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Prepare Enrich Couples Counseling

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Prepare Enrich

Couples Therapist Kamla Thakor-Rice uses Prepare Enrich in her therapy work. 

PREPARE-ENRICH is the leading relationship inventory and couples assessment tool. Scientifically validated as a foundational program for premarital counseling, marriage enrichment, couples therapy, marriage mentoring and marriage education.

 

PREPARE-ENRICH automatically tailors the content of the relationship assessment to fit each couple’s unique relationship stage and family structure

 

PREPARE-ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple’s assessment results, a trained facilitator provides 4-8 feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.

 

PREPARE-ENRICH GOALS

There are several goals of the PREPARE-ENRICH Program. In order to achieve these goals there are exercises designed to help couples improve their relationship skills. The program helps couples:

  • Explore strength and growth areas

  • Strengthen communication skills

  • Identify and manage major stressors

  • Resolve conflict using the Ten Step Model

  • Develop a more balanced relationship

  • Explore family of origin issues

  • Discuss financial planning and budgeting

  • Establish personal, couple and family goals

  • Understand and appreciate personality differences

The Online Assessment

By asking key questions in the beginning of the assessment, PREPARE/ENRICH addresses each couple's relationship stage, situation, challenges, philosophical/spiritual orientation, and personalities and tailors the inventory to assess the couple's strengths and the areas of challenge where growth will bring about the greatest benefits. Each partner completes the inventory independently by answering approximately two hundred questions. 

  • 12 Relationship Scales — communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs and more

  • 5 SCOPE Personality Scales

  • 4 Couple and Family Scales — based on the Circumplex Model

  • 4 Relationship Dynamic Scales

  • 30 Customized Scales