Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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CLFC Marriage Enhancement Program

  • Ted N. Strader
  • Christopher Kokoski
  • David Collins
  • Steven Shamblen
  • Patrick Mckiernan
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_989-1

Name of Model

The Creating Lasting Family Connections® Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP)

Introduction

The Creating Lasting Family Connections® Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP) is a manualized program for couples in which one or both partners have been physically and/or emotionally distanced because of relational difficulties or separation due to military service, mental health, or substance use disorder treatment, incarceration, out-of-town work assignments, or other challenging circumstances.

Relying largely on cognitive change and relational skills training, the goal of CLFCMEP is to build and/or strengthen a couple’s relationship skills by providing structured opportunities for participants to develop greater self-awareness and an increased capacity for communication, conflict resolution, emotional awareness, emotional expression, commitment, and trust.

Two certified trainers implement the module-based program with a group of 4 to 15 couples through one of the following...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ted N. Strader
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christopher Kokoski
    • 1
  • David Collins
    • 3
  • Steven Shamblen
    • 3
  • Patrick Mckiernan
    • 4
  1. 1.Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES)LouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.CLFC National Training Center, Resilient Futures Network, LLCLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)BeltsvilleUSA
  4. 4.University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  • Diana Semmelhack
    • 2
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA