Julie Schwartz Gottman, John M. Gottman – Couples Therapy for Treating Trauma: The Gottman Method Approach
Trauma treatments have largely ignored the interpersonal symptoms of PTSD. But whether caused by early abandonment, childhood abuse, military combat, or other traumatic experiences, the impact of trauma on committed relationships is commonly encountered in everyday practice.
Watch John and Julie Gottman and discover therapy that interweaves individual PTSD treatment with the interpersonal orientation of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Explore the negative ways that PTSD can enter a couple’s relationship and determine the best intervention for your couples with PTSD.
Couples Therapy for Treating Trauma Objectives
- Determine the impact of PTSD on a couple’s relationship to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions for both the individual and couple.
- Apply simple yet effective clinical interventions in session to help clients acquire a new perspective of PTSD and a more adaptive approach to managing symptoms.
- Assess the often ignored social and interpersonal symptoms of PTSD in clients.
Couples Therapy for Treating Trauma Outline
What is PTSD?
- Ignored PTSD Symptoms
- Cases of PTSD
- Neuroscience of PTSD
- The Physiology of PTSD
Effective Treatments of PTSD
- Individual Treatments
- Couples Treatments
- Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Couples’ Therapy for PTSD
- PTSD’s Affects on Relationships
- The Non-PTSD Partner
- Effects on Sound Relationship House
- Love Maps
- Turning Toward
- Conflict Management
Intervention for Couples with PTSD
- Returning to Couple Interaction
- Specific Interventions
- Creating Shared Meaning