Effectiveness of Couple Checkup; Self - Directed vs Small Groups (click here)
Meier, William (2010)
This study evaluated the impact of couples using the Couple Checkup on their own (Self-Directed) versus couples participating in a group (Small Group). Compared to a Control group, couples in both the Self-Directed and Small Group significantly improved in 8 out 10 areas and increased their couple satisfaction. The Self-Directed group appreciated the flexibility of doing the program on their own schedule. The Small Group appreciated the supportive from others in the group. Over 87% of the couples (108 out of 124) would recommend the Couple Checkup to their friends.
Overview of Couple Checkup (click here)
Olson, Larson & Olson-Sigg (2009)
There is considerable evidence that marriage is good for both adults and children. The Couple Checkup
can be used by a couple on their own or used with marriage education programs to improve its impact. The goal
is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples to empower couples to deal with issues on their own,
and to emphasize prevention over remediation. The Couple Checkup can also be used in a group setting and
group leaders can create a Group Summary to help them better understand and work with the couples in a group.