Center for Couples and Family Research at Clark University

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The Center for Couples and Family Research at Clark University is a team clinical research effort consisting of faculty, doctoral and undergraduate students.

Our goal is to produce cutting-edge research on intimate relationships and on the development of focused interventions to promote relationship and marital health.

This site offers information for couples interested in participating with us in our work, as well as for others who share the goal of understanding and improving intimate relationships.

The Marriage Checkup is not therapy, but an informational health service that provides confidential, personalized feedback designed to help you keep your relationship on track. The Marriage Checkup was being offered for free at Clark University as part of a clinical study funded by the National Institute for Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). As of this writing, recruitment is closed.

While recruitment is closed at Clark, the Marriage Check-Up is being offered through our partner site at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where we are collaborating with a large, community-based, integrative healthcare organization, Cherokee Health Systems. This project is funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), with the goal of implementing the Marriage Checkup within a community healthcare setting in order to reduce the barriers to quality marital healthcare for low-income participants.