chapter  5
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Structured Enrichment and Distance Writing for Couples

A variety of factors contributed to the creation of SE for couples. With the advent of couples and family therapies, there was a demand for methods that would allow structured training in working with multirelational systems, that is, couples and families. In addition, the growing emphasis on prevention led to the development of structured interventions that enabled trainees to practice with functional and semifunctional couples before intervening with dysfunctional ones . Finally, structured programs provide a linkage between research in the field and semiclinical or preventive interventions.