Join Us In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for:

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm

December 05, 2024 – December 08, 2024 with William Bumberry , PhD

at the Iberostar Punta Cana

Train in the morning, vacation in the afternoon!

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Price After Deadline:


Early Registration Deadline:

October 24, 2024

Continuing Education Credits:


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This training is recognized by The Gottman Institute to meet criteria as part of the certification track to become a Certified Gottman Therapist.

This training is a valuable standalone training and also a prerequisite for Gottman Level 2 training. On behalf of our participants, EBTS will be purchasing a package from The Gottman Institute for attendees that will include the following materials (valued at $279)

  • 300-page Level 1 Clinical Training Manual (pdf download)
  • On-demand version of the Level 1 training delivered by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, allowing participants to revisit the full training at their leisure
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training Certificate of Completion
  • Eligibility to continue to Gottman Level 2 Clinical Training

In this workshop, you will be provided with a research-based roadmap for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams based on the Sound Relationship House Theory

You will be introduced to Dr. Gottman's breakthrough research on thousands of couples to understand the difference between the "Masters" and "Disasters" of relationships. If you are not already doing assessment, this training will teach you how to assess a relationship’s strengths and areas of concern using empirically validated questionnaires.You will view original videos of real couples from the famous Gottman "Love Lab", as well as videos of Dr. Julie Gottman demonstrating assessment and interventions in a case example from her private practice.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

The Research: What Makes Relationships Succeed or Fail
How to Assess a Relationship

Day 2

The Assessment Process
Film of Assessment Session

Day 3

Introduction to Interventions: The Philosophy of Therapy; Conflict Management
Conflict Management (continued)

Day 4

9:00am -10:30am
Building Friendship
Building Shared Meaning; Case Consultation & Q&A
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About William Bumberry , PhD

William Bumberry, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with couples. He has been with the Gottman Institute for more than a decade and is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. In addition to being an active member of TGI’s Speaker Bureau, Dr. Bumberry serves as a consultant to clinicians seeking certification and is a Video Reviewer for the final step of the certification process. He is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method training sequence, as well as the Art & Science of Love workshop. Dr. Bumberry is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Since becoming a certified trainer for the Gottman Institute, Dr. Bumberry has presented Gottman professional trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has been featured in numerous workshops and conferences, including the Psychotherapy Networker and AAMFT Annual Conferences. He is an experienced, clear, energetic speaker with the ability to present complicated material in a practical, easy-to-use manner. Dr. Bumberry is passionate about helping clinicians bring the Gottman Method into their life’s work ... making the world a better place ... one couple at a time.

Iberostar Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resort

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Why is it that everyone dreams about a Caribbean vacation? Maybe it has to do with its perpetual summer, never-ending beaches, fusion gastronomy, and welcoming people. Or maybe it’s because they want to scuba dive and discover and care for the beauty of the ocean!

Breathe in the sea air on Bávaro Beach and take in the tropical gardens that surround you. Tee off at the 18-hole P.B. Dye golf course—a regional gem—while the kids play the day away with the endless array of Star Camp activities. At Iberostar Punta Cana, you may have to pinch yourself just to believe that it’s real.

Iberostar’s Aliveness program invites you to be good to yourself. Visit SPA Sensations and the fitness center and enjoy the wide variety of healthy dishes that our 6 themed restaurants have to offer. Check out the diving center and, of course, our coral lab, a true Noah’s ark that’s one-of-a-kind in the world and that helps us to protect them.

Services and Facilities

  • All-inclusive
  • Beachfront location with direct access to the beach
  • 4 Pools
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's activity programme & babysitter service (subject to charge)
  • SPA Sensations (subject to charge)
  • Golf Course within the hotel grounds (subject to charge)
  • PADI-certified Diving Centre (subject to charge)
  • Tennis, Water sports, Fitness center
  • Nightclub

Use promo code EVIDENCEGROUPDR when booking your room until November 4th, 2024.

After November 4th, hotels can still be booked at standard rates.

There are 5 hotels on the resort property, and participants are free to book at the hotel of their choice. When using our code, participants will be allowed to add up to 3 days to the beginning and/or end of their stay, if so desired.

  • The hotel requires a minimum booking of December 4 – 8, 2024.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Don’t wait to secure yours!

The training will be held at Iberostar Selection Bávaro Suites which is centrally located within the hotel complex

All other hotels are a comfortable walking distance from the meeting rooms, and golf carts are available across the complex for those who do not wish to walk.

  • Iberostar Punta Cana
  • 800 288 98 91+52-984-8772000
  • Av Xaman-Ha. Lote hotelero Fraccionamiento Playacar Nro 2
  • Punta Cana,
  • Dominican Republic

Getting There


Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)

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Uber/other ride shares, while readily available, are not allowed to enter the Arrivals area at PUJ. While they are a 1/3 of the cost of a taxi, you will need to meet the Uber on the main road in front of the airport, which is a short walk. Registered airport taxis are available, or you can choose to preschedule a shuttle.

For your return trip from Iberostar back to the airport, many hotels prohibit Ubers from entering. If you choose to book an Uber you might be required to leave the Iberostar property and wait on your ride in front of their main entrance. Alternatively, Iberostar can call a taxi or you can pre-arrange a shuttle.

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Early Registration Fee: $850.00 | Price After Early Registration Deadline: $900.00

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Terms and Conditions

  • Attendees are required to stay on site at the Iberostar Punta Cana complex for this training.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, EBTS holds the right to change trainers to someone of equal expertise in the subject.
  • There are no known conflicts of interest for this training
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 30 calendar days before the first day of the event. A full refund minus a 6% processing fee will be issued. Past this date, no refunds will be provided.
  • All grievance must be in writing to, and will be replied to within 5-10 business days
  • EBTS has no part in the financial agreement between you, the participant, and the hotel
  • If the training must be canceled on the part of EBTS for unforeseen reasons, a full refund will be issued. In this case, EBTS holds no financial responsibility for changes to airfare and other miscellaneous charges
  • Audio and/or visual recording of the training is prohibited
  • This venue is located outside of the United States and may not meet the United States ADA standard
  • EBTS fees do not include room and board and participants are required to book and manage their own accommodations.
  • Please review our frequently asked questions page for more information

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of This Training, Participants Will Be Able To:

Continuing Education

  • Continuing Education Credits sponsored by
  • Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.
  • Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • Participants will be awarded 12 CE’s following the successful completion of this course.

This Course Is Approved for CE Credit by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content..
  • Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (LPCs, LMFTs and LBCs)
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-0225 Expires 2-2025
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2802
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB.
  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260.
  • South Carolina – is approved by the S.C. Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapist, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (#4696).
  • Illinois – is a registered social work CE sponsor by the State of Illinois. License 159.001607 Expires 11/30/2025
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
  • The Texas Board of Marriage & Family Therapists meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • New York Psychology Board, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Effective 1/1/24, at least half of the 30 hours must be obtained from a provider listed in 801.261(f). This course meets that requirement.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
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