Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
Gottman Couples Therapy: A Research-Based Approach DAY ONE
Delivery Format: Webcast (Interactive)
Quiz Questions
In order to complete this seminar and obtain your Certificate of Completion, you need to pass the following quiz with a minimum score of 70%.
1. Masters of relationships tend to take a strong, direct, confrontational and fair-fighting approach to issues.
A. True
B. False

2. Over two thirds of couples’ problems are fundamentally unsolvable.
A. True
B. False

3. Video tapes of therapy sessions are sent home with clients for them to watch between sessions to gain more from their therapy experience.
A. True
B. False

4. Gottman therapists encourage partners to reveal secrets, which will not be shared with their partner, in the Individual Relational Interview.
A. True
B. False

5. With the majority of relational problems, problem solving is not as crucial as dialogue with perpetual problems.
A. True
B. False

6. Research shows that “massing” therapy sessions at the beginning of treatment is more effective than evenly spacing out sessions over time.
A. True
B. False

7. Gottman Method Therapy™ is based on a strictly behavioral model.
A. True
B. False

8. Dan Wile’s approach to conflict is to use soft, nerf-type bats so that couples can get their aggression out in a safe manner.
A. True
B. False

9. Therapy should be primarily dyadic with the focus on the interaction between partners.
A. True
B. False

10. Assessment is aimed at determining whether partners are compatible.
A. True
B. False

11. Gottman Method Therapy™ should be completed in 14 sessions or less.
A. True
B. False

12. The three main components of Gottman Method Therapy™ address friendship, conflict regulation, and shared meaning systems.
A. True
B. False

13. The presence of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” is an indication that the relationship is beyond repair and that therapy will not be helpful.
A. True
B. False

14. Emotion focused therapy is fundamentally incompatible with the Gottman Method™.
A. True
B. False

15. Gender differences are one of the major causes of relationship dissolution.
A. True
B. False

16. The Oral History Interview reveals important information about the strength of a couple’s friendship.
A. True
B. False

17. Couples therapy is contra-indicated when there is ongoing alcohol or drug addiction.
A. True
B. False

18. Gottman Method™ therapy is primarily an affective therapy which includes behavioral, existential, cognitive, narrative, systemic and psychodynamic components.
A. True
B. False

19. It is not usually possible to directly alter negative sentiment override with cognitive restructuring.
A. True
B. False

20. Marital therapy is always contra-indicated whenever there has been any violence in the marriage.
A. True
B. False

21. Therapy to help with the “Fondness and Admiration System” mostly involves sex therapy.
A. True
B. False

22. The most common perpetual issues is a meta emotion mismatch between partners .
A. True
B. False

23. Marital assessment should always be the first step of Gottman Method Therapy™.
A. True
B. False

24. The presence of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” is an indication that the relationship is beyond repair and that therapy will not be helpful.
A. True
B. False