The Gottman Relationship Checkup is designed as a tool for use by clinicians in a therapeutic setting.
This tool streamlines the relationship assessment process for your therapist, providing personalized, clinical feedback plus specific recommendations for treatment based on your answers.
Dr. John Gottman is a clinical psychologist who has completed more than 40 years of research on couple relationships. Dr. Julie Gottman is also a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in private practice and teaching settings. Together, in collaboration with The Gottman Institute, they have created this research-based assessment tool for therapists to use with couples as a method for learning the strengths and challenges of a relationship, and to determine a treatment plan.
The Gottman Relationship Checkup is composed of 480 questions about friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, values, and trust, as well as parenting, housework, finances, individual areas of concern, and more.
The actual time it takes to complete each assessment varies based on individual responses, the complexity of relationship dynamics, and the optional use of comment areas to provide additional information about the relationship. On average, you can expect to spend between 1-2 hours completing the Gottman Relationship Checkup.
When you have both completed the questionnaires, your therapist will be notified and will be able to securely log in to review your scores and the analysis of your relationship. Your therapist will be able to discuss the results with you and suggest a treatment plan for improving and strengthening your relationship.
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