Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT)

The Gottman Institute proudly Announces the Addition of Dr. Tanja Haley as a Certified Gottman Therapist, Certification #116.

John Gottman, Ph.D., has learned what actually makes marriages work by studying and following over 3,000 couples throughout 40 years of research. Together with Dr Julie Schwartz Gottman, the Clinical Director of both The Gottman Institute and The Gottman Relationship Center & Referral Network, they have designed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, couples workshops and professional training for therapists.

Dr. Tanja has completed all 5 steps of the intensive training and clinical supervision necessary in order to achieve the designation of Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT).

What is a Certified Gottman Therapist?

*The following summary is courtesy of The Gottman Institute.

A Certified Gottman Therapist is an individual who has completed the certification program offered by The Gottman Institute. This program includes completion of the following five steps of training:

LEVEL

1

Bridging the Couple Chasm: A Research-Based Approach

Bridging the Couple Chasm: A Research-Based Approach

A two-day professional workshop by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, either in person or on DVD/videotape

LEVEL

2

Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities

Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities

A four-day training led by Dr. John M. Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, either in person or on DVD/videotape

LEVEL

3a

The Certification Practicum Workshop

The Certification Practicum Workshop

A four-day workshop led by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, offered in person

LEVEL

3b

Consultation

Consultation

Complete a minimum of 8 hours individual supervision with an approved Gottman consultant or 12 hours of group consultation. Once the supervision is complete, four video segments of your work with couples must be reviewed by your consultant and approved for submission to the Gottman Institute. 
 

LEVEL

3c

Tape Review

Tape Review

Submission and passing of required DVD/videotapes for review by a Senior Certified Gottman Therapist Tape Reviewer

PLEASE NOTE: Any therapist or health professional that has not completed ALL of the above requirements may not refer to him- or herself as a “Certified Gottman Therapist,” “Gottman Therapist,” “Gottman Trained Therapist,” “Gottman Method Therapist,” “Level 1, 2 or 3 Gottman Therapist,” or any name of similar title. Use of these terms are reserved ONLY for use by Certified Gottman Therapists, as they have demonstrated their competency in these methods. Certified Gottman Therapists must comply with the Institute’s guidelines for continued use of this certification mark.

Relationship Quiz

To find out how well your relationship is doing, please take this quick quiz courtesy of the Gottman Institute.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

– M. Scott Peck

For further information on Gottman Couples therapy or to book an initial consultation, contact Dr. Tanja today.