Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1 & 2) 

Training course leading to Gottman Certified Therapist


<Online video lecture facilitated by GMCT's Trainer>




Learning the practical, emotion-focused, and highly effective approach which is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of compelling research with over 3,000 couples. Join the worldwide network of more than 50,000 mental health professionals who have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Two Levels will be organized

A new arrangement of Gottman Level I and Level II

The new format for University Out Reach Gottman Couple Method Therapy will be online program.

New features:

  • Unlimited accessibility on all level I and II media learning materials
  • 1 session Gottman Expert Q and A at each Level
  • 1 session Learning Group discussion for each Level
  • Organized quiz study groups and unlimited quiz retakes

(Amended on 8/10/2020) Level 1 Starts: 16/10 (Friday) Time: 0930-1100  Zoom meeting

  • Other facilitator meetings:  to be confirmed after the first meeting
  • Participants have 2 weeks to complete the Level I,
  • Help couples learn to manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams. Discover research-based assessments and effective interventions you can start practicing immediately.

(Amended on 8/10/2020) Level 2 Starts: 13/11 (Friday) Time: 0930-1100  Zoom meeting

  • Other facilitator meetings to be confirmed after the first meeting
  • Participants have 2 weeks to complete the Level I.
  • Internalize the powerful, research-based Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessment and intervention techniques as you integrate them in your clinical work. Gain insight as to when to use these methods and when couples therapy is contraindicated.

Level 1 - Learning Objectives

  • Knowing “Sound Relationship House theory”
  • Conduct a couple’s therapy assessment using elements of the couple’s narrative, the Oral History Interview, written questionnaires, observations of conflict and individual interviews
  • Learn two interventions to help couples to better manage conflicts
  • Enhance a couple’s friendship
  • To explore a couple’s system of shared meaning
  • Recognize the importance of self-soothing
  • Create a therapeutic contract with a couple
  • Describe the Philosophy of Therapy and including assumptions

Level 2 – Learning Objectives

  • Prepare couples to physiologically soothe when flooded
  • Select and implement interventions help deal with conflict
  • Apply different modes of changing the “Attack / Defend System” in a couple’s interaction
  • Assist couples to establish a dialogue about their gridlocked conflicts
  • Develop interventions that couples can use as antidotes to the “Four Horsemen”
  • Describe the five steps of processing a fight or a regrettable incident using the Aftermath of A Fight intervention
  • Use and describe the Stress-Reducing Conversation to minimize relapse
  • Meanings and friendship building
  • Recognize emotions on the Human Face, Tension in the Voice, the Important of Words ad the use of the SPAFF coding system
  • Describe the seven levels of the Sound Relationship House Theory
  • Instruct couple on how to work towards a compromise by using the Two Oval method
  • Describe how the to recognize Bids and Turning Towards
  • Explain the component of the first three Assessment sessions
  • Explain and demonstrate how to conduct an Oral Interview
  • Conduct a Feedback Session, including how to formulate a Treatment Plan
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Working to deal with affairs
  • Couple dealing with substance abuse
  • Couples Therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Appropriate approaches to intervene various forms of domestic violence

Co-Ordinator and Facilitator :

Professor Albert Chan (Ph.D. & Psy.D.) 

Ms. Christina Leung (Family and Marriage Therapist)


Dr. Albert Chan (PHD, PSYD)

  • Reg. Social Worker
  • Clinical & Counseling Psychologist
  • Doctor in Clinical Psychology, Uni. of The Rockies
  • Doctor in Counseling Psychology, Belford Uni. USA
  • Master of Education (Counselling Psychology), McGill Uni.
  • Certified Trainer, (NOVA) National Community Crisis Response Team Training, USA
  • Certificate of Critical Incident Debriefing, Nova and Mitchell Models (Basic and Advance)
  • AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor (USA)
  • Visiting Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, Zhuhai

Dr. Albert Chan is a dynamic and experienced Clinical and Counseling Psychologist with a wide range of personal and corporate management coaching and training experiences from a variety of organizations includes government, non-profit organizations and private corporations. 

Dr. Chan offers inspiring insights and stimulating experiential facilitation and psychological services that cultivate participants’ strengths and motivation to develop innovations and practical solutions; coaching CEOs and leaders includes Byer international Corp, Manulife, Prudential, and Price Waterhouse Cooper, HK senior medical officers, Hong Kong police superintendents, and Accountants.

Course Details

Date & Time: (Amended on 8/10/2020)

Level 1: 16/10/2020 (Fri)   9:30am – 11:00am  Zoom Meeting

Level 2: 13/11/2020 (Fri)   9:30am – 11:00am   Zoom Meeting

Target : Helping Professionals, Counselor, teachers, medical staffs and anyone interested in Gottman Method Couples Therapy 

Level 1 & 2: 

  • HK$7,500-
  • HK$7,200- (Enroll the course 1 month or more prior to the event)
  • HK$7,000- (for each group of 2 or above & enroll the course at 1 month prior to the event)


Level 1: (Price including the clinical training material HK$800-)

  • HK$3,500-
  • HK$3,300- (Enroll the course 1 month or more prior to the event)
  • HK$3,100- (for each group of 2 or above & enroll the course at 1 month prior to the event)


Level 2:  (Price including the clinical training material HK$1000-)

  • HK$5,000-
  • HK$4,800- (Enroll the course 1 month or more prior to the event)
  • HK$4,600- (for each group of 2 or above & enroll the course at 1 month prior to the event)


Language : Lecture Videos are in English, facilitated in Cantonese supplemented with English (Teaching materials are mainly in English)

Course Mode : Online video lecture facilitated by GMCT’s Trainer via online platform〝ZOOM”

Certificate : 

Certificate of completion issued by The Gottman Institute

Level 1: Certificate of Completion, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level I Bridging the Couple Chasm

Level 2: Certificate of Completion, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 2, Assessment, Intervention and Co-morbidities


  • Nurse CNE : 1 CNE/ hour
  • Social Worker CPD : 1 CPD/ hour

Registration :

  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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Important Notes: 

1. The course confirmation will be sent to participants via email at least 2 weeks before the course, please contact us if you do not receive any notification.

2. All registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

3. Once registration has submitted, it cannot be refunded and canceled for any reason.

4. All requests for any change of registration must be given in a written form for approval. An administration fee of HK$200 will be charged for any processing request.

5. Official receipt will be issued on the first day of the course. Re-issue of official receipt will be charged HK$50.

6. If you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us on or 3111 0264.