10 Ways Couple Assessments can Improve any Relationship Education Program (4)

Assessment stimulates discussion between the couple and encourages the couple to talk more directly about their relationship.

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.

Following on from last weeks post, the following are ten ways that couple assessment can increase the impact of any marriage or family education program:

4. Assessment stimulates discussions between the couple.

One of the interesting outcomes from couples taking a couples assessment is that it stimulates the couple to talk more directly about their relationship. Couples that return for their first feedback session often comment how they have already talked about a variety of issues that they had not discussed recently or ever. This finding is not surprising when you consider that the couple has been asked over 150 specific questions about their relationship.

For more tips and reminders, tune in next week… Read about the 10 ways Couple Assessment can improve your relationship education program.

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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.

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