Couples/Marital Issues, Marriage, Relationships



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Marriage Educator, Psychotherapist, Speaker/Presenter

About John and Julie Gottman

Drs. John and Julie Gottman are world-renowned for their breakthrough research on relationships.

They were recently honored with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Psychotherapy Networker for decades of work revolutionizing couples therapy.

Julie Gottman, Ph.D., co-Founder and President of The Gottman Institute, is a winner of the Washington State Psychologist of the Year. She has co-authored seven books, including the popular "Ten Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy," "And Baby Makes Three," and "Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love." She is also the co-creator of the immensely popular, The Art and Science of Love weekend workshop for couples, and co-designed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training Program, which she has taught nationally and in over 15 countries.     

John Gottman, Ph.D., was voted one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter century. Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the University of Washington, Dr. Gottman is known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations, self-report and physiology. He is the author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 45 books, including the bestselling "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work," "What Makes Love Last; The Relationship Cure," and "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail."

They are also co-founders of Affective Software, Inc., which has created a tele-therapy technology that will live on cell phones, computers, and tablets to assist therapists in couples therapy and offer direct relationship building services directly to couples.