pre marriage questions and summary
In preparation for this assignment, review the Prepare/Enrich website, located in this topic’s materials and read the “About the Assessment” section. In addition, review the Canyon Family Origins Case Study and read the Dennison article.
Couples often come to therapy because they have successfully planned a wedding but did not plan the marriage. Important topics such as finances, children, religion, and the living environment are often overlooked or avoided prior to marriage. Based on what you have read, consider what each person who is part of a marriage or partnership should know about his or her partner before committing.
- Develop 20 questions that couples should ask each other prior to marriage or partnership.
- Answer each question developed from the perspective of Mr. and Mrs. Canyon.
- Write a summary of 500-750 words addressing the influence of family of origin, experiences on Mr. and Mrs. Canyon’s partner selection, and how they have defined their roles.
- Submit the questions, answers, and summary to your instructor.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment assesses the following programmatic competency: 2.3/6.3: Determine how a person’s family of origin affects future relationships. (2.3 is for the graduate certificate; 6.3 is for the counseling emphasis program)
This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:
5.F.1.d. Sociology of the family, family phenomenology, and family of origin theories.
5.F.2.b. Structures of marriages, couples, and families.
The Dennison article:
Explore the “About the Assessment” section from the Prepare/Enrich website.