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Darren Wilk

MA

Specialties:

  • Affairs
  • Conflict
  • Trauma

Darren Wilk has an MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC, and a Certified Gottman Therapist and Workshop Presenter. After graduating from Trinity Western University Masters of Counselling/Psychology program in 2000, his associate, Lawrence Stoyanowski and Darren started a dream practice called Bestmarriages.ca, focused entirely on helping couples. This eventually lead them to the Gottman Method of working with couples in 2003, and it quickly became apparent that this was going to be a perfect match for the passion they had to help couples put the fun and intimacy back in their relationships. The couples he works with love this method because it makes sense and eventually empowers them with skills they can remember and use. It did not take long to realize that the Gottman method was transforming his work with couples, and that other counsellors needed to hear about this in Canada. Simply put, the Gottman approach is fun to teach because it compliments any therapeutic modality and provides a logical framework in which to work with couples.

Since 1988 he has presented hundreds of talks to youth and parents as a youth worker, and later to recovering addicts as an addictions counsellor. After being Gottman certified in 2006, he has enjoyed presenting over 30 times in different Gottman trainings and workshops which include: The Art and Science of Love Gottman Workshops, teaching Level One and Two Gottman Method to other clinicians, delivering presentations at the Annual Gottman Conference, and ASL trainings. He also provides ongoing consultation for therapists working on certification. In 2012 he will be the first to present the level 3 in Canada.

“My goal is to help others feel very confident in using the method and eventually promoting it to their world. Others have said they love the way I present because of my use of humor, theoretical knowledge, personal experiences, and passion. “My wife and I have been married since 1988 and I have 2 perfect daughters and have fostered children for 16 years, which has taught me to be sensitive to any drama that might come our way. Cheers!”

Upcoming Events:

March 2020

Sat7Mar
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Sun8Mar

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The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop in Edmonton, Alberta will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

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Registration Site

Location:

Four Points Sheraton 7230 Argyll Rd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4A6 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Mon30Mar
to
Tue31Mar

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Edmonton, Alberta will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Four Points Sheraton 7230 Argyll Rd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4A6 Canada

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT

April 2020

Wed1Apr
to
Fri3Apr

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples in Edmonton, Alberta. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Four Points Sheraton 7230 Argyll Rd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4A6 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Sat25Apr
to
Sun26Apr

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The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

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Registration Site

Location:

Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture 6184 Ash St
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3G9 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT

May 2020

Mon4May
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Tue5May

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Montréal, Quebec will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Le Nouvel Hôtel & Spa 1740, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H3H 1R3 Canada

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Wed6May
to
Fri8May

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples in Montréal, Quebec. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Le Nouvel Hôtel & Spa 1740, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H3H 1R3 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Sat23May
to
Sun24May

,

The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop in Calgary, Alberta will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Executive Royal Inn 2828 23 St
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4 Canada

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
Mon25May
to
Wed27May

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Calgary, Alberta significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Executive Royal Inn 2828 23 St
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4 Canada

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Darren Wilk MA
Lawrence Stoyanowski M.Sc., MFT
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