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Digital Seminar

The Art of Relationship Repair: Mastering and Integrative Couples Therapy with an EFT and Gottman Approach

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Marci Gray, RP
Approx. 6 Hours
Sep 06, 2024
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Couples therapy can be challenging and intense. It is not for the faint at heart, nor for the passive or timid therapist. Learn how to master couples therapy and gain confidence to work with couples of diverse backgrounds who are facing serious challenges in their relationship. Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that inexperienced therapists can make. Help couples who are stuck and struggle with intimacy, conflict, trust, misunderstandings or maintaining a deep connection to attune with one another and meet one another’s needs utilizing portions of both the Gottman method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Understand the ingredients for healthy and happy relationships while gaining tools and strategies for repair, restoration and reigniting the connection that brought them together.


* Credit Note - CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Marci is the lead psychotherapist and CEO of Gray Matter Health, a growing counseling and consulting firm. Her team offers in-person and virtual individual, couple, and family therapy, as well as consulting services focusing on psychological safety and anti-racism for various organizations.

Marci is the author of the Empowerment Planner, a mental health and wellness tool based on CBT and ACT therapy, created to help people focus on and improve their daily wellness. This effective tool has been utilized by clients, the school boards and therapists to help aid symptom improvement and life fulfillment.

Marci has been working with couples in various capacities for over 20 years. Being trained in both EFT couples therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy, she has learned how to marry the two modalities, taking the best principles from each to help couples repair and thrive. She has seen hundreds of couples over the years and has watched their relationships flourish and grow by using the various couples therapy techniques she will teach you based on both the Gottman and EFT approaches.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Marci Gray has employment relationships with Gray Matter Health, the Government of Canada and FCA Group. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Marci Gray is a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

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  1. Apply techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method to enhance couple connections and promote meaningful progress after infidelity.
  2. Understand the impacts of infidelity on intimate relationships.
  3. Learn techniques to determine if couples are mutually committed to repair attachment wounds after infidelity.
  4. Develop skills to work effectively with couples from diverse backgrounds and address infidelity with cultural sensitivity.
  5. Learn advanced skills in constructive conflict management to help couples resolve disputes and overcome negative patterns.
  6. Integrate trauma-informed approaches to address past traumas and childhood wounds, facilitating healing and rebuilding trust.


EFT and Gottman Method in Couples Therapy Integration for Building Intimacy

  • Understanding the integrated structure and approach
  • Utilizing EFT's attachment framework to foster emotional intimacy
  • Utilizing the sound relationship house and Gottman assessment
  • Applying Gottman's Four Horsemen to prevent conflict escalation
  • Incorporating techniques such as like EFT's 'Hold Me Tight' conversations and Gottman's 'Love Maps' to improve connection
  • Emphasizing the importance of Gottman’’s ‘Fondness and Admiration’ building

Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Therapy

  • Applying EFT’s emphasis on emotional experiences across cultures
  • Utilizing Gottman’s principles of soft start-up to challenge and understand diverse relationship norms
  • Strategies for cultural understanding using Gottman's Sound Relationship House model

Advanced Clinical Skills for Conflict Management

  • EFT techniques for de-escalating and processing emotional responses
  • Gottman’s conflict blueprint for identifying solvable vs. perpetual problems
  • Skills for guiding couples to self-soothe and repair using EFT and Gottman methods
  • Create new positive interactions and strengthen bonds recognizing emotional triggers as outlined in EFT

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Couples Therapy

  • EFT's approach to addressing attachment injuries and trauma
  • Gottman's methods for building trust and commitment after trauma
  • Techniques for trauma-sensitive communication based on attachment and EFT
  • Gottman’s repair after infidelity and breaches in trust

Target Audience

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers


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