The Gottman Institute to hold research study with Orcas Island couples

The Gottman Institute, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Peluso of Florida Atlantic University, is currently seeking couples to participate in the first study of its kind on affair recovery.

The Gottman Institute, co-founded by world-renowned researchers and couples therapists Drs. John and Julie Gottman, is currently seeking couples for a groundbreaking new study on affair recovery throughout the United States and Canada, including the San Juan Islands. The study will be conducted on Orcas Island by four experienced therapists.

There have been many theories about how to best treat couples who have experienced betrayal in their relationships. This international study conducted by Carrie Cole, M.Ed., Research Director of The Gottman Institute, represents the first comprehensive attempt to scientifically demonstrate effective therapeutic approaches for these couples.

Couples that have read a Gottman book, attended a Gottman workshop or received therapy for infidelity may not be eligible to participate. Qualifying heterosexual couples must be married. Gay and lesbian couples must be married or in a committed relationship. Participating couples will receive treatment from an assigned licensed therapist at a reduced cost.

Couples interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity to rebuild their relationship as well as help advance scientific knowledge in the field should contact Carrie Cole, M.Ed., at 281-480-0200.