Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT)

The Gottman Institute proudly Announces the Addition of Dr. Tanja Haley as a Certified Gottman Therapist, Certification #116.

John Gottman, Ph.D., has learned what actually makes marriages work by studying and following over 3,000 couples throughout 40 years of research. Together with Dr Julie Schwartz Gottman, the Clinical Director of both The Gottman Institute and The Gottman Relationship Center & Referral Network, they have designed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, couples workshops and professional training for therapists.

Dr. Tanja has completed all 5 steps of the intensive training and clinical supervision necessary in order to achieve the designation of Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT).

*The following summary is courtesy of The Gottman Institute:

What is a Certified Gottman Therapist?:

A Certified Gottman TherapistTM
A Certified Gottman Therapist is an individual who has completed the certification program offered by The Gottman Institute. This program includes completion of the following five steps of training:
1) Level 1Bridging the Couple Chasm: A Research-Based Approach
A two-day professional workshop by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, either in person or on DVD/videotape
2) Level 2Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities
A four -day training led by Dr. John M. Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, either in person or on DVD/videotape
3) Level 3aThe Certification Practicum Workshop
A four-day workshop led by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, offered in person
4) Level 3bConsultation
At least eight individual sessions or 12 group sessions of consultation with a Senior Certified Gottman Therapist Consultant
5) Level 3cTape Review
Submission and passing of required DVD/videotapes for review by a Senior Certified Gottman Therapist Tape Reviewer.
PLEASE NOTE: Any therapist or health professional that has not completed ALL of the above requirements may not refer to him- or herself as a “Certified Gottman Therapist,” “Gottman Therapist,” “Gottman Trained Therapist,” “Gottman Method Therapist,” “Level 1, 2 or 3 Gottman Therapist,” or any name of similar title. Use of these terms are reserved ONLY for use by Certified Gottman Therapists, as they have demonstrated their competency in these methods. Certified Gottman Therapists must comply with the Institute's guidelines for continued use of this certification mark.

For further information on Gottman Couples therapy, please feel free to contact Dr. Tanja at 403-669-0005, or by e-mail at dr.tanja@shaw.ca.

To find out how well your relationship is doing, please take this quick quiz courtesy of the Gottman Institute.

If you are interested in booking an initial consultation with Tanja, contact her.