We encourage all interested participants of this course to first read “Reflections from Gordon on the Mystery of Coupling”.

Fresh understandings of marriage come from viewing the coupling phenomenon through the lenses of attachment, emotion, and development. The implications are profound, not only for partners in their dance together, but also for the interface of their partnership with their parenting. The course has significant implications for treating couples, as well.


Course participants will view Dr. Neufeld's pre-recorded lecture videos through our virtual campus and then participate in a weekly live Zoom class as a group to discuss the material. All of the classes are recorded, enabling those who are unavailable to attend the live class to catch up by watching the recording. Class recordings are posted online within 24 hours and are available for the duration of the course.

Suitability & Applicability

This course undoubtedly delivers the most when functioning as a marriage enrichment course and when taken together as a couple. It is not meant to function as couple therapy itself but can certainly serve as a supplement to therapy when arranged by a therapist. We would consider this course an absolute must for any therapist wanting to make sense of coupling through the lenses of attachment, emotion, and development. It was of utmost importance to Dr. Neufeld to create a course that could help partners realize the potential of what coupledom has to offer without destabilizing the relationships of those who have found a way of making things work despite the frustrations that may exist.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a Scheduled Online Class format on Fridays from 10:00 am-11:00 am Pacific. The course will start with an orientation session on January 13, 2023 and will run for 11 weeks.


This course is being hosted by the Neufeld Institute, a non-profit organization with a world-wide reach, devoted to applying developmental science to the raising of children.


If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.

Student cancellations must be submitted by email. Cancellation notifications received up until one day before the start of the course are eligible for a refund, less a $25 adminstration fee.