Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Within My Reach Enrichment Program

  • Amy D. SmithEmail author
  • Natasha Seiter
  • Kelley Quirk
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_379

Name of Model

Within My Reach.


Relationship education programs are psychoeducation groups, designed to be a preventative approach for enhancing protective factors and addressing risk factors for divorce and relational distress. One of the most widely supported relationship education programs for couples is the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP, Renick et al. 1992). PREP works with two partners – a couple – and seeks to build their skills and awareness of healthy relationships. Stemming from the core PREP concepts, Within My Reach (WRM, Rhoades and Stanley 2009) was developed for individual participation, regardless of involvement in a current romantic relationship. Similar to PREP, WMR uses strategies to increase knowledge and skills regarding positive relationships, but focuses on providing education to individuals. WMR is based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tenants, psychoeducation and prevention principles, and works with populations that...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy/Applied Developmental Science Program, Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Section editors and affiliations

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