We, at SGVCounseling, believe in the importance of personal and professional growth. It hones us to be better therapists and counselors, who can walk with others on their journey.
One of the tools we use for couples counseling is Prepare Enrich. If you are a counselor, therapist, mentor, life coach, psychologist, minister, church elder or volunteer, and you are passionate about helping couples grow in their relationship, Prepare Enrich is a great tool!
Check out the training and certification workshop, led by our friend, Joe Whitcomb. There’s one coming up on Saturday, November 16, here in San Gabriel Valley.
Prepare Enrich – Training & Certification Workshop
Join us November 16th, 2013 8:30am – 4:00pm
PREPARE/ENRICH can help couples:
- Explore strength and growth areas
- Strengthen communications skills
- Identify and manage major stressors
- Resolve conflicts 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 and maximize teamwork
PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. 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.
Over 2.5 million couples have taken the PREPARE/ENRICH program (5 million people) since it began in 1980.
Different relationship areas are assessed by the Inventories, including:
- 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
The PREPARE/ENRICH program is valid & reliable:
An important strength of the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories is their strong psychometric properties. High levels of reliability and validity have been found for each instrument, making them valuable tools for research as well as clinical use. National Norms based on over 500,000 couples
PREPARE/ENRICH has validity in that it discriminates premarital couples that get divorced from those that are happily married with about 80-85% accuracy. Reliability is high (alpha reliability of .80 – .85).
So who uses PREPARE/ENRICH?
The inventories have been utilized by over 75,000 trained clergy members, professional counselors, mentors, and marriage educators throughout the U.S. Over 2.5 million couples have taken a PREPARE/ENRICH inventory and worked through their results under the guidance of one of our trained facilitators.
How do clergy, marriage mentors, or a marriage educator get trained to usePREPARE/ENRICH?
The 1-day training includes all the materials you will need to get started usingPREPARE/ENRICH in your community, as well as a complimentary online scoring credit. The price of this workshop is $175 for an individual, and just an additional $20 to bring your spouse.
Joe Whitcomb, PsyDc, LMFT
Psychotherapist, author, and educator
Los Angeles, CA