Helping Couples Recover from Betrayals

  • 13 Apr 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  • 6


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Alysha Roll, LCSW, CGT and Mary Beth George, CGT, LPC will discuss how therapists can help couples heal from betrayals.  They will help therapists understand the three phases of love, how trust is built in relationships and how betrayals develop.  From assessment to feedback and recovery, Gottman Method Couples Therapy will be used to address the pain of betrayals.  The Atone, Atune, Attach model will be presented.  Special issues impacting the dynamics of betrayals will be addressed including PTSD and issues of addiction versus betrayal.

Learn to help couples recover from betrayals using Gottman Method Couples Therapy by:  

  1. Recognizing the three phases of love and how trust is built.
  2. Identifying the cascade towards betrayal.
  3. Understanding the Sound Relationship House and how it is affected by betrayal.
  4. Recognizing the many forms of betrayal and the difference between the cascade and addiction.


Mary Beth George, MEd, LPC, CGT

Mary Beth George is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer and Consultant for The Gottman Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University and a Master of Education in Counseling from University of North Texas. She has over twenty-five years of experience, including teaching at Texas A&M University, working as a Therapist at Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, and as a Clinical Manager at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  In 2007, she and Alysha Roll joined forces to create what is now known as Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates.  She offers four modalities of Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy:  Couples counseling, marathon intensive therapy, The Art & Science of Love Weekend Workshops and premarital counseling. She also trains mental health clinicians in all levels of Gottman therapy, including working with consultees pursuing certification.

Alysha Roll, MSW, LCSW, CGT

Alysha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist, Master Trainer and Consultant for the Gottman Institute and she has training in Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling.  

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Women’s Studies and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. Her experience in the human service field spans twenty plus years and includes directing a homeless shelter in the Washington DC area and working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in various settings. In 2007, she and Mary Beth George teamed up to create what is now known as Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates, a thriving practice that serves Kingwood and surrounding communities.  Alysha is passionate about helping couples heal from betrayals, enhance their friendships, manage conflict and create shared meaning in their lives. She offers four modalities of Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy: Couples Counseling, Marathon/Intensive Therapy, The Art & SCIENCE of Love Couples Weekend Workshop and Premarital Counseling. Alysha also offers clinicians Level 1, 2 and 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training and provides consultation to therapists working toward certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 

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