September 8-9, 2017: Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1 Training


The training is offered exclusively to ACU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program students, faculty, and alumni. The Gottman Level 1 Clinical Training gives participants new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.

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The training is offered exclusively to ACU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program students, faculty, and alumni. Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

As a result of this trThe Level 1 Home Studyaining, you will receive:

Upon completion of this training, attendees are awarded a Certificate of Completion. Included in the registration price is a clinical manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions.

  • 300+ page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion

Apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy to help couples strengthen:

  • The Friendship System – the foundation for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System – the basis for helping couples identify and address solvable problems, and understand and manage irresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System – the existential foundation of the relationship that helps partners discover their shared purpose for building a life together

As a result of taking this training, you will learn:

  • Research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict
  • Skills to empower partners to dialogue about their worst gridlocked issues by uncovering their underlying dreams, history, and values
  • Methods to help couples process fights and heal their hurts
  • Techniques for partners to deepen their intimacy and minimize relapse
  • New assessments and effective interventions to help understand couples’ struggles



  • ACU Alumni and Faculty – $200
  • Current ACU Students – $150 (Coupon code: GOTSTU)

Earlybird (on or before August 1) – 10% Off (Coupon code: GOTEARLY)


Participants will receive 12 hours of continuing education as we are an approved continuing education provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.


September 8, 2017

  • 8:45-9:00 Registration
  • 9-11 Session
  • 11-11:15 Break
  • 11:15-noon Session
  • noon-1 Lunch
  • 1-2:30 Session
  • 2:30-2:45 Break
  • 2:45-4:30 Session

September 9, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m. – noon (breaks worked in)
  • noon-1 Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (breaks worked in)


ACU Dallas
One Hanover Park
16633 Dallas Parkway, Suite 800
Addison, Texas 75001

About the Facilitator

Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas and an independent MFT in Ohio as well as an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor. She is the program director of the Online Marriage and Family Therapy program at Abilene Christian University Dallas. Prior to this position, she worked in the residential MFT program at ACU as a faculty member and clinic director for 5 years.

Sara grew up in Oklahoma and earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University. She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from ACU and her doctorate in MFT from Texas Tech University.

Sara currently serves on the Counselor, Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Board in Ohio. She is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Elections Council.

Additional information

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At once, 12 installments


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