The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver
Reviewed by Lenore Doster
In 2010 the Summit Therapist Team underwent additional training in couples therapy in order to further their skills. The training was largely based on the work and research of John Gottman, Ph.D. The training resulted in the therapists developing an advanced relational assessment and couples therapeutic process for our community.
The couples therapy that is provided here at The Summit Counseling Center has the advantage of providing treatment over an extended period of time, allowing the couple to address their issues carefully in a stepwise fashion. Generally a couple will begin their therapy one or two times a week for one hour each session. Especially at the onset of this type of treatment, individuals can feel as if they are in a whirlwind; the time is going by fast and there is so much to cover and to learn.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work can help augment the therapy process, especially in those early phases of therapy that can be trying to push through. In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work you will find treasures of information about what makes marriages fail and succeed. It is packed full of simple yet meaningful questionnaires, concepts, and exercises. Additionally, through reviewing the material, it may raise important issues that you believe you need to bring-up in therapy.
The purchase of this recommended book using the link above will contribute to the funding of The Summit Society and benefits our ministry of care for those in need.