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

2. 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

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

4. Masters of relationships tend to take a strong, direct, confrontational and fair-fighting approach to issues.
A. True
B. False

5. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. 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

22. 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

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

24. 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