Level 3 – Practicum Training

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Level 3 Practicum Training

During this practicum workshop, participants examine videotaped cases of couples brought in by workshop colleagues. These are used as teaching tools to deepen your understanding of when and how to use various Gottman Method interventions, and how to replace destructive patterns with meaningful interactions.

Course price $1065.00

Trainer:  Mike Fidler, MSW, RSW

Duration: 21 hours

Format: Mandatory Online Meetings

CE Credits: Available for purchase from R. Cassidy (see the tab below)

Description
Details
Video Participation
Trainer
CE Credits
FAQ
Description

Description

Building on the knowledge obtained from Level 1 Training and Level 2 Training, you will master how to clearly explain a couple’s strengths and challenges in terms of the Sound Relationship House and apply the appropriate interventions.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this training, you will be able to:

  1. Choose an intervention that is appropriate for the clients at the moment.
  2. Recognize the Four Horseman when one member of a couple exhibits that behavior.
  3. Stop the couple’s dyadic interaction when one member exhibits one of the four horseman. Describe the Four Horseman to the couple.
  4. Explain the antidote to the relevant horseman clearly and accurately.
  5. Coach the person with an alternative way to express him- or herself using an appropriate antidote.
  6. Re-direct the couple to resume communication in a dyadic way. Continue to monitor for the four horsemen and intervene if they reemerge.
  7. Identify when one or both partners are physiologically flooded (and not just upset) and stop the interaction between the couple.
  8. Provide a brief explanation of flooding in clear, sensitive language.
  9. Intervene by guiding one or both partners through a relaxation technique before continuing.
  10. Explain the Dreams Within Conflict process and goals clearly.
  11. Instruct couple on the Dreams Within Conflict intervention.
  12. Assist one partner to ask the other partner questions about the dream or deeper meaning imbedded in their specific gridlocked issue.
  13. Provide The Dream Catcher Questions handout and coach one partner to ask the other questions from the handout to increase understanding of their partner’s underlying dreams or deeper meaning embedded in the specific gridlocked issue; help the couple hold to the questions to go deeper vs. getting into their own point of view.
  14. Introduce the concept of softened start-ups and explain why it helps (i.e., it is easier for their partner to hear and understand their point).
  15. Explain research showing that the first three minutes of a discussion predicts whether that discussion will go well and whether their overall relationship will go well.
  16. Explain importance of expressing needs in positive terms and instruct the partner to restate their point without criticism and then direct them to resume dyadic interaction.
  17. Stop couple’s interaction when one or both partners are not accepting influence.
  18. Explain the need for accepting influence (which may include reference to research). This includes finding a way to understand and honor some aspect of their partner’s position, with a focus on yielding and accepting influence rather than on persuading.
  19. Stop couple and instruct in the concept of offering and accepting repairs and why it is useful.
  20. Provide the Repair Checklist and explains it use.
Details

Details

This course will run 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time.

This online course includes:

  • 200+ page Level 3 Clinical Training Manual (PDF)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3 Training Certificate of Completion w/completion of the full practicum through a Master Trainer
  • Eligibility to continue to the Certification Track

Audience

This training is for psychologists, social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), professional counselors, addiction counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Prerequisites

Completion of Level 1 Training and Level 2 Training is required, as well as a master’s degree, doctoral degree, or current enrollment in a graduate program within a mental health-related field is required. Therapy experience is highly recommended, but not required.

Video Participation

Case Discussion in Certification Practicum
Participants are asked to submit a short (approximately ten minutes) video segment or a one-page write-up of difficult and challenging couples. The therapist’s work with the couple will not be critiqued. In fact, the video does not even need to show the therapist, just seeing the couple is all that is needed.

The purpose will be to use these couples to illustrate how the Gottman Method can be applied to these tough cases. The trainer(s) will describe how they would treat these couples and then participants from the audience will volunteer to role play these couples with the trainer(s) demonstrating using a variety of interventions with these couples. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice using these interventions in a supportive small group setting with other participants’ role playing the couples from the videos/write-ups.

Bringing a video or write-up isn’t required, but it will help make the training more meaningful for everyone. This is for Case Discussion within the context of Certification Practicum ONLY and is not related to the videotaped interventions submitted for final Certification Review.

You will be given access to an online Box.com account a few days before the event to submit your couple and review the other submissions.

Trainer

Mike Fidler has a Master of Social Work degree & is a Registered Social Worker. He has certificates from the University of Toronto as a custody access mediation, Psychosocial Factors in Rehabilitation & Addiction Studies, has an Advanced Family Therapy training certificate from the George Hull Family & Children’s Centre. Mike is a certified Substance Abuse Professional under NAFTA. Mike completed his advanced training using John Gottman Marital Assessment & Intervention Techniques through the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington & is a certified Gottman couple’s therapist. Mike has advanced training in emotional focused couple’s therapy with Susan Johnson & Les Greenberg respectively. He has his advanced level training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy as an attachment & trauma therapist for children and youth with Daniel Hughes.

Mike is certified by the Gottman Institute to train couples’ therapists in level one introductory Gottman methods theory, level two advanced training in Gottman clinical methods & Level three practicum. He is a consultant in the therapist certification track. Mike is a certified Art & Science of Love workshop leader.


He worked at the Haldimand Norfolk Children’s Aid Society for 12 years as a child abuse specialist, taught provincially & nationally for over 6 years for the Institute for the Prevention of Child Abuse, has been in private clinical practice for over 30 years and managed Mike Fidler & Associates Inc from 1989-2019.

Mike has volunteered for over 20 years as a marriage preparation trainer & is an international couple’s workshop leader delivering The Art & Science of Love Couple’s Workshop in Simcoe Ontario & abroad. See Coupleworkshops.ca. Mike is a specialist in couple’s therapy & does intensive couples therapy for couples within his semi retired clinical practice. Mike has more than 10,000 hours as a couple’s therapist. As Gottman certified Master Training he continues a robust teaching practice.

Special populations

Couples with: addiction related issues, affairs, & high conflict

CE Credits

CE Credits

Purchase CE Credits at the link from R. Cassidy: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=3025

CE credits are also available at additional cost for the Therapy Sessions Live from Pesi. Purchase these here: https://www.pesi.com/store/detail/RNT043295/therapy-sessions-live-presented-by-the-gottman-relationship

Continuing Education Information:

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260.

Addiction Counselors:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP):

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This self-study activity meets the qualifications for 11.0 CEH’s (continuing education hours).

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP):

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 11.0 CEU’s (continuing education hours).

Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20190032. This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Counselors:

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Florida Social Mental Health Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.

Montana Counselors:

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.

Nevada Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

New York Counselors:

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Counselors:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Counselors:

This self-study program has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Counselors:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Marriage & Family Therapists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Florida Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 credits.

Montana Marriage & Family Therapists:

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.

Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists:

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists:

This self-study program has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Nurses:

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 11.0 self-study contact hours. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 11.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 11.0 self-study contact hours. Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Psychologists:

This self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Florida Psychologists:

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This product qualifies for 11.0 self-study continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.

Ohio Psychologists:

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 11.0 Standard hours of continuing education credit.

Illinois Psychologists:

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 11.0 self-study contact hours.

Indiana Psychologists:

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A – Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 11.0 contact hours.

Kentucky Psychologists:

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 11.0 contact hours.

Social Workers:

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Colorado Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours.

Florida Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 11.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 contact hours.

Kansas Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 11.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Montana Social Workers:

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of instruction.

New York Social Workers:

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 13.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Pennsylvania Social Workers:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate self-study activity consists of 11.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Other Professions:

This self-study activity qualifies for 11.0 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer:

**Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice. **It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.  **All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test.

FAQ

FAQ

What is the format of this course?

Unlike the Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops, the Level 3 training is not self-paced. To receive your certificate of completion attendance is required at each online meeting. 

Early registration is encouraged so you have time to review your manual before the workshop. Throughout the workshop you will review important concepts, have time for questions, and engage in role-plays with your fellow participants. 

What kind of computer skills do I need?

In order to be successful with online learning, you must have basic computer or mobile device and internet skills. You should be able to use a browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, and keep it updated to the most recent version. You will need to be able to create an account at gottman.com, complete the purchase process, and visit your account again to launch your courses. You will need to understand how to click buttons, use video controls, such as pause and play, and download and open PDF files.

How do I access the course content once I have purchased a course?

Log in at gottman.com and visit your My Account page to see a list of your online courses. Each course will include a button to launch the course viewer. The viewer button takes you to a page that contains all the course content, including links to take your CE quizzes and download certificates.

What is required in order to earn CE credit?

In order to receive CE credit, you must view all the course videos and complete the quiz with an 80% score or higher. Once you have successfully completed the course and passed the quiz, you can download your CE certificate. CEs are provided by PESI, an approved continuing education provider for many national and state agencies.

Do online courses come with the printed manuals?

No. Online courses that include manuals come with a downloadable PDF manual. When you purchase an online course that has a printed manual available for purchase, you can add the manual to your order for an additional fee. If you would like a printed manual but did not select it during purchase, you can order it later from our online store.

Do I need the printed manual?

We highly recommend you purchase the printed manual for online courses. Every printed manual includes a binder with tabs for each chapter, so it’s easy to flip through the materials as you watch the videos. Manuals are an important reference during and after the courses as you learn to apply the methods.

Can I share my login with colleagues so we can learn as a group?

No. Logins may only be used by the individual who purchased the course. If you would like to learn as a group, please ask the other members to purchase the course.

Can I share the manual and handout PDFs with colleagues?

No. All files included with the course may only be used by the individual who purchased the course.

Can I purchase Online Learning products for someone else?

No. Purchases are associated with user accounts and linked to CE credits and certificates. You can allow someone to use your credit card to purchase, but they need to be logged into their own account so it can be associated with their credits for the course.