Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
Does Marriage Education Work?
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Scott Stanley, Ph.D., Research Professor and Co-Director
Center for Marital and Family Studies, University of Denver
The truth is that most of what goes wrong in our significant relationships has to do with never having learned the skills and principles associated with successful relationships.
Ultimately, when our relationships are healthy, we are more productive, more satisfied in all areas of life. The curricula of PREP present the skills and strategies that are critical in sustaining those healthy relationships. Dr. Stanley will discuss the research evidence for PREP.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Scott Stanley is a research professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. He has published widely with research interests including commitment, communication, conflict, confidence, risk factors for divorce, prevention of marital distress and couple development. Along with Dr. Howard Markman and colleagues, he has been involved in the research, development and refinement of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) for more than 30 years. Stanley and Markman are currently engaged in a long-term study of the effectiveness of PREP disseminated in the community, funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. They are also conducting a large, randomized trial of a variant of PREP in the U. S. Army. Stanley has authored or co-authored various books. He is a founder of PREP and co-author of “Within Our Reach,” an experiential-based curriculum for couples and “Within My Reach,” an experiential-based curriculum for individuals.
Dr. Stanley received his Ph.D from the University of Denver in 1986. His professional experience includes serving as the senior advisor to the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative since 2000. As a research professor, he has specialized in research on commitment and couple development, including research on cohabitation dynamics; and prevention of marital distress and divorce.
PowerPoint Presentation (.pdf, 77pp, 1.4MB) (Opens in new window.)
Video, Audio or Transcript (Opens in new window.)