As part of our commitment to the professional development of the counseling community, South University and our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program hosted a Gottman 101 Seminar at our Austin campus on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Led by therapist Michelle Hawn, MA, LPC-S, of Labyrinth Counseling, the all-day event was attended by a mix of students from local universities and clinicians from Austin and the surrounding areas. Attendees learned about the Gottman Institute and their famous concepts, the Four Horsemen and The Sound Relationship House, developed as tools to help clients build happy, long-lasting relationships.
Based on over 40 years of longitudinal research, the Gottman Institute offers an approach that allows counselors to:
- Help couples in crisis triage their relationship and work on healing solutions.
- Assist couples with the “blahs” and enrich and strengthen their relationship.
- Facilitate a firm foundation in pre-marital or pre-commitment counseling.
- Work with individuals to understand why past relationships did not work and how to prepare themselves for relationships that will thrive.
Attendees also participated in lively debate and experiential exercises related to the training.
For information about Gottman certification or official training, please visit Gottman.com. For inquiries about partnering with South University, Austin for mental health seminars or training, please contact Sarah Wilson at SarWilson@southuniversity.edu.
About Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
The South University Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program can prepare you with the training, knowledge, and experience to assess and treat patients facing a wide range of complex issues. Our curriculum is designed to equip you to achieve the eligibility criteria to become licensed in your state and certified as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors.* Learn more about our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program today.
*South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.