Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this indispensable book addresses the "e;whats,"e; "e;whys,"e; and "e;how-tos"e; of conducting effective marriage and relationship education. Leading authority W. Kim Halford reviews a range of contemporary models and provides an in-depth description of his own approach, Couple CARE. Session-by-session guidelines for therapists show how to help groups or individual couplesincluding those facing major life changes or stressorsfoster closeness and communication, manage conflicts, and prevent common relationship problems. The book also explains how to use commercially available online assessment tools to help each couple develop their own relationship goals. It includes 35 reproducible handouts and forms.