For Mental Health Professionals:

Gottman Method Training, Level 1

For the General Public: A Sampling of Workshop Topics: 

Bringing Baby Home
Building Strong Marriages during Tough Economic Times
DMD: From Tattered Dreams To Patchwork Quilts
How Families Can Live and Grow with Illness
Fear and Faith: Helping Your Teen to Become Independent in a Perilous World
Growing Resilient Children
Parents' Expectations and Children's Pressures
Storytime to Bedtime: Using Books to Help Children Overcome Fear
What’s Normal?  Helping Parents Sort Out Troubling From Typical Problems of Adolescence

Prior Workshop Locations: 

The Ackerman Institute, New York, NY
Bedford Central Family Education Network, Bedford, NY
Bedford Free Library, Bedford, New York
Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford NY
CHADD of Westchester White Plains, NY
Ethical Culture Nursery School, White Plains, NY
Family University, Bedford Central School District, Bedford, NY
Family University, John Jay High School, Katonah, NY
Katonah Library, Katonah, NY
JCC, Stamford, CT
New Mommy Meet up, World Cup Schools, Chappaqua, NY
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY
Northern Westchester Parent-Child Group, Bedford, NY
The Parent Connection, Greenwich, CT
Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy, Pittsburgh, PA
Pound Ridge, Elementary School, Pound Ridge, NY
South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Westchester Psychological Association, Pleasantville, NY
Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, White Plains, NY


“I have planned workshops for many years and I was impressed with Dr. Burger’s workshop on building strong marriages.  She is truly an expert on marriage and its many challenges.  Dr. Burger is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker who blends her clinical expertise and empirically-based knowledge.”

Patricia Warble, LCSW, CPP
Executive Director of the Bedford, Lewisboro, & Pound Ridge Drug Abuse Prevention Council

"I think the information presented in both written and oral format during the Gottman level one training was well organized, straightforward and concrete enough in examples and strategies/interventions. The manual will be a regular resource for my clinical practice in working of course with couples but also for individuals looking to communicate and connect better with others. Highly recommend."

Jayme Albin, PhD, clinical psychologist, NY, NY

“I‘ve worked with Suzanne Burger in a variety of settings and have found her to be a skillful and sensitive group leader and knowledgeable teacher.  On a person-to-person basis she is warm, compassionate and wise.  The strongest statement I can make about her work is that I have referred people I care about to her.  I trust her.”

Rachel Thompson, MS, MDiv
Minister for Congregational Life, Bedford Presbyterian Church

“Suzanne Burger is an excellent choice as a speaker or as an individual selected to organize workshops for families and healthcare professionals. Her depth of knowledge about the impact of illness on the family is extraordinary as she has both professional and personal experience with the ability to engage her audience. It is this ability - to engage, to interact, to reach out with tenderness that enhances her ability to teach. I recommend her as an outstanding speaker.”

Patricia Furlong, President of PPMD

“We are so grateful for Dr. Suzanne Burger!  When she spoke recently at our new mommies group, she demonstrated such compassion and understanding of their unique situations (completely exhausted, overwhelmed, and happy mommies of adorable newborns who need constant care) while still clearly communicating her expertise and advice concerning the discussion topic ‘Keeping Your Partnership Strong: Ways to Stay in Sync with Your Mate!’  The mommies are still talking about key points they learned that day, and we would love to have her back any time!”

Kimberly Bremer, Romperee and New Mommy Meet-Up Coordinator, World Cup Schools, Chappaqua, NY