Interventions for Working with LGBTQ+ Couples Using Gottman's Sound Relationship House Theory

  • Friday, June 17, 2022
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Online Zoom Webinar
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Interventions for Working with LGBTQ+ Couples Using Gottman's Sound Relationship House Theory

Friday, June 17th

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


LGBTQ+ relationships face multiple challenges from fighting for the right to marry, adopt children, be accepted by family, or simply ordering a wedding cake. When living in less affirming areas, there may be pressure to hide their relationship in public or at work, leading to hesitance to seek out relationship therapy.  Other nuances can further impact a relationship when one same-sex partner transitions. This workshop will deliver research-backed resources clinicians can incorporate into their practice that guides LGBTQ+ couples through the challenges and strengthen their relationships.

Learning Objectives

Objective 1 - Identify the common differences in LGBTQ+ relationships related to the overlapping of relationship experiences and sexual orientation issues.

Objective 2 - Explore the barriers to emotional intimacy and the role of internalized shame and guilt in LGBTQ+ relationships.

Objective 3 - Understand the Sound Relationship House Theory (SRHT) and the nine components found in healthy relationships.

Objective 4 - Apply the components of SRHT as an effective intervention when working with LGBTQ+ couples.


Maria Giuliana, LMHC, is a Florida-based practitioner and qualified supervisor for both MHC and MFT. She's a member, ally, and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. She's a Gottman Certified "How To Make Relationships Work" Leader and Gottman Relationship Checkup Approved Member. She provides culturally and ethically competent interventions in her work with Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities. Maria has presented on a variety of topics at the local, state, and national levels, including counselor competencies and ethical considerations when working with distinct populations.


This event is offered by SMHCA - Approved Continuing Education Provider - CE Broker Provider #: 50-13528.  This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW and Registered Interns.

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