From it’s historic origins in 1986 at a research lab at the University of Washington, the world-renowned Love Lab, founded by Dr. John Gottman, has developed the most powerful relationship assessment available today. This evidence-based assessment is designed to help clinicians diagnose the most complex relationship challenges.
Pursuing the Gottman mission of democratizing global access to even the most powerful therapeutic tools, in 2019, Affective Software, in partnership with the Gottman Institute, leveraged the latest in cutting-edge technological advancements to bring the Love Lab into the 21st century. With the release of Gottman Connect, an easy-to-use online platform, clinicians and couples all around the world can now leverage the power of the Gottman Love Lab.
The prestigious Gottman Love Lab is now available via the Gottman Connect telehealth portal! This scientific evaluation, more powerful than ever, is the most comprehensive relationship assessment available and can help pinpoint the areas in which couples can achieve the greatest growth so they can move forward to a place of strength, reconnection, and hope.
In the all-new virtual Gottman Love Lab experience, couples complete a clinical questionnaire and a video evaluation process to receive a scientific x-ray into their relationship. This level of assessment is not available anywhere else.
If you haven’t already, start by signing up as a clinician on Gottman Connect via a simple, free registration process. Once logged-in, easily invite your couple to register using an automated process. Each partner gets their own, private login to Gottman Connect and will need to complete their clinicial questionnaires on their own.
After each partner has submitted their questionnaire on Gottman Connect, each couple will need to record two videos together: an “events” conversation, and a “conflict” conversation.
Since each clinical practice is different, there are various ways of submitting these videos for analysis. Couples can record these videos on their own, or together with their clinician. Clear instructions are available once you login.
Once both videos are recorded and uploaded, each partner will need to log in to Gottman Connect and watch their recordings, using an easy-to-use dial to rate how they felt during the recorded conversations. According to Gottman's research, this self-rating is a critical step for the evaluation process.
After your couple has completed their Gottman questionnaires, recorded, and rated their two videos, you will need to answer a brief checklist based on your professional observations of this couple. This is the final step in the evaluation process - once you submit your "Clinician's Checklist", the virtual Love Lab will automatically calculate and generate several reports, providing you and your couple deep insights into their relationship.
Additional instructions and report walkthroughs are available upon login.
The Gottman Love Lab is an evidence-based clinical assessment used for couples therapy that helps identify and remedy complex relationship challenges between partners. This tool is designed to help clinicians upgrade their practice and offer a more effective therapy for longer lasting results.
The Gottman Love Lab is now available on Gottman Connect. To apply, please submit your information on the wait list above. Due to significant demand, after applications are reviewed, access and training will be granted on a rolling basis.
Clinicians that are currently approved to utilize the Gottman Love Lab are well trained and familiar with practicing the Gottman Method in their therapy and are comfortable using technology aids in their practices.
To learn more, start byWe also recommend registering for Gottman Connect to begin using the Gottman Relationship Checkup with your clients. Once approved for the Love Lab, you will have access to training videos, tutorials, and other community resources.