The Art and Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples

Communication Skills for Physicians

Our Seattle Medical Marriage Workshop was a success. We are planning a Spring Workshop (April 28  and 29, 2018) - location TBA. If you'd like to be one of the first physicians to know about this special offering, email us your contact information.

Medical marriages are hard!

The Institute for Physician Wellness is proud to partner with Master Gottman Trainer Dr. John "Jack" Crossen to present a special offering of the Gottman marriage workshop, exclusively for physicians and their spouses/partners.

This workshop has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Whether your relationship is in distress or just needs a few adjustments, the Art and Science of Love (aka Gottman Training) is designed to help couples do better. Don’t worry, we’re discreet. Group discussion of your private matters is not allowed.

This extraordinary event is perfect as a weekend getaway for couples to focus on each other, re-connect, and get to the heart of what matters most. This workshop digs deep into the groundbreaking Gottman Institute relationship studies, and will prove invaluable for both newbies and veterans of Gottman methods.

The skills learned and developed in this workshop will also carry over to improve your patient care. Let's face it: life is messy. Every day we work with patients and their families who are struggling with relationship problems. What can we say to a patient in a strained marriage, an adult needing to care for an elderly parent, or a child living in high-stress home? What do we do when our patients lose independence and become dependent on their spouse for daily needs? Developing our communication skills and learning tools to share with others is essential to providing optimum patient care.

Dr. Crossen is uniquely positioned to help medical professionals understand and apply the concepts of The Art and Science of Love to their relationships. Dr. Crossen helps physicians and their spouses/partners withstand - and even thrive - under the unique challenges of the medical marriage. A trainer for healthcare professionals, Dr. Crossen has an extensive history of direct collaboration with Gottman Institute founders Drs. John and Julie Gottman. He has 30+ years of experience and numerous partnerships with universities, counseling centers and private practices throughout the northwest region.



Dates: April 28-29, 2018

Location:  TBA

CME credits: 12.75

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and The Institute for Physician Wellness. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 This activity meets the criteria for up to 12.75 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

What is included?

  • Two-day workshop with Dr. Crossen and Caralee Frederic
  • Up to 12.75 hours Category 1 CME credits

What is not included?

  • Accommodations (special group rate available)
  • Travel insurance

Questions? E-mail the Institute for Physician Wellness.

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Frequently asked questions:

Where is the conference center?

Location information to be announced.

When does the workshop start and end?

Our time together starts at 8:00 am and runs through 5:15 pm on both days. 

What food will be provided?

The venue provides daily breakfast and lunch in addition to refreshments throughout the day. Special dietary requests can be made in advance.

Can my family join me?

The workshop is for physicians and their spouses/partners. Other family members are welcome at the conference center. Childcare is not provided.

Is the venue accessible for all?

Please feel comfortable contacting the venue in advance to discuss accommodations.