About PREP, Inc.
There are more studies by more researchers on more continents on variations of PREP than ANY relationship education program for couples that’s ever existed.
The Gold Standard
PREP is the gold standard for the development and dissemination of evidence-based relationship education curricula, as verified by the number, size, and scope of randomized controlled studies, (RCT's), conducted using PREP.
Proven StrategiesPREP draws upon proven strategies from cognitive behavioral couples therapy (practical skills) as well as research on commitment and relationship development. Core themes include communication, conflict management, emotional safety, commitment, expectations, friendship, problem-solving, and emotional support.
PREP is one of only a few programs to be rated as efficacious in reviews of evidence on relationship education approaches We also want to note that in one of the largest fully randomized controlled trials ever conducted in the history of the field, couples in the PREP track showed a substantial divorce reduction effect compared to the control group.
For a master list of PREP evaluation studies: PREP Research
The PREP Approach: Global Reach
The PREP Approach has been widely received worldwide in 15 countries and has been translated into 5 languages. To learn more about PREP's global reach we have developed a series of short videos by PREP's Founder Howard Markman. Click here to watch.
Who Uses PREP
PREP is used by a variety of types of community groups serving local populations across the United States. Also using the PREP Approach are companies who have discovered that PREP is perfect for building skills in yet another environment, the workplace. Governmental agencies, the U.S. military, therapists, professors, international groups, and international government agencies are also on board in bringing healthy relationships to couples and individuals through the implementation of the PREP Approach.
Over 1,000,000 individuals have participated in PREP or adaptations of PREP.