About: The PREP Approach

What is the PREP Approach?

The PREP Approach is the gold standard for relationship education. It is a scientifically-based and empirically-tested method of teaching relationship education, backed by over 30 years of research—much of it conducted at the University of Denver and sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. To see a comprehensive summary of the research background of PREP click here: The PREP APPROACH

PREP, Inc. offers 15 curricula rooted in the PREP Approach. Each curriculum promotes healthy relationships for various audiences— singles, couples, fathers, the incarcerated, those re-entering after incarceration, workplace colleagues, and more. The PREP Approach has been extensively evaluated, including by various research teams around the world. We are regularly refining what we do based on both evaluations and new research about relationships. Anecdotal feedback, the exhaustive efforts at evaluation performed on PREP curricula, as well as international and national citations have all helped get the word out: the PREP Approach is the most effective relationship education.


For many years, PREP clients who have been working with our materials have achieved the following results for their participants:

• Higher relationship happiness

• More warmth and support

• More positive communication

• A lower likelihood of aggression (for men)

• Lower levels of infidelity

TherapistsTeam of Experts

PREP research includes:

• Preeminent experts in the field relationship research and education
• 120 published studies regarding both relationship dynamics and relationship education
• 30 years of first-hand experience in ongoing longitudinal relationship research
• Curricula proven to be effective in large-scale national studies
• Experience consulting on national studies and public policy

Worldwide TAWorldwide Recognition

• PREP, Inc. has long been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) registry as an evidence-based program. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Click here
• International public and private service agencies Click here
• Danish National Centre for Social Research. "PREP is the most internationally documented program" Click here

“We use PREP tools and the skills they teach daily in our own relationship as well as to teach other couples we are coaching. It is also our favorite Skills Program to teach others as a workshop... all of it has impacted us very positively and we are impacting several hundred couples annually .... " Client from VA

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Email: info@prepinc.com
Phone: (800) 366-0166

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