PREPARE/ ENRICH Bethesda

PREPARE/ENRICH is an online assessment tool for both married and soon-to-be married couples who want to understand and improve their relationship.  By asking key questions in the beginning of the assessment, PREPARE/ENRICH addresses each couple’s relationship stage, situation, challenges, philosophical/spiritual orientation, and personalities and tailors the inventory to assess the couple’s strengths and areas where growth will bring about the greatest benefits.  PREPARE/ENRICH can be tailored to any faith, or those of mixed faith.

What is PREPARE/ENRICH?

PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and engaged couples. 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.

What are the major goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program?

There are several goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program. In order to achieve these goals there are exercises designed to help couples improve their relationship skills. The program helps couples:

  • Explore strength and growth areas
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Identify and manage major stressors
  • Resolve conflict 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

What relationship areas are assessed by the Inventory?

  • 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

Is the PREPARE/ENRICH Program valid & reliable?

An important strength of the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory 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
  • High Levels of Validity and Reliability

PREPARE 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).

Who uses PREPARE/ENRICH?

The inventory has been utilized by over 100,000 trained clergy members, professional counselors, mentors, and marriage educators throughout the U.S.

Over 3 million couples have taken a PREPARE/ENRICH inventory and worked through their results under the guidance of one of our trained facilitators.

PREPARE/ ENRICH description copied from PREPARE/ ENRICH main website.

 

 

PREPARE/ ENRICH Bethesda

I’m Jessica Kramer, Principal Therapist and Owner of Jessica Kramer Therapy. I’m so glad that you found your way to my practice. We can help guide you toward a more fulfilling and enriching life. We provide individual counseling, couples counseling, and strategies and support for parents. For couples, premarital counseling and PREPARE/ENRICH sessions foster strength and areas of growth to help create the marriage couples long for. We also provide hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling for those who are struggling with substance abuse and eating disorders/obesity.  Our office is located in Bethesda and also serves Rockville, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Chevy Chase.