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Teach The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work to couples in your community.

The Seven Principles Leader Training, based on The New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, was developed from Dr. Gottman’s four decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. Over the years, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have continued to fine-tune their innovative method of disrupting negative behaviors that send marriages onto the rocks.

Showing partners how to work with the small daily moments that make up the heart and soul of any relationship, the Seven Principles Leader Training will train you how to teach couples proven, practical, and effective strategies for making marriage work.

This training provides the tools and know-how to take small groups of couples through Dr. Gottman’s revised, groundbreaking book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Whether at your place of business, community center, mosque, church, or home, the material you will learn in this training can be taught by anyone interested in making a difference in couples’ lives.


This training will prepare you to teach couples how to use Gottman Seven Principles Program materials. You will learn how to lead couples through The Seven Principles book, with a combination of lecture, multi-media presentations, interactive exercises, role-plays, and discussions. You will also learn how to teach couples lecture content by integrating research from The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and how to educate couples through relationship enhancing exercises.

As a result of this training, you will be able to:

  1. Know how to plan, budget, market and organize your own Gottman Seven Principles Program for couples
  2. Gain practical strategies for presenting the Gottman Seven Principles Program in your community
  3. Participate in experiential role play and practice Gottman Seven Principles Program exercises
  4. Learn how to present the lectures and content to your students
  5. Know how to support and encourage the class
  6. Develop skills to handle difficult situations and make referrals
  7. Understand how to use box set materials to enrich the workshop experience
  8. Be able to market yourself as a “Gottman Seven Principles Leader”


If you plan on co-presenting workshops, bring your co-presenter and get trained together. Whether you have years of experience as a clinically trained therapist or are a layperson, this training will give you tools to facilitate a Gottman Seven Principles Program for couples in your community.

  • Clergy
  • Educators
  • Life coaches
  • Therapists
  • Community leaders
  • Social workers


Included in the registration price is the Seven Principles Couples Set and a Seven Principles Leader Guide, which contains the core items facilitators need to present a productive and engaging workshop. The Couples Set also serves as course material for the Seven Principles couples workshops, which leaders can bulk order to use in a class or group setting. Your couples can follow along closely as you teach the Seven Principles curriculum. The set includes:

  • One (1) Gottman Seven Principles Program Leader Guide
  • One (1) copy of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work book
  • Two (2) Gottman Seven Principles Program Couples Guides
  • One (1) set of Love Map & Open-Ended Card Decks
  • Coffee Breaks and Lunch-box all through the training


Upon completion of the training attendees receive an official Gottman Seven Principles Leader certificate, seal, and access to our online Seven Principles Leader Resource Library.


Early registration until 11st of March 499 usd
Registration fee after 11st of March untill 21st of June 599 usd
Late registration fee untill 28th of August 699 usd

Official language of the training is English.


Dave Penner is a licensed clinical psychologist, master trainer in Gottman Methaod Couples Therapy and had been the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute. He is the author of the Leader’s Guide for Teaching the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, which is based on years of experience teaching John Gottman’s Seven Principles book. He has trained therapists in the Gottman Method in North America, Asia and Europe and is the co-developer of the Gottman Seven Principles Program. Dave has practiced for over 30 years as an individual and couples therapist, working in private practice, university, mental health and hospital settings.