Keep your relationship or marriage healthy by having a checkup to identify trouble spots to tackle, or to identify areas that are working so that you and your partner can do more to improve satisfaction.
That is the idea behind the Gottman Relationship Checkup - a brief two-session, focused look at the strengths and work areas of your relationship. If you’d like to get a pulse on your relationship – take an assessment online with a special link setup just for you, and we will schedule an appointment to go over your results.
What is it?
The Gottman Relationship Checkup is an assessment utilized by clinicians as a tool to better aid you in bettering your relationship.
What does it consist of?
The "assessment is composed of 480 questions in 5 categories. Topics covered include: Friendship, Intimacy, Conflict, Finances, Children, Trust, Commitment, Drug and Alcohol screening, and Individual Issues." You will be creating your own personal profile before taking the assessment. This ensures that your partner will not be able to see your answers.
How long does it take?
Depending on each person's ability to answer the questions, the assessment typically takes 1-2 hours. This does not have to be done in one sitting, you do have the opportunity to break up the time.
What will the results tell me?
Once both individuals have completed the assessment, the results will be reviewed and interpreted by the clinician. The results will show your areas of strength and your areas of weakness. The results can be utilized just as information for the couple, but for best results, continued therapy is suggested so that the clinician can utilize the results to help create a unique plan to better your relationship.
How do I get started?
Fill out the information to request an online appointment and we will contact you back to set up a time.
Your results are summarized in a 50-60 page report which assesses the main portions of John Gottman’s Sound Relationship House, to identify the areas of your relationship needing improvement.
The Sound Relationship House, encompasses these main areas:
The Relationship Checkup is very detailed, and encompassed within the Sound Relationship House sections are a number of details this test will assess, including:
1. Friendship and Intimacy
3. Passion and Romance
4. Emotional Disengagement and Loneliness
5. Chaos and Control
8. The “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”
10. Negative Sentiment Override
11. Family History (brief)
Additionally, the Relationship Checkup screens for: