Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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Gottman Method Couples Therapy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_195-1



Gottman method couples therapy is a clinical approach designed to help committed couples improve their relationships. Based on the research into divorce prediction and marital stability of John M. Gottman, Ph.D., along with Robert Levenson, Ph.D., and others, Gottman method couples therapy seeks to use those insights to help couples reduce the presence of the factors which predict relationship failure, and incorporate behaviors and emotions that lead to greater relationship stability. Gottman method couples therapy was created by John M. Gottman, Ph.D., and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D., as a way of utilizing the insights from the research to help couples improve their relationships.

Prominent Associated Figures

  • John M. Gottman, Ph.D.

  • Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.

  • Robert W. Levenson, Ph.D.

  • Janice Driver, Ph.D.

  • Julia Babcock, Ph.D.

  • F. Shapiro, Ph.D.

  • James Coan, Ph.D.

  • Sylvia Carrere,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Gottman InstituteSeattleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam R. Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA