Trust and Commitment in Relationships

Treating infidelity due to affairs can be challenging for the most skilled clinician.  This presentation describes an overview of research on infidelity and contemporary models of recovery from affairs, such as the late Dr. Shirley Glass’ model  outlined in the book, “Not Just Friends”  and the late Dr. Caryl Rusbult Investment Model.  It will include the results of Dr. John Gottman’s trust research and the “Attone, Attune, Attach” model of affair recovery he developed with his partner Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman.  The presenter will provide a case example to illustrate how he use the Gottman’s model as an evidenced-based component to support his self psychological approach to couple therapy.



Michael A. McNulty, PhD is in private practice in Evanston and Highland Park, IL. He is a graduate of the Institute for Clinical Social Work , a master trainer for The Gottman Institute, and an instructor for The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration Professional Development Program.  He recently co-authored a textbook chapter with Drs. John and Julie Gottman on the role of trust and commitment in relationships, which is currently in press.

When & Where

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm

At ICSW: Downtown Chicago
401 S. State St.
Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60605

Registration & CEUs

Registration: $20.00

Three Continuing Education Credits Available for LSW/LCSWs, LPC/LCPCs, et al.

About this Series

This series explores the relevance for psychoanalytic thinking in a practical and creative manner.


For questions or more information contact Shawna Jennings or 312-935-4234.