Descriptive Analysis of Strengths of PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program

The theoretical underpinnings of the PREPARE/ENRICH program (2008) are based on assumptions that quality marital relationships can be predicted from premarital relationship factors (Olson & Olson-Sigg, 1999). The preventive approach of this program focuses on identifying factors related to marital success, assessing couples on those factors, giving couples feedback and exercises designed to help them deal with problem areas, and to provide couples with skill-building exercises that focus on communication and conflict resolution.

This program covers six couple goals and exercises during 3-6 sessions. The goals and core exercises of the program are to explores strength and growth areas, strengthen communication skills, identify and manage major stressors, resolve conflicts using the PREPARE/ENRICH 10 step model, develop a more balanced relationship using the PREPARE/ENRICH couple and family maps, and understand personality differences and maximize teamwork.

The Federal Government's Stronger Relationships subsidy trial allows up to 100,000 eligible Australian couples to apply for a $200 relationship education or counselling voucher. Many PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators are associated with or are approved Stronger Relationships service providers.

#PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised online assessment tool that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. Based on their assessment results, a facilitator provides feedback sessions, helping couples to discuss and understand their results while teaching them proven relationship skills.

For more information on PREPARE/ENRICH or to simply set up a couple on the tool, please contact: or call today (02) 9520 4049 #prepareenrich

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