The Facilitator Alliance in RE: “Who” Matters, Not Just “What”

By McKell Jorgensen and Alan J. Hawkins

 The Bottom Line First:  Couple relationship education often aims to increase relationship quality, individuals’ confidence in fostering a healthy relationship, and positive interactions between romantic partners. A new study looked at how the “facilitator alliance” – the positive connection between a program participant and the facilitator or instructor – affects program outcomes. They found that participants who reported a stronger facilitator alliance had stronger program outcomes. A gender match was the most important demographic characteristic for the facilitator alliance.  Continue reading “The Facilitator Alliance in RE: “Who” Matters, Not Just “What””