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Implementation of empirically validated interventions in managed care settings: The premarital relationship enhancement program (PREP)
Psychology
  • Kieran T. Sullivan, Santa Clara University
  • Dalia Goldschmidt
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2000
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Abstract
In an age of managed care, how does the clinician best help couples in marital distress? Do the short-term protocols developed and tested in the laboratory really work in the average clinical setting? This project examined the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing a laboratory-based program designed to prevent the development of relationship distress within a health maintenance organization. Both men and women reported high satisfaction with the program and a subjective sense that it was helpful for their relationships. Specific suggestions are made for assisting therapists in using effective treatments for couples in managed care settings.
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Copyright © 2000 American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.31.2.216
Citation Information
Sullivan, K.T., & Goldschmidt, D. (2000). Implementation of empirically validated interventions in managed care settings: The premarital relationship enhancement program (PREP). Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31, pp. 216-220.