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New Research Study Shows Effectiveness of Gottman Method Couples Therapy with Gay Couples

Updated: Sep 4, 2019




I have something really special I'd like to share with you.


One of the top things couples and therapists ask us about is the research on gay and lesbian relationships.


The Gay Couples Institute is so excited to finally contribute to that research.


In summary, our study was published in 2017 in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. ("Results of Gottman Method Couples Therapy With Gay And Lesbian Couples." S. Garanzini, Alapaki Yee, John Gottman, Julie Gottman, Carrie Cole, Marisa Preciado, and Carolyn Jasculca.


We found that:

1. Gay and Lesbian Couples improve 2.5 times more using this method than any other outcome studies ever published in the research literature.

2. Gay and Lesbian Couples experienced this improvement in just an average of 11 sessions of therapy

3. Couples experiencing minor domestic violence, or drug and alcohol abuse, improved even more than couples approaching the Gay Couples Institute without these situations.


For a link to the research at the JMFT: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/


Alapaki and I started the Gay Couples Institute in 2007 to bring effective couples therapy to the gay and lesbian community. Here's an article in the Washington Post in 2009 all about it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/



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