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About John Gottman, Ph.D.

John Gottman is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, involving the study of emotions, physiology, and communication. His breakthrough research on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards including:

  • Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards
  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award
  • The American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor to Family Systems Research
  • The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution
  • The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research.
He is the author or co-author of 119 published academic articles and 37 books, including:
  • His most recent book, The Relationship Cure, A 5-Step Guide for Building Better Connections with Family, Friends, and Lovers (Crown Publishers)
  • New York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (Crown Publishers)
  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail…and How You Can Make Yours Last (Simon & Schuster)
  • Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting (Simon and Schuster)
  • The Marriage Clinic (Norton).
John has appeared on numerous TV programs, including: “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “CBS Morning News,” and “Oprah.” Articles about him have appeared in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, Psychology Today, the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

He has been professor of psychology at the University of Washington since 1986 and founded the Family Research Laboratory (or what the media has termed "The Love Lab") where much of his ongoing research on couples and families is conducted. Dr. Gottman was the co-founder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman. He is currently Managing Director of the Gottman Research Institute.

Dr. John Gottman presents workshops throughout the country. In Seattle, John co-presents, with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, four couples workshops per year, The Art and Science of Love, and one summer session of the Institute's Advanced Training Seminar in Couples Therapy (for clinicians). He also presents ten two-day clinical workshops per year, Marital Therapy: A Research-Based Approach, around the country. His style of presentation is clear, informative and chocked with humor. He is beloved by his audiences everywhere.