The assessment and process to feedback the results motivates couples to participate more fully in the program. As areas are identified that need further development, couples are more open to dealing with the variety of topics.
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:
7. Primes couple for openness to program topics.
Because the assessment and feedback has identified areas that need further development, the couple is now more open to dealing with a variety of topics. Since many programs have experienced couples not being ready to deal with important relationship issues, this priming experience motivates couples to participate more fully in the program.
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.