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

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

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

5. 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

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

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

8. 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

9. 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

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

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

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

13. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. 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

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

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

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