How to Conduct Relationship Enhancement® Therapy
with Couples and Families
with Couples and Families
A Video-based Home Study Program
Bernard G. Guerney, Jr., Ph.D.
Bill Nordling, Ph.D. and Rob Scuka, Ph.D., M.S.W.
This video-based home study program is appropriate for:
- Learning How to Conduct Relationship Enhancement® Couple / Family Therapy
- Advanced Training in RE Couple / Family Therapy
- Supervision in RE Couple / Family Therapy
- Certification Opportunities in RE Couple / Family Therapy
For those wanting to learn how to conduct RE Couple / Family Therapy
This innovative and comprehensive home study program makes it remarkably convenient and inexpensive to learn the original psycho-educational, skills-training therapy model from which the Couple Relationship Enhancement® Program was derived – the same 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 13-hour, 9-tape video set documenting a Relationship Enhancement® Couple / Family Therapy Training Workshop and the creative and always stimulating work of Bernard G. Guerney, Jr., Ph.D., the creator of RE Therapy. This home study program is designed for those who are interested in learning how to conduct Relationship Enhancement® (RE) Therapy and/or who have attended a half- or full-day RE Therapy workshop not involving extensive skill training under supervision. This home study program will equip you with a basic level of skill for conducting RE Therapy with couples and families.
In addition to demonstrations that show you how to teach and utilize each of the nine RE skills in the standard Time-Designated Format, the videos also include demonstrations of: how to conduct an RE intake and the use of the Crisis Intervention Format; an example of the Experiential Format with a family; several examples of special RE Therapist techniques of Troubleshooting and Becoming; as well as discussions of special considerations in the application of RE Therapy. The nine RE skills demonstrated include: Empathic, Expressive, Discussion / Negotiation, Problem / Conflict Resolution, Partner Coaching, Self-Change, Helping-Others Change, Generalization, and Maintenance.
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 effective RE therapy with couples and families. 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 therapist. 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 includes: the 9-tape “How To Conduct Relationship Enhancement® Therapy with Couples and Families: A Video Training Workshop”; the Relationship Enhancement® Therapist’s Manual; a Therapist’s RE Audio Demonstration Tape; the “How to Conduct Relationship Enhancement® Therapy Home Study Program Guide,” and 3 hours of telephone 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 in RE Couple / Family Therapy
The 9-tape video set that serves as the foundation of the home study program described above also constitutes a valuable resource for therapists who have already attended a 3-day RE Couple / Family Therapy Skill-Training Workshop. For those already so trained, the video demonstrations will deepen, enrich and amplify your knowledge and skillfulness in conducting RE Therapy – and will give you a permanent video record to consult in the future when the need arises.
In addition, therapists already trained in RE Therapy can use the 9-tape video set in order to earn credit-hours towards certification as a Relationship Enhancement® Couple or Family Therapist. Viewing this video set and completing a 25 question true/false test earns 3 hours of credit toward the 26 hours required for certification. The cost of the 9-tape video set, including an outline of their contents is $295.00, plus S/H. To order, please go to our Bookstore.
For those desiring simply to learn about RE Couple / Family Therapy
The 9-tape video set is also available for purchase by those who have had no prior training in RE Therapy and who would simply like to understand RE Therapy better. This option is available for those who are uncertain about wanting supervised skill-training at this time. The cost of the 9-tape video set, including an outline of their contents is $295.00, plus S/H. To order, please go to our Bookstore.
The 9-tape video set and an outline of their contents is 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.