PoP 207 | Part 2 of 2 Gottman Institute Clinical Director Dr. Dave Penner

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Today, Joe Sanok speaks with Clinical Director Dr. Dave Penner, in part 2 of 2 Gottman Institute.

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In This Podcast


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Sound Relationship House

  1. Friendship (Love Maps)
  2. Managing conflict
  3. Creating shared meaning together
  4. Positive perspective
  5. Share fondness and admiration
  6. Turn towards
  7. Make life dreams and aspirations come true

Gottman Horsemen of Apocalypse

  1. Criticism
  2. Defensiveness
  3. Contempt
  4. Stonewalling

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Meet Dave Penner

Dave Penner is a licensed clinical psychologist and is the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute. He is the author of the Leader’s and Couples Guides for the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work program, based on the bestselling book by the same title by John Gottman and Nan Silver. He has trained therapists and workshop leaders in the Gottman Method on four continents.

In his role as the Clinical Director, Dr. Penner oversees clinical aspects of Institute, including providing consultation to Certified Gottman Therapists and clinicians in training; selecting and training consultants for clinicians pursuing certification; training and supervising video reviewers who certify therapists in the Gottman Method; overseeing quality control of new programs and products; training and supervising roving therapists at couples workshops and answering clinical questions from clinicians, researchers, the media and the public.

Dave has practiced for over 30 years as an individual and couples therapist working in private practice, university, mental health and medical settings.  He may be contacted at dpenner@gottman.com 

Meet Joe Sanok

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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