Video-based Home Study Program in RE Program Leadership

How to Conduct a
Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program
A Video-based Home Study Program
featuring
Bernard G. Guerney, Jr., Ph.D.
with
Rob Scuka, Ph.D. and Mary Scuka, CPC

This video-based home study proigram is appropriate for:

  • Learning how to conduct the Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program and becoming an Authorized Couples Relationship Enhancement® Educator/Leader
  • Advanced Training
  • Supervision
  • Certification Opportunities
For those wanting to learn how to conduct the Couples RE Program and become an Authorized Couples Relationship Enhancement® Educator/Leader
This innovative and comprehensive home study program makes it remarkably convenient and inexpensive to learn how to conduct the highly praised Couples Relationship Enhancement® (CRE) Program – the same psycho-educational, skills training program that an award-winning meta-analytic study at Purdue University found to be the most effective of twelve major couples relationship programs, and that well-controlled research studies have shown to be effective with highly distressed as well as happy couples.
This home study program is built around a 12-hour, 8-tape video set documenting a CRE Educator Training Workshop. It is an invaluable learning resource because it incorporates a wider variety of teaching methods than is feasible in our usual two-day training programs. In addition to the single-leader format demonstrations conducted by Bernard G. Guerney, Jr., Ph.D., the creator of the CRE program, the two-leader format demonstrations conducted by Rob and Mary Scuka show how a CRE Educator couple or pair of CRE Educators might conduct training demonstrations. These same demonstrations are doubly valuable because they show how a single issue is skillfully discussed from its initiation through its resolution, including the use of Self-Change and Helping-Others Change skills that are used to facilitate reliable behavioral change.
The skills demonstrated include: Empathic, Expressive, Discussion/ Negotiation, Problem/Conflict Resolution, Partner Coaching, Self Change, Helping-Others Change, Generalization, and Maintenance. The video set also includes a demonstration of coaching techniques, including Troubleshooting. This has special value for those who teach CRE to individual couples in addition to or instead of groups of couples.
The home study program also includes 3 hours of telephone consultation and supervision. We regard the type of distance practice and supervision we provide to be a breakthrough advantage in learning to conduct skill-training programs. So much so, that the supervision is a requirement for becoming an Authorized CRE Educator through the home study program. Although other arrangements are possible, the preferred and unique way we do this in the home study program is to have your supervisor role-play a couple with you in your supervisory phone sessions as you assume the role of the Educator. This assures that a wide variety of situations, specifically geared to the skills you have just studied, will be practiced and supervised.
The complete home study program, leading to the Authorization to conduct the CRE Program, includes: the 8-tape “How To Conduct a Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program: A Video Training Workshop”; the Couples Relationship Enhancement® Educator’s Manual; an Educator’s RE Audio Demonstration Tape; the “How to Conduct a Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program: Home Study Guide”; and 3 hours of phone-consultation/supervision. The cost is $495.00, plus S/H. To order, please go to our Bookstore.
For those wanting Advanced Training, Supervision, and/or Certification as a Couples RE Program Educator/Leader
For those who have already participated in a 2-day CRE Workshop/Institute or a 3-day RE Therapy Skill-Training Workshop, completing the home study program described above carries 13 hours of credit toward the 26 hours required to become a Certified CRE Educator/Leader. (Click here for information on Certification as a Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program Educator/Leader.) That cuts the usual $1,950 cost of certification down to $1,370, a net savings of $580. The cost of this option, which includes the 8-tape video set, the Home Study Guide, and 2 hours of telephone consultation/supervision is $395.00, plus S/H. To order, please go to our Bookstore.
Alternatively, the 8-tape video set that serves as the foundation for this home study program may also serve as a supplemental advanced training option or educational resource for those who have already attended a 2-day CRE Educator/Leader Skills-Training Workshop/Institute or a 3-day RE Couples/Family Therapy Skill-Training Program. For those already so trained, the special nature of the demonstrations mentioned above will deepen, enrich and amplify your knowledge and skillfulness in conducting the CRE Program – and will give you a permanent video record to consult in the future when the need arises. The cost of the 8-tape video set, including an outline of their contents, is $295.00, plus S/H. To order, please go to our Bookstore. (This option does not earn credit towards Certification as a Couples Relationship Enhancement® Program Educator/Leader.)
Rental Option
The 8-tape video set and an outline of their contents are also available for rental. The rental period is 6 weeks. The rental cost may be applied toward any of the above options. The rental cost is $119.95, plus S/H. To order, please go to our Bookstore.
GUARANTEE: If for any reason you are not completely happy with any of these materials, simply return them within 30 days of the postage date, and the purchase price will be promptly refunded.

A Video-based Home Study Program
for Couple / Family Educators
and Other Professionals