Prepare / Enrich Training
Kettering Counseling Care Center offers pre-marital and marital training for counselors. Clergy and mental health professionals train in one-day certification workshops in order to use the Prepare-Enrich relationship assessment system and to conduct feedback sessions for couples. We use the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories developed by Dr. David H. Olson, Professor of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota and published by Life Innovations, Inc. His methods access relationship strengths and problematic areas for couples.
Every situation is unique. All couples regardless of marital status or living situation during engagement will benefit from this system.
In the system there were previously five instruments available to assess different couple circumstances. PREPARE was designed for couples planning to marry. PREPARE-MC was the same, only modified for blended family marriages. PREPARE-CC was for couples who have chosen to live together before their impending marriage. ENRICH was for use in marriage enrichment groups and for couples seeking marriage counseling. MATE was for use in marital, pre-marital, and life transition counseling with couples over 50 years of age. Now these various couples circumstances are automatically determined with the Prepare-Enrich online customized version administered wherever the couple has private web access. The power of web-based assessment administration allows for a customization of Prepare-Enrich for each couples unique circumstance.
Clergy and mental health professionals are trained in one-day certification workshops to use the Prepare-Enrich relationship assessment system and to conduct feedback sessions for couples.