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PREPARE/ENRICH: 10 Ways Couple Assessments can Improve any Relationship Education Program (4)

Assessment is a critical component of most professions but professionals working with couples or families  have often failed to take advantage of these assessments. Physicians typically run a variety of diagnostic tests before they make their final decision on treatment. Teachers use examinations to determine a students achievement level. Police Officers use radar to determine the speed a car is driving. Engineers use stress tests to determine whether a structure will be functional for the task.

PREPARE/ENRICH: 10 Ways Couple Assessments can Improve any Relationship Education Program (3)

Assessment can help identify couple strengths as well as growth areas and not only assists in identifying strengths, but with facilitation helps build couple strengths.

PREPARE/ENRICH: 10 Ways Couple Assessments can Improve any Relationship Education Program (2)

Assessment is a critical component of most professions but professionals working with couples or families  have often failed to take advantage of these assessments. Physicians typically run a variety of diagnostic tests before they make their final decision on treatment. Teachers use examinations to determine a students achievement level. Police Officers use radar to determine the speed a car is driving. Engineers use stress tests to determine whether a structure will be functional for the task.

PREPARE/ENRICH Tips and Reminders: Using Playfulness and Humour

Ordinary, mundane and fleeting moments of humour and playfulness that couples experience in their everyday lives together may have a great impact upon the health of their relationship. Such moments may provide a foundation for handling more significant events such as handling conflict.

PREPARE/ENRICH Tips and Reminders: Idealistic Distortion

What is Idealistic Distortion? Idealism is the “act or practice of envisioning things in an ideal form.” Idealistic Distortion is the tendency to see a relationship in an overly positive manner - i.e. seeing the relationship through rose-coloured glasses.

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