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.
Implementation of empirically validated interventions in managed care settings: The premarital relationship enhancement program (PREP)Psychology
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Citation InformationSullivan, 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.