Title page for ETD etd-09212010-192445

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Bath, Kara B
URN etd-09212010-192445
Title A qualitative study of couples’ experience of the Preventative and Relationship Enhancement Program
Degree Master of Science
Department Marriage and Family Therapy
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Huebner, Angela J. Committee Chair
McCollum, Eric E. Committee Member
Wittenborn, Andrea K. Committee Member
  • Couples
  • Marriage enrichment
  • Marital education
Date of Defense 2010-09-08
Availability unrestricted
This study explores the experience of couples, married five or more years, of the Preventative and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). This study examined specific skills the couples’ gleaned from the workshop, as well as, the relational impact that PREP had on the couples’ marriage. Six couples were surveyed, ranging in age from mid-forties to mid-fifties and ranging in years married from 8.5 to 29 years. Content analysis was employed to examine the data. Two themes emerged—motivation and impact, and results were organized under these themes. Clinical implications were identified concerning working with couples married five or more years in therapy and future research is discussed.
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