CLFC Marriage Enhancement Program
Name of Model
The Creating Lasting Family Connections® Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP)
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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