Rob Scuka


Rob Scuka, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW-C, is Executive Director of NIRE and a member of NIRE’s Faculty. Dr. Scuka is certified as a Relationship Enhancement® Marital/Couples Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, a Couple Relationship Enhancement® Educator/Leader, Supervisor and Trainer, a Child-Centered Play Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, and a Filial Family Therapist and Supervisor. He is author of Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue (Routledge, 2005). In addition, Dr. Scuka is co-author (with Drs. Bernard Guerney and William Nordling) of the Couples’ Relationship Enhancement® Program: Leader’s Manual and is the principal author of the Home Study Program Guides that accompany NIRE’s two video-based home study programs for professionals. Dr. Scuka has produced three DVDs/Videos: Demonstration of the Identification Mode of Empathy with the Relationship Enhancement® Model, Relationship Enhancement® Skills Demonstration Conducted by Two Leaders (with his wife Mary Scuka), and Using Relationship Enhancement® Therapy To Help Couples Recover from Infidelity. Dr. Scuka has served as the principal leader of NIRE.s Couples’ Relationship Enhancement® Weekend and has led numerous three-day RE Therapy and 3-day RE Program Leadership training workshops across the country. Dr. Scuka also leads church retreats for couples and appears as a guest speaker at community events for the general public. In addition to his Master in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dr. Scuka also has a doctorate in religious studies and taught philosophy and religion at American University and Georgetown University for nine years. He also has been on the faculty of the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD as an adjunct instructor.