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Weekend Workshops in the Mid-Atlantic Area

The Art & SCIENCE of Love

Couples Workshop FAQ’s

Columbia, MD

Presented by Scott Wolfe, Ph.D. and Patricia Gibberman, LCSW

Certified Gottman Therapists & Workshop Leaders

Sheraton Columbia Town Center, Maryland

13.5 CE Credits available, please see registration page for details.

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   New 2017 Dates Coming Soon...

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Thinking about Relationship Counseling, a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapy? These “Art & SCIENCE of Love” Weekend Couples and Marriage Workshops in Columbia, Maryland are designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and are offered in the Mid-Atlantic Area, serving the counties of Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Montgomrey County, Prince Georges County, Frederick County, and Carroll County. Although couples may have frequently asked questions, they find the ASL beneficial, including those living in the surrounding communities of Ellicott City, Elkridge, Eldersberg, Frederick, Laurel, Scaggsville, Burtonsville, Olney, Dayton, Catonsville, Halethorpe, Fulton, Highland, Savage, Russett, Crofton, Fort Meade, Jessup, West Friendship, Silver Spring, Arbutus, Linthicum, Pasadena, Glen Burnie, Baltimore, Owings Mills, Timonium, Towson, Beltsville, College Park, Severna Park, Calverton, Washington D.C., Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Chantilly, Leesburg, McLean, Mount Vernon, Tysons Corner, and Annapolis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

about the Columbia, Maryland

Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop

How does the Weekend Couples Workshops compare to Couples or Marriage Counseling?

Whether you choose to work on your relationship in The Art & SCIENCE of Love (ASL): Weekend Couples Workshops, or in Couples or Marriage Counseling with a Gottman Certified Therapist, you are in good hands. In both venues you will be actively working with your partner in structured exercises designed to build your connection and increase understanding and empathy for one another even when you disagree. The workshop is a very powerful change agent for most couples. Some couples may need more assistance than can be provided in a workshop setting. If you have any questions about the best fit for your particular situation, feel free to call Scott to discuss your options.

My partner is not comfortable sharing any of our private information in a public setting or even in therapy. Will we need to share our private life with others?

Couples are not asked to share any private information in the ASL Couples Workshops.   Scott and Patricia will lecture, show films and demonstrate with humorous role plays the right and wrong way to go about a particular exercise; then couples will break out on their own to practice the exercise. Scott and Patricia will be on hand - roving the area to help couples who want help.

What is a Certified Gottman Therapist?

A Certified Gottman Therapist is a therapist who has completed an extensive certification program administered by The Gottman Institute. Scott and Patricia are marriage and family counselors trained directly by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. There are five levels for professionals to complete for certification. Please see for more information from the Gottman Institute.

What is a Certified Gottman Workshop Leader?

Certified Gottman Workshop Leaders are Certified Gottman Therapists who have received additional training at the Gottman Institute to prepare them to present the trademarked Weekend Workshop for Couples created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, The Art & SCIENCE of Love. Both Scott and Patricia have completed this additional training.

Should we do anything to prepare for The Art & SCIENCE of Love Workshop or for Gottman- Method Couples Counseling?

It is not necessary for you to do any preparation, however some couples find it helpful to read the book “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by Dr. John Gottman. This book is widely available at bookstores, or online at

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For further information on the Weekend Couples Workshop, please contact:

Scott Wolfe, Ph.D.:                       (702) 757-7393