Couples Workshop Hands

Based upon research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman

Presented by Master Certified Gottman Therapists

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT & Bob Navarra, Psy.D, MFT

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

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Gottman Certified Therapist

Next SF Bay Area Workshop: September 21st & 22nd, 2019

Additional Dates:  December 7th & 8th, 2019 ~ February 8th & 9th, 2020

May 2nd & 3rd, July 20th & 21st, and September 12th & 13th, 2020

Next ASL2: February 22nd & 23rd, 2020

The Art & SCIENCE of Love

The Art & SCIENCE of Love 2

Mill Valley, Marin County, California

Northern California - SF Bay Area Workshop Registration

The Art & SCIENCE of Love - Workshop Registration

2019 - 2020 Dates:

September 21st & 22nd, 2019

December 7th & 8th, 2019

February 8th & 9th, 2020

May 2nd & 3rd, 2020

July 20th & 21st, 2020

September 12th & 13th, 2020

December 5th & 6th, 2020

The Art & SCIENCE of Love 2:

February 22nd & 23rd, 2020

Acqua Hotel Room Reservations - Discounts Available!

Acqua Couples Workshop

The Gottman Weekend Couples

Workshops and Retreats:

Both Workshops Now Offered in Northern California

for San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, CA couples

in Mill Valley at the Acqua Hotel on the SF - Richardson Bay.

Workshop Tuition

Early Registration:

(Before 3 weeks of the workshop)

$749 per couple

How to Register for the Couples Workshop:

Click registration badge below next to the ASL1 or ASL2 workshop date to register.

Please scroll down below for hotel reservations and workshop related information.

SF Bay Area Couples Workshop

Acqua Hotel Preferred Reservations

Preferred discounted room rates and reservations are available for attendees to the Couples Workshop. Register early to insure room availability.  You must use the hotel’s online reservation system for the special “Online Only” discounted reserved room block reservation. See below for phone reservations.

Note: Overnight stay at the Acqua Hotel is not required for Workshop Registration.

February 2019     -  Online Room Reservations:  Click Here

May 2019             -  Online Room Reservations:  Click Here

September 2019  -  Online Room Reservations:  Click Here

December 2019 -  Online Room Reservations:  Click Here

To reserve a room by phone, call toll free (888) 662-9555 or direct (415) 380-0400.  When speaking with a hotel’s reservation representative, be sure to request the preferred rate by using the exact phrase: “The Art & SCIENCE of Love Workshop”.

Note: You will be offered a discounted room rate, not a room in a reserved block...

When reserving a room by phone, availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Click Here for Additional Southern Marin Hotel Suggestions within 5-15 min. of the Acqua Hotel.

Click Here for Additional San Francisco Hotel Suggestions within 15-30 min. of the Acqua Hotel.

Note: The Acqua Hotel is located 10 min. north of the Golden Gate Bridge...

Registration Transfer / Cancellation Policy:

All registrations are final. If a Cancelation is made more than 21 days prior to the workshop date, your registration tuition will be converted to a one-time credit for the amount paid. Your credit, plus a 20% processing fee collected at time of cancelation , is valid for a full year toward registration for a future 'The Art & Science of Love' Couples Workshop listed on and produced by Lisa Lund. Registrants may only cancel and re-register once. Registration credit is considered forfeited after the second cancelation. Registration tuition is considered forfeited for cancelations made within 21 days prior to the start of the workshop date.

Presenter Substitution - Change of Venue:

If for any reason a scheduled presenter is not able to appear they will only be replaced with a Gottman Certified Couples Workshop Leader. In the event a venue or presenter is changed, no reimbursements will be given.

Workshop Cancellation:

If the workshop is cancelled for any reason and the Attendee is unable or unwilling to attend on a rescheduled date, the Attendee will receive a refund for 100% of fees paid with the exception of force majeure.  We are not responsible for nor will we reimburse any travel, accommodation  or other related expenses the Attendee has incurred in the event of a cancelled workshop.

ADA Accommodations:

Special needs? Please let us know how we can serve you.

Make the Gottman Couples Workshop - A Couples Retreat!

Coming to Marin County, California from out of the region or even out-of-state? If your schedule permits, add a couple of days and transform the Couples Workshop into a Couples Retreat! Check out our “Retreats” page for a short listing of Places of Interest & Attractions in and around Mill Valley, Sausalito, and Tiburon, CA. Learn More.

Note to Clinicians and Clergy...

Join us with your significant other to learn the latest research on couples and to experience the Gottman Method first hand. Professional discount may apply. Call for details...

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Thinking about Relationship Counseling, a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapy? Register now for the Weekend Couples and Marriage Workshops and Retreat, designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, and offered in the Northern California - SF Bay Area.

In the NorCal - San Francisco Bay Area the workshop serves the counties of Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Lake County, Mendocino County, Solano County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and San Francisco County; including the cities of Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Windsor, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Sausalito, Corte Madera, San Anselmo, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City, Milpitas, Walnut Creek, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hill, Benicia, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Pinole, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Vallejo, San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Woodside, Los Altos, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Daly City, Pacifica, Monterey, Sacramento, and Fairfield CA.

In the SoCal - Los Angeles County - Orange County Area “The Art & SCIENCE of Love” Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop and Retreat serves the communities of LA County, OC, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Kern County, Inland Empire, and Imperial County; including the cities of Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Corona, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Oxnard, San Diego, Chula Vista, La Jolla, La Mesa, El Cajon, Escondido, Carlsbad, San Clemente, Temecula, Laguna Niguel, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra, Norwalk, Lakewood, Palos Verdes, Azusa, Torrance, Chino, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, West LA, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Ontario, West Covina, Pasadena, Glendale, Hollywood, Van Nuys, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Palmdale, Lancaster, Victorville, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and San Luis Obispo CA.

Outside of these regions, through-out California and out of state, the Couples Workshop and Retreat serves the Central Valley of California including the cities of Redding, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield. Often couples arriving from out of state including Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada; Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; or Albuquerque, New Mexico add a couple extra days to their stay so that they can enjoy the Golden Gate National Recreational Area - GGNRA, Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, as well as Northern California's Wine Country.

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“The whole experience

was rewarding,

especially recognizing

the things we were

doing right already,

and focusing on

ways to make them

lasting relationship tools.”

Payment Plans

Available thru PayPal

“We really enjoyed the

Love Map and

the Opportunity cards –

we felt the exercise

highlighted the strengths

in our relationship.”

“Presenters were fun, upbeat and


Video clips were great.”

“ The entire presentation

was positive.”

“I felt we covered

so much territory in a

very clear concise way...

the exercises

were truly impactful!”

“Overall, this was a

fantastic workshop from

the perspective of both a

clinician and participant.

We left feeling renewed

and closer.”

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“Walking thru

the steps of the

'Aftermath of a Fight' exercise was

very positive for us!”

“Opening up

to my partner

has always been

difficult for me,

but now

I see it as a healthy

formof communication”

“Learning how to

process conflict

was a positive highlight

on the second day”

$50 Discount for Psychotherapists, Clergy, and Active Armed Service Personnel.

Please advise us in your Pre-Workshop Interview - see below. Your discount will be credited back to your payment card.

Pre-Workshop Interview:

Standard procedure is to conduct brief telephone interview of all attendees before workshop. This helps to insure that attendees derive the maximum benefit from the workshop.

Workshop Location:

The Acqua Hotel - Marin County

555 Redwood Highway

Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 380-0400


8:30am to 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday

Registration Check-in: 8:00 - 8:20am

R. Cassidy Seminars will provide CE Credits for the following Clinicians:

The workshop meets the qualifications for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit. The CE certificate fee is $40.00, billed separately through the R. Cassidy website - please see link button below. Contact Lisa for further information.

Satisfactory Completion required to apply for Continuing Education Credits - "CE's":

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

    Upon your satisfactory completion of the workshop,

    please return back to this registration page and click

    the following CE application button linking to the

    R. Cassidy website:


R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 13.5 CE hours.

Social Workers:

R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13.5 continuing education clock hours.

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 13.5 contact hours live

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13.5) clock hours, #RCST110701.

Counselors / Marriage and Family Therapists:

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (13.5) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13.5 ) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX:  Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 13.5 CE clock hours. Provider #151

Creative Arts Therapists:

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0005. (13.5) contact hours

Chemical Dependency Counselors:

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for (13.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (13.5) hours general, Expires 3/31/2018.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.


TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (13.5) CE Hours.


CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (13.5) contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Other Professions:

This seminar qualifies for 13.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT:   (415) 721-4310


Click Below for CE's

Standard Registration:

(Within 3 weeks of the workshop)

$799 per couple