Learn research-based skills and strategies that will make you a more effective couples therapist.  

Our Presenters

This training will be a master class from internationally recognized scholars Howard Markman Ph.D., Scott Stanley Ph.D., and Galena Rhoades Ph.D. Their insights and commitment to sound research have led advances in many areas of marital and relationship health, including communication, conflict management, and commitment. Each of these experts have published over 100 professional articles and chapters on romantic relationships and marriage.

CEs are available for purchase through R. Cassidy Seminars. Clicking here  will take you off the PREP Approach in Couple Therapy website to their site where you can purchase the CEs.

Dr. Howard Markman

Howard Markman Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of Denver. He is a widely sought expert on marriage and romantic relationships, such as on Oprah, The Today Show, and in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Redbook, Men's Health, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Howard Markman founded the PREP approach to bring the best of what research has to offer into strategies to help couples succeed in reaching their aspirations in life. He has co-authored 12 books including, We Can Work It Out, 12 Hours to a Great Marriage and the best seller, Fighting For Your Marriage.

Dr. Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley Ph.D. is a research professor in the department of psychology at the University of Denver. He authors the popular blog "Sliding vs Deciding" highlighting research insights about commitment, and relationship development. He has appeared in a wide range of major broadcast and print media, where he is sought as a relationship expert on, marriage, and cohabitation. Dr. Stanley has appeared in USA Today, Psychology Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Daily Mail, and many others, and on shows such as 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, and Fox News. And has authored/co-authored many books, including Fighting for Your Marriage, The Power of Commitment & A Lasting Promise.

Dr. Galena Rhoades

Galena Rhoades Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and a research professor at University of Denver. She is internationally sought after as an expert on relationships by the media, including in her area of expertise regarding cohabitation. She is well-known for having developed and co-authored education curricula and programs about healthy relationships and making decisions in relationships that are used world-wide. She recently co-authored the "Before I Do" report for the National Marriage Project, which received wide press coverage. Along with appearances on Good Morning America, NPR, and FOX31 Denver, Dr. Rhoades also has been interviewed by Huffington Post, USA Today, the Atlantic, and the New York Times. In her private practice, she specializes in therapy with couples, particularly unmarried couples.

These three experts are conducting this training on how to use the skills and strategies of PREP in couples therapy. While PREP was designed as a psycho-educational program, the key concepts are particularly potent and easy to use in couples therapy. This is not a training focused on using PREP in a workshop setting; it is a training focused on using and applying powerful strategies in the context of therapy with couples or individuals. The strategies to be covered comprise a toolkit of essential techniques that can be readily deployed in your efforts to help people succeed in their relationships.
Howard Markman and Scott Stanley are owners of the PREP companies. PREP is a vehicle they and their colleagues built to disseminate research-based strategies to help people in their most important relationships.
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