Couples Therapy (Developmental & Gottman Models)
The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy explains normal/natural stages and struggles that growing couples encounter.
The model provides a structure for couples’ therapy by identifying the developmental task, developmental stalemate, diagnosis and specific treatment interventions for each stage of development.
This model helps couples become collaborative instead of combative, understand the underlying cause of relationship distress and motivate unmotivated partners to take action.
The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy integrates couples development with the following three scientific areas of study as well as practical techniques you can start using right away:
• Attachment Theory: Early life trauma that is stored in the emotional brain contributes to the pain couples inflict on each other.
• Differentiation Theory