Couples Retreat for Greater St. Louis

Presented by Richard B. Boswell, LCSW & Christianne Judy, LCSW

Welcome to The Art & Science of Love

Your presenters are Certified Gottman Therapists and Workshop Leaders directly trained by Drs. John & Julie Gottman, Richard B. Boswell, LCSW and Christianne Judy, LCSW.  Richard and Christianne are both Licensed Clinical Social Workers with over 40 years combined counseling experience treating couples.  Richard sees clients in his private practice in St. Louis, MO.  Christianne sees clients in her private practice in O'Fallon, IL.  

What to expect...

The Art and Science of Love Workshop is designed to strengthen your relationship through engaging presentations and skill building exercises that are grounded in research.  Richard and Christianne will share many humorous stories, film clips and role plays. 

During the first day, you will learn how to build and maintain fondness, admiration, and closeness in your relationship or marriage. On the second day, you will work on conflict management while learning new and important communication skills.  All of the exercises are designed to address your real-life challenges and you will work only with your partner.

During the exercises, Richard and Christianne remain available to consult with those couples who desire help.  The workshop is a terrific weekend couple getaway! At the end of the workshop you will leave with a greater understanding of your relationship and the skills to repair or enhance it.

Who Should Attend...

Research shows that on average, couples wait six years from the first signs of problems before they seek help. The workshop is designed to strengthen your marriage and/or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide a road map for repair. If you are dealing with physical abuse, this workshop may not be appropriate. In these cases, please consult with Richard.

Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop

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The Art & SCIENCE of Love

ASL Couples Workshop

Next ASL: 2023 Dates To Be Announced

The Art & SCIENCE of Love (ASL) couples workshop was designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It is based on Dr. John Gottman’s leading edge research involving over 3,000 couples spanning four decades. Gottman is the author of 190 published academic articles, and author or co-author of over 40 books including the best sellers “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and “What Makes Love Last”; as well as “The Relationship Cure”, “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail”, and “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”, among many others.

Dates To Be Announced

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The Art & SCIENCE of Love 2

ASL Couples Workshop

Next ASL 2: 2023 Dates To Be Announced

The Art & SCIENCE of Love 2 (ASL2) couples workshop was developed for those couples who have already completed the original workshop. Based on the inspiring couples research presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in their books, lectures, and other programs, this workshop is perfect for those couples who wish to take their relationship to the next level. Through our interactive exercises, entertaining role-plays, and enlightening presentations, you’ll refresh and expand the skills previously learned, as well as deepen your connection with your partner.

Dates To Be Announced


“The format allowed us to get at the root of our problems, identify the real problem issue between us and try to find a compromise”

“I really enjoyed the parts of the workshop where my husband and I worked together on rituals & practicing the stressful conversation."

“The questions and methodology brought us toward a wonderfully deeper understanding of one another. Great Job!"