Michael Brown, MSC, LMFT, with the College of Psychologists of Peru, Cusco

Michael Brown with the College of Psychologists of Peru, Regional Council Cusco.

Recently, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Peru for a mission project and to visit my wife’s family. While we were there, I had the opportunity to sow the seed of Gottman Method Couples Therapy in a land where that seed had not yet been sown and is little known.

Michael Brown, MSC, LMFT, presenting Gottman Method Couples Therapy to the College of Psychologists of Peru, affiliate Cusco.

Michael Brown presenting Gottman Method Couples Therapy to the College of Psychologists of Peru, Regional Council Cusco.

Michael Brown with Drs. Elita Pizarro Oroz & Yanet Castro Vargas of the College of Psychologists of Peru, Regional Council Cusco, receiving a certificate of appreciation.

Michael Brown with Drs. Elita Pizarro Oroz & Yanet Castro Vargas of the College of Psychologists of Peru, Regional Council Cusco, receiving a certificate of appreciation.

On July 21st, I met with the College of Psychologists of Peru in Cusco and gave a presentation on  Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I spoke about the research behind the Gottman Method, the FourHorsemen of the Apocalypse, and the Sound Relationship House Theory. It was a wonderful encounter with colleagues with much interest and many questions. As a result, we are talking with the College of Psychologists and the Psychology Department of the Andean University about the possibility of a Level 1 Clinical Training next year in Cusco.

Michael Brown, with wife Margot and daughter Hannah, presenting Gottman Method to pastoral agents of the Methodist Church of Lima and Callao.

Michael Brown, with wife Margot and daughter Hannah, presenting Gottman Method to pastoral agents of the Methodist Church of Lima and Callao.

Michael Brown presenting Gottman Method Couples Therapy to pastoral agents of the Methodist Church of Lima and Callao.

Michael Brown presenting Gottman Method Couples Therapy to pastoral agents of the Methodist Church of Lima and Callao.

On July 23rd, I had the opportunity to do a one-day workshop on Gottman Method Couples Therapy with pastoral agents of the Methodist Church of Lima and Callao. I presented the research behind the Gottman Method, the Four Horsemen, the Sound Relationship House Theory, and the “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Again, there was much interest and active participation. One participant wrote afterwards that it was “a good time for learning and acquiring tools for therapeutic action in favor of the family.” Another commented that such therapeutic and pastoral work with couples and families was “urgent and necessary” and that the workshop was “an answer to her prayers.” As a result, we are discussing ways to continue formation in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and couple and family therapy as a whole via the Methodist Church in Peru’s online training forum.

Michael Brown receiving a gift of appreciation from the Methodist Bishop of Peru, Most Reverend Samuel Aguilar.

Michael Brown receiving a gift of appreciation from the Methodist Bishop of Peru, the Most Reverend Samuel Aguilar.

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