About John Gottman, Ph.D.
Gottman is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce
prediction, involving the study of emotions, physiology, and communication.
His breakthrough research on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous
major awards including:
He is the author or co-author
of 119 published academic articles and 37 books, including:
National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research
American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor
to Family Systems Research
American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential
Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution
National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding
Career in Theory and Research.
John has appeared on
numerous TV programs, including: “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “CBS Morning
News,” and “Oprah.” Articles about him have appeared in The
New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People,
Self, Reader’s Digest, Psychology Today, the Seattle
Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
most recent book, The Relationship Cure, A 5-Step Guide for Building
Better Connections with Family, Friends, and Lovers (Crown Publishers)
York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Marriages Succeed or Fail…and How You Can Make Yours Last (Simon
An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting (Simon
Marriage Clinic (Norton).
has been professor of psychology at the University of Washington since
1986 and founded the Family Research Laboratory (or what the media has
termed "The Love Lab") where much of his ongoing research on
couples and families is conducted. Dr. Gottman was the co-founder of the
Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman. He is currently
Managing Director of the Gottman Research Institute.
John Gottman presents workshops throughout the country. In Seattle, John
co-presents, with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, four couples workshops
per year, The Art and Science of Love, and one summer session of
the Institute's Advanced Training Seminar in Couples Therapy (for
clinicians). He also presents ten two-day clinical workshops per year,
Marital Therapy: A Research-Based Approach, around the country.
His style of presentation is clear, informative and chocked with humor.
He is beloved by his audiences everywhere.