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. The inventory can be used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. 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 the last 35 years, 4 million couples have been empowered by the PREPARE/ENRICH Program which has been made available in 12 languages through over 100k facilitators in 100+ countries.
What are the major goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program?
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 Inventories?
- 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 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.
- 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 developed the Customized Version of PREPARE/ENRICH?
David H. Olson, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota; Founder, PREPARE/ENRICH; Developed ten diagnostic tools and Circumplex Model; Licensed Consulting Psychologist and Licensed Marital & Family Therapist, State of Minnesota.
Peter J. Larson, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Minnesota.
Work with Martha
I am a PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator and use this assessment tool to quickly clarify a couple’s needs so that little time is wasted “figuring out what seems to be problem”. Of particular value to the couple is a ten-page profile with graphs, charts, and diagrams that help the couple quickly see in full color what they have been trying to figure out and change.
For more information about PREPARE/ENRICH, please visit their website www.prepare-enrich.com.
If you would like to participate in a PREPARE/ENRICH assessment, receive two copies of the ten-page profile, and meet to discuss the results of the assessment, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will need each of your names and email addresses. The cost of the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment is S$30 per person. My regular session rate is S$200 for 50-minutes.
All-inclusive PREPARE/ENRICH assessment with workbook + four 90-minute skype sessions
All-inclusive PREPARE/ENRICH assessment with workshop + eight 90-minute skype sessions
About Dr. Martha Tara Lee
Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.
She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and has most recently completed her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling. In practice for more than seven years, she is the only certified sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.
Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She is the host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution on the OMTimes Radio Network. She has published three books: Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, Orgasmic Yoga and From Princess to Queen.
Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.