How important is communication in your relationship?
• Develop confidence that you can communicate together effectively
• Create faster, better resolutions to conflict
• Increase satisfaction in your relationship
• Expand understanding of yourself and your partner
• Reduce disagreements and tension
• Experience greater caring and esteem for self and partner
How you communicate in your relationship either strengthens or harms your family’s long-term stability and vitality. Gain skills and tools that improve every aspect of your life – with your partner, your family and friends and people at work and elsewhere.
Couples Communication I is an easy to learn, positive, award-winning educational program that teachers you and your partner practical communication skills to produce, protect and sustain a vital partnership – a Collaborative Marriage/Relationship.
What is Unique about Couple Communication I?
• Over 700,000 couples have participated in Couple Communication since its inception at the University of Minnesota Family Study Center
• Frameworks are theoretically grounded and well-researched
• More than 70 independent studies document the effectiveness of the program in helping partners learn skills and increase relationship satisfaction. Read research here.
• Awards affirming the program have been received from the Association of Couples for Marriage Enrichment, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Smart Marriages Coalition
You and your partner choose one of two learning formats:
• In a group with an instructor and other couples (totaling 8 hours, $249 per workshop, per couple, includes materials)
• By yourselves as a couple with an instructor/coach ($100/hr, scheduled at your convenience and focused entirely on your unique styles and processes)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Yvette Erasmus, M.Ed.
Pictured: Java, the 10-year old Plott hound, on the communication mats, taken moments after her two parents got done using the mats. One of her human companions reported, “Java won’t tolerate ANYTHING but non-violent communication. We call her the referee. When things get heated even the slightest bit, she steps in between us, literally, and we shift. … Animals are amazing teachers.”
Authors of Collaborative Marriage Skills, the Workbook for COUPLE COMMUNICATION I
Sherod Miller, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer of ICP. He heads instructor training plus materials and program development. He also conducts training in interpersonal communication and team-building for corporations and other organizations .
Phyllis A. Miller, Ph.D., is President of ICP. She manages certification of instructors, continuing education, and the editorial process. She also conducts training.
Daniel B. Wackman, Ph.D., is Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as a consultant to business, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Elam W. Nunnally, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a marriage and family therapist specializing in communication and in brief therapy, which he teaches in Scandinavia, as well as in the U.S.