and Reshaping Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker. Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker.

Gottman Level 1 Training - William Bumberry

Intended Audience

This training is for mental health providers, allied professionals and clergy, students and interns, family clinic staff, professors/teachers of couples therapy, researchers in the social sciences, and employee assistance professionals. There are no prerequisites.


Gottman Level 1 Training | 2 Days with Master Gottman Trainer Dr. Bumberry

$ 499.00 $ 295.00Register for Event

This course comes included with th :

Gottman Level 1 Training Manual

Free with this course!
Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Training Manual (Bridging the Couples Chasm)
The official training manual for Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1. To be used in tandem with our official live or online trainings.

Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D. (Author)
John Gottman, Ph.D. (Author)
Publisher‏: ‎ The Gottman Institute
Price: ‎ $100

Continuing Education & Course Completion Requirements

Each state has different regulations for CE credits. Please check with your state board to ensure credit will be applicable to your needs. The CE sponsors and program organizers are not to be held responsible in the event that your state board will not accept credit. Check back frequently as new CE Unit Approvals may be added leading up to the event.

Both live and live-online training attendees will be required to sign in and out each day, at breaks, attend the workshop in full, and complete the course evaluation in order to earn CE credit. Online participants must complete the course in full and attend all sessions in order to receive ANY continuing education credit. No partial credit will be given. Attendees should complete all required steps to earn CE credit within 30 days after the conclusion of the workshop.

*The recording will be free for all event registrants and available for 60 days. Please note that Gottman Level 1 Certification and CE Credits will not be awarded for watching the recording. CE hours are only approved for attending the LIVE event on both days and completing the evaluation after the event.

Association Name Approval CE Units
Utah Mental Health Counselors Association – UMHCA Approved 12 CEUs
Additonal Updates coming


Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, life happens!

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to events@suncrestcounseling.com and will be honored as follows:
Suncrest is happy to offer refunds to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 10 days in advance of the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $75. If canceled within 10 days before the event, no refund will be issued. In some cases, a credit for the same amount can be applied toward another future learning event, which expires within 1 year.

In the rare event that we need to cancel a webinar due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make every effort to notify attendees with as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be given the opportunity to either transfer to another webinar or obtain a full refund.

We don’t provide refunds due to:

Attendee technology problems: It is the responsibility of the webinar attendee to test their computer setup prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at your home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will consider issuing a refund. Access to the recording of the event will be available for up to 60 days, though live attendance is required for and CE credits.

Attendee email issues: Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the webinar login instruction email due to issues like restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the attendee’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the webinar

No shows: Attendees who do not participate in the live webinar will not be entitled to a refund.