Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Couples Coping Enhancement Training Enrichment Program

  • Courtney K. Johnson-FaitEmail author
  • Ashley K. Randall
  • Guy Bodenmann
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_768

Name of the Model

Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET) program


The Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET) program is a distress prevention training program for couples that aims to reduce martial distress and increase relationship satisfaction by helping couples improve their understanding of stress and coping, and acquire relationship skills. The program is based both upon stress and coping theory and research on couples. As everyday stressors can have a negative effect on relationship quality and satisfaction (Randall and Bodenmann 2009), and marital communication is especially affected by stress (e.g., Repetti 1989), the CCET focuses on building coping and communication skills with the aim of improving the quality of their relationship (Halford and Bodenmann 2013). In addition to traditional elements of couples programs (e.g., communication and problem-solving skills), CCET also addresses individual and dyadic coping (i.e., couples coping together as a unit)...


Coping Stress Dyadic coping Marriage Prevention Satisfaction Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Courtney K. Johnson-Fait
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ashley K. Randall
    • 2
  • Guy Bodenmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Counseling and Counseling PsychologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ZurichBinzmuehlestrasseSwitzerland

Section editors and affiliations

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