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Dates:  October  28 & 29 2017                                               December 2 & 3 2017                                                  February 17 & 18 2018                                                             May 19 & 20 2018                                                         September 15 & 16 2018                                                 October 20 & 21 2018                                                December 1 & 2 2018                                                            

Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Snacks provided, lunch on your own

Where: Pathways to Wellness                                             3505 Cadillac Ave, Suite O-109                                            Costa Mesa, CA 92626            

Cost: $799/Couple                                                               $749 for Students/Interns and Clinicians (with Student ID or license #)

Call today: 714-432-9856

Register Here

 

Continuing Education Credits: 13.5 CEs available, provided by Pesi, Inc. and can be purchased at the workshop with the additional cost of $29.99*

Registration Transfer/Cancellation Policy: If a cancelation is made more than three weeks prior to the workshop date, a full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given. If your cancellation occurs within three weeks of the workshop date, your registration will be converted to a credit for the amount paid. Your credit plus a $75 processing fee is valid for a full year to register for a future “The Art and SCIENCE of Love” Couples Workshop” produced by Dr. Young. Registration fees subject to change without notice.

ADA Accommodations: Special needs? Please let us know how we can serve you.

*Pesi, Inc. will provide CE Credits for the following Clinicians:

Counselors: Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Social Workers: PESI, INC., Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, INC. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2014-January 27, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 13.5 clinical continuing education clock hours in participating in this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Psychologists: PESI, INC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, INC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI, INC. is offering this activity for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Marriage and Family Therapists: This activity consists of 810 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Other Professions: This seminar qualifies for 13.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Art & Science of Love:
A Weekend Workshop for Couples

Designed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman*

Presented by:                                                                                                               Nancy D. Young, Ph.D.
Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer                                                                    

This comprehensive, science-based couple and marriage workshop & retreat is appropriate for couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation: premarital, engaged, married, cohabiting, gay, straight, happy or struggling couples.  All of the ideas presented to you will be grounded in sound and extensive scientific research brought to you from the Gottman Relationship Institute. You will learn what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable.

2 days of engaging information and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and Dr. Young will be available to help those who need it.

  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy
  • Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend

Based on over 40 years of research, by John & Julie Gottman, with thousands of couples, The Art & Science of Love workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this,” you will take home a box set of cards, tools, and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.

Who Should Attend?

Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems before they seek help. The workshop is designed to strengthen your marriage and/or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide a road map for repair.

what you'll learn

How to:

  • Foster respect, affection and closeness
  • Keep conflict discussions calm
  • Build and share a deeper connection
  • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
  • Strengthen and maintain success in your relationship

WHAT YOU'LL receive

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive a box set, which contains:

  • 7 Card Decks: Love Map, Opportunity, Open-ended Questions, Rituals of Connection, Salsa(Mild, Medium and Hot)
  • 2 Couples Workbooks
  • Repair Checklist
  • Aftermath of a Fight Booklet
  • Sound Relationship House Magnet

 

You’ll use these tools in the workshop’s one-on-one exercises and, hopefully, in the ongoing resolutions and deepenings of your relationship when you go home after our weekend together.

what to expect

The Art and Science of Love Workshop is designed to strengthen your relationship through engaging presentations and skill building exercises that are grounded in research.  Dr. Nancy will share humorous stories, film clips and role plays.  During the first day, you will learn how to build and maintain fondness, admiration, and closeness in your relationship or marriage.  On the second day, you will work on conflict management while learning new and important communication skills.  All of the exercises are designed to address your real-life challenges and you will work only with your partner.  During the exercises, Dr. Nancy will be available to consult with those couples who desire help.  There is no group work or public disclosure. This is an experiential, psycho-educational workshop for couples, and is not therapy. At the end of the workshop you will leave with a greater understanding of your relationship and the skills to repair or enhance it.

If you’ve ever been to tennis camp, you probably learned how to hit a forehand, a backhand, a lob, and serve. Tennis camp wasn’t exactly a tournament… It was a place to go and learn and practice the skills you needed to be a good tournament player. This workshop is like that: you will learn skills to practice in your life together over and over and, if you do, your relationship (just like your tennis game) will get better and better.
— Dr. Nancy

Workshop Topics

The Five Basic Questions:

How is your marriage / relationship doing?

  • What makes relationships change, for better or for worse?
  • If your relationship is in trouble, how can you turn it around?
  • If your relationship is doing well, how can you ensure that it will continue to grow?
  • As your relationship improves, how can you make changes last? 

Assessing Your Relationship:

  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your relationship/marriage
  • Identify your relationship's specific strengths and how to build on these
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may impede conflict resolution
  • Learn the small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship 

Building a "Sound Relationship House":

  • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for intimacy
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress
  • Develop your problem-solving skills and learn effective conflict resolution
  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship

Please Note: A brief telephone interview of all attendees is required before confirming participation in the workshop. Once payment is received, you will be contacted to set up the phone interview.

How does the Weekend Couples Workshops compare to Couples or Marriage Counseling? Whether you choose to work on your relationship in The Art & SCIENCE of Love (ASL): Weekend Couples Workshops, or in Couples or Marriage Counseling with a Gottman Certified Therapist, you are in good hands. In both venues you will be actively working with your partner in structured exercises designed to build your connection and increase understanding and empathy for one another even when you disagree. The workshop is a very powerful change agent for most couples and can accelerate progress significantly for many couples. Some couples may need to go more slowly and would flourish with more assistance than can be provided in a workshop setting. If you have any questions about the best fit for your particular situation, feel free to call or email Steph at 714-432-9856 ext 4 or stephenie@pathways2wellness.com to discuss the most helpful option for your individual situation.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Nancy D. Young, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer and Couple’s Workshop Leader directly trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Dr. Young is a seasoned, active Gottman Method therapist, speaker, and presenter, with nearly 35 years’ experience as a full-time therapist, working with individuals and couples and their relationships. Her doctoral dissertation research was on types of romantic love. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Young taught undergraduate and graduate classes, such as: Interpersonal Relationships & Romantic Love, Human Sexuality, Sexual Disorders & Treatment, Substance Disorders & Treatment, and other general psychology topics, at Chapman University for over 20 years. She is also a CAMFT-Certified Supervisor and is passionate about teaching others how to integrate the Gottman tools with their own clients. As a presenter, she is warm, clear, insightful, and generally entertaining.


* The Art & Science of Love workshop was designed by Drs. John is based on Dr. John Gottman’s leading edge research involving over 3,000 couples spanning the past three decades. Gottman is the author of 190 published academic articles, and author or co-author of over 40 books including the best sellers Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, What Makes Love Last, The Relationship Cure, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, The Science of Trust, Principia Amoris, and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, and many others.

Check out our Art of Science and Love Brochure Here

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