Level 3 Clinical Training

Level 3 Clinical Training For Couples Panganiban Therapy LLC San Diego CA

Presented by: Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT, Certified Gottman Couples Therapist & Bill Bumberry, Ph.D., Master Gottman Trainer.

There is no better way to learn how to apply Gottman Method Couples Therapy than the Level 3 Training. This advanced, practicum workshop is only offered in real-time, either by Drs. John and Julie Gottman or by a Certified Gottman Trainer around the world in virtual and in-person training events.

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Training significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method strategies.




9:00am - 5:00pm


Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109

Training Description

In a small-group setting, you will have the opportunity to practice and refine your use of Gottman Method therapy and receive personalized guidance in developing a roadmap for making sound clinical decisions.

The Level 3 Training content represents the true resistances and co-morbidities we face as therapists and how we can transform them into effective healing methods for the couple.

The workshop is structured to help create a safe and secure environment so participants can learn and practice while feeling free of criticism and negative judgment.

Building on the knowledge obtained from Level 1 TrainingLevel 2 Training, you will master how to effectively use the Oral History Interview during a couple’s assessment and understand its implications. You will learn how to clearly explain to a couple their strengths and challenges in terms of the Sound Relationship House, and how to help partners identify their own “Four Horsemen” and understand the antidotes.

You will learn how to select and utilize appropriate tools to help a couple deepen their .Friendship System. You will learn how to clarify a couple’s conflicts in terms of solvable, perpetual, and grid-locked problems, and use the “Dreams Within Conflict” technique to help a couple feel hopeful and to achieve break-through with their perpetual conflict.

You will learn how to successfully intervene when one or both partners are flooding, help a couple reach solutions using the Compromise Ovals intervention, and sensitively intervene when co-morbidities are present.

Click here to read the Level 3 readiness checklist.

This training is for psychologists, social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), professional counselors, addiction counselors, and other mental health professionals. Completion of Level 1 Training and Level 2 Training is required, as well as a master’s degree, doctor degree, or current enrollment in a graduate program within a mental health-related field is required. Therapy experience is highly recommended, but not required.

Included in the registration price is a clinical training manual, which contains the core Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute.

    • 200+ page digital Level 3 Clinical Training Manual
    • Certificate of Completion for Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3 Training upon completion of the event
    • Eligible for up to 20 CE hours (contact trainer for details)
    • Eligibility to continue on to the Certification Track

Training Objectives

At the completion of this training, you will be able to:

Video Participation

Participants are asked to bring a short (approximately ten minutes) video segment (on DVD or USB thumb drive) of difficult and challenging couples to the Level 3 Training. The therapist’s work with the couple will not be critiqued. In fact, the video does not even need to show the therapist, just seeing the couple is all that is needed.

The purpose will be to use these couples to illustrate how the Gottman Method can be applied to these tough cases. The trainer(s) will describe how they would treat these couples and then participants from the audience will volunteer to role play these couples with the trainer(s) demonstrating using a variety of interventions with these couples. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice using these interventions in a supportive small group setting with other participants’ role playing the couples from the videos.

Bringing a video tape isn’t required, but it will help make the training more meaningful for everyone. If you cannot bring a taped segment, it would help to bring a brief written description of a challenging couple for the same purpose. This is for Case Discussion within the context of Certification Practicum ONLY and is not related to the videotaped interventions submitted for final Certification Review.

We are not able to support the following video formats: Mini DVD’s, “High-8,” alternate or nonstandard international formats, such as “Super-8.”

Training Pricing

Gottman Level 1 Training


Gottman Level 2 Training


Gottman Level 3 Training


Transfer/Cancellation Policy (Trainings)

Refunds less $50.00 administration fee are given for cancellations received in writing via email to admin@panganibantherapy.com, no less than 21 days prior to the event. Refunds are not possible less than 21 days before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Cancellation policy is final and not negotiable. You may, however, transfer your registration to another event within one year of the training date. We regret we are unable to extend your transfer beyond one year or transfer your registration to trainings offered by other trainers, The Gottman Institute, or other organizations. If you choose to transfer to a different training date, you will no longer be eligible for a refund. If a training is canceled by us you will get a full refund. Costs incurred for travel arrangements, however, are the sole responsibility of the individual or entity that made those arrangements. If the venue needs to be changed, no reimbursement will be given.

By registering for any Panganiban Therapy, Inc. sponsored or hosted event the individual or entity agrees to these terms. 

Training Reviews

Thousands of clinicians worldwide have completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Here’s what some of them have said about the workshop.

“The Gottman Method is so useful and relevant to my work and marriage. I am incredibly grateful for the instruction and guidance. It’s been my privilege to have participated in the Level 3 practicum workshop.”
Anonymous evaluation from Santa Cruz, CA
“The Gottman Method is so useful and relevant to my work and marriage. I am incredibly grateful for the instruction and guidance. It’s been my privilege to have participated in the Level 3 practicum workshop.”
Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA
“This has been the best training I have ever attended. I appreciate all the research that has been done, which makes it easier to sell to individuals who are skeptical about couples counseling. This theory is so practical. I am excited about the opportunity to become a Certified Gottman Therapist. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.”
Anonymous evaluation from Portland, OR

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