Title

A review of empirically supported marital enrichment programs

Keywords

education, marriage, marriage enrichment, outcome research

Abstract

Considering the popularity of marriage enrichment programs, it is important for clinicians and marriage educators to know which programs have received empirical support. Using criteria established for determining empirically supported treatments (ESTs), we provide a comprehensive review of the outcome research on 13 specific marital enrichment programs. Only four programs could be considered “efficacious,” three were found to be “possibly efficacious,” and six were considered “empirically untested.”

Original Publication Citation

Jakubowski, S.F., Milne, E.P., Brunner, H. and Miller, R.B. (2004), A review of empirically supported marital enrichment programs*. Family Relations, 53: 528-536.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2004-10

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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