CoupleCare: Couple Commitment and Relationship Enhancement (Ed II) Educator's Manual

W. Kim Halford

The University of Queensland

The complete practitioner resource for the second edition CoupleCARE relationship enhancement program. Conducted by a professional relationship educator, counsellor or therapist this unique evidence-based program is used by couples in the privacy of their own home with telephone, online chat, or video call support to learn key strategies and practical skills to enrich and strengthen a couple's relationship. CoupleCARE is also effective as an aid to therapy with mildly distressed couples. This manual includes the CoupleCARE Video Guide DVD, a complete copy of the CoupleCARE Couple Guidebook, as well as an overview of the program, suggestions on how to make it work most effectively, a semi-structured intake interview template, and detailed suggestions of how to conduct the program in flexible delivery mode.
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Table of Contents

About the author
Key Ingredients of the CoupleCARE program
  • The program
  • The couple
  • The relationship educator
Guide to Delivering CoupleCARE
  • General guidelines
  • Unit 1 Relationship goals and self-change
  • Unit 2 Communication
  • Unit 3 Intimacy and caring
  • Unit 4 Managing differences
  • Unit 5 Sexual intimacy
  • Unit 6 Looking ahead
Annotated research bibliography
Appendix 1
  • Semi-structured intake interview to assess the suitability of CoupleCARE for a couple
Appendix 2
  • CoupleCARE educator knowledge and skills
Appendix 3
  • Self-guided review of couple sessions
Appendix 4
  • Responding to non-completition of CoupleCARE tasks
Appendix 5
  • Complete copy of the CoupleCARE Couple Guidebook