David Penner, Ph.D.
David Penner, Ph.D. was the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute from 2005 until he retired in 2017. In that role, he oversaw clinical aspects of the Institute including providing consultation to clinicians, managing quality control of new programs and products, training and supervising consultants, certification video reviewers and roving therapists at The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, and responding to questions about the Gottman Method to the media, clinicians, and the public.
David authored the Leader’s and Couples Guides to John Gottman’s book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and co-developed the Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples. He has conducted numerous workshops on the Gottman Method across the U.S. and internationally.
Laura Heck, LMFT
Laura Heck is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Gottman Therapist in private practice working exclusively with couples. Laura co-hosts Marriage Therapy Radio where you can be a fly on the wall while two marriage therapists hash out some of the most common issues couples encounter and how each approaches them in their office. She is the co-developer and master trainer for the Gottman Seven Principles Program and consults as a relationship expert for corporations and media outlets.
Continuing Education hours are not available for this on-demand training. If you are interested in receiving CE hours for this course, you can attend one of our regular live training events.
What is an on-demand course?
On-demand courses are self-paced online courses you can access any time from any computer or mobile device with a current browser and a reliable internet connection. Courses include streaming video lectures and downloadable PDFs of manuals and supplemental content. There are no required assignments or scheduled events, and there is no interaction with faculty or other students.
The Seven Principles Leader Training On-demand course includes an online quiz for you to be eligible for your certificate of completion that you can download once you have viewed all the content and passed the quiz. These courses do not expire. You can take as long as you need to pass, and you still have access once you have completed the course.
What kind of computer skills do I need?
In order to be successful with online learning, you must have basic computer or mobile device and internet skills. You should be able to use a browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, and keep it updated to the most recent version. You will need to be able to create an account at gottman.com, complete the purchase process, and visit your account again to launch your courses. You will need to understand how to click buttons, use video controls, such as pause and play, and download and open PDF files.
How do I access the course content once I have purchased a course?
Log in at gottman.com and visit your My Account page to see a list of your online courses. Each course will include a button to launch the course viewer. The viewer button takes you to a page that contains all the course content, including links to take your quiz and download your certificate of completion.
What is required in order to earn CE credit?
Continuing Education hours are not available for the on-demand training. If you are interested in receiving CE hours for this course, you can attend one of our regular live training events.
Do online courses come with the printed manuals?
No. Online courses that include manuals come with a downloadable PDF manual. When you purchase an online course that has a printed manual available for purchase, you can add the manual to your order for an additional fee. If you would like a printed manual but did not select it during purchase, you can order it later by contacting The Gottman Institute’s customer service team.
Do I need the printed manual?
We highly recommend you purchase the printed manual for online courses. Every printed manual includes a binder with tabs for each chapter, so it’s easy to flip through the materials as you watch the videos. Manuals are an important reference during and after the courses as you learn to apply the methods.
Can I share my login with colleagues so we can learn as a group?
No. Logins may only be used by the individual who purchased the course. If you would like to learn as a group, please ask the other members to purchase the course.
Can I share the manual and handout PDFs with colleagues?
No. All files included with the course may only be used by the individual who purchased the course.
Can I purchase Online Learning products for someone else?
No. Purchases are associated with user accounts and linked to CE credits and certificates. You can allow someone to use your credit card to purchase, but they need to be logged into their own account so it can be associated with their credits for the course.