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Gottman Couples Therapy: Lessons from the Love Lab

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

William Bumberry, Ph.D, will present an overview of Gottman Couples Therapy, highlighting the core clinical interventions as well as recent developments in the approach. Dr. Gottman’s 40 years of ground breaking research has changed the way we see relationships and illuminated a path to help couples build intimacy and connection. Research, practice and videotapes of clinical work will be highlighted.
Dr. Bumberry is a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for more than a decade and is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and Master Trainer. Dr. Bumberry is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Bumberry has presented Gottman professional trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has been featured in numerous workshops and conferences, including The Evolution of Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy Networker. In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry integrates elements of Emotion Focused Therapy into his work and teaching. Over the course of his career he has trained with or hosted many of the pioneers of the Family Therapy/Systems Therapy world. 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 (videotape); and Reshaping Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker.

By the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the levels of the Sound Relationship House.
2. Describe two interventions to manage conflict.
3. Describe two interventions to enhance friendship.
4. Explain why physiological soothing is central to healthy relationships.
5. Describe the antidotes to the Four Horsemen.

CE 2.0 Hours (for Missouri psychologists only)

Syberg’s Dorsett (314-785-0481) 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Cash Bar
2430 Old Dorsett Road 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner
St. Louis, MO 63043 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Program

$40 for paid SLPA members (dinner and CE included).
$40 for non-psychologist guests (dinner only; no CE certificate issued).
$25 for paid SLPA student members.
$60 for non-members psychologists (dinner and CE included).


September 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Syberg’s Dorsett
2430 Old Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
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